Jennifer Goolsbee

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Jennifer Goolsbee
Goolsbee/Schamberger at the 1992 German Championships in Berlin
Personal information
Alternative names Jennifer Goolsbee-Schneble
Country represented Germany
United States
Born (1968-09-06) September 6, 1968 (age 48)
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Former partner Hendryk Schamberger, Samuel Gezalian, James Schilling
Former coach Martin Skotnicky
Skating club RSC Essen
Former training locations Oberstdorf
Began skating 1975
Retired 1997

Jennifer Goolsbee (born September 6, 1968) is a former competitive ice dancer who is best known for her partnership with Hendryk Schamberger for Germany. With Schamberger, she is a four-time German national champion and placed ninth at the 1994 Winter Olympics.


Early in her career, Goolsbee competed with James Schilling for the United States.

In 1990, Goolsbee teamed up with German ice dancer Hendryk Schamberger to compete for Germany. They were coached by Martin Skotnicky in Oberstdorf. They won the German national title four times and competed at the 1994 Winter Olympics, placing ninth.[1] Goolsbee/Schamberger finished as high as seventh at the World Championships (1994) and eighth at the European Championships (1995). They parted ways in 1995.

Goolsbee later had a brief partnership with Armenian ice dancer Samuel Gezalian. They won the German title in 1997.[2]

Goolsbee and Schomberger teamed up again in 1997 to skate in shows.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Goolsbee received German citizenship in December 1993.[1] She moved back to the United States in 1998.[4] In 2001, she married former ice dancer Kyle Schneble, with whom she has a daughter, Jordyn, and son, Rush.[4]

Competitive highlights[edit]

With Gezalian[edit]

Event 1997
German Championships 1st

With Schamberger[edit]

Event 1990–91 1991–92 1992–93 1993–94 1994–95
Olympics 9th
Worlds 17th 11th 12th 7th 11th
Europeans 11th 10th 10th 9th 8th
Nations Cup 3rd
Skate Canada 7th
German Champ. 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st

With Schilling[edit]

Event 1989
U.S. Championships 13th


  1. ^ a b "Jennifer Goolsbee". Archived from the original on 2011-08-26. 
  2. ^ a b "GOOLSBEE Jennifer / GEZALIAN Samvel". Archived from the original on 2014-02-03. 
  3. ^ "Jennifer Goolsbee & Hendryk Schamberger". Figure Skating Corner. Archived from the original on 2014-02-20. 
  4. ^ a b "Jennifer Goolsbee-Schneble". February 1, 2006. Archived from the original on February 20, 2014.