List of Dancing on Ice professional skaters

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Professional skaters from the British television show Dancing on Ice are figure skaters who appear with celebrities in front of a panel of judges. Professional skaters are ones who are no longer competing internationally or who never did. Most of the professionals on the show are former ice dancers or pair skaters.

Overview[edit]

Green if the skater competed at given international event, with highest placement in brackets, or won their senior national title. All information relates to senior-level events, except the World Junior Championships, which is included due to its status as an ISU Championship. The European Championships is for skaters from Europe, while the Four Continents Championships is for skaters from other continents.

Competitive appearances
Individual Olympics Worlds Euros / 4CC Grand Prix Junior Worlds Senior
national champion
Pavel Aubrecht
Viktoria Borzenkova[1] Yes (15th) Yes (7th) Yes (4th)
Andrew Buchanan
Brooke Castile[2] Yes (11th) Yes (3rd) Yes (6th) Yes
Brianne Delcourt
Matt Evers[3] Yes (7th)
Maria Filippov Yes (25th)
Isabelle Gauthier Yes (15th)
Matthew Gonzalez
Mark Hanretty[4] Yes (23rd) Yes (18th)
Jodeyne Higgins[5] Yes (10th) Yes (3rd)
Florentine Houdinière
Marika Humphreys[6] Yes (15th) Yes (14th) Yes (11th) Yes (6th) Yes
Robin Johnstone
Melanie Lambert
Kristina Lenko
Andrei Lipanov
Susie Lipanova
Sylvain Longchambon[7] Yes (11th)
Sergey Malyshev
Molly Moenkhoff
Darya Nucci
Pamela O'Connor[8][9] Yes (19th) Yes (14th) Yes
Vicky Ogden
Fred Palascak
Natalia Pestova
Frankie Poultney
Colin Ratushniak
Sean Rice[5] Yes (10th) Yes (3rd)
Łukasz Różycki[10] Yes (16th)
Todd Sand[11] Yes (5th) Yes (2nd) Yes (1st) Yes
Alexandra Schauman
Tamara Sharp
Olga Sharutenko[12] Yes (6th) Yes (1st)
Jenna Smith
Katie Stainsby
Nina Ulanova[12] Yes (11th) Yes (1st)
Doug Webster
Daniel Whiston
Stuart Widdall
Michael Zenezini Yes (5th)

Pavel Aubrecht[edit]

Pavel Aubrecht is a Czech skater. He has no senior national medals to his name and did not appear in any ISU Championship or Grand Prix events. He appeared in series 2 with Ulrika Jonsson, series 3 with Samantha Mumba, series 4 with Jessica Taylor, and series 5 with Sharron Davies.

Viktoria Borzenkova[edit]

Viktoria Borzenkova (born 25 December 1981 in Saint Petersburg) is a Russian pair skater. With Andrei Chuvilaev, she finished as high as fourth at the senior Russian Championships and competed once at the World Championships, placing 15th in 2002.[1] She appeared in the third series, partnered with Tim Vincent.

Andrew Buchanan[edit]

Andrew Buchanan did not appear in any ISU Championship or Grand Prix events. He was paired with Anthea Turner in series 8 and Zaraah Abrahams in series 9.

Brooke Castile[edit]

Brooke Castile (born 31 May 1986 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American pair skater. With Benjamin Okolski, she is the 2007 U.S. senior national champion, 2008 Four Continents bronze medalist, and competed twice at the World Championships, placing as high as 11th.[2] She appeared in series 7, partnered with Corey Feldman.

Brianne Delcourt[edit]

Brianne Delcourt with Sam Attwater on the Dancing on Ice tour in 2011.

Brianne Delcourt (born 2 February 1981 in Ontario) is a Canadian pair skater. With partner CJ Pugh, she placed 8th in novice pairs at the 1997 Canadian Championships.[13] She has no senior national medals to her name and did not appear in any ISU Championship or Grand Prix events. Delcourt began skating in shows in September 2001, performing adagio routines with Nicholas Keagan and Gord Willemse. She made her first appearance on Dancing on Ice in series 5, finishing third with Hollyoaks actor Kieron Richardson. Delcourt and EastEnders actor Sam Attwater were the winners of series 6.[14] In series 7, she was partnered with Sébastien Foucan, with whom she was eliminated in week 7. In series 8, she was paired with Matt Lapinskas (runner up). Delcourt was paired with Gareth Gates for series 9.

