Golden Skate

US Professional Figure Skating Championships

This was one of the newest professional competitions in the U.S. held for the first time in 1996. Skaters performed a technical and artistic program. This competition also served as a “qualifying event” for the World Pro Championships.

[1998] [1997] [1996]


1998 U.S. Pro Challenge
October 17, 1998 ~ San Jose, California

Ladies
1. Michelle Kwan, The Fate of Carmen, Dante’s Prayer
2. Chen Lu, Butterfly Lovers, Peel Me A Grape
3. Surya Bonaly, Cirque de Soleil, Land of 1,000 Dances
4. Tonia Kwiatkowski, It’s In His Kiss, Black Cat

Men
1. Kurt Browning, Masks and Morning Dance, That’s Entertainment
2. Todd Eldredge, Close Every Door, I Love the Way You Love Me
3. Philippe Candeloro, Three Muskateers, Saturday Night Fever medley
4. Ilya Kulik, Pagliacci, tango program
5. Rudy Galindo, Over the Rainbow, Village People medley


1997 Anastasia U.S. Pro Championships
October 18, 1997 ~ San Jose, California

Ladies
1. Kristi Yamaguchi, Louis Armstrong medley, Teach Me How to Shimmy
2. Denise Biellmann, La Wally, Istanbul
3. Nancy Kerrigan, The Indian in the Cupboard, God Help the Outcasts
4. Ekaterina Gordeeva, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Smile
5. Caryn Kadavy, Climb Every Mountain, Etude in E

Men
1. Viktor Petrenko, Romeo and Juliet
2. Rudy Galindo, Ice Castles, Brady Bunch
3. Brian Boitano, Piano Concerto, Shenendoah
4. Eric Millot, Out There, ?
5. Paul Wylie, On the Waterfront, Go the Distance


1996 U.S. Pro Championships
October 26, 1996 ~ Albany, New York

Ladies
1. Kristi Yamaguchi, A Little Night Music, Looking For Trouble
2. Ekaterina Gordeeva, Giselle, Elégie in E-flat Minor
3. Katarina Witt, Goodbye Montana, Lemon Tree
4. Dorothy Hamill, Getting To Know You, Trust Your Destiny To Your Star
5. Charlene Von Saher, GoldenEye, Heaven and Earth

Men
1. Kurt Browning, That’s Entertainment, Brick House
2. Paul Wylie, Carmina Burana, Bring Him Home
3. Viktor Petrenko, Jesus To A Child, Business of Love
4. Rudy Galindo, Swan Lake, On Golden Pond
5. Scott Williams, The Obvious Child, Jeux Dango

Pairs
1. Elena Bechke & Denis Petrov, Blue Danube Waltz, Romance
2. Radka Kovarikova & Rene Novotny , Romeo and Juliet, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
3. Calla Urbanski & Rocky Marval, Hanky Panky
4. Tai Babilonia & Randy Gardner, One Hand One Heart, Love Is