However, looks like the brother / sister combination was not very common in the Soviet Union / Russia.
I seem to recall that there was a brother/sister dance team who were actually from Germany and also skated in the 1988 Olympics. Their names were Bechera and Bechera and they were twins.
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The Jelineks were in the first Ice Show I ever saw. It was the Ice Capades and must have been the year they won Worlds because they were wearing those white costumes. I was 8 and my brother was 6, and I was so amazed that anyone could skate with their brother without getting into a fight!
"'Is this new BMW-designed sled the ultimate sledding machine for Langdon and Holcomb?' Leigh Diffey asked before the pair cruised to victory. I don’t know, but I know that sled is the ultimate Olympic Games product placement.." -- Jen Chaney
Sandra & Val Bezic can be added to the list.
Leslie and Cedric Monod of Switzerland haven't been mentioned yet, I think. They were pairs skaters and competed in the late 80s/early 90s. They were very young, I don't know if they competed at senior level.
Let's not forget the Beiers from Germany! (Christina and William--Ice Dance--lots of voids there...)
Here's another example of a brother/sister pair who teamed up early but didn't last perhaps again due to a growth spurt:
Katja and Knut Schubert - 1974 East German Championships
Knut Schubert would later team up with Birgit Lorenz to win 2 national championships and 2 European medals. He now coaches Vartmann and Van Cleave (who were 14th at this year's worlds).
Tracy and Scott Prussack 1976 US Jr Pair champions. They were the first team to land side by side triple toeloops. She got injured unfortunately after they moved up to Senior.
Actually in 1975 there where 4 brother sister pairs in juniors at the US Nationals. The Mitchells were first, Marrons were third, Prussacks were fourth, and Carruthers were ninth. It was really a three way tie for first between Mitchells, Mills/Kirby, and Marrons.Tracy and Scott Prussack 1976 US Jr Pair champions. They were the first team to land side by side triple toeloops. She got injured unfortunately after they moved up to Senior.
Also...I believe that the Prussacks tried side by side triple salchows during the exhibition at the 1976 championships at the old Broadmoor rink in Colorado Springs.
The Hugentoblers from Switzerland (ice-dance).