Ashley Cain (figure skater)

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Ashley Cain
Ashley Cain at the 2012 U.S. Championships
Personal information
Full name Ashley Elizabeth Cain
Country represented United States
Born (1995-07-22) July 22, 1995 (age 21)
Carrollton, Texas
Home town Coppell, Texas
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Partner Timothy LeDuc
Former partner Joshua Reagan
Sergei Sidorov
Coach Peter Cain, Darlene Cain
Former coach David Kirby
Choreographer Jeremy Abbott, Scott Brown
Skating club Stars FSC of Texas
Training locations Euless, Texas
Began skating 1999
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 162.39
2013 Nebelhorn Trophy
Short program 59.57
2017 World Team Trophy
Free skate 104.52
2013 Nebelhorn Trophy

Ashley Elizabeth Cain (born July 22, 1995) is an American figure skater. As a single skater, she is the 2013 Nebelhorn Trophy bronze medalist and the 2012 U.S. Junior silver medalist.[1] She also competes in pair skating with Timothy LeDuc.

Personal life[edit]

Ashley Cain was born July 22, 1995, in Carrollton, Texas.[2] She is the daughter of Peter Cain, an Australian former pair skater who competed at the 1980 Olympics, and Darlene, a Canadian former ice dancer.[3][4] She is also the niece of Elizabeth Cain and the cousin of Sean Carlow who competed for Australia in pair skating and men's singles, respectively.

She studied online at Texas Tech University Independent School.[5]


Cain began learning to skate in 1999.[6] Her father introduced her to pairs when she was seven or eight years old.[7] She is a member of U.S. Figure Skating's DREAM (Determination, Responsibility, Education, Achievement, Motivation) Team, which is involved in mentoring developing skaters.[8]

Early partnerships[edit]

Competing in novice pairs, Cain finished 8th with Sergei Sidorov at the 2008 U.S. Championships. She teamed up with Joshua Reagan in April 2009.[9] The pair was coached by David Kirby and Peter Cain at the Dr. Pepper Star Center in Euless, Texas.[3]

In the 2010–11 season, Cain/Reagan received two Junior Grand Prix assignments, placing 6th in England and taking silver in the Czech Republic. In January 2011, they won the U.S. national junior title, becoming the only pair to ever win U.S. novice and junior titles in consecutive years.[10] They ranked 8th in the short program, 4th in the free skate, and 4th overall at the 2011 World Junior Championships in Gangneung, South Korea.

The following season, Cain/Reagan moved up to the senior level. They ranked 4th at the 2011 International Cup of Nice and 6th at their sole Grand Prix assignment, the 2011 Cup of Russia, before placing 6th at the 2012 U.S. Championships. On February 24, 2012, they announced the end of their partnership.[10]

Single skating[edit]

As a single skater, Cain began competing on the ISU Junior Grand Prix series in 2011 and won silver on the junior level at the 2012 U.S. Championships. She won the bronze medal at the 2013 Nebelhorn Trophy, her first senior international. The following season, she took bronze at the 2014 Ondrej Nepela Trophy and was invited to two Grand Prix events, the 2014 Cup of China and 2014 Rostelecom Cup.[11][12]

Due to fatigue, Cain decided to drop singles in September 2016.[13]

Partnership with LeDuc[edit]

Following a suggestion from U.S. Figure Skating's Mitch Moyer, Cain tried out with Timothy LeDuc in May 2016.[14][7] On May 23, 2016, they confirmed their intention to compete together.[15][16] Peter Cain coaches the pair in Euless, Texas.[6]

Cain/LeDuc received three Challenger Series assignments. After placing fourth at the 2016 Nebelhorn Trophy and 2016 Finlandia Trophy, they were awarded the bronze medal at the 2016 Golden Spin of Zagreb, where they upgraded their twist from a double to a triple. Cain stated, "We just started rotating it days before we left for that competition."[14] She had never performed it in competition during her earlier partnerships.[14]


Pairs with LeDuc[edit]

Season Short program Free skating

Singles career[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
  • Flamenco Fire
    by Didulya
  • Montserrat
    by Orquesta del Plata
    performed by Bajofondo
  • Ave Maria
    performed by William Joseph
  • Montserrat
    by Orquesta del Plata
    performed by Bajofondo

Pairs career with Reagan[edit]

Season Short program Free skating

Competitive highlights[edit]

GP: Grand Prix; CS: Challenger Series; JGP: Junior Grand Prix

Pairs with Leduc[edit]

Event 2016–17
Four Continents Champ. 9th
CS Golden Spin 3rd
CS Finlandia Trophy 4th
CS Nebelhorn Trophy 4th
U.S. Championships 3rd
Team events
World Team
3rd T
5th P
T = Team result; P = Personal result.
Medals awarded for team result only.

