Walker in 2011
|Born||25 December 1990|
|Height||1.82 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|Former coach||Franca Bianconi, Rosanna Murante, Myriam Loriol-Oberwiler, Brigitte Balman, Patricia Montanari, Heinz Wirz|
|Former choreographer||Sandra Schaer, Kinsun Chan, Sandra Garde, Jean-François Ballester, Emanuel Accard, Stéphane Walker, Erland Moeckli|
|Skating club||CP Sion|
|Former skating club||CP Neuchâtel|
|Training locations||Sesto San Giovanni, Italy|
|Former training locations||Neuchâtel, Sion, and Bern|
|ISU personal best scores|
2016 CS Warsaw Cup
2016 CS Warsaw Cup
2016 CS Ondrej Nepela Memorial
Stéphane Walker (born 25 December 1990) is a Swiss figure skater. Competing in men's singles, he won ten international medals, including two on the ISU Challenger Series, and became a five-time Swiss national champion (2013–14, 2016–18). He appeared in the final segment at seven ISU Championships (six European Championships and the 2014 World Championships).
- 1 Career
- 2 Programs
- 3 Results
- 4 References
- 5 External links
Walker began learning to skate in 1994. His ISU Junior Grand Prix debut came in September 2007; he placed 20th at the Tallinn Cup in Estonia. In the 2007–08 season, he was coached by Heinz Wirz in Sion and Bern, Switzerland.
By the 2009–10 season, Walker was training under Myriam Loriol-Oberwiler in Neuchâtel. He was sent to the 2010 World Junior Championships in The Hague but was eliminated after placing 30th in the short program.
2010–2011 through 2012–2013
In January 2011, Walker appeared at his first senior ISU Championship, the 2011 European Championships in Bern, and qualified for the final segment. He placed 10th in the preliminary round, 24th in the short program, 24th in the free skate, and 24th overall.
Walker reached the free skate at two ISU Championships – he finished 17th at the 2014 European Championships in January in Budapest, Hungary, and 23rd at the 2014 World Championships in March in Saitama, Japan.
Walker had surgery on his right foot in June 2014 and spent ten weeks in a cast. He resumed training in mid-November 2014. He competed at the 2015 European Championships in Stockholm and 2015 World Championships in Shanghai but was eliminated after the short program at both events.
2015–2016 and 2016–2017 seasons
By December 2015, Walker was training under Franca Bianconi and Rosanna Murante in Sesto San Giovanni, Italy. At the 2016 European Championships in Bratislava, he placed 22nd in the short, 18th in the free, and 19th overall. He also qualified to the free skate at the 2017 European Championships in Ostrava, placing 19th in the short, 15th in the free, and 17th overall.
Walker finished 9th at the 2017 CS Nebelhorn Trophy. Due to his result, Switzerland was the second alternate country for the men's event at the 2018 Winter Olympics. He placed 18th (16th in the short, 20th in the free) at the 2018 European Championships in Moscow. He did not advance to the free skate at the 2018 World Championships in Milan.
|Season||Rhythm dance||Free dance|
|Season||Short program||Free skating|
Ice dancing with Wróblewska
|CS Ice Challenge||8th|
|CS Warsaw Cup||9th||3rd||2nd|
|Cup of Nice||8th||14th||12th|
|Cup of Tyrol||4th||6th|
|JGP Czech Rep.||7th|
- "Stephane WALKER: 2017/2018". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 12 May 2018.
- "Stephane WALKER: 2007/2008". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 11 December 2007.
- "Stephane WALKER: 2009/2010". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 8 May 2010.
- "Stephane WALKER: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 23 May 2015.
- "PATINAGE ARTISTIQUE Le tenant du titre Stéphane Walker, du CP Neuchâtel, doit renoncer sur blessure" [Title-holder Stéphane Walker forced to withdrew due to injury] (PDF) (in French). L'Express (Neuchâtel) - L'Impartial. 11 December 2014. Archived (PDF) from the original on 11 March 2016.
- "Stephane WALKER: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 28 May 2016.
- "Les champions suisses élites 2016 de patinage artistique sont connus" [2016 Swiss figure skating champions have been crowned] (in French). Swiss Ice Skating. 13 December 2015. Archived from the original on 11 March 2016.
- "Victoria e Carlo a caccia di una conferma". Corriere del Ticino (in Italian). 14 December 2018.
- "Stephane WALKER: 2016/2017". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 19 May 2017.
- "Stephane WALKER: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 22 June 2014.
- "Stephane WALKER: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 30 August 2013.
- "Stephane WALKER: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 30 January 2011.
- "Competition Results: Stephane WALKER". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 15 December 2018.
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