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Famous Female Ice Skaters

Read about famous female figure skaters in this section.

Famous Women Olympic Figure Skaters
This article lists some of the most famous women in Olympic figure skating history.

Miki Ando - World and Japanese Figure Skating Champion
Miki Ando won the 2007 and 2011 world figure skating title. She also is the first and only woman who has landed a clean quadruple ice skating jump in an official figure skating competition.

Mao Asada - World and Japanese Figure Skating Champion
Mao Asada is the 2008 World Figure Skating Champion. She is also the 2007 and 2008 Japanese national figure skating champion.

Photos of Figure Skating Legend Maribel Vinson Owen
Figure skating legend and coach Maribel Vinson Owen won the U.S. ladies title in figure skating nine times. Owen and her two daughters, Laurence and "Little Maribel," were in the plane crash that killed the entire 1961 U.S. Figure Skating Team. Laurence Owen had just won the U.S. Ladies title and her older sister, Maribel Y. Owen, had won the...

Barbara Wagner Photos - Memories From an Olympic Pair Figure Skating Champion
With pair skating partner Bob Paul, Barbara Wagner won five Canadian national titles, four world championships, two North American championships, and the Winter Olympics.

Mao Asada Photo Gallery
Mao Asada is the 2008 and 2010 World Figure Skating Champion. She is also is a four-time Japanese national figure skating champion. At the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, Mao Asada won a silver medal.

Oksana Baiul - 1994 Olympic Ice Skating Champion
Oksana Baiul, from the Ukraine, won the 1994 Olympics in women's figure skating.

Nicole Bobek - Ice Skating Champion
Nicole Bobek was the 1995 United States National Figure Skating Champion.

Surya Bonaly - Ice Skating Legend
Surya Bonaly won the French national figure skating title nine times, the European figure skating title five times, and she placed second at the world figure skating championships three times. Bonaly is also known for being one of the only ice skaters who can land a back flip on one foot on the ice. She is now an American citizen and lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Lorna Brown Photo Gallery
Lorna Brown is a British and World Professional ice skating champion and a world and Olympic figure skating coach. This photo album contains some photos from her career as a professional figure skater.

Sasha Cohen - 2006 Olympic Silver Medalist
Sasha Cohen won a silver medal at the 2006 Olympics. She is considered one of the most beautiful figure skaters in the world.

Alissa Czisny - 2007 U.S. National Figure Skating Ladies Bronze Medalist
Alissa Czisny skated a dazzling performance at the 2007 U.S. National Figure Skating Championships. She won the long program and came in third overall. Her third place finish earned her a spot on the 2007 U.S. World Figure Skating Team.

Vikki de Vries Photos - 1982 US Ladies Figure Skating Silver Medalist
In 1982, U.S. figure skater, Vikki de Vries, won a silver medal at the United States National Figure Skating Championships. Many people believed she'd be on the 1984 Olympic figure skating team. In 1983, Vikki suffered a tendon injury. Sadly, she was forced to withdraw from the 1984 U.S. National Championships. This photo gallery includes...

Dianne DeLeeuw - 1975 World Champion and 1976 Olympic Silver Medalist
Dianne DeLeeuw won the World Figure Skating Championships in 1975 and was the Olympic Silver Medalist in 1976.

Rachael Flatt Photo Gallery
Most observers that see Rachael Flatt skate are impressed with her beautiful artistic presence and athletic ability.

Rachael Flatt - Young Figure Skating Champion
In 2005, Rachael Flatt won the U.S. National Novice Ladies Figure Skating title at age twelve and went on to win the silver medal in the Junior Ladies division in 2006. In 2007, she won the Senior Ladies title at both the Southwestern Regional and Midwestern Sectional competitions. Rachael hopes to compete in figure skating at the Olympics.

Peggy Fleming - 1968 Olympic Figure Skating Champion
Peggy Fleming is the 1968 Olympic Figure Skating Champion. She also was a world and U.S. National ladies figure skating champion. She was known for being both an athletic and graceful ice skater.

Linda Fratianne - World Champion and Ice Follies Star
Linda Fratianne was not only an Olympic medalist and World Champion, but she also was a star in Disney On Ice.

Dorothy Hamill - 1976 Olympic Champion
Dorothy Hamill won the 1976 Winter Olympics.

Dorothy Hamill Photo Gallery
This photo gallery includes photos of 1976 Olympic Figure Skating Champion, Dorothy Hamill.

Tonya Harding - Perhaps the Most Controversial Person in Skating
After the Olympics in 1994, it was alleged that Tonya Harding might have been part of the conspiracy to hurt Nancy Kerrigan. The incident increased the popularity of figure skating.

Sonja Henie - 1928, 1932, and 1936 Olympic Figure Skating Champion
Sonja Henie is considered a figure skating legend and is also considered the first ice skating celebrity. She won gold at three different Olympics and is known for bringing ballet to the ice.

Carol Heiss - 1960 Olympic Figure Skating Champion
Carol Heiss won the Olympics in 1960. She also won a silver medal in 1956. This profile gives some highlights of her figure skating career.

Emily Hughes - 2006 Olympic Figure Skater
Emily Hughes competed in the 2006 Olympics. She is the sister of 2002 Olympic Figure Skating Champion Sarah Hughes.

Midori Ito - Video of a Great Japanese Figure Skating Champion
Midori Ito was a Japanese figure skating champion. She was the first asian woman to win a world figure skating title. This video montage highlights Midori Ito and her skating.

Midori Ito - Japanese & World Figure Skating Champion & Olympic Silver Medalist
Japanese figure skating legend, Midori Ito, won the the 1989 World Figure Skating Championships and the 1992 Olympic Figure Skating Silver Medal. She was also the first female figure skater to land a triple/triple jump combination and a triple Axel in competition.

