Michael Chack

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Michael Chack
Personal information
Country represented United States
Born (1971-08-25) August 25, 1971 (age 45)
Toms River, New Jersey
Former coach Peter Burrows
Frank Carroll
Former choreographer Lori Nichol
Former training locations Lake Arrowhead, California
Began skating 1976
Retired 1999

Michael Chack (born August 25, 1971)[1] is an American former competitive figure skater. He won gold medals at four senior international events, Nebelhorn Trophy, Karl Schäfer Memorial, Piruetten, and Winter Universiade, and one bronze, at the 1994 Trophée de France. Chack also won one senior national medal, bronze at the 1993 U.S. Championships.[2] After his performance was skipped by the broadcaster, his surname became part of figure skating's colloquial vocabulary, e.g. "to chack" meaning to omit a good performance from a television broadcast.

Chack withdrew from the 1994 U.S. Championships due to a groin pull and a stress fracture in his right leg.[3] He was coached by Peter Burrows for 14 years and by Frank Carroll for five years.[4] After retiring from competition in 1999, he began touring with Holiday on Ice.[4]


Event 90–91 91–92 92–93 93–94 94–95 95–96 96–97 97–98 98–99
Skate America 4th
Trophée de France 3rd
Schäfer Memorial 1st
Nebelhorn Trophy 1st
Piruetten 1st 1st
St. Gervais 2nd
Universiade 1st
U.S. Champ. 5th 7th 3rd WD 10th 7th 9th 8th
WD: Withdrew


  1. ^ a b c "Michael CHACK". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 20, 2016. 
  2. ^ Bondy, Filip (January 24, 1993). "FIGURE SKATING; Kerrigan And Davis Win Titles". The New York Times. 
  3. ^ Longman, Jere (January 5, 1994). "FIGURE SKATING; Mitchell Takes a Shot At Reversing His Luck". The New York Times. 
  4. ^ a b Elfman, Lois (August 19, 2010). "Michael Chack moves west to San Francisco". IceNetwork. 

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