Danielle and Stephen Carr of Australia have won the Australian Nationals a whopping
For the 1997-98 season, Jenni Meno and Todd Sand choreographed their own short program.
Kyoko Ina hails from an athletic family as her father
was a 1924 Olympic track competitor; her grandmother played
tennis at Wimbeldon; and her mother is an Asian Games swimming
Tonia Kwiatkowski graduated in June
1994 from Baldwin-Wallace College with a degree in
communications and psychology.
Alice Sue Claeys competed for Belgium in
1992 and 1993. She now competes for the United States.
Michael Chack creator of the "Chacktoe," a triple toe
loop done with arms straight down at both sides
Timothy Goebel is mastering a
quadruple Salchow jump and has performed a
triple toe/triple toe/triple loop combination during
Nicole Bobek is so good at choreographing that she can listen to a skater's music and
make a better program than the skater had.
Isabelle and Paul Duchaney became known in the ice dance world for their "JUNGLE DANCE"
choreographed by Christopher Dean and skated in the 1987-1988 Skating Season.
Scott Davis is a biology major at the University of Hartford.
Isabelle Brasseur and Lloyd Eisler are known for their awesome lifts especially the
"HIGH FLY SAY BYE". The HIGH FLY SAY BYE is a variation of the Hydrant lift with a different and difficult
Jodeyne Higgins and Sean Rice of Canada can do lifts that almost no one in the world could do....including
the Riggins and Higgorice -- 2 lifts that the pair invented. I think that if all pairs could do lifts as interesting
as Higgins and Rice the competitions would not come down to triple jumps.
Kurt Browning claims to have invented the "WAXEL"...a botched jump in which the skater ends up face first on the ice.
Scott Davis spun so fast when he was a child that he eventually needed to be fit with contact lenses as his glasses
kept flying off.
Scott Hamilton is adopted.
Viktor Petrenko has skated for three different countries in three Olympics because of the fall of communism --
The Soviet Union in 1988, The Unified Team (a.k.a. Commonwealth of Independent States) in 1992, and the Ukraine in 1994.
Lloyd Eisler had been to the Canadian National Championships a whopping 17 times in his career. He now skates
with Isabelle Brasseur as a professional.
Peggy Schwartz of Germany has been to the Olympic Games 4 times with 2 or 3 different partners (she skates in pairs) -- 1988, 1992, 1994, 1998. In '88, '92 and '94 she placed
7th. In the '98 Games she placed 9th.
Kurt Browning was the first male to land the quadruple toe loop in competition at the 1988 Worlds.
Petr Barna was the second male to land the quad toe loop in competition in the 1991 Worlds.
Alexei Urmanov was the third to land the quad toe loop in competition 1992 Olympics.
Elvis Stojko landed the first quadruple toe loop/Double toe loop in competition at the 1991 Worlds. Also he landed the first quad/triple in the 1994 Worlds
Brian Orser was the first male to land two triple axels in one long program.
The "Tano Lutz" is a lutz jump that Brian Boitano invented where he jumps into the lutz with his arm above his head.
The "Brasseur and Eisler Star Lift" is named after them because Lloyd lift Isabelle into a star lift with one arm.
The Bielmann Spin is a spin where the skater lift her leg above her head and grabs the skate blade. Invented by Denise Bielmann.
Midori Ito landed the first triple axel for a women in the 1989 Worlds.
Tonya Harding landed the second triple axel for a woman in the 1991 USA Nationals.
Michael Wiess has been landing quad lutz in practise but not one has been ratified yet.
Underhill and Martini are known for their "Leap of Faith" where Barb jumps into Paul's arms just before she hits the ice.
Christine Hough is known as "Tuffy" because of the dangerous lifts and moves that she and her past-partner Doug Ladret did. They have since split.
Lloyd Eisler is known as "HERBIE".
Kurt Browning is known as "Skate God For Life". That was given to him by Scott Hamilton.
Isabelle Brasseur is known as "Fred". The nickname given to her by Lloyd.
Christopher Bowman is known as "Hans Brinker From Hell" or "Bowman the Showman".
Katarina Witt is known in Germany as "Katarina the Great" or "Kat"
Ekaterina Gordeeva is known as "Katia". Which is the nickname for Ekaterina.