Gennady Kaskov

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Gennady Kaskov
Personal information
Country represented Soviet Union
Born 1970 (age 46–47)
Odessa, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Residence Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada
Former partner Ilona Melnichenko
Former training locations Moscow
Retired 1991

Gennady Kaskov (Ukrainian: Геннадій Каськов) is a former Soviet ice dancer. With former partner Ilona Melnichenko, he is the 1987 World Junior champion,[1] 1990 Skate America bronze medalist, and 1991 Winter Universiade champion.


Originally from Odessa, Kaskov eventually moved to train in Moscow.[2] He and his partner, Ilona Melnichenko, competed at the 1987 World Junior Championships at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex and won gold ahead of Oksana Grishuk / Alexandr Chichkov.[2] As seniors, Melnichenko/Kaskov won gold twice at the Nebelhorn Trophy and bronze at the 1990 Skate America. After winning the 1991 Winter Universiade, the duo retired from competition.

Kaskov began coaching in Burnaby, British Columbia and then in Swan River, Manitoba.[2] He worked at British Columbia's Centre of Excellence,[3] the York Region Skating Academy, and Kitchener-Waterloo Skating Club,[4] with his students includingKevin Reynolds, Matt McEwan, and Brandon Armstrong. In 2013, Kaskov began coaching at the New Hamburg Skating Club at the Wilmot Recreation Complex.[2]

Kaskov is an International Technical Specialist for Canada.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Kaskov is a graduate of Odessa University where he obtained his Bachelor of Psychology. He settled in Canada in the 1990s and married a Canadian, Lianne.[2] They have three children and live in Waterloo Region, Ontario.[2]


(with Melnichenko)

Event 86–87 87–88 88–89 89–90 90–91
Skate Canada 4th
Skate America 3rd
Prize of Moscow News 3rd
Nebelhorn Trophy 1st 1st
Winter Universiade 2nd 1st
International: Junior[1]
World Junior Champ. 1st
Soviet Champ. 3rd


  1. ^ a b "World Junior Figure Skating Championships: Ice Dance" (PDF). International Skating Union. Archived from the original on October 4, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Rivet, Christine (October 2, 2013). "Borrowed socks bring former Russian skating champ back to Waterloo Region". 
  3. ^ "Centre of Excellence Coaches". British Columbia / Yukon Section, SkateCanada. Archived from the original on April 24, 2006. 
  4. ^ "Gennady Kaskov". KWSC. Archived from the original on 2013-04-15. 
  5. ^ "ISU Communication No. 1467". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 2009-02-03. 
  6. ^ "World University Games Figure Skating Medalists". Archived from the original on July 2, 2012. 
  7. ^ Касков Геннадий [Gennady Kaskov]. (in Russian). 

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