Ward performs a layback spin in 2008.
|Country represented||United States|
June 28, 1983 |
|Former coach||Page Lipe
|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. His moves include the cantilever, the hydroblade and the splits.
Ward was coached by Page Lipe in Minneapolis for 18 years. In 2007, he and Lipe co-coached Kirsten Olson. Ward and Olson competed (senior men's) and coached Olson (junior ladies) at the US Championships in January 2008 in St Paul, Minnesota. In 2008, 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, a two-time World Junior medalist and 2014 Olympic team event bronze medalist. In spring 2013, Ward, Ade and Brown moved to Monument, Colorado.
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. In the 2013–14 season, he performed as a principal in the new HOI production of "Platinum" in France and Germany.
|Season||Short program||Free skating|
|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|
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