Sandra Bezic

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Sandra Bezic
Personal information
Full name Sandra Marie Bezic
Country represented  Canada
Born (1956-04-06) April 6, 1956 (age 58)
Toronto
Height 1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)
Former partner Val Bezic
Skating club

TCS & CC

Official Website

Sandra Marie Bezic (born April 6, 1956 in Toronto) is a Canadian pair skater, figure skating choreographer, and television commentator. With partner and brother Val Bezic, she won the Canadian Figure Skating Championships from 1970–1974 and placed ninth at the 1972 Winter Olympics. Skate Canada announced on July 14, 2010, that she will be inducted into the Skate Canada Hall of Fame in the professional category.

Bezic choreographed the competitive programs skated by many Olympic and World champions, including Barbara Underhill and Paul Martini (1984 Worlds), Brian Boitano (1988 Winter Olympics), Kristi Yamaguchi (1992 Winter Olympics), Kurt Browning (1993 Worlds), and Tara Lipinski (1998 Winter Olympics). She has also choreographed programs for Jill Trenary, Chen Lu, Joannie Rochette, Kim Yu-Na, Takahiko Kozuka, and other skaters.

Bezic served as a commentator for NBC during the 2002, 2006, 2010, and 2014 Olympic games, the World Figure Skating Championships during the early 1990s, and numerous other skating events broadcast by NBC and CBC over the years.

For several years she was the director, co-producer, and choreographer for Stars on Ice, for which she won an Emmy Award in 2003.[1] She has also choreographed for several television figure skating specials including Canvas of Ice, Carmen on Ice, and You Must Remember This.

Bezic is the author of The Passion to Skate (ISBN 1-57036-375-7), (ISBN 0-83626452-5). She also served as a judge on the CBC television program Battle of the Blades in each season.

She is credited as Marlon Brando's skating coach in The Freshman (1990) and appears with him in the skating rink scene.

Competition results[edit]

Pair skating with Val Bezic:[2]

Event 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974
Winter Olympic Games 9th
World Championships 14th 9th 8th 6th 5th
North American Championships 5th 3rd
Canadian Championships 3rd 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st

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References[edit]

  1. ^ CBC. "Bio – Sandra Bezic". CBC News. Retrieved 2010-02-16. 
  2. ^ "Sports Reference profile – Sandra Bezic". Retrieved 2010-02-16.