Chris Obzansky

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Chris Obzansky
Personal information
Country representedUnited States
Born (1983-12-13) December 13, 1983 (age 35)
Wilmington, Delaware, United States
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Former partnerTrina Pratt, Mimi Whetstone, Lydia Manon, Kendra Goodwin
Former coachIgor Shpilband, Marina Zueva, Jerry Santoferrara, Yovanny Durango
Former choreographerIgor Shpilband
Skating clubFigure Skating Club of Park City

Chris Obzansky (born December 13, 1983) is an American former competitive ice dancer.


With partner Lydia Manon, Obzansky competed domestically in the novice and junior ranks. They won the silver medal at the 1999 United States Figure Skating Championships.

With Kendra Goodwin, he is the 2001 U.S. junior national silver medalist. They placed 15th at the 2001 World Junior Figure Skating Championships. They won the 2000 Junior Grand Prix event in China.

Obzansky, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, chose to end the partnership with Goodwin in February, 2003 in order to serve as a missionary in the Baltics. After his return, he announced he would once again team up with Goodwin to compete in the 2005/2006 season.[1] However, they never made it to Nationals.

He teamed up with Mimi Whetstone in 2006. They placed 10th at the 2007 United States Figure Skating Championships and 8th at the 2008 United States Figure Skating Championships. They were coached by Igor Shpilband and Marina Zoueva. That partnership ended in 2008.

Obzansky announced a new partnership with Trina Pratt in the summer of 2008.[2] They announced the end of their partnership in 2010.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Obzansky is married and lives in Washington state.

Competitive highlights[edit]

With Pratt[edit]

Event 2008–2009 2009–2010
U.S. Championships 7th 9th
Pacific Coast Sectionals 2nd

With Whetstone[edit]

Event 2006–2007 2007–2008
U.S. Championships 10th 8th
Pacific Coast Sectionals 1st

With Goodwin[edit]

Event 2000–2001 2001–2002 2002–2003
World Junior Championships 15th
U.S. Championships 2nd J. 3rd J. 8th
Golden Spin, Zagreb 2nd
Helmut Seibt Memorial 2nd J.
Junior Grand Prix, Mexico 5th
Junior Grand Prix, China 1st
J. = Junior level

With Manon[edit]

Event 1997–1998 1998–1999 1999–2000
U.S. Championships 6th N. 2nd N. 6th J.
N. = Novice level; J. = Junior level


  1. ^ DeWall, Lindsay (June 2, 2005). "FIGURE SKATING: Former U.S. Ice Dancing Partners Kendra Goodwin and Chris Obzansky Back Together for 2005-2006 Season". United States Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on September 30, 2007.
  2. ^[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Trina Pratt/Chris Obzansky partnership, Retrieved 15 January 2012.

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