Barbara Underhill and Paul Martini, March 1983
|Full name||Barbara Ann Underhill|
June 24, 1963 |
Port Elgin, Ontario
|Height||4'11" (150 cm)|
|Skating club||Granite Club
Barbara Ann Underhill (born June 24, 1963 in Port Elgin, Ontario) is a Canadian former pair skater. With partner Paul Martini, she is the 1984 World champion, the 1979–1983 Canadian national champion, and the 1978 World Junior champion. They represented Canada at the 1980 Winter Olympics, where they placed 9th, and at the 1984 Winter Olympics, where they placed 7th. In 2009 she was named to the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame.
Underhill initially worked with the Guelph Storm, of which her husband Rick Gaetz is a part owner. She then began working with NHL teams—first the Anaheim Ducks, followed by the New York Rangers and the Tampa Bay Lightning. Underhill was named in the 2011 edition of The Hockey News's list of the 100 most influential people in ice hockey due to her power skating coaching.
Underhill married Rick Gaetz, with whom she has two sons, Matthew and Scott, all of whom are involved in hockey. On September 15, 1992, she had twin girls, Sam and Stephanie, but lost Stephanie in a drowning accident on May 29, 1993. In 1998 Underhill started the Stephanie Gaetz Keepsafe Foundation to reduce injuries in childhood, with a focus on water safety.
|Winter Olympic Games||9th||7th|
|World Junior Championships||1st|
|Canadian Championships||1st J.||1st||1st||1st||1st||1st|
|Prize of Moscow News||5th|
|Ennia Challenge Cup||5th||1st|
|Coupe des Alpes||1st|
|J. = Junior level|
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- Stephanie Gaetz Keepsafe Foundation – Organization in memory of her late daughter
- Pairs on Ice: Barbara Underhill & Paul Martini