Skaters who's Parents were also Skaters

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  1. FSWer

    FSWer Well-Known Member

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    Ok. Today I am looking Skaters who's Parents were also Skaters (not Parents who were Hockey Players,Speed Skaters,etc. Just Competitive Skaters befor their Kids). I'm not sure how many we can think of. So I'll just start by saying,that as far as I know and have heard...don't quote me on this one too...but wasn't Alissa Czisny's Mom (Debbie = Mrs.Czisny) a Competitive Skater herself? Can anyone please confurm this? Thanks.
     
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  3. MR-FAN

    MR-FAN Kostner Softie

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    Yuka Sato springs to mind, both parents made it to the Olympics
     
  4. MikiAndoFan#1

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    Takahiko Kozuka's father, Tsuguhiko Kozuka, was a singles skater.
     
  5. orbitz

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    John Baldwin.
     
  6. smarts1

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    Ksenia Makarova, I think?
     
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    Laurence and Maribel Y. Owen, daughters of Maribel Vinson Owen.
     
  8. orbitz

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    Artur Dimitriv's son is a current competitive skater.
     
  9. Cherub721

    Cherub721 YEAH!

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    Carolina Kostner's mother was a figure skater.

    Peter Tcherynshev's grandfather was a Soviet champion.

    I feel like a few of the Finnish girls had moms who skated... Alisa Drei and maybe others? I don't remember.
     
  10. bibi

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    and also his grandfather :)
     
  11. essence_of_soy

    essence_of_soy Well-Known Member

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    Correct. Her parents are Larissa Selezneva & Oleg Makarov, the 1987 & 1989 European Pairs' Champions.
     
  12. zilam98

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    oh wow, now that's a family of skaters i know of--and pretty recent too.
     
  13. Sylvia

    Sylvia Bring on the JGP & Sr B comps!

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    From Alissa's official site: http://figureskatersonline.com/alissaczisny/site/about-alissa/
    From the above excerpt, it sounds like Mrs. Czisny skated recreationally as an adult at least, but I don't recall reading anything online about her being an adult competitive skater.

    Here are three examples of young competitive skaters -- the children of accomplished skater parents -- who qualified for and competed in the US Junior (Intermediate/Juvenile level) Nationals last month...

    1992 Olympic gold medalist ice dancers Sergei Ponomarenko and Marina Klimova have a 10-year-old son, Anthony Ponomarenko, who finished 5th in Intermediate Dance with his partner (Feng/Ponomarenko also won the U.S. Juvenile Dance bronze last year).

    Isabelle Brasseur (of the 1993 World and 5-time Canadian pair champs Brasseur/Eisler) and Rocky Marval (of the 1992 & 1993 US pair champs Urbanski/Marval) have an 11-year-old daughter, Gabriella Marvaldi, who won the Juvenile Pairs title.

    Maxim Naumov, the 10-year-old son of 1994 World pair champs Vadim Naumov and Evgenia Shishkova, placed 7th in the Juvenile Boys final round.
     
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  14. overedge

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    Fedor Andreev (Marina Zoueva's son).
     
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    Michal Březina's father was a competitive skater.
    Krisztina Czakó's father was a competitive skater.
    Petra Burka's mother was a competitive skater.
    Gabriele Seyfert's mother, Jutta Müller, was a competitive skater.
    Viktoria and Joshi Helgesson's mother was a competitive skater.
    Ashley Cain's father competed for Australia.
    Fedor Andreev's mother, Marina Zueva, was a competitive skater.

    In addition, the following skaters were coached by a parent, and I assume that parent was a former competitive skater: Marina Kielmann, Kate Charbonneau, Ivana Reitmayerová/Peter Reitmayer and Kristian/Taavi Rand.
     
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  16. zilam98

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    i wish daria grinkova continued to pursue amateur skating--talk about the blood of two olympic and world champs running in her veins!
     
  17. zilam98

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    i wish her half-sister, liza, will continue the path of champs.
     
  18. Sylvia

    Sylvia Bring on the JGP & Sr B comps!

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    For her sake, I'm glad she didn't, and that she went on to pursue other sports and interests outside of skating. :)
     
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    Is Viktor Petrenko's daughther, Victoria, still skating? I remember seeing her and Viktor on one of Kristi's show just a few years ago. How old is she by now?
     
  20. Sylvia

    Sylvia Bring on the JGP & Sr B comps!

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    Victoria Petrenko is 14 years old. She quit skating a few years ago (she had success at the Juvenile level in local competitions) and is a competitive tennis player now, last I heard.
     
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    I'll add Gordi Pots. His mom was a single skater before becoming a pairs skater with his dad.
     
  22. TwizzlerS

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    Maxim Zavosin's parents were competitive ice dancers for the USSR.
     
  23. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Julia, Elena, Anna, Liza, and Sasha

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    They were also the 1984 Olympic pairs bronze medallists.
     
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  25. Sylvia

    Sylvia Bring on the JGP & Sr B comps!

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    Yes. She's 10 years old and her mother is French ice dancer Caroline Douarin. She won Group B of the Pre-Juvenile Girls Free Skate at 2011 Liberty (video linked in the post above):
    Final Standings Place Name 1 2 3 4 5 Maj. Tie Br.
    1. Annabelle Morozov, Ice House of New Jers... 1 1 1 1 1 5/1
     
  26. Frau Muller

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    German elite singles skater, Julia Pfrengle, is the daughter of Claudia Leistner, many-times Worlds & Euros contender (including Euro champ in '89). The father was a West German pairs champ.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julia_Pfrengle

    Julia was 10th at the 2010 Jr Worlds and 3rd in Sr Nationals. She seems to have been off last season (2010/11) due to injury but I see that she's on the roster for this season's Sr Nationals, coming up later this week. Good luck, Julia!
     
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  27. Frau Muller

    Frau Muller President of Dick Button Appreciation Club

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    Does anyone know if Germany's Sandy Hoffmann (at recent jr g-p event in Milan and jr g-p Lake Placid in 2009) is related to the famous (some say 'infamous') skater-then-judge Jan Hoffmann? Both seem to be from the same Dresden-Chemnitz area of Germany....so maybe they are? Sandy was born in April 1993.

    'Hoffmann' is a somewhat common name, I realize...
     
  28. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Julia, Elena, Anna, Liza, and Sasha

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    I heard she was going to college. Did she take up another sport or will she just be studying?
     
  29. VarBar

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    I thought so but I wasn't sure. Thank you for the info.:)
     
  30. briancoogaert

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    Wheeee ! Watch this, this is so cute :
    http://youtu.be/pFpUXrGnPw8?t=7s