Harold Hartshorne

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Harold Hartshorne
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Personal information
Full name Harold Hartshorne
Country represented  United States
Born (1891-09-08)September 8, 1891
Died February 15, 1961(1961-02-15) (aged 69)
near Brussels, Belgium
Partner Kathe Mehl
Nettie Prantell
Sandy MacDonald
Skating club SC of New York

Harold Hartshorne (September 8, 1891 – February 15, 1961) was an American ice dancer.[1]

With partner Nettie Prantell, he was the 1937-1938 U.S. Champion and 1943 bronze medalist. With partner Sandy MacDonald, he was the 1939-1941 U.S. Champion and 1942 silver medalist. With partner Kathe Mehl, he is the 1944 U.S. silver medalist.

After his competitive career ended, Hartshorne became a skating judge. He was en route to the World Figure Skating Championships with colleagues and athletes, when his plane (Sabena Flight 548) crashed near Brussels, Belgium, killing all on board. His wife, Louisa, was also killed in the crash.

He was one of the founders of the Skating Club of New York.[1] At the time of his death, in 1961, he was the president of the Skating Club of New York and the U.S. Figure Skating dance committee chairman.[1]

He attended Princeton University.

The Hartshorne Estate at 80 Oakes Road, Little Silver, New Jersey is on the list of Monmouth County Historic Sites.[2]

In 1981, twenty years after his death, Hartshorne was inducted into the United States Figure Skating Hall of Fame.[3]


Ice Dance[edit]

(with Prantell)

Event 1936 1937 1938 1943
U.S. Championships 2nd 1st 1st 3rd

(with MacDonald)

Event 1939 1940 1941 1942
U.S. Championships 1st 1st 1st 2nd

(with Mehl)

Event 1944
U.S. Championships 2nd


  1. ^ a b c "Harold Hartshorne and Louisa Hartshorne (U.S. Figure Skating Biography)". 
  2. ^ "Monmouth County Designated Historic Sites" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2006-03-22. 
  3. ^ Steven John (2003-05-12). "Harold Hartshorne". Retrieved 2008-01-09. 

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