Courtney Hicks | Golden Skate

Courtney Hicks

Joined
Jun 21, 2003
Courtney Hicks, born December 15, 1995 in Placentia, California, is an American figure skater. She is the 2011 U.S. Junior Champion. Courtney has won two medals on the Grand Prix series—silver at the 2015 NHK Trophy and bronze at the 2016 Rostelecom Cup—and two medals on the ISU Challenger Series. She took gold at two other senior internationals, the 2013 Ice Challenge and U.S. Classic.

Courtney Hicks pronounces her name (video by sabinfire):
https://youtu.be/vTgQAmXG_ZQ


30 January 2020 Update​


ISU Bio:
http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00013337.htm

Icenetwork bio (archived):
https://web.archive.org/web/20180630064217/http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/profile/courtney_hicks

Courtney's Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Courtney_Hicks

USFSA Fan Zone
https://usfigureskatingfanzone.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=61

Tracings entry:
http://tracings.net/hick-cour.html

Official website:
http://courtneyhicks.com/courtney/Welcome.html

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/public/Courtney-Hicks

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/courtneynhicks

Instagram:
https://instagram.com/courtneynhicks/


Hicks Spin
http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLeqyopGWyXOP5B01NFqPzR-ygYtVOlaK8&v=Ntk1nh630a4


Personal Bests since 2018/19 Season​


TypeScoreCompetition
Total178.07ISU GP NHK Trophy 2018
SP59.10ISU GP NHK Trophy 2018
SP Technical31.50ISU GP NHK Trophy 2018
SP Component27.60ISU GP NHK Trophy 2018
FS118.97ISU GP NHK Trophy 2018
FS Technical63.47ISU GP NHK Trophy 2018
FS Component56.16ISU CS U.S. International Figure Skating Classic 2018


Historical Personal Bests


TypeScoreCompetition
Total183.12ISU GP NHK Trophy 2015
SP65.60ISU GP NHK Trophy 2015
SP Technical36.09ISU GP NHK Trophy 2015
SP Component29.51ISU GP NHK Trophy 2015
FS119.30ISU GP Rostelecom Cup 2016
FS Technical62.31ISU GP Skate Canada International 2013
FS Component60.73ISU GP Skate Canada International 2017

Programs and Videos

2019-20
SP: "Hide and Seek" by Imogen Heap;" choreo by Jordan Moeller
FS: "Seven Nation Army" by The White Stripes; choreo by Karen Kwan-Oppegard

2020 US Nationals SP:
https://m.ok.ru/dk?st.cmd=movieLaye...stpos=rec_1&_prevCmd=movieLayer&tkn=8339#lst#
2020 US Nationals FS, whole event:
https://ok.ru/video/1909696367284

2018-19
SP: "Nocturne" (from "La Califfa" soundtrack) by Ennio Morricone, performed by Yo Yo Ma; choreo by Jonathan Cassar, Rohene Ward
FS: Pas de deux from "The Nutcracker" by Petr I. Tchaikovski; choreo by Jonathan Cassar, Rohene Ward

Free Skate Practice at US Championships 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2J9EcIeZr20

2017-18
SP: "Nocturne" from La Califfa by Yo-Yo Ma
FS: "Amazing Grace" by The Tenors

2018 US Nationals FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9AIZAEjBac

2017 Warsaw Cup SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k143l6K59_M
2017 Warsaw Cup FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBX9ApEnf_Y

2017 Skate Canada FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMqTb9eUGLE

2017 Philadelphia International FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0cJQEMTOLM

2017 Skate Detroit FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4r8aAcbIBHw

2016-17
SP: the Maleficent soundtrack by James Newton Howard
FS: Music from The Hunchback of Notre Dame by various artists

2017 US Nationals SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EA51AH7V2ug

2016 Rostelecom Cup SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXZCiYrjIBQ
2016 Rostelecom Cup FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6mLZ2dgtJE

2016 Finlandia trophy SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIclEmoWGgg
2016 Finlandia Trophy FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBW5YKSdz5Y

2015-16
SP "The Feeling Begins" by Peter Gabriel
FS Elizabeth: The Golden Age by A.R. Rahman and Craig Armstrong

2015 Cup of China SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_1Ns5PBFw4
2015 Cup of China FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Wfm_u-c5eU

2015 NHK SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tM8o4Tr3f8
2015 NHK FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkBtxko8dZg

2015 Nebelhorn SP
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3...usa-short-program-nebelhorn-trophy-2015_sport
2015 Nebelhorn FS
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3...ladies-free-skate-nebelhorn-trophy-2015_sport

