Louann Donovan

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Louann Donovan
Personal information
Country represented United States
Born (1986-09-26) September 26, 1986 (age 31)
Boston, Massachusetts
Former coach Mary and Evy Scotvold
Former choreographer Mary Scotvold, Cheryl Franks
Former skating club SC Boston
Former training locations Dennis, Massachusetts
Began skating 1992

Louann Donovan (born September 26, 1986) is an American former competitive figure skater. She is the 2004 Nebelhorn Trophy champion and competed in two World Junior Championships, placing as high as sixth.


Donovan initially played ice hockey. She began taking figure skating lessons after watching Nancy Kerrigan compete at the 1992 Olympics.[1]

Donovan won the junior title at the 2002 U.S. Championships. She was assigned to the 2002 World Junior Championships and placed sixth. The following season, Donovan won a silver medal on the ISU Junior Grand Prix series and then debuted on the senior level at the U.S. Championships, placing ninth. She was sent to the 2003 World Junior Championships and finished tenth.

Donovan won gold in her senior international debut at the 2004 Nebelhorn Trophy. Doing a triple flip after the event, she broke the navicular bone of her right foot in half.[2] As doctors initially believed it was a sprain, she attempted to compete at the 2004 Finlandia Trophy and injured her foot further.[2]

As of 2007, Donovan works as a skating director at the Icenter in Salem, New Hampshire.[2]


Season Short program Free skating
  • The Given
    by Michael Smith


Event 99–00 00–01 01–02 02–03 03–04 04–05
Nebelhorn Trophy 1st
Finlandia Trophy WD
International: Junior[3][4]
Junior Worlds 6th 10th
JGP Bulgaria 6th
JGP Canada 2nd
JGP Italy 7th
JGP Slovakia 5th
Triglav Trophy 2nd J
U.S. Champ. 3rd N 6th J 1st J 9th 16th
JGP = Junior Grand Prix; WD = Withdrew
Levels: N = Novice; J = Junior


  1. ^ "Louann Donovan: Interview". Golden Skate. September 11, 2002. 
  2. ^ a b c Fawcett, Laura (April 30, 2007). "Former Junior Champ Louann Donovan Takes on New Challenges Off the Ice". U.S. Figure Skating. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Louann DONOVAN: 2002/2003". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on January 3, 2007. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Louann DONOVAN: 2001/2002". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 12, 2002. 

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