Yes, I think you have the year correct (or close). I was very much in my androgynous high school phase and didn't wear any kind of dress or skirt for three years around that time - I'd stopped competing by then but still skated in local shows and always wore a unitard rather than a dress in those- Frost had made it acceptable at our rink since she trained there a few times during that phase so I was grateful to her.
Thank you - Jill Frost was one of the skaters I was thinking of who wore a unitard. There is a brief clip of her wearing one in this compilation:
Although Rosalyn Sumners and Elaine Zayak dominated ladies skating in the early 80's, there was a group of interesting ladies just underneath them that (with...