2015 Glacier Falls SP
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAfJ8Nxv8ys
2015 Glacier Falls FS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjJBaUBFSd0

2014-15
SP "Code Name Vivaldi" by The Piano Guys
FS Anna Karenina soundtrack by Dario Marianelli

2015 US Championships FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2FMYV0aPU4

2014 TEB SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4zPSk592Oc
2014 TEB FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQpR1i29_Pg

2014 Skate Canada SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mx9ecVwaVuA
2014 Skate Canada FS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-TtT_A5zXI

2014 International Classic SP
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hZtRG5M52D8
2014 International Classic Reaction FS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSJrermfGPY

2014 Glacier Falls SP
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGcEqQkzIm8
2014 Glacier Falls FS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkVKzlhujGE

2013-14
SP "Angelica" by Hans Zimmer
FS Evita by Andrew Lloyd Webber

2014 Four Continents FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etkkQYECts0

2014 US Championships FS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXPLH8_c1NY
2014 US Championships SP
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHsEBsK9dfo

2013 Skate Canada FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LpYHmmqgxc

2013 Ice Challenge FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etfD15UNkAs

2013 International Classic SP
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1dctxQB0k4
2013 International Classic FS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCzWDs49WPM

2013 Glacier Falls SP
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1JgjuzfsA4
2013 Glacier Falls FS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAoyxoN6VyY


2012-13
SP "Korobushka" by Bond
FS "Red Violin" by Ikuko Kawai

2013 Junior Worlds SP
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4RWfRMHxd0
2013 Junior Worlds FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-y45no1r7M

2013 US Championships SP
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7FDeGyV_MM
2013 US Championships FS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uk7VhedT2zk

2012 JGP Lake Placid SP
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuTKx_wSLwc
2012 JGP Lake Placid FS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_NbepZgC4Y

2012 Sencila Bled SP
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAyeNrX3y8s
2012 Sencila Bled FS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEHJPlGyuEI

2012 Glacier Falls SP
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZysjHaeoxI
2012 Glacier Falls FS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7yNw-fc90Y


2011-12
SP "Raga's Dance" by Vanessa Mae
FS "Russian Sailors Dance" and "Adagio" by Reinhold Gliere, performed by Andre Anichinov & St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra

2012 Glacier Falls SP
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZysjHaeoxI

2011 JGP Brisbane SP
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpenFPwhE9I
2011 JGP Brisbane FS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Jr0SYXseqQ

2011 JGP Trofeo W. Lombardi SP
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vV2p-wmpK0


2010-11
SP "Dark Eyes" performed by Andre Rieu
FS Ernesto Lecuona's "Malaguena" performed by 101 String Orchestra

2011 World Juniors SP
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFG1HOgeBLU
2011 World Juniors FS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPmMlUWfFRw

2011 US Championships FS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4LnYqGAKZ8

2011 Glacier Falls FS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWPNdUvtBEo


Baby Pictures!

