Jimmy Ma

Joined
Dec 9, 2017
Jimmy Ma is a figure skater born in New York, N. Y., on 11 October 1995. He represents the United States of America, and is affiliated with the Skating Club of New York.

His accomplishments include being the 2014 U.S. junior bronze medalist and the 2013 U.S. junior pewter medalist.

He gained a lot of attention for his unconventional music choice for the 2018 US Nationals Men's SP, where he skated to DJ Snake - Propaganda and Turn Down For What, and included a lot of cool staccato, hip-hop based movement and attitude in his programme. There has since been a Buzzfeed article about his performance. He is clearly an entertainer, and his attitude and confidence are fun to watch.

He has also performed as a concert pianist at Carnegie Hall, and has studied Finance at Fordham University, so he is multi-talented!

And not every skater is enlisted to appear in an official rap video:

On Feb 22, 2018, Rich Brian dropped the video for his single “Cold” this week, enlisting the viral figure skater Jimmy Ma for an olympic-themed performance. The track appears on the rapper’s highly-anticipated album 'Amen,' and reflects on themes of navigating relationships and newfound fame.
Here' s the video!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PzDKfyigZ4

ISU Bio Page
http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00034363.htm

USFSA Fan Zone Page
https://usfigureskatingfanzone.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=153

Archived Ice Network Page
https://web.archive.org/web/20180630072904/http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/profile/jimmy_ma

Wikipedia
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Ma

Social Media


Twitter
@ma_jimmy

Instagram
@jimmy_mf_ma


Personal Best Total Score213.49ISU CS Finlandia Trophy 2019
Personal Best Score Short Program73.21ISU CS U.S. International Figure Skating Classic 2018
Personal Best Score Free Skating147.01ISU CS Finlandia Trophy 2019



Competitive History

CompetitionLevel
SP
Score​
SP
Place
FS
Score
FS
Place
Total
Score
Final
Place
2019–20 season
2019 Finlandia TrophySenior66.488147.012213.494
U.S. International Figure Skating Classic 2019Senior67.346132.966200.306
2018–19 season
U.S. Championships 2019Senior74.8410132.0811206.9210
Eastern Sectional Championships 2019Senior69.972147.672217.642
Skate America 2018Senior71.537113.5312185.0612
U.S. International Figure Skating Classic 2018Senior73.214132.893206.103
Philadelphia Summer International 2018Senior67.324131.562198.882
2017–18 season
U.S. Championships 2018Senior75.2811147.1311222.4111
Eastern Sectional Championships 2018Senior72.552117.735190.283
2016–17 season
U.S. Championships 2017Senior70.4115110.6621181.0720
Eastern Sectional Championships 2017Senior68.291128.454196.743
2015–16 season
U.S. Championships 2016Senior51.9515109.6817161.6316
Eastern Sectional Championships 2016Senior56.522102.792159.311
North Atlantic Regional Championships 2016Senior54.931113.001167.931
2014–15 season
U.S. Championships 2015Senior59.0916105.6518164.7418
Eastern Sectional Championships 2015Senior59.994117.544177.534
2014 JGP Nagoya TV CupJunior47.811491.9014139.7114
2013–14 season
U.S. Championships 2014Junior63.462119.273182.733
Eastern Sectional Championships 2014Junior57.831114.831172.661
North Atlantic Regional Championships 2014Junior45.99398.991144.981
2013 JGP Riga CupJunior56.311091.4815147.7913
2012–13 season
2013 23rd Gardena Spring TrophyJunior55.08298.903153.983
U.S. Championships 2013Junior57.884118.213176.094
Eastern Sectional Championships 2013Junior49.54292.274141.812
North Atlantic Regional Championships 2013Junior48.923105.931154.851
2012 U.S. Challenge SkateJunior48.06297.542145.602
2011–12 season
U.S. Championships 2012Novice43.88685.414129.295
Eastern Sectional Championships 2012Novice48.46181.043129.502
North Atlantic Regional Championships 2012Novice43.65261.274104.922
2010–11 season
Eastern Sectional Championships 2011Novice39.35263.937103.286
North Atlantic Regional Championships 2011Novice39.57173.311112.881
2009–10 season
U.S. Junior Championships 2010Intermediate26.351449.921476.2714
U.S. Junior Championships 2010Intermediate57.705
North Atlantic Regional Championships 2010Intermediate28.23359.41287.641
2008–09 season
U.S. Junior Championships 2009Intermediate35.3919
North Atlantic Regional Championships 2009Intermediate29.13246.23275.362
2007–08 season
U.S. Junior Championships 2008Juvenile38.2711
North Atlantic Regional Championships 2008Juvenile24.12324.123

