Rohene Ward

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Rohene Ward
Rohene Ward Layback.jpg
Ward performs a layback spin in 2008.
Personal information
Country represented United States
Born (1983-06-28) June 28, 1983 (age 31)
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Former coach Page Lipe
Robin Wagner
Choreographer Rohene Ward
Skating club Starlight Ice Dance Club

Rohene Andre Ward (born June 28, 1983) is an American figure skater. He competed four times at the U.S. Championships, in 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2008. He also competed for Puerto Rico and is the 2004 Puerto Rican national champion. He is known for his flexibility, as well as jumping and spinning in both directions.[1] His moves include the cantilever, the hydroblade and the splits.

Ward was coached by Page Lipe in Minneapolis for 18 years.[2] In 2007, he and Lipe co-coached Kirsten Olson. Ward competed (senior men's) and coached Olson (junior ladies) at the US Championships in January 2008 in St Paul, Minnesota. In 2007, he began co-coaching with Kori Ade in Highland Park, Illinois. Ward is also a choreographer, working with a variety of skaters including Jason Brown,[3][4] a two-time World Junior medalist and 2014 Olympic team event bronze medalist. In spring 2013, Ward, Ade and Brown moved to Monument, Colorado.[5]

During the 2010–2011 ice show season, Ward played Aladdin in Holiday on Ice's (HOI) European tour. He was then asked to be a principal skater in the HOI shows "Speed" and "Speed II", touring parts of Europe from the Netherlands to Norway from 2011–2013.[6] In the 2013–14 season, he performed as a principal in the new HOI production of "Platinum"[7] in France and Germany.


Season Short program Free skating
  • Din Da Da
    by Kevin Aviance
  • Weather Storm
    by Craig Armstrong
  • Eleonore
    by Maxime Rodriguez
  • Primavera Portena
  • Oblivion
  • Tango Ballet
    by Ástor Piazzolla
  • The Messiah Will Come Again
    by Roy Buchanan
  • Michael Jackson medley
  • Violin Fantasy on the opera Turandot
    by Giacomo Puccini
    performed by Vanessa-Mae


Event 1996–97 1997–98 1998–99 1999–00 2000–01 2001–02 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06 2006–07 2007–08
Karl Schäfer Memorial 8th
Triglav Trophy 2nd J.
U.S. Championships 5th N. 6th J. 14th 16th 17th 18th
Puerto Rican Championships 1st
Midwestern Sectionals 3rd N. 7th J. 6th J. 1st J. 3rd 5th 3rd 6th 3rd 6th 2nd
Upper Great Lakes Regionals 4th N. 1st J. 6th J. 1st J. 2nd J. 2nd 1st 1st 1st
Levels: N. = Novice; J. = Junior


  1. ^ Bangs, Kathleen (October 26, 2005). "Rohene Ward: Under the Radar". Golden Skate. Archived from the original on July 5, 2008. 
  2. ^ Berlot, Jean-Christophe (March 17, 2014). "Choreographer Ward creates pieces of art for Brown". IceNetwork. 
  3. ^ Clarey, Christopher (February 12, 2014). "For Skater Jason Brown, a Disciplined Approach Yields Joy on Ice". The New York Times. 
  4. ^ Walker, Elvin (July 10, 2011). "Brown is ready for anything – except a haircut". Golden Skate. 
  5. ^ Brannen, Sarah S. (May 15, 2013). "Ade and Co. find new home in Rocky Mountains". IceNetwork. 
  6. ^ Elfman, Lois (June 21, 2012). "Performing is a holiday for Rohene Ward". IceNetwork. 
  7. ^ a b Brannen, Sarah S. (May 21, 2013). "Tour skater Ward decides on competitive return". IceNetwork. 
  8. ^ a b "Rohene Ward: 2006 Nationals bio" (PDF). U.S. Figure Skating. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 17, 2011. 

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