2008 Regionals SP
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYlebPPIOIw




Competitive History​





CompetitionSPLPFinal
2019–20 season
2020 US Nationals9 (60.25)7 (115.03)8 (175.28)
Midwestern Sectional Championships 20202 (59.69)1 (112.06)2 (171.75)
Southwestern Regional Singles Challenge 20202 (51.87)2 (92.37)2 (144.24)
2018–19 season
U.S. Championships 201913 (53.04)16 (92.91)16 (145.95)
2018 NHK Trophy10 (59.10)8 (118.97)8 (178.07)
U.S. International Figure Skating Classic 201810 (50.89)6 (113.69)7 (164.58)
2017–18 season
U.S. Championships 201811 (57.81)8 (107.67)9 (165.48)
Warsaw Cup 20173 (58.43)3 (106.96)3 (165.39)
2017 Skate Canada International4 (64.06)5 (118.51)4 (182.57)
Skate Canada Autumn Classic 20173 (59.77)4 (114.39)4 (174.16)
Philadelphia Summer International 20173 (62.37)4 (113.55)4 (175.92)
2016–17 season
U.S. Championships 201718 (46.02)6 (119.17)12 (165.19)
2016 Cup of China8 (59.86)9 (103.78)9 (163.64)
2016 Rostelecom Cup6 (63.68)3 (119.30)3 (182.98)
Finlandia Trophy 20165 (57.41)8 (92.39)6 (149.80)
2015–16 season
2016 Triglav Trophy2 (47.19)-W
2016 U.S. National Championships11 (65.01)9 (109.32)9 (168.04)
2015 NHK Trophy2 (65.60)3 (117.52)2 (183.12)
2015 Cup of China3 (62.38)8 (103.62)6 (166.00)
2015 Nebelhorn Trophy3 (57.65)4 (105.20)3 (162.85)
2014–15 season
2015 U.S. National Championships5 (65.01)9 (109.32)8 (174.33)
2014 Trophée Eric Bompard6 (55.70)3 (116.88)4 (172.58)
2014 Skate Canada8 (56.36)4 (118.15)4 (118.15 )
2014 U.S. International Classic3 (58.90)1 (115.24)2 (174.14)
2013–14 season
2014 Four Continents Championships7 (56.36)4 (113.63)5 (169.99)
2014 U.S. National Championships16 (51.69)6 (116.99)6 (168.68)
2013 Ice Challenge2 (56.26)1 (110.07)1 (166.33)
2013 Skate Canada9 (50.70)4 (111.30)6 (162.00)
2013 U.S. International Classic3 (54.80)1 (117.08)1 (171.88)
2012–13 season
2013 World Junior Championships3 (53.98)5 (98.94)5 (152.92)
2013 U.S. National Championships4 (59.72)3 (118.20)4 (177.92)
2013 U.S. Pacific Coast Sectionals2 (57.80)2 (103.92)2 (161.72)
2012 JGP Sencila Bled Cup6 (46.63) 3 (94.75)4 (141.38)
2012 JGP Lake Placid4 (51.36)3 (102.41)2 (153.77)
2011–12 season
2011 JGP Trofeo Walter Lombardi 8 (43.95)-W
2011 JGP Brisbane2 (50.19)1 (101.72)1 (151.91)
2010–11 season
2011 World Junior Championships10 (49.98)4 (100.94)6 (150.92)
2011 U.S. Junior National Championships1 (60.84)1 (112.38)1 (173.22)
2011 U.S. Pacific Coast Junior Sectionals1 (52.77)1 (98.59)1 (151.36)
2011 U.S. Southwest Pacific Junior Regionals1 (52.66)2 (89.23)1 (141.89)
2009–10 season
2010 U.S. Novice National Championships7 (38.39)5 (79.82)5 (118.21)
2010 U.S. Pacific Coast Novice Sectionals2 (37.97)3 (78.92)2 (116.89)
2010 U.S. Southwest Pacific Novice Regionals3 (37.65)2 (69.30)3 (106.95)
2008–09 season
2009 U.S. Junior Championships, Intermediate2 (33.69)2 (65.23)2 (98.92)
2009 Southwest Pacific Regional, Intermediate3 (33.76)2 (59.26)2 (93.02)
2007–08 season
2008 U.S. Junior Championships, Juvenile- (-)6 (44.88)6 (44.88)
2008 Southwest Pacific Regional Championships Juvenile- (-)1 (48.52)1 (48.52)


Exhibitions

2014 Evening with Champions- "Amazing Grace" by The Tenors
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjxZEjxUhOg

2013 Ice Challenge EX "Hope Will Lead Us On" by BarlowGirl
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0S5_iOENDg

2011 US Nationals EX " Headphones" by Britt Nicole
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNSwz3lkQTY

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VIDEO

Get to Know Courtney Hicks by USFSA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8mkjHtRzZU

Shout Out Booth
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzabkBPpRro

Big Training Comes Back
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCCzw_WgyN0

Joe and Greg Skate With Courtney Hicks
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuQcDdSnjdk

When You Have a Bad Day by USFSA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbUHRDgoBWY

From Original Post by Mathman

I want to be the first to start this thread so when Courtney wins the U.S. championship I can say I was at the front of the line.

You all don't have to post on this thread now, but little by little as the season progresses you will wish you had. :yes: ;)
 
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lcd

Match Penalty
Joined
Mar 11, 2007
I want to be the first to start this thread so when Courtney wins the U.S. championship I can say I was at the front of the line.

You all don't have to post on this thread now, but little by little as the season progresses you will wish you had. :yes: ;)

Thoughtful and timely. Her supporters will be rooting for her at Skate Canada for sure.
 

humbaba

Final Flight
Joined
Jan 12, 2004
Congratulations to Courtney on her Grand Prix season. With two fourth place finishes she is now a podium threat.

I hope she works on fine tuning her movements. There are places where a little more stretch and attention to detail would make a huge difference in the visual appeal of her skating. For example, she does a Russian split type of leap in her FS where her knees are bent and her back is a bit hunched over. If she stretched her legs and straightened her back, even just a little bit more, that movement would look much, much better.