Matt Evers[edit]

Matt Evers (born 16 March 1976 in Saint Paul, Minnesota) is an American pair skater. With Heather Allebach, he won the 1998 U.S. junior national title and competed at two senior Grand Prix events.[3] He has appeared eight times on Dancing on Ice: Series 1 with Bonnie Langford, series 2 with Lisa Scott-Lee, series 3 with Suzanne Shaw (winner), series 4 with Zoe Salmon, series 5 with Heather Mills, series 6 with Denise Welch, and series 7 with Jorgie Porter (runner up). In series 8, he and partner Pamela Anderson were the first eliminated. He was paired with Suzanne Shaw for series 9.

Maria Filippov[edit]

Maria Filippov (born 20 June 1973 as Maria Hadjiiska) is a Bulgarian ice dancer. With Hristo Nikolov, she competed once at the World Championships in 1991 but did not reach the free dance. She has appeared seven times on Dancing on Ice: Series 2 with Duncan James, series 3 with Gareth Gates with whom she reached the semi final, series 4 with Ray Quinn (winner), series 5 with Gary Lucy, series 6 with Craig McLachlan (eliminated first), series 7 with Andy Akinwolere, series 8 with Shayne Ward (eliminated 5th), and will appear in series 9 with Ray Quinn.

Isabelle Gauthier[edit]

Isabelle Gauthier (born 2 April 1980) is a Canadian pair skater who competed once at Junior Worlds, placing 15th in 1996 and retired from competition after finishing 9th on the junior level at the 2000 Canadian Championships. She appeared in series 6 with Jeff Brazier.

Matthew Gonzalez[edit]

Matthew Gonzalez (born 1 October 1986 in Baltimore, Maryland) is an American roller skater who later took up pair skating. He has no senior national medals to his name and did not compete in any ISU Championship or Grand Prix events. He appeared in series 5 with Eastenders actress Danniella Westbrook and series 7 with Dallas actress Charlene Tilton.

Mark Hanretty[edit]

Mark Hanretty (born 21 March 1985 in Glasgow) is a Scottish ice dancer. With Christina Chitwood, he is a two-time senior bronze medalist at the British Championships and competed at the 2010 World Championships, where they placed 23rd.[4] He appeared in series 6 with Nadia Sawalha and series 7 with Rosemary Conley. He was paired with Oona King in series 8.

Jodeyne Higgins[edit]

Jodeyne Higgins (born 26 September 1974) is a Canadian pair skater. With husband Sean Rice, she is a two-time Canadian senior bronze medalist and placed as high as 10th at the World Championships in 1993. They also won four national titles in four skating. She appeared in series 6 with Johnson Beharry and series 7 with Chico Slimani.

Florentine Houdinière[edit]

Florentine Houdinière is a French former single skater who placed 13th (last) at the 1992 Grand Prix International de Paris. She appeared in series 4 with Donal MacIntyre (runner-up).

Marika Humphreys[edit]

Marika Humphreys-Baranova (born 3 January 1977 in Chester) is a British ice dancer who is a five-time British senior national champion with three partners. With husband Vitali Baranov, she also competed at the Olympics, placing 15th in 2002, and twice at the World Championships, placing 14th in 2002.[6] She appeared in series 1 with Sean Wilson.

Robin Johnstone[edit]

Robin Johnstone did not appear in any ISU Championship or Grand Prix events. She was paired with Gareth Thomas in series 8 and Joe Pasquale in series 9.

Melanie Lambert[edit]

Melanie Lambert and Fred Palascak on the Dancing on Ice tour in 2010.

Melanie Lambert (born 30 June 1974 in Boston) is an American pair skater. She and Fred Palascak began skating together in 1994 and married in 2003.[15] They placed 9th on the senior level at the 1996 U.S. national championships. The did not compete in any ISU Championship or Grand Prix events. She was partnered in series 2 with the eventual winner, Kyran Bracken. In series 3, she appeared with Michael Underwood who withdrew after breaking his ankle in week 3 training. They reformed their partnership in series 4 and were voted off in week 4. In series 5, Lambert skated with Boyzone star Mikey Graham, who was voted off in week 9.

