Danielle Kahle

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Danielle Kahle
Danielle Kahle 2007 Nebelhorn Trophy.jpg
Danielle Kahle, pictured in 2007
Personal information
Full name Danielle Kahle
Alternative names Dani
Country represented United States
Born (1989-04-09) April 9, 1989 (age 27)
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Home town Simi Valley, California
Residence Simi Valley, California
Height 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Coach Frank Carroll, Cindy Bortz-Gould
Former coach Ken Congemi, Aimee Kravette
Choreographer Frank Carroll, H. McLaughliun, Henrik Walentin
Former choreographer Alex Chang, Cindy Stuart
Skating club All Year FSC
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 125.49
2005 JGP Estonia
Short program 48.79
2005 JGP Estonia
Free skate 78.4
2004 JGP USA

Danielle "Dani" Kahle (born April 9, 1989 Cedar Rapids, Iowa) is an American figure skater. She won four medals on the ISU Junior Grand Prix series, including gold in Croatia in 2003, and finished 11th at the 2004 World Junior Championships. She won one senior international medal, silver, at the 2006 Karl Schäfer Memorial.


Kahle first stepped onto the ice at age three but was removed from the class for not listening to the instructor. She returned to skating two years later.[1]

After winning the novice national title in 2002, Kahle won bronze on the junior level at the 2003 U.S. Championships. She won senior gold titles twice at the Pacific Coast Sectionals (2006, 2007) and twice at the Southwest Pacific Regionals (2006, 2011). Kahle qualified to compete on the senior level at the U.S. Championships six times, from 2004 to 2011. Her highest finish was sixth in 2007.

Kahle competed for four seasons on the ISU Junior Grand Prix, winning four medals—gold at the 2003 Croatia Cup, two silver, and one bronze. She qualified twice for the JGP Final, finishing 6th and 9th. She made her senior international debut at the 2006 Karl Schäfer Memorial and won the silver medal.

In 2010, she sustained a lower back fracture in a car accident.[1][2]

Kahle trained in El Segundo, California and Simi Valley, California, coached by Frank Carroll and Cindy Bortz-Gould.

Kahle made skating sequences for the Disney feature film, Ice Princess in 2004, and was one of four skaters featured on the 2006 TLC show, Ice Diaries. She coaches at Iceoplex Arena in Simi Valley and once assisted and coached an annual ice showkji, the Lion King.

Personal life[edit]

Kahle has three brothers and a younger sister, Savannah.[1] As of 2011, she is attending Cal State Northridge.[2]


Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
  • Kill Bill Vol. 1
  • Romeo and Juliet

Competitive highlights[edit]

Event 2001–02 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12
Finlandia 11th
Karl Schäfer 2nd
Nebelhorn 13th
International: Junior
Junior Worlds 11th
JGP Final 6th 9th
JGP Croatia 1st
JGP Estonia 5th
JGP Germany 2nd
JGP Mexico 2nd
JGP USA 5th 3rd
U.S. Champ. 1st N. 3rd J. 10th 11th 12th 6th 12th 18th
Pacific Coast 1st N. 2nd J. 1st 1st 3rd 7th 6th 2nd 5th
SW Pacific Reg. 1st N. 2nd J. 1st 1st 3rd
JGP = Junior Grand Prix; Levels: N. = Novice; J. = Junior


  1. ^ a b c Knight, Michelle (March 4, 2011). "Simi skater shows fire on ice". Simi Valley Acorn. Archived from the original on March 26, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Potkey, Rhiannon (January 23, 2011). "Kahle brings a new fire to the ice since injury". Ventura County Star. Archived from the original on December 22, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Danielle KAHLE: 2004/2005". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on March 8, 2005. 
  4. ^ "Danielle KAHLE: 2003/2004". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 5, 2004. 
  5. ^ "Competition Results: Danielle KAHLE". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on October 18, 2012. 

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