Caitlin Mallory

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Caitlin Mallory
2010. aasta iluuisutamise EM Kristjan Rand & Caitlin Mallory.jpg
Mallory and Rand at the 2010 European Championships
Personal information
Country represented Estonia
United States
Born (1987-06-02) June 2, 1987 (age 29)
Oakland, California
Home town Berkeley, California
Height 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Partner Kristjan Rand (EST), Brent Holdburg (USA)
Coach Igor Shpilband, Marina Zoueva, Lea Rand, Sergei Ponomarenko, Marina Klimova
Choreographer Igor Shpilband, Marina Zoueva, Lea Rand
Skating club Jääkild FSC
Retired c. 2010
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 143.69
2009 Worlds
Comp. dance 26.89
2009 Skate America
Original dance 45.70
2009 Europeans
Free dance 72.89
2009 Worlds

Caitlin Mallory (born June 2, 1987) is an American former ice dancer. She is the 2005 Golden Spin of Zagreb silver medalist with Brent Holdburg. In 2008, she began appearing internationally for Estonia with Kristjan Rand. They competed in the final segment at four ISU Championships.

Personal life[edit]

Mallory was born on June 2, 1987, in Oakland, California.[1] After attending Santa Clara University,[2] she transferred to the University of Michigan, where she studied neuroscience.[3]


Early career[edit]

Early in her career, Mallory competed as a single skater on the sectional level in the United States. By 2003, she was competing in ice dancing with Brent Holdburg for the United States.[4] They won the silver medal at the 2005 Golden Spin of Zagreb.[5] After their partnership ended in 2007, Mallory skated briefly with Maxim Zavozin.[2]

Partnership with Rand[edit]

Coaches Igor Shpilband and Marina Zueva suggested that Mallory try out with Estonian ice dancer Kristjan Rand.[2] She began competing with Rand for Estonia in the 2008–2009 season. They qualified to the free dance at both of their ISU Championships assignments, finishing 14th at the 2009 European Championships in Helsinki, Finland, and 20th at the 2009 World Championships in Los Angeles, California.

Early the following season, Mallory/Rand placed 9th at the 2009 Nebelhorn Trophy, giving Estonia a spot in the ice dancing event at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. They placed 8th at their sole Grand Prix assignment, the 2009 Skate America. They did not compete in Canada because the Olympics, unlike other competitions, required both partners to be citizens of the country they were representing and Estonia did not allow dual nationality, meaning that Mallory would have to renounce her U.S. citizenship. She said, "we just realized it was too much of a sacrifice for one competition."[3] Estonia's spot at the Olympics was used by Rand's brother and his partner. Mallory/Rand placed 13th at the 2010 European Championships in Tallinn, Estonia, and 17th at the 2010 World Championships in Turin, Italy.

The two missed the 2010–2011 season due to Rand's compulsory one-year military service and both skaters' plans to finish college.[6] They did not return to competition.


(with Rand)

Season Original dance Free dance
Estonian folk dance:
  • Mulgi Polka
  • Estonian Waltz
  • Mulgi Polka

Competitive highlights[edit]

GP: Grand Prix; JGP: Junior Grand Prix

With Rand for Estonia[edit]

Event 2008–09 2009–10
World Championships 20th 17th
European Championships 14th 13th
GP Skate America 8th
Finlandia Trophy 4th
Nebelhorn Trophy 9th
Schäfer Memorial 6th

With Holdburg for the United States[edit]

Event 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06 2006–07
Golden Spin 2nd
Schäfer Memorial 4th
International: Junior[9]
JGP Ukraine 4th
JGP United States 9th
U.S. Championships 11th J 2nd J 11th 7th
Pacific Coast Sect. 3rd J 1st J 2nd 2nd
J = Junior level


  1. ^ a b "Caitlin MALLORY / Kristjan RAND: 2009/2010". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 23, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c "Caitlin Mallory & Kristjan Rand". September 1, 2008. 
  3. ^ a b Clarey, Christopher (January 27, 2010). "Now Skating for (Insert Country)". The New York Times. 
  4. ^ "Caitlin Mallory & Brent Holdburg". U.S. Figure Skating. Archived from the original on March 4, 2007. 
  5. ^ 2005 Golden Spin of Zagreb results
  6. ^ "Ice Skaters Mallory, Rand Skip Season for Military Service". Eesti Rahvusringhääling. September 7, 2010. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Caitlin MALLORY / Kristjan RAND: 2008/2009". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 28, 2009. 
  8. ^ "Competition Results: Caitlin MALLORY / Kristjan RAND". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. 
  9. ^ a b c "Competition Results: Caitlin MALLORY / Brent HOLDBURG". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 7, 2017. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Caitlin Mallory at Wikimedia Commons