(with Palascak)

National
Event 1995 1996 1997
U.S. Championships 4th J. 9th 11th
Eastern Sectionals 1st J. 1st 2nd
U.S. Olympic Festival 4th
J. = Junior level

Kristina Lenko[edit]

Kristina Lenko in 2009

Kristina Lenko (born 4 October 1980 in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan) is a Canadian ice dancer. After competing on the junior level with Mitchell Park, she teamed up with Danny Moir to compete as a senior. They placed 8th at the 2003 Canadian national championships and 7th at the 2002 Golden Spin of Zagreb.[16] She has no senior national medals to her name and did not appear in any ISU Championship or Grand Prix events. She appeared in series 1 with The Bill actor Stefan Booth, finishing as runners-up to Gaynor Faye and Daniel Whiston. Lenko also appeared in series 2 with Boyzone singer Stephen Gately, series 3 with tennis player Greg Rusedski, and series 4 with former Chelsea F.C. Graeme Le Saux. She skated with Matt Evers on the Dancing on Ice tour. In 2009, Lenko partnered with former hockey player Bob Probert on the Canadian show Battle of the Blades. She is the sister of Joanna Lenko.

Andrei Lipanov[edit]

Andrei Lipanov (Russian: Андрей Липанов; (born 12 April 1976 in Saint Petersburg, Russia) is a Russian skater. He has no senior national medals to his name and did not compete in any ISU Championships. In 1998, he married Susie Lipanova, with whom he has a son, Sasha.[17][18] In 2006, Lipanov and his partner, Belgian actress, model and presenter Kelly Pfaff, finished in third place in the Belgian/Dutch version of Dancing on Ice.[19]

Lipanov joined the UK version for its second series, in 2007. He partnered actress Clare Buckfield,[20] and achieved the joint top score of 29.5 (out of 30) twice in the finals. They were voted second by the British public, beaten by rugby player Kyran Bracken. In the third series, Lipanov was partnered with sports presenter Natalie Pinkham. They were voted off in week two of the competition, after being defeated by three votes to two in the skate-off against TV presenter Tim Vincent and his professional partner Victoria Borzenkova.[21] In the fourth series, he and his partner, actress Gemma Bissix, were eliminated in week two. In series 5, he was partnered with So Macho pop singer Sinitta; they were eliminated in week one after losing the skate-off to Olympic swimmer Sharron Davies. He skated with Heidi Range in series 7. In series 9, he was paired with Bonnie Langford.

Susie Lipanova[edit]

Susie Lipanova (born Susan Humble[17] on 6 June 1974) is a British skater from South Shields, South Tyneside, England.[18] She was second in the British Junior Championships in 1990 and two years later finished fifth in the senior version. She did not compete in any ISU Championships. Lipanova is married to Andrei Lipanov with whom she has a son, Sasha.[17] She appeared in series 3 with Olympic champion javelin thrower Steve Backley. They were the sixth to be eliminated after a skate-off against actress Zaraah Abrahams and Fred Palascak.[22] In series 4, Lipanova partnered former EastEnders actor, Todd Carty.[23] They were eliminated in week 5 after a skate-off with Ellery Hanley and Frankie Poultney. In series 5, Lipanova and her partner, actor Jeremy Sheffield, were eliminated at the end of the third round.

Sylvain Longchambon[edit]

Sylvain Longchambon is a French ice dancer. With Caroline Truong, he won bronze at the 2002 French Championships and competed for two years on the senior international level.[7] He appeared in series 6 with Jennifer Metcalfe. He was due to appear in series 7 with Heidi Range, but due to injury had to pull out. He was paired with Samia Ghadie in series 8 and Jorgie Porter in series 9.

Sergey Malyshev[edit]

Sergey Malyshev has no senior national medals to his name and did not compete in any ISU Championships. He appeared in the first series with Tamara Beckwith, with whom he was voted off in the first week following a skate-off with the eventual series winner Gaynor Faye. He also skated in the third series with Aggie MacKenzie in the third series and was voted off in their first skate-off, held in week four of the competition.

