Asher Hill

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Asher Hill
Kharis Ralph Asher Hill 2010 Trophée Eric Bompard.JPG
Ralph and Hill in 2010.
Personal information
Country represented Canada
Born (1991-03-19) March 19, 1991 (age 26)
Scarborough, Ontario
Residence Pickering, Ontario
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Partner Nicole Orford
Former partner Kharis Ralph
Coach Carol Lane, Jon Lane, Juris Razgulajevs
Choreographer Carol Lane, Juris Razgulajevs
Skating club Scarboro FSC
Training locations Toronto
Began skating 1995
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 137.03
2014 Four Continents
Short dance 53.97
2014 Four Continents
Free dance 83.06
2014 Four Continents

Asher Hill (born March 19, 1991) is a Canadian ice dancer. With former partner Kharis Ralph, he is the 2008 Canadian national junior champion and 2011 Nebelhorn Trophy bronze medalist. He teamed up with Nicole Orford in 2015.

Personal life[edit]

Hill attended Ryerson University, studying occupational health and safety.[1] He has a twin sister, Acacia.[1] He has worked as a coach and choreographer.[2]


Ralph/Hill at the 2013 Canadian Championships

Asher Hill began skating at age four and took up ice dancing at ten.[3][4] He skated as a solo dancer before finding a partner.[5] He also competed as a single skater at the national level until 2009.

Partnership with Kharis Ralph[edit]

Hill teamed up with Kharis Ralph in 2002.[3][4] The two won the Canadian pre-novice title in 2006 and the Canadian novice title in 2007. In 2007–08, they debuted on the ISU Junior Grand Prix series and became the 2008 Canadian junior champions. Ralph/Hill were 8th at the 2008 World Junior Championships. The following season, they won two silver medals on the 2008–2009 ISU Junior Grand Prix circuit and rose to 5th at the World Junior Championships.

Ralph/Hill took another pair of silver medals on the 2009–10 ISU Junior Grand Prix series and placed 4th on the senior level at the 2010 Canadian Championships. They were assigned to their first senior ISU Championships, the 2010 Four Continents, where they placed 6th.

In 2011–12, Ralph/Hill won the bronze medal at the 2011 Nebelhorn Trophy.[6][7] They were fourth at the 2012 Canadian Championships and were assigned to the 2012 World Championships.[3] Ralph/Hill finished 13th at Worlds. Their partnership ended when Ralph retired from competition at the end of the 2013–14 season.[8]

Partnership with Nicole Orford[edit]

Hill teamed up with Nicole Orford following a tryout held in April 2015.[9]


With Nicole Orford[edit]

Season Short dance Free dance

With Kharis Ralph[edit]

Season Short dance Free dance
  • The Lady Is a Tramp
    Album: The Ultimate Collection
    by Ella Fitzgerald
  • They Can't Take That Away From Me
    Album: The Best of Ella Fiztgerald & Louis Armstrong
    by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
  • Samba Vocalizado
    Album: Batucada Fantastica Vol. 3
  • Chorado
    Album: Brasileiro
  • Magalenha
    Album: Samba Percussion
  • Main Title: Gigi
    by Frederick Loewe
  • Ice Skating Sequence
    by Frederick Loewe
  • Can Can
    by Jacques Offenbach
  • La Cosa Pequena
    by Glover Gill
  • El Cholulio
    by Glover Gill
  • Ten Minutes Ago
    by Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein
  • Summertime
    by George Gershwin
  • Senie
African folk:
  • Somlandela
    performed by Soweto Gospel Choir
  • Hlohonolofatsa
    performed by Soweto Gospel Choir
  • Marigold
    by Andrew Vintner
  • Waltz for Evelyn
    by Randy Newman
  • Clef Club
    by Randy Newman
  • They Can't Take That Away from Me
    by George and Ira Gershwin
  • And Then There Was Blues -
    St. James Infirmary Blues
South African folk dance:
  • Umoja
  • Rainforest
    by Karl Jenkins

Competitive highlights[edit]

GP: Grand Prix; JGP: Junior Grand Prix

With Orford[edit]

Event 2015–16
Autumn Classic 1st
Canadian Championships 5th
Skate Canada Challenge 5th

With Ralph[edit]

Event 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14
Worlds 13th
Four Continents 6th 4th
GP Bompard 6th
GP Cup of China 7th
GP Skate America 5th
GP Skate Canada 8th
Cup of Nice 4th
Nebelhorn Trophy 3rd 7th
International: Junior[19]
Junior Worlds 8th 5th
JGP Final 6th 4th
JGP Croatia 2nd
JGP France 2nd
JGP Mexico 2nd
JGP United Kingdom 7th
JGP United States 4th 2nd
Canadian Champ. 1st N. 1st J. 5th 4th 4th 4th 5th 6th
Levels: N. = Novice; J. = Junior

Single skating[edit]

Event 2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09
Canadian Championships 14th N. 4th N. 13th J. 11th J.
Levels: N. = Novice; J. = Junior


  1. ^ a b Kelly, Brad (March 22, 2012). "Asher Hill hits world figure skating stage". Archived from the original on March 22, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Smith, Beverley (December 2, 2015). "Chance tryout gives Orford, Hill's careers new life". IceNetwork. 
  3. ^ a b c Ferroro, Alicia (February 20, 2012). "Figure skating pair from Scarborough to compete in world championships". Toronto Observer. Archived from the original on February 23, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Mittan, Barry (July 24, 2008). "Three Golds in a Row for Ralph and Hill". SkateToday. 
  5. ^ "Kharis Ralph & Asher Hill". May 1, 2008. 
  6. ^ Flade, Tatjana (September 22, 2011). "Zhiganshina and Gazsi dance to lead at Nebelhorn". GoldenSkate. Retrieved September 22, 2011. 
  7. ^ Flade, Tatjana (September 24, 2011). "Hubbell and Donohue capture gold at Nebelhorn Trophy". GoldenSkate. Retrieved September 24, 2011. 
  8. ^ "National Team member Kharis Ralph retires from competitive skating". Skate Canada. May 12, 2014. 
  9. ^ a b Thayer, Jacquelyn (September 9, 2015). "For Orford and Hill, Happy Accidents Tell the Tale". Two for the Ice. 
  10. ^ "Kharis RALPH / Asher HILL: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 30, 2014. 
  11. ^ a b "Kharis Ralph / Asher Hill: 2013/2014". Skate Canada. Archived from the original on April 30, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Kharis RALPH / Asher HILL: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on July 5, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Kharis Ralph / Asher Hill: 2012/2013". Skate Canada. Archived from the original on August 31, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Kharis RALPH / Asher HILL: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 12, 2012. 
  15. ^ "Kharis RALPH / Asher HILL: 2009/2010". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on October 12, 2009. 
  16. ^ "Kharis RALPH / Asher HILL: 2008/2009". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 4, 2009. 
  17. ^ "Kharis RALPH / Asher HILL: 2007/2008". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 14, 2008. 
  18. ^ "Competition Results: Nicole ORFORD / Asher HILL". International Skating Union. 
  19. ^ a b "Competition Results: Kharis RALPH / Asher HILL". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 30, 2014. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Asher Hill at Wikimedia Commons