Paul Askham

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Paul Askham
Personal information
Full name Paul Askham
Country represented United Kingdom
Born (1962-10-26) 26 October 1962 (age 54)
Blackpool, England
Former partner Sharon Jones
Former coach Joan Slater MBE
Former choreographer Wayne Eagling
Skating club Altrincham Ice Dance & Figure Skating Club
Blackpool Ice Figure Skating Club

Paul Askham (born 26 October 1962) is an English former competitive ice dancer. With partner Sharon Jones, he is the 1985–1988 British national champion. They represented Great Britain at the 1988 Winter Olympics, where they placed 13th.[1]

They later went on to perform as principal skaters with Holiday on Ice, and also became the World Professional ice dance champions in Jaca.

Askham works as a coach in Seattle,[2] where he is also the director of Theatre on Ice.

Competitive highlights[edit]

(with Jones)

Event 1983–84 1984–85 1985–86 1986–87 1987–88 1988–89
Winter Olympics 13th
World Championships 15th 13th 13th 12th 9th
European Championships 11th 9th 8th 8th 6th
Skate America 4th
NHK Trophy 3rd 5th
International de Paris 2nd
British Championships 3rd 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st


  1. ^ "Paul Askham". Sports-reference. 
  2. ^ "Seattle Skating Club Professionals". Seattle Skating Club. Archived from the original on 8 December 2013.