Molly Moenkhoff[edit]

Molly Moenkhoff has no senior national medals to her name and did not compete in any ISU Championships. She appeared in series 5 with Bobby Davro.

Darya Nucci[edit]

Darya Nucci has no senior national medals to her name and did not compete in any ISU Championships. She appeared in series 4 with Jeremy Edwards.

Pamela O'Connor[edit]

Pamela O'Connor is a Scottish ice dancer. With Jonathon O'Dougherty, she won the 2003 British Championships and finished 19th at the 2003 World Championships.[8][9] She appeared in series 1 with David Seaman and series 2 with Neil Fox.

Vicky Ogden[edit]

Vicky Ogden is from Milton Keynes.[24] She has no senior national medals to her name and did not compete in any ISU Championships. She appeared in series 7 with Andy Whyment and in series 8 with Joe Pasquale. In series 9, she was partnered with Sam Attwater and she is also the fiancee of Sam Attwater.

Fred Palascak[edit]

Fred Palascak (born 2 April 1975 in Parma, Ohio) is an American pair skater. He and Melanie Lambert began skating together in 1994 and married in 2003.[15] They placed 9th on the senior level at the 1996 U.S. national championships. They did not compete in any ISU Championship or Grand Prix events. He appeared in series 2 with Kay Burley. They were eliminated at the end of the fifth show. In series 3, he and Sarah Greene were the first partnership voted off, however, Palascak returned to the show in the third week of the competition, partnering actress Zaraah Abrahams, a reserve brought in to fill the space left by Michael Underwood's injury-related departure. Abrahams and Palascak finished in third place. In series 4, he was partnered with Melinda Messenger and was voted off in week 7. Palascak and his series 5 partner, Inbetweeners actress Emily Atack, were eliminated in week 8. In 2010, Palascak appeared on the U.S. show Skating with the Stars as the partner of the winner, Rebecca Budig.[15]

Natalia Pestova[edit]

Natalia Pestova has no senior national medals to her name and did not compete in any ISU Championships. She appeared in series 2 with Phil Gayle.

Frankie Poultney[edit]

Frankie Poultney in 2009

Frankie Poultney (born 1 March 1973) is a British skater. She has no senior national medals to her name and did not compete in any ISU Championship or Grand Prix events. She performed worldwide for over twenty years as a professional adagio skater. In series 2, she skated with English footballer Lee Sharpe, who was eliminated in week 7. In series 3, Poultney was paired with Hollyoaks and Coronation Street actor Chris Fountain.[25] They finished as runners-up to Suzanne Shaw and Matt Evers. In series 4, she was partnered with British rugby player Ellery Hanley; they were eliminated in week 5. In series 5, her partner was former Coronation Street actor Danny Young, who was eliminated in 5th position against Kieron Richardson and Brianne Delcourt in the week 10 skate-off.

In series 6, Poultney and her partner, BBC Radio 1 presenter Comedy Dave, were eliminated in week 4. In series 7, she was paired with English singer and television presenter Mark Rhodes; they were the third team eliminated. Poultney also competed on the Dancing On Ice, Olympic special spin-off "Dancing On Ice Goes Gold" partnering Olympic silver medalist hurdler Colin Jackson. She was paired with David Seaman for series 9. Seaman announced their engagement in December 2013.[26]

Colin Ratushniak[edit]

Colin Ratushniak (born 18 August 1985 in Gillam, Manitoba) is a Canadian skater. He switched from hockey to figure skating at the age of 12.[27] He is the 2002 Manitoba novice champion in men's singles.[28] He has no senior national medals to his name and did not appear in any ISU Championship or Grand Prix events. In 2003, after graduating from high school, Ratushniak joined Feld Entertainment to skate in Disney on Ice productions and continued to tour for eight years, working with Rand Productions and Karen Kresge Productions.[29] During this time he also developed his skills as a pairs skater, pairing up with Amanda Frank and Isabelle Gauthier. He appeared in series 6 with Laura Hamilton.[30] They finished as runners-up in the series to Sam Attwater and Brianne Delcourt and went on to perform in cities across the UK with the Dancing on Ice Live Tour.[31][32]

Sean Rice[edit]

Sean Rice is a Canadian pair skater. With his wife Jodeyne Higgins, he is a two-time Canadian senior bronze medalist and placed as high as 10th at the World Championships in 1993. They also won four national titles in four skating.

