Jaromír Holan

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Jaromír Holan
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Jaromír Holan in 2015
Personal information
Country representedCzechoslovakia
Born (1941-05-14) 14 May 1941 (age 78)
Prague, Czechoslovakia
PartnerDana Holanová (Novotná)
Jitka Babická
Retiredc. 1969

Jaromír Holan (born May 14, 1941 in Prague) is a Czech former ice dancer who represented Czechoslovakia.[1] Competing in partnership with Jitka Babická, he won bronze at the 1966 European Championships in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia.[2][3]

By 1968, Holan had teamed up with Dana Novotná. After their marriage, she competed as Dana Holanová. The duo won two national titles and placed 8th at the 1969 World Championships. After retiring from competition, Holan emigrated to the United States and became a skating coach in Ohio.[4]

Competitive highlights[edit]

With Holanová (Novotná)[edit]

Event 1968 1969
World Championships 8th
European Championships 10th 7th
Czechoslovak Championships 1st 1st

With Babická[edit]

Event 58–59 59–60 60–61 61–62 62–63 63–64 64–65 65–66 66–67
Worlds 14th 10th 8th 11th
Europeans 10th 9th 7th 6th 7th 3rd 6th
Prague Skate 2nd 1st 1st
Czechoslovak 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st 1st

Men's singles[edit]

Event 57–58 58–59 59–60 60–61
Czechoslovak Championships 3rd 3rd 3rd 2nd


  1. ^ Czechoslovak Life. Orbis. 1966. Jitka Babicka and Jaromir Holan are among the most experienced Czechoslovak ice dancers, but they have always been overshadowed by the Roman brother and sister pair.
  2. ^ "European Figure Skating Championships: Ice Dance" (PDF). International Skating Union. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 December 2013.
  3. ^ Flower, Raymond (1976). The history of skiing and other winter sports. Methuen.
  4. ^ This is Madison. Madison Associates, Incorporated. August 1976. ...Lincoln, Nebraska, skate in the Cincinnati Gardens under the tutelage of Jaromir Holan. In December they will enter the Gold Dance competition in the Eastern Upper Great Lakes Competition, their first year at this level.