Ola Kamieniecki - Polish Figure Skating Champion and Clothing Designer
Ola Kamieniecki is the 2012 Figure Skating Champion of Poland. She also is the designer of Ola's Collection, a popular line of ice skating clothes.

Kim Yu-Na - Korean Figure Skating Champion and World Figure Skating Champion
Korean figure skating champion Kim Yu-Na is the 2009 Four Continents Figure Skating Champion and the 2009 World Figure Skating Champion.

Jennifer Kirk - Junior World and Four Continents Skating Champion
Jennifer Kirk won the Junior World Figure Skating title in 2000 and the Four Continents Championships in 2002.

Michelle Kwan - Figure Skating Legend
Michelle Kwan is considered a figure skating legend.

Nancy Kerrigan - Olympic Skating Medalist
Nancy Kerrigan was attacked just before competing at the 1994 U.S. National Figure Skating Championships. That attack caused the popularity of figure skating to increase.

Bebe Liang - Top Figure Skater
Since 2001, Bebe Liang has placed in the top ten at the United States National Figure Skating Championships in the senior ladies division. She is considered one of the most talented female figure skaters in the United States.

Tara Lipinski - 1998 Olympic Figure Skating Champion
In 1998, Tara Lipinski won the Olympic gold medal in figure skating at age fifteen.

Janet Lynn - Ice Skating Legend
Janet Lynn was the United States National Figure Skating Champion from 1969 through 1973. She won an Olympic bronze medal in 1972.

Elizabeth Manley - 1988 Olympic Figure Skating Silver Medaslist
At the 1988 Winter Olympics, figure skater, Elizabeth Manley, of Canada, skated the performance of her life. She won the long program. She was in third place after short program, came from behind and placed second overall. She almost won Olympic gold, but was delighted with her silver medal. After the 1988 Olympics, Manley became a Canadian celebrity.

Kimmie Meissner - 2006 World Figure Skating Champion
Kimmie Meissner won the 2006 World Figure Skating title. She is also known for landing a triple axel in competition.

Suna Murray - 1972 U.S. Ladies Bronze Medalist and Olympic Competitor
Suna Murray won the bronze medal at the U.S. National Figure Skating Championships in 1972. She competed for the United States in the 1972 Olympics.

Joannie Rochette - Canadian Figure Skating Champion
Five time Canadian National Figure Skating Champion Joannie Rochette is the 2009 world figure skating silver medalist, and the 2008 and 2009 Four Continents silver medalist. She also won the bronze medal at 2004 Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final.

Photos of Pair Figure Skating Legend Irina Rodnina
Irina Rodnina, is only pair skater who has won ten successive world figure skating titles and three successive Olympic figure skating gold medals. In addition, Rodnina won eleven European figure skating pairs championships. She is considered the most successful pair skater in history.

Barbara Ann Scott - 1948 Olympic Figure Skating Champion
Barbara Ann Scott was the first Canadian to win a gold medal in Olympic figure skating.

Katy Taylor - Rising Figure Skating Star
Katy Taylor is considered one of the top female skaters in the United States and may make the Olympics in 2010.

Sandy Rucker - 2005 U.S. National Junior Ladies Figure Skating Champion
Sandy Rucker won the 2005 U.S. Junior Ladies Figure Skating title. She was one of four figure skaters featured on the Learning Channel in 2006 in a television series called "Ice Diaries." She also performed as Michelle Trachtenberg's skating double in the movie "Ice Princess."

Debi Thomas - African American Figure Skating Champion and Legend
Debi Thomas is the only African American who ever won a medal in the Olympics in figure skating.

Rosanna Tovi - International Figure Skating Champion and Ice Show Star
Rosanna Tovi is an international figure skater. She and her skating partner and husband, Andrei Bannikov, have performed all over the world.

U.S. Figure Skater Ashley Wagner
Ashley Wagner is the 2012 U.S. Ladies Figure Skating Champion and the 2012 Four Continents Champion. She also is the 2008 U.S. National Figure Skating bronze medalist and the 2007 and 2009 World Junior Figure Skating bronze medalist.

Kristi Yamaguchi - 1992 Olympic Champion
Kristi Yamaguchi won the 1992 Olympics. She also competed in pair skating with partner Rudy Galindo. In 1989, she became the first woman, in thirty-five years, to win two medals at the U.S. nationals.

Caroline Zhang - 2007 Junior World Figure Skating Champion
Caroline Zhang won the silver medal at the 2007 United States National Figure Skating Championships in the Junior Ladies division. She went on to win the Junior World Championship. She is known for landing triple jump after triple jump. Many consider her talent equal to the talent of figure skating legend Michelle Kwan.

Caroline Zhang Video
Caroline Zhang won the silver medal at the United States National Figure Skating Championships in the Junior Ladies division in 2007. She also is the winner of the 2006 Junior Grand Prix Final. This is a video of Caroline Zhang practicing her program.

Elaine Zayak - World and National Figure Skating Champion
Elaine Zayak was the 1981 U.S. Figure Skating National Champion and the 1982 World Figure Skating Champion. She was the first female figure skater to land many triple jumps in competition.

Tenley Albright - 1956 Olympic Figure Skating Champion
Tenley Albright is the first American woman to win the Olympic gold medal in figure skating.

Gracie Gold - US Figure Skater and World Figure Skating Competitor
Gracie Gold is the 2012 United States Junior Ladies Champion. In 2013, she earned a spot on the United States World Figure Skating Team by winning the silver medal in the Championship Ladies event at the U.S. National Figure Skating Championships.

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