Łukasz Różycki[edit]

Łukasz Różycki is a Polish pair skater. With Aneta Kowalska, he competed twice at the World Junior Championships (placing as high as 16th) and won a bronze medal at an ISU Junior Grand Prix event.[10] He is married to Finnish skater Alexandra Schauman. He appeared in series 6 with Elen Rivas and series 7 with Laila Morse. In season 9, he was paired with Beth Tweddle.

Todd Sand[edit]

Todd Sand is an American pair skater. With wife Jenni Meno, he is the 1998 World silver medalist, 1995–96 World bronze medalist, three-time U.S. national champion (1994–96), and competed at two Olympics, placing as high as 5th (1994).[11] He appeared in series 1 with Kelly Holmes.

Alexandra Schauman[edit]

Alexandra Schauman and Łukasz Różycki on the Dancing on Ice tour in 2011.

Alexandra Schauman (born 17 June 1980) is a Finnish skater who finished 7th in the junior ladies' singles event at the 1996 Finnish Championships.[33] She did not appear in any ISU Championship or Grand Prix events. She is married to Łukasz Różycki.

From October and December 2008, Schauman appeared on the Swedish equivalent of Dancing on Ice, Stjärnor på is.[34] She was runner-up with her partner footballer Jesper Blomqvist. In January 2010, she appeared in series 5 of the British show. She and her partner, Dr. Hilary Jones, were eliminated in week 6. In series 6, she was partnered with cricketer Dominic Cork. They survived the skate-off on 23 January but were eliminated the following week. She and Sam Nixon, a children's television presenter, finished seventh in series 7. She was paired with Todd Carty for series 9.

Tamara Sharp[edit]

Tamara Sharp did not appear in any ISU Championship or Grand Prix events. She was paired with Andi Peters in series 1.

Olga Sharutenko[edit]

Olga Sharutenko is a Russian ice dancer. With Dmitri Naumkin, she is the 1997 World Junior champion[12] and competed for four seasons on the senior international level, twice winning the Nebelhorn Trophy. Sharutenko appeared in series 1 with John Barrowman and appeared again in series 8, paired with Keith Chegwin.

Jenna Smith[edit]

Jenna Smith (Harrison) did not appear in any ISU Championship or Grand Prix events. She was paired with Luke Campbell in series 8.

Katie Stainsby[edit]

Katie Stainsby did not appear in any ISU Championship or Grand Prix events. She was paired with Vanilla Ice in series 6 and Gary Lucy in series 9.

Nina Ulanova[edit]

Nina Ulanova is a Russian ice dancer. With Michail Stifunin, she is the 1997 World Junior champion[12] and won several senior international medals (non-Grand Prix). She appeared in series 6 with Steven Arnold and series 7 with Matthew Wolfenden (winner). In series 9, she was partnered with Kyran Bracken.

Doug Webster[edit]

Doug Webster has no senior national medals to his name and did not compete in any ISU Championships. He appeared in series 1 with Andrea McLean.

Daniel Whiston[edit]

Daniel Whiston is an English skater. He has no senior national medals to his name and did not compete in any ISU Championship or Grand Prix events. He appeared in series 1 with Gaynor Faye (winner), series 2 with Emily Symons, series 3 with Linda Lusardi, series 4 with Roxanne Pallett, series 5 with Hayley Tamaddon (winner), series 6 with Kerry Katona, and series 7 with Jennifer Ellison. He was paired with Beth Tweddle (winner) in series 8 and became three-time champion of Dancing on Ice on 10 March 2013. Whiston was paired again with Tamaddon for series 9.

Stuart Widdall[edit]

Stuart Widdall did not appear in any ISU Championship or Grand Prix events. He performed in series 4 with Coleen Nolan and series 5 with Tana Ramsey.

Michael Zenezini[edit]

Michael Zenezini is a French ice dancer. With Melanie Espejo, he competed twice at the World Junior Championships, placing fifth in 1998. He appeared in series 6 with Chloe Madeley and in series 8 with Lauren Goodger.

See also[edit]

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