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Irina Rodnina

About Irina Rodnina

One of the most successful figure skaters of all time and winner of multiple championships in her sport.

Early life

She started figure skating at the age of 13.


She won 10 World Championships and 3 Olympic gold medals.

Family of Irina Rodnina

She was previously married to Alexander Zaitsev.

Close associates of Irina Rodnina

She and Tara Lipinski are both world-famous figure skaters.

Marin Honda

About Marin Honda

Figure skater who won the 2016 World Junior championship and earned a silver medal at the 2017 World Junior competition as well as a bronze medal at the 2015-16 Junior Grand Prix Final. She set the record for 128.64 points at the 2016 JGP Japan. 

Early life

She began skating at the age of two in order to follow in the footsteps of her brother Taichi. 


She has studied and trained at Kansai University Middle School. She has over 850,000 followers on Instagram.

Family of Marin Honda

She is one of five children including Taichi, Maho, Miyu, and Sara. All are figure skaters beside Maho.

Close associates of Marin Honda

Yuzuru Hanyu is another famous Japanese ice skater.

Gabriella Papadakis

About Gabriella Papadakis

Two-time World Champion figure skater and ice dancer who won a third continental title at the 2017 European Championships. She has amassed more than 120,000 Instagram followers.

Early life

She teamed up with her long-time skating partner Guillaume Cizeron at the age of 9.


In 2015, she sustained a concussion after a fall in practice.

Family of Gabriella Papadakis

Her mother Catherine was a skating coach, and her father owned a food truck. 

Close associates of Gabriella Papadakis

During the 2017 season, she and her partner performed a routine set to “Shape of You” by Ed Sheeran. 

Kellen Johnson

About Kellen Johnson

Figure skater who won the 2014 US Intermediate Men s Championship. He was also crowned as the 2012 US Juvenile Boys silver medalist. 

Early life

He trained at the World Arena Ice Hall in Colorado Springs. 


He landed three triple jumps in his free skate program at the US Figure Skating Championships in 2014. 

Family of Kellen Johnson

He is from Mobile, Alabama. He later moved to South Korea. 

Close associates of Kellen Johnson

At the US Figure Skating Championships in 2014, he skated to “Beethoven s Moonlight Sonata” by Vladimir Ashkenazy. 

Maia Shibutani

About Maia Shibutani

Ice dancer who made her Olympic debut at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi; she became a bronze medalist at the 2018 Winter Olympics with her brother Alex.

Early life

She began skating at age four, and was home schooled so that she could dedicate lots of time to skating.


She won a bronze medal at the 2011 World Championships.

Family of Maia Shibutani

Her brother, Alex Shibutani, is her ice dancing partner. They have competed together at both the 2014 and 2018 Olympics.

Close associates of Maia Shibutani

She was part of a U.S. contingency at the 2014 Olympics that included Shaun White.

Kaitlyn Weaver

About Kaitlyn Weaver

Ice dancer who won a silver medal at the 2014 World Figure Skating Championships and gold at the 2010 Four Continents Championships.

Early life

She began skating when she was 6 years old and started ice dancing when she was 11 years old.


She took bronze at the 2012 Four Continents Championships.

Family of Kaitlyn Weaver

She was born in Texas and became a Canadian citizen in 2009.

Close associates of Kaitlyn Weaver

Kim Yuna also competed in the 2014 Olympics, winning silver in ladies singles.