Yuri Chesnichenko

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Yuri Chesnichenko
Hubbells with Netchaeva and Tchesnitchenko kiss & cry 2008-2009 JGPF.jpg
Chesnichenko (far left) with fellow coach Yaroslava Nechaeva and students Hubbell & Hubbell at the 2008-2009 Junior Grand Prix Final.
Personal information
Full nameYuri Chesnichenko
Former country(ies) representedLatvia
Soviet Union
Former partnerYaroslava Nechaeva

Yuri Chesnichenko (Russian: Юрий Чесниченко, also romanized French-style as Iouri Tchesnitchenko) is a former ice dancer who competed with Yaroslava Nechaeva for the Soviet Union, Russia, and Latvia. He currently lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan where he works as a coach.


Chesnichenko was partnered with Yaroslava Nechaeva when they were fourteen.[1] They won the silver medal at the 1992 World Junior Championships for the Soviet Union. The following season, they won silver at the 1992 Skate Canada International competing for Russia. In their final season, they switched to Latvia and placed 13th at the 1994 European Championships.

After retiring from competition, Nechaeva/Chesnichenko performed on tour with Torvill/Dean's Ice Adventures.[2] In 1999, they began coaching at the Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club in Ann Arbor, Michigan.[3]

Among Nechaeva and Chesnichenko's current and former students are Emily Samuelson / Todd Gilles,[4] Emily Samuelson / Evan Bates, Madison Hubbell / Keiffer Hubbell, and Lynn Kriengkrairut / Logan Giulietti-Schmitt.[5] At the 2007 U.S. Championships, their teams swept the junior ice dancing podium.

Competitive highlights[edit]

With Nechaeva

Event 1991–1992
European Championships 13th
World Junior Championships 2nd
Skate Canada International 2nd


  1. ^ Walker, Elvin (September 3, 2007). "Netchaeva and Tchesnitchenko Cultivate a Dynasty of Their Own". GoldenSkate. Retrieved June 19, 2011.
  2. ^ Frank, Karen (May 2004). "Iaroslava Netchaeva & Iouri Tchesnitchenko". ice-dance.com.
  3. ^ "Yuri Chesnichenko". Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club. Archived from the original on January 8, 2014.
  4. ^ Rutherford, Lynn (September 9, 2011). "New team Samuelson, Gilles to train in Ann Arbor". icenetwork.com. Retrieved September 9, 2011.
  5. ^ Walker, Elvin (June 19, 2011). "Kriengkrairut and Giulietti-Schmitt are ready for the spotlight". GoldenSkate. Retrieved June 19, 2011.