Famous American Figure Skaters

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Nancy Kerrigan
(American Former Figure Skater and Olympic Silver Medalist )
Nancy Kerrigan
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Birthdate: October 13, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stoneham, Massachusetts, United States
Figure skater Nancy Kerrigan is best known for her 1993 U.S. Figure Skating Championship win. She has also won medals at the 1991 and 1992 World Championships and the 1992 and 1994 Winter Olympics. She was attacked and injured by a man hired by her rival Tonya Harding’s former husband. 
 2 
Tara Lipinski
(Figure Skater)
Tara Lipinski
441
Birthdate: June 10, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
 3 
Michelle Kwan
(Figure skater)
Michelle Kwan
399
Birthdate: July 7, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Torrance, California, United States
 4 
Dorothy Hamill
(Figure Skater)
Dorothy Hamill
171
Birthdate: July 26, 1956
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Dorothy Hamill is a retired figure skater whose efforts gave the United States of America an Olympic gold at the 1976 Winter Olympics. Despite suffering from chronic depression for much of her adult life, Dorothy Hamill served as a mentor to Rachael Flatt, who won the gold medal at the 2008 World Junior Figure Skating Championships.

 5 
Nathan Chen
(Figure skater)
Nathan Chen
5498
Birthdate: May 5, 1999
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Salt Lake City
 6 
Kristi Yamaguchi
(Figure skater)
Kristi Yamaguchi
181
Birthdate: July 12, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hayward, California, United States
 7 
Tonya Harding
(American Former Figure Skater)
Tonya Harding
168
Birthdate: November 12, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States

American figure skater, Tonya Harding, was the 1991 and 1994 US champion but her 1994 title was taken away after a controversy erupted regarding her ex-husband. He was charged with planning an attack on a rival American skater, Nancy Kerrigan. Tonya Harding was banned for life by the US Figure Skating Association after she pleaded guilty to conspiracy to obstruct justice.

 8 
Scott Hamilton
(Retired American Figure Skater and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Scott Hamilton
390
Birthdate: August 28, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Toledo, Ohio, United States

Known for his innovative footwork sequences, Scott Hamilton is a retired figure skater, credited with imbibing an air of athleticism into men’s figure skating. Remembered for winning four consecutive U.S. championships and four World Championships between 1981 and 1984, topping his feat with a gold medal at the 1984 Olympics, he later co-founded Stars on Ice—a touring figure skating show—and authored three books.

 9 
Brian Boitano
(American figure skater)
Brian Boitano
179
Birthdate: October 22, 1963
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mountain View, California, United States
 10 
Johnny Weir
(Figure Skater Known for Being ‘A Very Lyrical Skater’ and ‘An Entertaining Artisan')
Johnny Weir
1626
Birthdate: July 2, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Coatesville, Pennsylvania, United States

American figure skating champion Johnny Weir is also a two-time Olympian and has several medals in his kitty, including a bronze in the 2008 World Championship. The son of a nuclear engineer father, he was a skilled equestrian before he began training in skating at 12.

 11 
Sasha Cohen
(Figure skater)
Sasha Cohen
139
Birthdate: October 26, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Westwood, California, United States
 12 
Dick Button
(Actor, figure skater)
Dick Button
124
Birthdate: July 18, 1929
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Englewood, New Jersey, United States
 13 
Meryl Davis
(Ice dancer)
Meryl Davis
159
Birthdate: January 1, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Royal Oak, Michigan, United States
 14 
Mirai Nagasu
(Figure skater)
Mirai Nagasu
175
Birthdate: April 16, 1993
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Montebello, California
 15 
Apolo Ohno
(Short track speed skater)
Apolo Ohno
147
Birthdate: May 22, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington (state) Washington
 16 
Adam Rippon
(Figure skater)
Adam Rippon
202
Birthdate: November 11, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States
 17 
Peggy Fleming
(American figure skater)
Peggy Fleming
140
Birthdate: July 27, 1948
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Jose, California, United States
 18 
Javier Fernández
(Figure skater)
Javier Fernández
632
Birthdate: April 15, 1991
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
 19 
Lynn-Holly Johnson
(Figure skater)
Lynn-Holly Johnson
137
Birthdate: December 13, 1958
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
 20 
Sarah Hughes
(Figure Skater)
Sarah Hughes
133
Birthdate: May 2, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Great Neck, New York, United States
 21 
Evan Lysacek
(American figure skater)
Evan Lysacek
175
Birthdate: June 4, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
 22 
Charlie White
(Figure skater, Ice dancer)
Charlie White
139
Birthdate: October 24, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Royal Oak, Michigan, United States
 23 
Surya Bonaly
(Figure skater)
Surya Bonaly
138
Birthdate: December 15, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Nice, France
 24 
Carol Heiss
(Actress)
Carol Heiss
132
Birthdate: January 20, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
 25 
Dan Jansen
(Speed Skater)
Dan Jansen
135
Birthdate: June 17, 1965
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: West Allis, Wisconsin, United States
 26 
Tenley Albright
(American Former Figure Skater and Surgeon)
Tenley Albright
132
Birthdate: July 18, 1935
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Newton Centre, Newton, Massachusetts, United States

Olympic figure-skating champion Tenley Albright was also a Harvard Medical School alumna and a qualified surgeon. A bout of mild polio in childhood couldn’t deter her spirit, and she ended up becoming the first female figure skater from the U.S. to win a gold medal at the Olympics.

 27 
Todd Eldredge
(Figure skater)
Todd Eldredge
84
Birthdate: August 28, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chatham, Massachusetts, United States
 28 
Janet Lynn
(Figure skater)
Janet Lynn
60
Birthdate: April 6, 1953
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rockford, Illinois, United States
 29 
Alexia Paganini
(Figure skater)
Alexia Paganini
36
Birthdate: November 15, 2001
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Greenwich, Connecticut, United States
 30 
Christopher Bowman
(Olympic athlete)
Christopher Bowman
8
Birthdate: March 30, 1967
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: January 10, 2008
 31 
Hayes Alan Jenkins
(Figure skater)
Hayes Alan Jenkins
1
Birthdate: March 23, 1933
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, United States
 32 
David Jenkins
(Olympic Athlete)
David Jenkins
1
Birthdate: June 29, 1936
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, United States
 33 
Jackson Haines
(Ballet Dancer)
Jackson Haines
1
Birthdate: 1840 AD
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 1875 AD
 34 
Dianne Holum
(Speed Skater)
Dianne Holum
1
Birthdate: May 19, 1951
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
 35 
Irving Jaffee
(Speed Skater)
Irving Jaffee
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Birthdate: September 15, 1906
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: March 20, 1981
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Karol Kennedy
(Figure skater)
Karol Kennedy
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Birthdate: February 14, 1932
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Shelton, Washington, United States
Died: June 25, 2004