Karen Magnussen

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Karen Diane Magnussen-Cella is a former Canadian Ladies' figure skater.

She was born on 4 April 1952 in Vancouver, BC.

She is the 1972 Olympic silver medallist and 1973 World champion. She was Canada's Female Athlete of the Year in 1971 and 1972 and was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1973.

She was coached by Linda Brauckmann, Frank Carroll and Hellmut May.

She retired from competitive skating post-1973 Worlds and turned professional (during four years she performed with Ice Capades). Upon retiring from professional skating she started working as a coach.

On 28 November 2011, an ammonia leak occurred at the North Shore Winter Club where Magnussen was working, which caused serious damages in her health. In 2015 a benefit show called "Karen Magnussen Tribute" was organized to raise funds for Karen's rehabilitation.

For more information about the accident and its impact on Karen's health look here.

In 1978 Karen got married to Tony Cella. They have three children: two sons and a daughter.

Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karen_Magnussen

Programs and Videos
1972/1973
SP: no information found
LP: no information found

1973 World Championships
1971/1972
LP: "Spartacus"

1972 World Championships
Video montage and radio commentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aqxUkC91qc
1972 Winter Olympic Games Sapporo
CF & LP highlights (Janet Lynn, Trixie Schuba and Karen Magnussen): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SscrUDzeDcs

1970/1971
LP: no information found

1971 World Championships
1969/1970
LP: "3. Variation of Aegina and Bacchanalia" by Aram Khachaturian

1970 World Championships
1968/1969
LP: no information found

1969 Canadian National Championships
1967/1968
LP: no information found

1966/1967
LP: "Idol of Paris - Dedication - Illusion - Themes" by Charles Williams and Sidney Torch

1967 World Championships
Results

CompetitionCFSPFSTS
1972/1973
1973 World Championships


1
1973 Canadian National Championships


1
1971/1972
1972 World Championships


2
Winter Olympic Games Sapporo 1972


2
1972 Canadian National Championships


1
1970/1971
1971 World Championships


3
1971 North American Championships


1
1971 Canadian National Championships


1
1969/1970
1970 World Championships


4
1970 Canadian National Championships


1
1968/1969
1969 North American Championships


2
1969 Canadian National Championships


2
1967/1968
1968 World Championships


7
1968 Winter Olympic Games


7
1968 Canadian National Championships


1
1966/1967
1967 World Championships


12
1967 North American Championships


4
1967 Canadian National Championships


2
1965/1966
1966 Canadian National Championships


4
1964/1965
1965 Canadian Junior National Championships


1

Shows and Galas
4 February 2015 - Karen Magnussen Tribute Promo - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3nC1HE7f8Y
9 February 2015 - Rally for Magnussen - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkaDou5KE6c
13 March 2015 - "A Sneak Peek of the Karen Magnussen Tribute: A Benefit Show" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y811YddXDTI
15/16 March 2015 - Connaught Skating Club - The Karen Magnussen Tribute Show:


Articles, Interviews and Other Media
22 October 2017 - Skating champion Karen Magnussen warns about ammonia gas leaks at ice arenas - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1b_czFt-7Vg / https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8FhAdNd41U
11 February 2015 - "Former figure skater overwhelmed by support" by Citytv - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJHq1c-OeBM
23 January 2014 - "Canada's Olympic sweetheart Karen Magnussen living a nightmare after accident 'ruined' her life" by Gordon McIntyre ("The Province") - http://www.theprovince.com/Canada+O...after+accident+ruined+life/9428148/story.html
28 November 2013 - Hero In You Student Area - Karen Magnussen Interview - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SCObyi2h6M
22 February 2012 - Karen Magnussen being honorerd by Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau in 1973 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jD3skjAj8U
1 June 2011 - Skater Karen Magnussen - poster artist Bob Masse THEN & NOW - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnY8tdvkTQE

Miscellanea
1972 Sapporo Figure Skating Highlights Part - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jH2dk9V3rRI
Karen Magnussen Spins Double Axle and Amaizing Split Jumps - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UExsfuN1zE
 
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~ Figure Skating Is My Passion ~
Record Breaker
Joined
Jul 28, 2003
Thanks for this, Karen is my figure skating hero. I used to figure skate when Karen competed. I watched all her competitions when I could. It's sad to think Karen can never enter a skating arena due to her health. She was one of the greatest Ladies champions Canada has ever produced.


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