Judy Schwomeyer

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Judy Schwomeyer
Personal information
Full name Judy Schwomeyer
Country represented  United States
Born (1950-11-14) November 14, 1950 (age 66)
Indianapolis, Indiana
Partner James Sladky
Former coach Ron Ludington
Skating club WC of Indianapolis

Judy Schwomeyer (married name Sladky; born November 14, 1950[1]) is an American ice dancer and actress. As a figure skater, she competed with partner James Sladky. They were five time (1968–1972) U.S. national champions.[2] They are the 1970 World silver medalists and the 1969 & 1971-1972 World bronze medalists.[3]

With coach Ron Ludington, Schwomeyer & Sladky created the Yankee Polka compulsory dance.[4] They first performed it as a competitive program in 1969.

Following their retirement from competitive skating, Schwomeyer & Sladky skated professionally. Schwomeyer also became an actress. She is the Muppeteer of Alice Snuffleupagus in Sesame Street and portrayed Snoopy in Jingle All the Way.

She and Sladky later married and were divorced 19 years later.[5] They were inducted into the United States Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 1991.

Dance competition record[edit]

Event 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972
World Championships 8th 4th 3rd 2nd 3rd 3rd
North American Championships 3rd 2nd 1st
U.S. Championships 6th 3rd 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st


  1. ^ Rheta Grimsley Johnson: Good Grief: The Story of Charles M. Schulz, p. 149. Ravette Books, Sussex 1989.
  2. ^ "Past U.S. Champions - Senior" (PDF).  (123 KiB)
  3. ^ "ISU Official Results: World Figure Skating Championships - Dance" (PDF). 
  4. ^ "ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships, Day 1". International Skating Union. 2008-02-13. Retrieved 2009-03-08. 
  5. ^ Elliott, Helene (2002-01-07). "In Long Run, Little Things Remain". L.A. Times. Retrieved 2009-03-08. 

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