Christine Haigler

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Christine Haigler
2010 Cup of Russia, free skating (8).jpg
Krall in 2010
Personal information
Full nameChristine Haigler
Alternative namesChristy Krall
Country representedUnited States
Born (1948-01-05) January 5, 1948 (age 70)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Skating clubBroadmoor Skating Club

Christine "Christy" Haigler (married name: Krall, born January 5, 1948) is an American former competitive figure skater. She is the 1963 and 1965 U.S. silver medalist and 1964 bronze medalist. She represented the United States at the 1964 Winter Olympics, where she placed 7th.[1]

Krall graduated from Cheyenne Mountain High School and Colorado College and trained at the Broadmoor Skating Club.[2] She began coaching part-time at age 18 as an assistant to Carlo Fassi.[3] From 1996 to 2002, Krall served as the senior director of athlete programs for U.S. Figure Skating[3] and was a member of the delegation at the 2002 Winter Olympics in that capacity.[4] She was one of the developers of the USFSA's moves in the field test structure.[5]

Krall coaches in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Her current and former students include Patrick Chan (from mid-December 2009 to April 2012),[6][7] Agnes Zawadzki (from June 2011[8] to October 2013),[9] Armin Mahbanoozadeh (from December 2011),[10] Angela Wang,[11] and Joshua Farris.[12][13]

Competitive highlights[edit]

Event 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965
Winter Olympics 7th
World Championships 19th 5th 4th
U.S. Championships 4th N. 1st J. 2nd 3rd 2nd


  1. ^ "Christine Haigler". Sports-reference.
  2. ^ Fitzgerald, Doug (October 30, 2012). "Colorado Springs Sports Hall of Fame: Krall went from top figure skater to top coach". The Gazette (Colorado Springs).
  3. ^ a b Elfman, Lois (November 15, 2012). "Krall inducted into Colorado Springs Hall of Fame". IceNetwork.
  4. ^ "A USFSA Staffer Sits With the President". U.S. Figure Skating. February 2002. Archived from the original on February 12, 2002.
  5. ^ Benjamin T. Wright, Skating in America, published by the USFSA
  6. ^ "Chan splits with figure skating coach Krall". The Canadian Press. Sportsnet. April 16, 2012.
  7. ^ "Patrick Chan Makes a Coaching Change". International Figure Skating Magazine. January 8, 2010. Archived from the original on July 25, 2011. Retrieved June 3, 2011.
  8. ^ "2010 U.S. Junior Champion Agnes Zawadzki Announces Coaching Change". U.S. Figure Skating. June 3, 2011. Retrieved June 3, 2011.
  9. ^ "Zawadzki Announces Coaching Change". U.S. Figure Skating. October 9, 2013.
  10. ^ Rutherford, Lynn (December 28, 2011). "Mahbanoozadeh moves training site to Colorado". IceNetwork. Retrieved December 29, 2011.
  11. ^ "Angela WANG". International Skating Union.
  12. ^ Walker, Elvin (January 9, 2011). "Farris to debut as senior at U.S. Nationals". GoldenSkate. Retrieved September 16, 2011.
  13. ^ "Joshua FARRIS". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 2010-03-11.

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