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In case you've wondered whatever happened to Deanna Stellato . . .

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by manleywoman, May 21, 2013.

  1. manleywoman

    manleywoman podcast mistress

  2. maureenfarone

    maureenfarone Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the link manleywoman. I remember Deanna from 2000 Nationals and from a tv broadcast. She was talented and had a lot of promise. Such a shame about the hip injury. I'm glad to see that she has found something that she enjoys doing and she certainly looks good.
  3. leafygreens

    leafygreens Well-Known Member


    Here's an older article about her. I barely remember her and had no idea she had such great early results. She earned a 6.0 for presentation at the Keri Lotion Classic. It's sad thinking what could have been.

    The hip injury still bothers her. It almost sounds like she has a labral tear, which so many skaters have. I hope that she has gotten adequate medical care and was not misdiagnosed.
  4. ks1227

    ks1227 Well-Known Member

    I remember seeing her the year when she skated as a one-stop, local guest in the Chicago show of Champions On Ice (she was from one of our suburbs), sometime before her injury but after she was getting a lot of attention. I assume this was in 2000, but I don't really remember very clearly (the shows from that era sort of fade together with the passing of time). I was sure at the time that Stellato was going to be part of a new roster of U.S. stars in women's skating, including Sasha Cohen and Jennifer Kirk. The career-ending injury was thus really sad to me. But I'm glad she's found a career, which is better than some figure skating champions can say!
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  5. skateboy

    skateboy Well-Known Member

    Wow, I don't remember her. But she was a beautiful skater.

    Found her last competitive program, Skate Canada 2000 (where she had her career-ending injury). Very sad, this was still a nice program:

  6. BittyBug

    BittyBug And the band played on

  7. demetriosj

    demetriosj Well-Known Member

    Yes, thank goodness she seems to have found something she really enjoys doing post-skating career. She seems very happy!
  8. Dr.Siouxs

    Dr.Siouxs Well-Known Member

    I loved her skating, great to know she's found success! :40beers:
  9. overedge

    overedge Janny uber

  10. jlai

    jlai Title-less

    I adored her skating. I wish she had a slightly longer senior career by not attempting that 3 sal/3 lp combo but that was shortly after Tara won gold with her own loop combos
  11. shine

    shine Well-Known Member

    Girl had everything. That program from Keri Lotion said it all. She had very developed, beautiful presentation which is a lot more than you can say for most of the 17-year-old skaters.
    It really was a real shame..
  12. paskatefan

    paskatefan Well-Known Member

    Happy to hear that she has found success in what she does. I enjoyed her very much on the ice.
  13. aftershocks

    aftershocks Well-Known Member

    Yahoo, Mountain Dew!!!

    Congrats Deanna on your partnering with Nate, and welcome back to competitive figure skating! :cheer: