Erik Larson (figure skater)
|Country represented||United States|
Erik Larson is an American former competitive figure skater. He is the 1985 World Junior champion and won senior international medals at the Nebelhorn Trophy, Grand Prix International St. Gervais, and Skate Electric.
He invented the "Larson spin" in 1989 while training at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs under Carlo Fassi and Janet Champion. That same year at the 1989 U.S. Nationals, Larson placed third in the short program and became an alternate for the World Championships. At the 1990 U.S. Olympic Festival in St. Paul Minnesota, Larson won the gold medal ahead of 1985 U.S. National Junior men's champion Doug Mattis.
Larson was inducted into the San Diego Hall Of Champions. He appeared as "Buttons the cellar boy" in Dorothy Hamill's Ice Capades "Cinderella Frozen in time". He also toured with Gershwin on Ice with Peggy Fleming and The Osmond Brothers tour in Las Vegas. Currently, he is the CEO for BellaICE Skating Events, a portable ice rink company, and a coach at Palm Beach Skate Zone in south Florida.
|U.S. Champ.||8th J||2nd J||2nd J||12th||4th||4th||6th||11th|
|U.S. Olympic Fest.||1st|
|Pacific Coast||3rd J||1st|
|Southwest Pacific||2nd J||1st J|
|J: Junior level|
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- Elfman, Lois (May 14, 2015). "Life in Florida sunny for former world junior champ". IceNetwork.com.
- "Ice skaters just glide through life". Copley News Service. Rome News-Tribune. December 15, 1976.
- "World Junior Figure Skating Championships: Men" (PDF). International Skating Union. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 16, 2011.
- "Private Figure Skating Instruction: Coaching Staff". Palm Beach Skate Zone.