Jodeyne Higgins and Sean Rice on the Dancing on Ice tour in 2011
|Full name||Sean Rice|
July 20, 1972 |
Oakville, Ontario, Canada
|Former partner||Jodeyne Higgins
|Skating club||Oakville SC|
Sean Rice (born July 20, 1972) is a Canadian pair skater who also competed in the fours discipline. With Jodeyne Higgins, he is a two-time (1993, 1995) Canadian pairs bronze medalist and four-time (1993–1996) Canadian fours champion.
Competing in pairs, Higgins and Rice won bronze at the 1992 Nebelhorn Trophy and at the 1993 Canadian Nationals. They were assigned to the 1993 World Championships where they placed 10th. The following season was less successful for the pair. They finished 6th at Nationals and were not sent to Worlds. After winning bronze at the 1995 Canadian Championships, they obtained a second trip to Worlds and finished 14th. The pair never reached the podium again at Nationals but they won bronze at the 1995 Skate Canada International.
Competing in fours at the Canadian Championships, Higgins and Rice won gold medals with Scott MacDonald and Alison Purkiss (1994–1996), and Jodi Barnes and Rob Williams (1993). They also won the 1992 bronze medal with Janice Yeck and Scott MacDonald and the 1997 silver medal with Melissa Shields and Trevor Buttenham.
After retiring from competitive skating, Higgins and Rice toured professionally on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. In 2011, Rice participated in ITV1's Dancing on Ice, partnered with British TV presenter Angela Rippon. In 2012, Rice was partnered with British Olympic skier Chemmy Alcott.
Higgins and Rice are married and have a daughter, Signey, born in October 2013.
|CS Skate Canada||3rd||6th|
|CS = Part of Champions Series from 1995–1996 (later renamed Grand Prix)
J. = Junior level
(with Sherry Ball)
|World Junior Championships||5th|
(with Kimberly Thomson)
|Canadian Championships||2nd N.|
|N. = Novice level|
1992: Sean Rice, Janice Yeck, Scott MacDonald
1993: Sean Rice, Jodi Barnes, Rob Williams
1994–1996: Sean Rice, Alison Purkiss, MacDonald
1997: Sean Rice, Melissa Shields, Trevor Buttenham
- "Skate Canada Results Book – Volume 2 – 1974 – current" (PDF). Skate Canada.
- "Canadian National Championships Medallists" (PDF). Skate Canada.
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