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    I always love reading about siblings who share the skating "gene." So many great examples out there.

    Have not seen this article about Isabella and Anastasia Cannuscio posted elsewhere on GS yet:

    Sisterhood Central to Success for Cannuscios
    Created on Sunday, 02 June 2013 22:23
    by Jacquelyn Thayer
    http://www.ice-dance.com/main/news/g...for-cannuscios

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    I guess Gracie and Carly Gold could be another example of this sibling "gene." Although Gracie is the stronger skater and "famous" for her name, Carly has more than shown her stuff at regional and sectional competitions before, almost qualifying for US Nationals last season.

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    Of course there are the brother/sister pairs and dance teams...

    The Kwans had two daughters skating.

    The Owens from Boston were a family dynasty until the tragedy.

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    Nelli Zhiganshina and Ruslan Zhiganshin

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    Twins Alissa and Amber Czisny.

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    Mao and Mai Asada

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    The Aaron family

    The Lorello family (from University of Delaware)

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue_idealist View Post
    Nelli Zhiganshina and Ruslan Zhiganshin
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    Collin and Rockne Brubaker.

    The Gilles family.

    The Denneys.

    The three Reeds [who, like Zhiganshina and Zhiganshin, even represent more than one country ].

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    Viktoria and Joshi Helgesson seems to be most neck and neck among the siblings. Next season they will have to fight for the one spot to the Olympics.

    Other skater siblings:
    - Sinead Kerr/John Kerr (ice dance)
    - Maia Shibutani/Alex Shibutani (ice dance)
    - Madison Hubbell and Keiffer Hubbell (used to ice dance together, she now competes w/ Zach Donohue)
    - Hayes Alan Jenkins and David Jenkins (men singles)

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    Has someone mentioned the Duchesnays?

    The Jelineks of Canada (originally Czechoslovakia) won the world pairs gold medal in 1962.

    There was an American pair, Ron and Cynthia Kauffman, American pair, competed at the 1968 Olympics.

    The Owens did particularly well, but with tragic outcome. Laurence was the Ladies' Singles U.S. champ the same year Maribel was the pairs champ with her partner. But it was 1961, and they and their mother were all on the plane that crashed. The entire family.

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    John & Jennifer Nicks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathman View Post
    Twins Alissa and Amber Czisny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blue_idealist View Post
    Nelli Zhiganshina and Ruslan Zhiganshin
    The three Reeds [who, like Zhiganshina and Zhiganshin, even represent more than one country ].
    How about a pair of twins who both used to represent Great Britain, before going on to represent different countries:

    Vanessa James (France) and Melyssa James (Britain)

    And, for good measure, here is a video from 1998 of the James twins skating with each other... IN A COMPETITION:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbV-N0gWQWg

    "Blades Of Glory", eat your heart out!!!

    Or should that be "Sisters are doing it for themselves"...?!

    CaroLiza_fan

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    Quote Originally Posted by sequinsgalore View Post
    Viktoria and Joshi Helgesson seems to be most neck and neck among the siblings. Next season they will have to fight for the one spot to the Olympics.

    Other skater siblings:
    - Sinead Kerr/John Kerr (ice dance)
    - Maia Shibutani/Alex Shibutani (ice dance)
    - Madison Hubbell and Keiffer Hubbell (used to ice dance together, she now competes w/ Zach Donohue)
    - Hayes Alan Jenkins and David Jenkins (men singles)
    I had forgotten the Jenkins'. Now there's a excellent example. Both were OGM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaroLiza_fan View Post
    "Blades Of Glory", eat your heart out!!!


    And, wow, Vanessa James started skating when she was 11! That's pretty late, in terms of World Championship standard isn't it? Anyway, I love her skating and her and Morgan Cipres are great together IMO.

    Anyway, the Moir family = Danny Moir (Scott's brother, ice dancer), and their cousins are Sheri (ice dancer & synchronised) & Cara Moir (synchronised).

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