Famous Figure Skaters - List of Famous Figure Skaters

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear of figure skating? Individuals, pairs, and groups of talented skaters gliding gracefully across ice, putting up a remarkable display of their skills for the onlookers! Figure skating is a popular winter sport; in fact it was the first winter sport included in the Olympics, in 1908. It is a fascinating sport to watch, with the skaters performing spectacular spins, moves, jumps, lifts, and spirals in the field. While the history of figure skating stretches back to prehistoric times, American skater Jackson Haines is often regarded as the first skater to incorporate ballet and dance movements into his skating, thus heralding in the era of modern figure skating in the mid-19th century. In the early 20th century, Ulrich Salchow, a Swede skater, dominated the sport by winning the World Figure Skating Championships ten times. Fast forward a few decades, and the sport had become one of the most glamorous in the sporting world. The skaters who popularized ice skating in the later part of the 20th century included the likes of Hayes Alan Jenkins, David Jenkins, Tenley Albright, Donald Jackson, and Carol Heiss. Read on to know more about famous figure skaters from all over the world.

The Most Famous Figure Skaters

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Monika DannemannJune 24, 1945GermanCheck out all that you wanted to know about Monika Dannemann, the famous German Figure Skater & Painter; her birthday, her family and personal life, her boyfriends, fun trivia facts and more.
Yuzuru HanyuDecember 7, 1994JapaneseYuzuru Hanyu is a Japanese figure skater
Tonya HardingNovember 12, 1970AmericanTonya Harding is a retired American figure skater
Dorothy HamillJuly 26, 1956AmericanDorothy Stuart Hamill is an American figure skater
Nancy KerriganOctober 13, 1969AmericanNancy Kerrigan is an American actor and a former figure skating champion
Annabel Bowlen1956CanadianAnnabel Bowlen is the wife of Pat Bowlen
Nicki GruttadauriaJuly 9, 1996AmericanCheck out all that you wanted to know about Nicki Gruttadauria, the famous American Instagram star; her birthday, her family and personal life, her boyfriends, fun trivia facts and more.

Tonya Harding

Tonya Harding is a retired American figure skater

AmericanNovember 12, 1970204 views

Nicki Gruttadauria

Check out all that you wanted to know about Nicki Gruttadauria, the famous American Instagram star; her birthday, her family and personal life, her boyfriends, fun trivia facts and more.

AmericanJuly 9, 199697 views

Annabel Bowlen

Annabel Bowlen is the wife of Pat Bowlen

Canadian1956149 views

Dorothy Hamill

Dorothy Stuart Hamill is an American figure skater

AmericanJuly 26, 1956184 views

Yuzuru Hanyu

Yuzuru Hanyu is a Japanese figure skater

Monika Dannemann

Check out all that you wanted to know about Monika Dannemann, the famous German Figure Skater & Painter; her birthday, her family and personal life, her boyfriends, fun trivia facts and more.

GermanJune 24, 19451,362 views

Nancy Kerrigan

Nancy Kerrigan is an American actor and a former figure skating champion

AmericanOctober 13, 1969182 views