Programs and Videos​


2019-2020 Season
Coach: Peter Cain, Darlene Cain
Choreographer: Nikolai Morozov, Joshua Farris
Training: Dallas


SP: "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger (Far Out Remix)" by Daft Punk and "Stronger" by Kanye West
FS: "Blues for Klook" by Eddie Louis; choreo by Joshua Farris & Nikolai Morozov

2019 Finlandia Trophy SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LD-nNUtnt8M
2019 Finlandia Trophy FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5Off2GRrUM

2019 Skate Detroit SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPtc0Ql2oxU

2019 Broadmoor Aerial
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtCBoz-Dpxw


2018-2019 Season
Coach: Peter Cain, Darlene Cain
Choreographer: Nikolai Morozov (SP), Joshua Farris (FS)
Training: Dallas


SP: "Mi Gente" by J Balvin, Willy William and Beyoncé mixed with "Sahara Tango" by Sarah Louise Ings; choreo by Nikolai Morozov, Joshua Farris

FS: "Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor" by Sergei Rachmaninoff; choreo by Nikolai Morozov, Joshua Farris

2019 US Nationals SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwGmn28y-gs

Eastern Sectionals
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-HdioCYe8w
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XW4aGpm31PM

2018 US International Classic SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8egGIljWEFg

Jan.2019 Skate Talk On Line Interview
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXHTtQszIk0

Jan 2019 Jimmy plays USFSA Program Association
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7uDhJOuzdc


2017-2018 Season
Coach: Peter Cain, Darlene Cain
Choreographer: Nikolai Morozov (SP)
Training: Dallas

SP:"Propaganda" by DJ Snake; "Turn Down For What" by Lil Jon, DJ Snake; choreo by Nikolai Morozov (SP)
FS: Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor, Op.18 - 3. Allegro scherzando" by André Previn and London Symphony Orchestra and Vladimir Ashkenazy (last season's FS)

2018 US Nationals:
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ar0e16LVAq8
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuKJrvfOXrU

2017 Glacier Falls
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUGmnPtbhYI
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMe_gZl9NIE

Jimmy was interviewed about his upcoming 2017-18 season by figureskatersonline.com in July 2018:
http://figureskatersonline.com/news/2018/07/23/jimmy-ma-speaks-his-mind-to-figure-skaters-online/

Feb. 2018, long interview of Jimmy
Things You Don't Know About The Life Of A Figure Skater (ft. Jimmy Ma)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NARVvleiwi0


2016-2017 Season
SP: Eminem Medley: “Till I Collapse” and “The Real Slim Shady”
FS: Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor, Op.18 - 3. Allegro scherzando" by André Previn and London Symphony Orchestra and Vladimir Ashkenazy

2017 US Nationals:
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5Tb5upUttA


2015-2016 Season
Coach: Nikolai Morozov
Choreographer: Nikolai Morozov, Jeffrey Buttle (FS), Rohene Ward
Training: Hackensack, N.J.

SP:"Tsunami" by DVBBS and Borgeous
FS: "Praeludium and Allegro/ Nocturne/ Chaconne in G Minor" by Fritz Kreisler/ Chopin/ Tomaso A. Vitali

US Nationals:
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJ5zbfNGvCw&feature=youtu.be
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6REvXFYFY78&feature=youtu.be

2014-2015 Season
Coach: Elaine Zayak, Hongyun Liu
Choreographer: Josh Babb
Training: Hackensack, N.J.

SP: "Grand Guignol" by Bajofondo
FS: "Adios Nonino" by Astor Piazolla

JGP Aichi:
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCMa51n-d4I
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3gWpi_w3JU

GS interviewed him in September 2014:
USA’s Jimmy Ma prepares for Eastern sectionals
https://goldenskate.com/2014/09/jimmy-ma/

Jimmy blogged his experiences at JGP Aichi, Japan in September 2014
https://web.archive.org/web/2018021...witty-jimmy-ma-reports-on-trip-to-aichi-japan


2013-2014 Season
Coach: Steven Rice, Elaine Zayak, Hongyun Liu
Choreographer: Josh Babb
Training: Hackensack, N.J.