Ladies' singles[edit]

Event 10–11 11–12 12–13 13–14 14–15 15–16
GP Cup of China 10th
GP Rostelecom Cup 8th
CS Nepela Trophy 3rd
Nebelhorn Trophy 3rd
International: Junior[1]
JGP France 5th
JGP Latvia 6th
JGP Romania 5th
U.S. Champ. 6th J 2nd J 12th 12th 14th 14th
J = Junior level; WD = Withdrew

Pairs with Reagan[edit]

Event 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12
GP Cup of Russia 6th
Cup of Nice 4th
International: Junior[26]
World Junior Champ. 4th
JGP Final 5th
JGP Czech Republic 2nd
JGP United Kingdom 6th
U.S. Championships 1st N 1st J 6th
Midwestern Sectionals 1st N
Levels: N = Novice; J = Junior

Pairs with Sidorov[edit]

Event 2007–08
U.S. Championships 8th N
N = Novice level


  1. ^ a b c "Competition Results: Ashley CAIN". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on July 3, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Ashley CAIN: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 22, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Rutherford, Lynn (August 29, 2011). "Cain, Reagan bank on strong jumping skills". Retrieved September 26, 2011. 
  4. ^ Walker, Elvin (September 5, 2010). "Cain and Reagan ambitious and ready". Golden Skate. 
  5. ^ Coker, Lesleyann (February 13, 2012). "Ashley Cain: US Figure Skating's Rising Star". Huffington Post. 
  6. ^ a b c "Ashley CAIN / Timothy LEDUC: 2016/2017". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on December 25, 2016. 
  7. ^ a b Cloutier, Claire (January 19, 2017). "Cain and LeDuc: "We have to stay connected … and just trust each other"". Figure Skaters Online. 
  8. ^ "DREAM (Determination, Responsibility, Education, Achievement, Motivation)". U.S. Figure Skating. 
  9. ^ a b c "Ashley Cain / Joshua Reagan". Archived from the original on February 1, 2012. 
  10. ^ a b Cain, Ashley (February 24, 2012). "Cain and Reagan End Partnership". U.S. Figure Skating. Retrieved February 24, 2012. 
  11. ^ Rutherford, Lynn (July 21, 2014). "Philadelphia postcards: Cain is able but not willing". 
  12. ^ Bőd, Titanilla (November 7, 2014). "Ashley Cain: "This season I'm stepping out of my box!"". Absolute Skating. 
  13. ^ Hersh, Philip (January 19, 2017). "Cain, LeDuc grab lead in U.S. championships debut". 
  14. ^ a b c Rutherford, Lynn (January 19, 2017). "Kansas City strips: New pairs shake up status quo". 
  15. ^ Cain, Ashley (May 23, 2016). "Ashley Elizabeth Cain (@icegirlash) • Instagram photos and videos". Instagram. Retrieved May 31, 2016. 
  16. ^ Brannen, Sarah S. (May 31, 2016). "The Inside Edge: Cain, LeDuc reenter pairs fray". 
  17. ^ The Skating Lesson [SkatingLesson] (April 23, 2015). "A first look at Ashley Cain's new program" (Tweet) – via Twitter. 
  18. ^ a b c d e f "Ashley Cain". Archived from the original on January 19, 2017. 
  19. ^ Slater, Paula (September 1, 2014). "Cain prepares for Grand Prix debut, again". Golden Skate. 
  20. ^ "Ashley CAIN: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 22, 2014. 
  21. ^ "Ashley CAIN: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on February 7, 2013. 
  22. ^ "Ashley CAIN / Joshua REAGAN: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 19, 2012. 
  23. ^ "Ashley CAIN / Joshua REAGAN: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on August 16, 2011. 
  24. ^ "Competition Results: Ashley CAIN / Timothy LEDUC". International Skating Union. 
  25. ^ "Ashley Cain and Timothy LeDuc". U.S. Figure Skating. Archived from the original on September 21, 2016. 
  26. ^ a b "Competition Results: Ashley CAIN / Joshua REAGAN". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on October 2, 2013. 

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