Hall Of Fame
Hanyu was born in Sendai, Miyagi, Japan, and began skating at the age of four.
Gracie Gold was born in Springfield, Illinois and began skating when she was eight. She started training with a professional from the age of 13.
Evgenia Medvedeva was born in Moscow in 1999 and began skating at the age of three. Trained by various coaches, in 2008 she moved to work with renowned coach Eteri Tutberidze at the Olympic Reserve Sports School, also in Moscow.
Ashley Wagner was born on a US army base in Heidelberg, Germany, and began skating at the age of five.
Adam Rippon was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He first started skating at the age of ten because his mother took him to the local ice rink.
Mao Asada was born in Nagoya, Aichi, and started figure skating at the age of five. Originally she was studying classical ballet from the age of three ...
Adelina Sotnikova was born in Moscow, Russia. She began skating at the age of four at an ice rink near her home
Ksenia Stolbova & Fedor Klimov
Ksenia and Fedor both hail from Saint Petersburg, Russia. They began skating at the ages of four and five.
Polina is from San Jose in California and first began skating at only 20 months old.
Alexa Scimeca and Chris Knierim
Pairs skaters Alexa Scimeca and Chris Knierim have been skating together since April 2012.
Tarah Kayne & Daniel O'Shea
Tarah Kayne was born on 28 Apri, 1993 in Fort Meyers, Florida. Daniel O'Shea was born 13 February, 1991 in Pontiac, Michigan. The duo first teamed up in April 2012.
Shoma Uno was born in Nagoya, Japan in 1997 and began skating when he was five years old.
Nathan Chen was born in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1999. He began figure skating when he was three years old and entered his first competition when he was only four.
Satoko Miyahara was born in Kyoto, Japan in 1998. She began skating aged five when her family moved to Houston, Texas.
Elena Radionova was born in Moscow in 1999 and was introduced to skating by her father when she was aged just 3 to align her clubfoot.
Mirai was born in Montebello, California, and began skating at the age of five
Maxim Trankov and Tatiana Volsozhar
Maxim and Tatiana began skating at the age of four. They first started skating together in 2010.
Yulia Lipnitskaya was born in Yekaterinburg, Russia. She began skating at the age of four.
Yan Han was born in 1996 in Harbin, China and started skating at the age of five. In 2012 he moved to Bejing to train under Shuguang Jai, making his junior international debut during the 2009-2010 season.
Joshua Farris was born in Renton, Washington in 1995 and began skating aged five after his mum took him for his birthday.
Denis Ten was born in Almaty, Kazakhstan and began skating at the age of five.
Jeremy Abbott was born in Aspen, Colarado and started skating at the age of two.
Evgenia Tarasova & Vladamir Morozov
Evgenia Tarasova & Vladamir Morozov first began skating together in 2012. Having both skated as singles and then as pairs with other partners, Nina Mozer, whose group they both trained in, suggested they skate together. Stanislav Morozov initially coached the pair before they switched to work with their current coach, Andrei Hekalo.
Angela Wang began skating aged five, just after the 2002 Winter Olympics were held in her hometown of Salt Lake City, Utah.
Vanessa James and Morgan Ciprés
Vanessa James was born in Ontario, Canada. Inspired by watching the 1998 Winter Olympics on TV, she began figure skating aged 10. Morgan Ciprès, born in Melun, France, began skating aged four.
Tom Zakrajsek – better known as Coach Tom Z – is a world-renowned figure skating coach and former competitive athlete.
Takahito Mura was born in Matsudo City, Japan, and began skating at the age of three.
Evan Lysacek was born in Chicago, Illinois, and began skating at the age of eight. His grandmother has a keen interest in ice skating and bought Evan his first pair of ice skates for Christmas.
Yuna Kim was born in Bucheon, Gyeonggi, and began skating at the age of seven. Kim showed signs of potential from the start and her coach at the time encouraged her parents to continue with her training.
John Coughlin is an American pairs figure skater. Born in Kansas City, Missouri, he began skating aged 5 and spent most of his junior career skating with Bridget Namiotka where he saw his first U.S. medal, winning silver in the U.S. National Championships.
Kimmie Meissner started skating aged six after being inspired by watching her older brothers playing ice hockey.
Ryan Bradley was born in Saint Joseph, Missouri, and began skating at the age of two.
Daisuke Takahashi was born in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, and began figure skating when he was eight years old.
ALIONA SAVCHENKO AND ROBIN SZOLKOWY
Aliona Savchenko was born in Obukhiv, near Kiev, and began skating at the age of five where she practiced with her father on a lake.
Alexander Majorov was born in St Petersburg, Russia, but emmigrated to Sweden when he was one year old.
Min-Jeong Kwak was born in Seoul, South Korea, and started skating at the age of five.
Peter Liebers was born in Berlin, Germany, and started skating at the age of six.
Cheltzie Lee was born in Campbelltown, New South Wales, and began skating at the age of five.
Silete Yretha was born in Melun, Seine-et-Marne, and began skating at the age of six.
Taras Rajec has won the 2012 Slovak National Championship and the Grand Prix SNP.
Amélie Lacoste was born in Montreal, Quebec, and began skating at the age of five. In her early career she won the novice national title in 2003 and the junior national title in 2005.
Sarah Meier was born in Bülach, Zurich, and first started skating at the age of two. She enjoyed being on the ice so much that her mother enrolled her in children’s courses at four years old.
Steven Cousins was born in Chester, England, and began skating at the age of six. He originally wanted to learn to play the guitar but his older brother wanted to skate so that’s what he ended up doing.
Laura Lepisto was born in Espoo, Finland, and started skating at the age of four. As well as skating, Lepisto is also completing higher education at Aalto University School of Economics in Helsinki.
Joannie Rochette was born in Montreal, Quebec, and started skating at the age of two when her mother took her to the ice rink.
Dominic started skating from eight years old and is one of John Wilson’s sponsored skaters.
Emmanuel Savary has been skating from a young age, and at the age of seven he qualified for the Junior Nationals.
JUSTIN FREDERICK LY
Justin Frederick Ly represents San Diego Figure Skating Club and Salt Lake Figure Skating Club. So far in his figure skating career he has won the Golden West Championships.