Battle of the Sexes On Ice Figure Skating Championships

This competition pitted the men against the women and was initiated in 1996. Each skater performed two programs and there was also a spin and jump contest with one member of each team doing a certain jump and another member doing a spin. The 1996 competition broadcasted by FOX was the most watched skating event in the United States that year.

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1998 Battle of the Sexes On Ice
December 19, 1998 ~ Las Vegas, Nevada

1. Women
Rosalyn Sumners, I Can’t Stand the Rain, After All These Years
Nancy Kerrigan, Who Wants to Live Forever, Man! I Feel Like a Woman!
Caryn Kadavy, Seduces Me, Oye Como Va

2. Men
Rudy Galindo, Rondo Capriccioso, Studio 54
Brian Orser, Five Months, Two Weeks, Two Days, The Story Of My Life
Viktor Petrenko, Michael Jackson medley, I’m Too Sexy

Spin competition (one foot change only):
1. Rudy Galindo
2. Caryn Kadavy

Jump competition (triple-toe combination):
1. Nancy Kerrigan -triple/double
2. Viktor Petrenko -triple/triple


1997 Battle of the Sexes On Ice
October 26, 1997 ~ Las Vegas, Nevada

1. Women
Katarina Witt, I Am Wondering, It’s a Man’s Man’s World
Ekaterina Gordeeva, Three Preludes, Smile
Nancy Kerrigan, A Boy Like That/The Dance at the Gym, Together Again
Caryn Kadavy, Foolish Games, Mambo Italiano

2. Men
Kurt Browning, Casablanca, Here I Am/She’s Hot to Go
Jozef Sabovcik, Rock Me, War
Viktor Petrenko, Girl/Dizzy Miss Lizzy, I’m Too Sexy
Brian Orser, I Get A Kick Out of You, Three Hours Past Midnight

Spin competition:
1. Ekaterina Gordeeva
2. Brian Orser

Jump competition (triple loop):
1. Caryn Kadavy
2. Jozef Sabovcik


1996 Battle of the Sexes On Ice
November 8, 1996 ~ Uniondale, New York

1. Men
Kurt Browning, Lightning Crashes, Brick House
Scott Hamilton, Georgia, Walk This Way
Paul Wylie, Touch Me, I Spy/Mission: Impossible
Brian Boitano, Kiss Me, Don’t Cry

2. Women
Kristi Yamaguchi, Natural Woman, Trouble from Smokey Joe’s Cafe
Rosalynn Sumners, Beautiful Goodbye, Luck Be A Lady
Elizabeth Manley, Are You Ready For This?, I Will Survive
Caryn Kadavy, One More Try, It’s All Coming Back to Me Now

Spin competition:
1. Elizabeth Manley
2. Paul Wylie

Jump competition (triple combination):
1. Brian Boitano – triple flip/triple toe
2. Kristi Yamaguchi – triple flip/double toe