Igor Pashkevich

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Igor Pashkevich
Igor Pashkevich 2010 Trophée Eric Bompard.JPG
Pashkevich in 2010
Personal information
Full name Igor Anatolyevich Pashkevich
Country represented Soviet Union
Born (1971-07-01)1 July 1971
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Died 26 March 2016(2016-03-26) (aged 44)
Palm Beach, Florida, U.S.
Former coach Viktor Kudriavtsev, Marina Kudriavtseva
Former training locations Moscow
Retired 1998

Igor Anatolyevich Pashkevich (Russian: Игорь Анатольевич Пашкевич; 1 July 1971 – 26 March 2016) was a figure skating coach and competitor. He was the 1990 World Junior champion for the Soviet Union and the 1996 European silver medalist for Russia. He competed at the 1994 Lillehammer Olympics for Russia and the 1998 Nagano Olympics for Azerbaijan.


Pashkevich began skating in 1976.[1]

For the Soviet Union and Russia[edit]

Early in his career, Pashkevich competed for the Soviet Union and won gold at the 1990 World Junior Championships in Colorado Springs, Colorado.[2] He represented Russia following the Soviet breakup. He placed 14th at his first senior ISU Championship, the 1993 World Championships in Prague, Czech Republic.

In February 1994, Pashkevich competed at the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway, finishing 15th. The following month, he placed 9th at the 1994 World Championships in Chiba, Japan. In 1995–96, his final season for Russia, he won gold at the 1995 Finlandia Trophy, silver at the 1995 NHK Trophy, and silver at the 1996 European Championships.

For Azerbaijan[edit]

Pashkevich switched to Azerbaijan in the 1996–97 season. He placed seventh at the 1997 European Championships and eighth at the 1997 World Championships. The following season — his last — Pashkevich won the bronze medal at the 1997 Trophée Lalique and silver at the 1997 Nations Cup, qualifying for the Champions Series Final where he placed sixth. He withdrew from the 1998 European Championships but competed at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan, and finished 16th. He was coached by Marina Kudriavtseva.[1] He retired at the end of the season.

Post-competitive career[edit]

After retiring from competition, Pashkevich performed in ice shows for two years.[3] He then worked as a coach in the United States and Russia.[4] He worked with Angela Nikodinov,[5] Fumie Suguri, Polina Shelepen, Yulia Lipnitskaya, Evgenia Medvedeva, and Daniel Samohin.[3][4] In 2016, he was a member of the coaching staff at Palm Beach Ice Works.[6] He also worked as an ISU technical specialist.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Pashkevich was born on 1 July 1971 in Moscow.[8] He held a PhD in figure skating from the Moscow State Academy of Physical Education and Sports.[6]

He was injured in a car accident in Oregon on 12 January 2005, sustaining a concussion, a laceration on the right side of his head, a fractured bone in the back of his neck, and multiple contusions and abrasions.[5]

Pashkevich died on 26 March 2016 in West Palm Beach, Florida at the age of 44.[9][10] His mother, due to cancer, and sister had died earlier.[4] He was divorced and had a daughter living in Russia.[4]


Season Short program Free skating


GP: Champions Series (Grand Prix series)

Event 88–89
Olympics 15th 16th
Worlds 14th 9th 8th
Europeans 2nd 7th WD
GP Final 6th
GP Nations Cup 2nd
GP NHK Trophy 2nd
GP Trophée Lalique 3rd
Finlandia Trophy 1st
Golden Spin 3rd
Inter. de Paris /
Trophée de France
7th 4th 7th
Nebelhorn Trophy 2nd 2nd
Piruetten 5th
Schäfer Memorial 4th 2nd
Skate Electric 7th
Skate Israel 1st
International: Junior[1]
Junior Worlds 7th 1st
Azerbaijani Champ. 1st
Russian Champ. 3rd 3rd 3rd
Soviet Champ. 7th
WD: Withdrew


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Igor PASHKEVITCH". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 12 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "World Junior Figure Skating Championships: Men" (PDF). International Skating Union. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 December 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Elfman, Lois (29 March 2016). "Friends, colleagues remember late Pashkevich". IceNetwork.com. 
  4. ^ a b c d Vaytsekhovskaya, Elena (27 March 2016). "Последний штрих свободного художника" [Obituary: Igor Pashkevich]. Sport Express (in Russian). 
  5. ^ a b "Angela Nikodinov's Mother Dies in Car Accident". U.S. Figure Skating. 12 January 2005. Archived from the original on 9 November 2005. 
  6. ^ a b "Coaching Staff: Igor Pashkevich". Palm Beach Ice Works. Archived from the original on 26 March 2016. 
  7. ^ "ISU Communication No. 1467" (PDF). International Skating Union. 23 August 2007. 
  8. ^ "Igor Pashkevich". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 2016-03-05. 
  9. ^ "В Майами трагически погиб тренер Игорь Пашкевич" [Tragic death of coach Igor Pashkevich in Miami]. Figure Skating Federation of Russia (in Russian). 26 March 2016. 
  10. ^ "European silver medalist Pashkevich dies aged 44". Reuters. 27 March 2016.