Asher Hill

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Asher Hill
Kharis Ralph Asher Hill 2010 Trophée Eric Bompard.JPG
Ralph and Hill in 2010.
Personal information
Country represented Canada
Born (1991-03-19) March 19, 1991 (age 23)
Scarborough, Ontario
Residence Pickering, Ontario
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Former partner Kharis Ralph
Coach Carol Lane, Jon Lane, Juris Razgulajevs
Choreographer Carol Lane, Juris Razgulajevs
Skating club Scarboro FSC
Training locations Toronto
Began skating 1995
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 137.03
2014 Four Continents
Short dance 53.97
2014 Four Continents
Free dance 83.06
2014 Four Continents

Asher Hill (born March 19, 1991) is a Canadian ice dancer. With Kharis Ralph, he is the 2008 Canadian national junior champion and 2011 Nebelhorn Trophy bronze medalist.

Personal life[edit]

As of March 2012, Hill is a full-time student at Ryerson University, studying occupational health and safety.[1] He has a twin sister, Acacia.[1]

Career[edit]

Hill and Ralph at the 2013 Canadian Championships

Asher Hill began skating at age four and took up ice dancing at ten.[2][3] He skated as a solo dancer before finding a partner.[4] He teamed up with Kharis Ralph in 2002.[2][3] Hill also competed as a single skater at the national level until 2009.

Ralph and Hill won the Canadian pre-novice title in 2006 and the Canadian novice title in 2007. In 2007–08, they debuted on the ISU Junior Grand Prix series and became the 2008 Canadian junior champions. They were 8th at the 2008 World Junior Championships. The following season, they won two silver medals on the 2008–2009 ISU Junior Grand Prix circuit and rose to 5th at the World Junior Championships.

Ralph and Hill took another pair of silver medals on the 2009–2010 ISU Junior Grand Prix series and placed 4th on the senior level at the 2010 Canadian Championships. They were assigned to their first senior ISU Championships, the 2010 Four Continents, where they placed 6th.

In 2011–2012, Ralph and Hill won the bronze medal at the 2011 Nebelhorn Trophy.[5][6] They were fourth at the 2012 Canadian Championships and were assigned to the 2012 World Championships.[2] Ralph and Hill finished 13th at Worlds.

In 2014, Hill decided to seek a new partner in order to continue his career, Ralph having chosen to retire from competition at the end of the 2013–14 season.[7]

Programs[edit]

(Ice dance with Kharis Ralph)

Season Short dance Free dance
2013–2014
[8][9]
  • The Lady Is a Tramp
    Album: The Ultimate Collection
    by Ella Fitzgerald
  • They Can't Take That Away From Me
    Album: The Best of Ella Fiztgerald & Louis Armstrong
    by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
  • Samba Vocalizado
    Album: Batucada Fantastica Vol. 3
  • Chorado
    Album: Brasileiro
  • Magalenha
    Album: Samba Percussion
2012–2013
[10][11]
  • Main Title: Gigi
    by Frederick Loewe
  • Ice Skating Sequence
    by Frederick Loewe
  • Can Can
    by Jacques Offenbach
2011–2012
[12]
  • La Cosa Pequena
    by Glover Gill
  • El Cholulio
    by Glover Gill
2010–2011
  • Ten Minutes Ago
    by Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein
  • Summertime
    by George Gershwin
  • Senie
2009–2010
[13]
African folk:
  • Somlandela
    performed by Soweto Gospel Choir
  • Hlohonolofatsa
    performed by Soweto Gospel Choir
  • Marigold
    by Andrew Vintner
  • Waltz for Evelyn
    by Randy Newman
  • Clef Club
    by Randy Newman
2008–2009
[14]
Foxtrot:
  • They Can't Take That Away from Me
    by George and Ira Gershwin
  • And Then There Was Blues -
    St. James Infirmary Blues
2007–2008
[15]
South African folk dance:
  • Umoja
  • Rainforest
    by Karl Jenkins

Competitive highlights[edit]

Ice dancing with Ralph[edit]

Results[16][9]
International
Event 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14
Worlds 13th
Four Continents 6th 4th
GP Bompard 6th
GP Cup of China 7th
GP Skate America 5th
GP Skate Canada 8th
Cup of Nice 4th
Nebelhorn 3rd 7th
International: Junior
Junior Worlds 8th 5th
JGP Final 6th 4th
JGP Croatia 2nd
JGP France 2nd
JGP Great Britain 7th
JGP Mexico 2nd
JGP USA 4th 2nd
National
Canadians 1st N. 1st J. 5th 4th 4th 4th 5th 6th
GP = Grand Prix; JGP = Junior Grand Prix
Levels: N. = Novice; J. = Junior

Single skating[edit]

Event 2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09
Canadian Championships 14th N. 4th N. 13th J. 11th J.
Levels: N. = Novice; J. = Junior

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kelly, Brad (March 22, 2012). "Asher Hill hits world figure skating stage". DurhamRegion.com. Archived from the original on March 22, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c Ferroro, Alicia (February 20, 2012). "Figure skating pair from Scarborough to compete in world championships". Toronto Observer. Archived from the original on February 23, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Mittan, Barry (July 24, 2008). "Three Golds in a Row for Ralph and Hill". SkateToday. 
  4. ^ "Kharis Ralph & Asher Hill". ice-dance.com. May 1, 2008. 
  5. ^ Flade, Tatjana (September 22, 2011). "Zhiganshina and Gazsi dance to lead at Nebelhorn". GoldenSkate. Retrieved September 22, 2011. 
  6. ^ Flade, Tatjana (September 24, 2011). "Hubbell and Donohue capture gold at Nebelhorn Trophy". GoldenSkate. Retrieved September 24, 2011. 
  7. ^ "National Team member Kharis Ralph retires from competitive skating". Skate Canada. May 12, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Kharis RALPH / Asher HILL: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 30, 2014. 
  9. ^ a b "Kharis Ralph / Asher Hill: 2013/2014". Skate Canada. Archived from the original on April 30, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Kharis RALPH / Asher HILL: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on July 5, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Kharis Ralph / Asher Hill: 2012/2013". Skate Canada. Archived from the original on August 31, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Kharis RALPH / Asher HILL: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 12, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Kharis RALPH / Asher HILL: 2009/2010". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on October 12, 2009. 
  14. ^ "Kharis RALPH / Asher HILL: 2008/2009". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 4, 2009. 
  15. ^ "Kharis RALPH / Asher HILL: 2007/2008". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 14, 2008. 
  16. ^ "Competition Results: Kharis RALPH / Asher HILL". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 30, 2014. 

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