Ice Dancing in History

Events in Sport

  • 1952-02-29 Ice Dance Championship at Paris France won by Westwood & Demmy of Great Britain
  • 1953-02-10 Ice Dance Championship at Davos won by Westwood & Demmy GRB
  • 1954-02-10 Ice Dance Championship at Oslo won by Jean Westwood/Lawrence Demmy GRB
  • 1955-02-17 Ice Dance Championship at Vienna Austria won by J Westwood/Demmy GRB
  • 1956-02-17 Ice Dance Championship at Garmisch won by Pamela Weight/P Thomas GRB
  • 1957-03-03 Ice Dance Championship at Colorado Springs won by Markham & Jones of Great Britain
  • 1958-02-15 Ice Dance Championship at Paris won by June Markham/Courtney Jones GRB
  • 1959-02-28 Ice Dance Championship at Colorado Springs USA won by Denny & Jones of Great Britain
  • 1960-03-05 Ice Dance Championship at Vancouver won by Denny & Jones (GRB)
  • 1966-02-27 Ice Dance Championship at Davos won by Diane Towler and Bernard Ford of great Britain
  • 1967-03-04 Ice Dance Championship at Vienna won by Towler & Ford (GRB)
  • 1968-03-02 Ice Dance Championship at Geneva won by Towler & Ford of Great Britain
  • 1969-02-28 Ice Dance Championship at Colorado Springs won by Towler & Ford of Great Britain
  • 1970-03-07 Ice Dance Championship at Ljubljana won by Pakhomova & Gorshkov (URS)
  • 1976-03-06 Ice Dance Championship at Gothenburg won by Pakhomova & Gorshkov (URS)
  • 1978-03-09 Ice Dance Championship at Ottawa Canada won by Linichuk & Karponosov

  • 1979-03-17 Ice Dance Championship at Vienna won by N Linichuk & G Karponosov USSR
  • 1980-02-20 Soviet 2-time world champion team Natalia Linichuk and Gennadi Karponosov win the Olympic ice dance gold medal at Lake Placid by just 0.96 from Krisztina Regőczy & András Sallay of Hungary
  • 1980-03-14 Ice Dance Championship at Dortmund West Germany won by Regoczy & Sallay
  • 1981-03-05 Ice Dance Championship at Hartford won by Jayne Torvill & Christopher Dean (GRB)
  • 1982-03-13 Ice Dance Championship at Copenhagen won by Jayne Torvill & Christopher Dean (GBR)
  • 1983-03-11 Ice Dance Championship at Helsinki, Finland won by Jayne Torvill & Christopher Dean (Great Britain)
  • 1984-02-14 Britain's Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean famously dominate the ice dancing at the Sarajevo Winter Olympics; perform to Ravel’s Bolero in free dance routine; record 9-of-9 perfect scores for artistic impression
  • 1984-03-23 World Ice Dancing Championship won by Jayne Torvill & Christopher Dean (GRB) in Ottawa, Canada
  • 1985-03-08 Ice Dance Championship at Tokyo won by Bestemianova & Bukin (URS)
  • 1987-03-13 Ice Dance Championship at Cincinnati won by Bestemianova & Bukin (URS)
  • 1988-03-27 Ice Dance Championship at Budapest won by Bestemianova & Bukin (URS)
  • 1989-03-19 Ice Dance Championship at Paris won by M Klimova & S Ponomarenko (USSR)
  • 1990-03-10 Ice Dance Championship at Halifax won by Klimova & Ponomarenko (Soviet Union)
  • 1991-03-14 Ice Dance Championship at Munich won by Isabel & Phil Duchesnay (FRA)
  • 1992-03-29 Ice Dance Championship at Oakland won by Klimova & Ponomarenko (CIS)
  • 1993-03-19 Ice Dance Championship in Prague won by M Usova & A Zhulin (RUS)
  • 1994-03-27 Ice Dance Championship at Chiba Japan won by Gritschuk & Platov (RUS)
  • 1995-03-12 Ice Dance Championship at Birmingham UK won by Gritshuk & Platov (RUS)
  • 1996-03-25 Ice Dance Championship at Edmonton won by Gritshuk & Platov (RUS)
  • 1997-03-21 Ice Dance Championship in Lausanne, Switzerland won by Oksana Grishuk & Evgeny Platov (Rus)
  • 2014-02-17 American pair Meryl Davis and Charlie White win the first Olympic gold medal for the US in ice dance at the Sochi Winter Games
  • 2018-02-20 After winning the Olympic ice dance gold medal in Vancouver (2010), Canadian pair Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir follow their team event gold by taking the ice dance title at the Pyeongchang Winter Games

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1946-10-08 Aleksandr Gorshkov, Soviet ice dancer (holds 6 titles, Olympic gold 1976), born in Moscow
  • 1957-10-07 Jayne Torvill, English ice dancer (Torvill & Dean, Olympic gold 1984), born in Nottingham, England
  • 1964-12-28 Charles Sinek, American ice dancer (& Beata Handra-1997 Pac Coast Sr 3rd), born in Wilmington, North Carolina
  • 1970-12-31 Michel Brunet, Canadian ice dancer (1996 Canadians-2nd), born in Gatineau, Quebec
  • 1971-04-07 Victor Kraatz, Canadian ice dancer (1995 World Champs-4th), born in Berlin, West Germany
  • 1972-04-21 Gwendal Peizerat, French ice dancer
  • 1974-11-16 Maurizio Margaglio, Italian ice dancer, born in Milan, Italy
  • 1977-06-05 Chantal Lefebvre, Canadian, ice dancer (1996 Canadians-2nd), born in Ville LaSalle, Quebec
  • 1977-11-30 Olivier Schoenfelder, French ice dancer
  • 1978-06-17 Isabelle Delobel, French ice dancer (World Champion 2008), born in Clermont-Ferrand, France
  • 1978-12-08 Kate Robinson, American figure skater and ice dancer, born in Peoria, Illinois
  • 1980-03-22 Pamela O'Connor, Scottish ice dancer
  • 1982-03-31 Jessica Joseph, American ice dancer (World Junior champion 1998), born in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
  • 1984-07-11 Tanith Belbin, Canadian ice dancer
  • 1987-01-01 Meryl Davis, American ice dancer (Olympic gold with Charlie White 2014; World C'ships gold 2011, 13), born in Royal Oak, Michigan
  • 1987-10-24 Charlie White, American ice dancer (Oympic gold & silver 2014, silver 2010), born in Royal Oak, Michigan
  • 1989-02-23 Evan Bates, American ice dancer (2015 US Champion), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • 1990-05-14 Emily Samuelson, American ice dancer
  • 1990-09-07 Tanja Kolbe, German ice dancer, born in Berlin, Germany