I would be happy to see Courtney on the podium at nationals. I love her big jumps and power, two attributes that are sadly lacking in Ladies skating today.
 

Sam-Skwantch

“I solemnly swear I’m up to no good”
Record Breaker
Joined
Dec 29, 2013
I want to be the first to start this thread so when Courtney wins the U.S. championship I can say I was at the front of the line.

You all don't have to post on this thread now, but little by little as the season progresses you will wish you had. :yes: ;)

I'm with you. I was really surprised to see how much I enjoyed her skating this season. :clap:
 

StitchMonkey

Record Breaker
Joined
Jul 31, 2014
I want to be the first to start this thread so when Courtney wins the U.S. championship I can say I was at the front of the line.

So basically this is the hipster reservation thread "I loved Courtney before it was cool to love Courtney"
 

Sam-Skwantch

“I solemnly swear I’m up to no good”
Record Breaker
Joined
Dec 29, 2013
If Courtney had landed her Lutz at Skate Canada in the SP she would have scored enough in overall points to win a bronze medal. She still got a 56 with an invalid element which scored zero points in her SP :clap: There is real potential here. :yes: I think she may do some damage this year at US Nationals.

Q:How did the hipster burn his mouth?
A: He ate his pizza before it was cool :p
 
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Selene

On the Ice
Joined
Feb 7, 2012
I love Courtney. Her jumps are amazing and deserve +2 GOE when she does them well. I hope she is able to do well at Nationals and make the World team. She will need to skate clean and bring her 3-3 combo to do it.
 

makaihime

Final Flight
Joined
Feb 20, 2014
She reminds me a bit of Harding. Shes definitely a power skater and I enjoyed watching her for her speed and jumps :yes: Very nice lutz but she has to work on the spins and artistry though. :think:
 

Hyena

Tous les whiskys
Medalist
Joined
Jan 9, 2014
I didn't know much about Courtney prior to this season and I expected to dislike her, based on what so many people said, but I really like her too! I think she's more artistic than she's given credit for. I get the sense that she really likes the music for both her programs this year and wants to do them justice.
 

Scovies

Final Flight
Joined
Jan 10, 2014
I always thought Courtney had a lot of promise. I'd argue she's improved since I saw her back in 2011 when she won the Jr. National title: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4LnYqGAKZ8

Check out the step sequence from 3:13 to 3:31 -- she stays on one foot that whole time!

I hadn't seen Courtney Hicks until this year, so my first reaction upon seeing this video was, "Wow, she looked so much taller back then! And she's gotten a lot more muscular." But then I went back and looked at Skate Canada 2013, and then SC from this year, and... nope, her body type hasn't changed, but her costuming this year makes her look a lot stockier and more short-waisted than she actually is. Please get new dresses, Courtney.

I really enjoy her short program and hope she can get on the podium at nationals this year. Her 3Loop is a thing of beauty; I love the delayed rotation and the arms with her hands near her hips. The height she gets on her jumps is insane -- I wonder if she would ever consider training a quad. :think:
 

Crossover

All Hail the Queen
Record Breaker
Joined
Oct 31, 2014
After I saw her flaring "phoenix" on the ice in the ladies' SP at the U.S. Nationals 2015, I thought why not to create a fan fest for her? So I'm opening now. :)

Honestly, I'm just getting to know her little by little, so let's talk together if you have anything to say about her, of course, nicely since this is a fan thread.

Courtney's homepage
Courtney's biography on ISU
Her profile on IceNetwork
Her instagram
Her twitter
Her Wikipedia page

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Edit: Never mind of the above comment since I didn't know this exists!
 
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Crossover

All Hail the Queen
Record Breaker
Joined
Oct 31, 2014
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dorispulaski

Wicked Yankee Girl
Joined
Jul 26, 2003
Country
United-States
I wish Courtney would perform as well at US Nats as she does on the GP.

Just too much adrenaline and she Overrotates :eek: stufff.

I'd love to have someone give her a makeover, because under the odd costumes, she's a pretty, talented lady.
 

Crossover

All Hail the Queen
Record Breaker
Joined
Oct 31, 2014
I wish Courtney would perform as well at US Nats as she does on the GP.

Just too much adrenaline and she Overrotates :eek: stufff.

I'd love to have someone give her a makeover, because under the odd costumes, she's a pretty, talented lady.

Yes, if she did that, we'd probably at least see her compete in the 4CC. :hopelessness: Best wishes for her next season.
The SP costume is ok to me since it fits the theme, but I'm not sure about the FS dress. She has a strong-built body, so the princess-like costume is not hers.
 
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