SP: "Montserrat-Orquesta Del Plata" by Bajofondo Tango Club
FS: "The Way" by Zack Hemsey

JGP Riga:
SP:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ex8KCt45FyM
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZOQ6t-Yf74


2012-2013 Season
SP: "Montserrat" by Bajofondo Tango Club
FS: "Hearts of Courage, Lacrimosa Dominae" by Two Steps From Hell

2013 Val Gardena Spring Trophy FS:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rOZOdmx8yE

2011-2012 Season
SP: Theme from The Untouchables by Ennio Morricone
FS: "El Tango de los Exiliados" by Vanessa-Mae


He has really good taste in music, and seems to have a thing for Tangos.

Thanks to seabm7 for compiling information on Jimmy's coaching changes.
 
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Joined
Dec 9, 2017
US Nationals 2016 (FS might still be processing)

Thanks!

The commentators repeatedly praise his jumps for having a snap (and wonder if his boots have springs), I hope he can get better and better. Would love to see him medal at Nationals, and more!
 

dorispulaski

Wicked Yankee Girl
Record Breaker
Joined
Jul 26, 2003
Country
United-States
Thank you for such a nice job on Jimmy's OP. He is fun to watch!!
 

Crossover

All Hail the Queen
Record Breaker
Joined
Oct 31, 2014
Thanks for the creation. Jimmy was so entertaining at Nationals, so I hope to see him in international events more often. The commentators said he is a concert pianist and currently studying a totally different major. The skater is surely versatile! I was impressed by his musicality and agile dancing abilities that remind me Daiusuke Takahashi, so I hope he keeps up the good work. :)
 

Crossover

All Hail the Queen
Record Breaker
Joined
Oct 31, 2014
Oh! Can you tell me which one (or maybe link me to something that contains that info)?

No I meant, a different major from music as he has been a concert pianist. I assumed he's studying music or something. I should've said more clearly. :)
 

livetoskate

On the Ice
Joined
Nov 24, 2006
How's Jimmy Ma doing? He got some publicity after Indonesian rapper Rich Brian's video "Cold" came out in Feb. Jimmy is the body double and is shown doing a triple flip in the video!
 

seabm7

Final Flight
Joined
Oct 8, 2011
Here is some more bio information found from

http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/profile/jimmy_ma

archived at web.archive.org

Season 2013-2014
Coach: Steven Rice, Elaine Zayak, Hongyun Liu
Choreographer: Josh Babb
Training: Hackensack, N.J.

Season 2014-2015
Coach: Elaine Zayak, Hongyun Liu
Choreographer: Josh Babb
Training: Hackensack, N.J.

Season 2015-2016
Coach: Nikolai Morozov
Choreographer: Nikolai Morozov, Jeffrey Buttle (FS), Rohene Ward
Training: Hackensack, N.J.

After this, it looks like IceNetwork did not update his profile at all. Buttle as the FS choreographer info was from the interview below.


According to the interview at
http://figureskatersonline.com/news/2018/07/23/jimmy-ma-speaks-his-mind-to-figure-skaters-online/

Season 2017-2018
Coach: Peter Cain, Darlene Cain
Choreographer: Nikolai Morozov (SP)
Training: Dallas

Season 2018-2019
Coach: Peter Cain, Darlene Cain
Choreographer: Nikolai Morozov (SP), Joshua Farris (FS)
Training: Dallas
 
Joined
Dec 9, 2017
Here is some more bio information found from

http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/profile/jimmy_ma

archived at web.archive.org

Season 2013-2014
Coach: Steven Rice, Elaine Zayak, Hongyun Liu
Choreographer: Josh Babb
Training: Hackensack, N.J.

Season 2014-2015
Coach: Elaine Zayak, Hongyun Liu
Choreographer: Josh Babb
Training: Hackensack, N.J.

Season 2015-2016
Coach: Nikolai Morozov
Choreographer: Nikolai Morozov, Jeffrey Buttle (FS), Rohene Ward
Training: Hackensack, N.J.

After this, it looks like IceNetwork did not update his profile at all. Buttle as the FS choreographer info was from the interview below.


According to the interview at
http://figureskatersonline.com/news/2018/07/23/jimmy-ma-speaks-his-mind-to-figure-skaters-online/

Season 2017-2018
Coach: Peter Cain, Darlene Cain
Choreographer: Nikolai Morozov (SP)
Training: Dallas

Season 2018-2019
Coach: Peter Cain, Darlene Cain
Choreographer: Nikolai Morozov (SP), Joshua Farris (FS)
Training: Dallas

Thanks! I updated the OP. If anyone knows what the SP music is supposed to be, I'll put that in, too.
 
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