Valdis Mintals

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Valdis Mintals
Personal information
Full nameValdis Mintals
Country representedEstonia
Born (1979-12-11) 11 December 1979 (age 39)
Tallinn, Estonia
Height1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Former partnerViktoria Shklover
Ekaterina Nekrassova
Former coachGennadi Krasnitski
Ludmila Velikova
I. Kononova
Anna Levandi
Klara Belousovska
Skating clubFSC Medal, Tallinn
Began skating1984

Valdis Mintals (born 11 December 1979 in Tallinn) is an Estonian pair skater.

With partner Ekaterina Nekrassova, he is a multiple Estonian national champion. They competed at the World, European, and World Junior Championships before ending their partnership in 1998.

From 1998 through 2002, Mintals competed with Viktoria Shklover. They were the 1998-2002 Estonian national champions. They competed twice at the World Junior Championships, and three times at the World and European Championships. Their highest placement at an ISU Championship was 10th at the 2000 and 2001 European Championships.

Early in his career, Mintals competed in single skating.

Following his retirement in 2002 from competitive skating, Mintals performed in touring ice shows and ice theater.[1][2]


(with Shklover)

Season Short program Free skating


With Shklover[edit]

Event 1998–1999 1999–2000 2000–2001 2001–2002
World Championships 17th 19th 17th
European Championships 10th 10th 11th
GP Trophée Lalique 9th
Nebelhorn Trophy 6th 6th 6th
Skate Israel 7th
International: Junior
Junior Worlds 10th 9th
JGP Final 4th
JGP France 2nd 3rd
JGP Hungary 7th
JGP Poland 6th
JGP Netherlands 2nd
JGP Sweden 1st
Tallinn Cup 3rd
Estonian Championships 1st 1st 1st 1st
GP = Grand Prix; JGP = Junior Grand Prix

With Nekrassova[edit]

Event 1995–1996 1996–1997 1997–1998
World Championships 22nd 20th 23rd
European Championships 17th 15th 13th
Intern. St. Gervais 9th
Karl Schäfer Memorial 7th
Nebelhorn Trophy 8th
International: Junior
Junior Worlds 18th 14th
Blue Swords 14th
Estonian Championships 1st 1st


  1. ^ Lucas-Scott, Paul (7 March 2012). "Cinderella on Ice (tour – Eastbourne, Congress Theatre)". What's on Stage.
  2. ^ "Russian Ice Stars". Archived from the original on 22 March 2012. Retrieved 22 March 2012.
  3. ^ a b "Viktoria SHKLOVER / Valdis MINTALS: 2001/2002". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 21 October 2002.
  4. ^ a b c "Viktoria SHKLOVER / Valdis MINTALS: 2000/2001". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 20 April 2001.
  5. ^ "Viktoria Shklover & Valdis Mintals". Pairs on Ice. Archived from the original on 30 November 2007.
  6. ^ "Jekaterina Nekrassova & Valdis Mintals". Pairs on Ice. Archived from the original on 1 December 2007.

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