Jodeyne Higgins

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Jodeyne Higgins
Jodeyne Higgins and Sean Rice.jpg
Jodeyne Higgins and Sean Rice on the Dancing on Ice tour in 2011
Personal information
Full name Jodeyne Higgins
Country represented Canada
Born (1974-09-26) September 26, 1974 (age 43)
Partner Sean Rice
Skating club Stratford FSC

Jodeyne Higgins (born September 26, 1974) is a Canadian pair skater who also competed in the fours discipline. With Sean Rice, she is a two-time (1993, 1995) Canadian pairs bronze medalist and four-time (1993–1996) Canadian fours champion.


Competing in pairs, Higgins and Rice won bronze at the 1992 Nebelhorn Trophy and at the 1993 Canadian Nationals. They were assigned to the 1993 World Championships where they placed 10th. The following season was less successful for the pair. They finished 6th at Nationals and were not sent to Worlds. After winning bronze at the 1995 Canadian Championships, they obtained a second trip to Worlds and finished 14th. The pair never reached the podium again at Nationals but they won bronze at the 1995 Skate Canada International.

Competing in fours at the Canadian Championships, Higgins and Rice won gold medals with Scott MacDonald and Alison Purkiss (1994–1996), and Jodi Barnes and Rob Williams (1993). They also won the 1992 bronze medal with Janice Yeck and Scott MacDonald and the 1997 silver medal with Melissa Shields and Trevor Buttenham.

Higgins and Rice retired from competitive skating and toured professionally on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, for whom Higgins works as the ice show director. In 2009, Higgins was a contestant on Battle of the Blades. She was paired with hockey player Ken Daneyko and was eliminated in week four. In 2011, Higgins appeared in series 6 of ITV's Dancing on Ice, with whom she reached the semi finals. She also performed with Dr. Johnson Beharry VC and husband Sean Rice on the 2011 Dancing On Ice Tour. In 2012, Higgins was partnered with Chico Slimani for series 7 after Chesney Hawkes injured himself in training before the start of the new series. Chico and Jodeyne finished 3rd in the Final of Dancing on Ice Series 7.

Personal life[edit]

Higgins and Rice are married and have a daughter, Signey, born in October 2013.[1]

Competitive highlights[edit]

Pairs with Rice[edit]

Event 91–92 92–93 93–94 94–95 95–96 96–97 97–98 98–99
World Champ. 10th 14th
GP Skate Canada 3rd 6th
Skate America 5th
Trophée Lalique 6th
Nations Cup 4th 8th
Nebelhorn Trophy 3rd
Canadian Champ. 3rd J 3rd 6th 3rd 4th 4th 7th 5th
GP = Champions Series (Grand Prix); J = Junior level

Fours with Rice and others[edit]

Event 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997
Canadian Championships 3rd1 1st2 1st3 1st3 1st3 2nd4
Partners in addition to Sean Rice:
1 Janice Yeck / Scott MacDonald
2 Jodi Barnes / Rob Williams
3 Alison Purkiss / Scott MacDonald
4 Melissa Shields / Trevor Buttenham


  1. ^ "She's here". Serenity Photo. October 2013. 

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