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Rachael Flatt

John King

Final Flight
Jul 26, 2003
Rachael Flatt is a former figure skater who represented the USA. She was born on 21 July 1992 in Del Mar, California.

She is the 2008 World Junior champion, a winner of four Grand Prix silver medals and the 2010 U.S. national champion. She formed part of the U.S. figure skating team during the XXI Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver 2010 and placed 7th. She is a 2015 graduate of Stanford University.

She was coached by Justin Dillon and Lynn Smith. Among her former coaches there are such names as: Tom Zakrajsek, Becky Calvin, Erik Schulz, Eddie Shipstad, Suzie Semanick, Tiffany Mayes, C. Sullivan and R. Chalmers.

Rachael announced her retirement from competitive skating in 2014.

Last updated on 15 April 2019 by Mohacz



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Social media
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/reflatt/ (private account)
Twitter - https://twitter.com/rachaelflatt

SP64.64XXI Winter Olympic Games Vancouver 2010
FS118.08ISU Four Continents Championships 2011
TS182.49XXI Winter Olympic Games Vancouver 2010

Programs and Videos
SP: "Adagio for Strings" by Samuel Barber
FS: "Piano Concerto No. 2" by Sergei Rachmaninoff

2014 U.S. Championships2013 Cup of Nice
SP: "Contrabajissimo" by Astor Piazzolla
FS: "The Firebird" by Igor Stravinsky

2012 GP Skate America
SP: "East of Eden" (1981 TV mini-series) by Lee Holdridge performed by the London Symphony Orchestra
FS: "The Firebird" by Igor Stravinsky

2012 U.S. Championships2011 GP Cup of Russia2011 GP Skate Canada
SP1: "East of Eden" (1981 TV mini-series) by Lee Holdridge performed by the London Symphony Orchestra
SP2: "Summertime" by George Gershwin / "Oh, but on the Third Day (Happy Feet Blues)" by Wynton Marsalis, Marcus Roberts
FS: "Slaughter on Tenth Avenue" by Richard Rodgers and Earl Wild
Ex: "I Want to Hold Your Hand" performed by Chris Colfer (Glee)
2011 Four Continents Championships2011 U.S. Championships2010–2011 ISU Grand Prix Final2010 GP NHK Trophy
SP: "Sing, Sing, Sing" (part 2) (from the musical "Fosse")
FS: "Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini" by Sergei Rachmaninov
Ex1: "Fame"
Ex2: "One Night Only" (from Dreamgirls)
Ex3: "One Day I'll Fly Away" (from Moulin Rouge!)

2010 World ChampionshipsXXI Winter Olympic Games Vancouver 20102010 U.S. Championships2009 GP Skate America
SP: "Moon River" (from "Breakfast at Tiffany's") by Henry Mancini / "Piano Concerto No. 2" by Sergei Rachmaninov
FS1: "Romantic Rhapsody" by André Mathieu
FS2: "Dialogue du vent et de la mer" (from "La Mer") by Claude Debussy / "En Bateau" (from "Petite Suite") by Claude Debussy arranged by H. Busser / "Dialogue du vent et de la mer"
Ex1: "One Day I'll Fly Away" (from "Moulin Rouge")
Ex2: "Simple Gifts" by Alison Krauss and Yo-Yo Ma
Ex3: "Respect" by Aretha Franklin

2009 World Team Trophy2009 World Championships2009 U.S. Championships2008 GP Cup of Russia2008 GP Skate America
SP: no video found
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rg6LHyZWibw / https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mImSLOgHC4Y​

SP: "It Ain't Necessarily So" by George Gershwin
FS: "Romantic Rhapsody" by André Mathieu
Ex1: "Respect" by Aretha Franklin
Ex2: "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree" by KT Tunstall

2008 World Junior Championships
SP: Scherzo: Allegro Molto" (from Trio No. 1 in B Major, Opus 8) by Johannes Brahms
FS: "An American in Paris" by George Gershwin
Ex: "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree" by KT Tunstall
2007 U.S. Championships
SP: "Nessun Dorma" by Giacomo Puccini
FS: Carmen" by Georges Bizet
SP: "Summertime" by George Gershwin
FS: "The Firebird" by Igor Stravinsky
Ex: "Summertime" by George Gershwin

2005 U.S. Championships
SP: no video found
FS: no video found
Ex: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G472VJwvlGc


2014 U.S. ChampionshipsSenior20 (46.57)17 (88.57)18 (135.14)
2014 Pacific Coast SectionalSenior3 (51.61)2 (96.62)2 (148.23)
2013 Cup of NiceSenior18 (41.59)7 (88.59)9 (130.18)
2014 Central Pacific RegionalSenior1 (49.82)1 (89.66)1 (139.48)
2012 GP Skate AmericaSenior10 (43.72)9 (92.37)9 (136.09)
2012 U.S. ChampionshipsSenior9 (52.71)4 (112.27)6 (164.98)
2011 GP Cup of RussiaSenior8 (53.36)9 (94.27)9 (147.63)
2011 GP Skate CanadaSenior3 (54.23)10 (73.99)10 (128.22)
2011 World ChampionshipsSenior8 (57.22)14 (97.39)12 (154.61)
2011 Four Continents ChampionshipsSenior3 (62.23)4 (118.08)4 (180.31)
2011 U.S. ChampionshipsSenior3 (62.32)2 (121.06)2 (183.38)
2010–2011 ISU Grand Prix FinalSenior6 (45.19)6 (82.38)6 (127.57)
2010 GP Skate AmericaSenior4 (51.02)1 (111.84)2 (162.86)
2010 GP NHK TrophySenior3 (53.69)1 (107.35)2 (161.04)
2010 World ChampionshipsSenior6 (60.88)9 (106.56)9 (167.44)
XXI Winter Olympic Games Vancouver 2010Senior5 (64.64)8 (117.85)7 (182.49)
2010 U.S. ChampionshipsSenior3 (69.35)1 (130.76)1 (200.11)
2009 GP Skate AmericaSenior2 (58.80)1 (116.11)2 (174.91)
2009 GP Cup of ChinaSenior5 (58.80)5 (98.91)4 (157.71)
2009 World Team TrophySenior5 (58.40)4 (113.41)4 (171.81)
2009 World ChampionshipsSenior7 (59.30)5 (113.11)5 (172.41)
2009 Four Continents ChampionshipsSenior8 (55.44)7 (107.39)7 (162.83)
2009 U.S. ChampionshipsSenior2 (60.19)2 (113.59)2 (173.78)
2008 GP Cup of RussiaSenior3 (55.92)2 (110.14)2 (166.06)
2008 GP Skate AmericaSenior5 (54.92)4 (100.81)4 (155.73)
2008 World Junior ChampionshipsJunior3 (60.16)1 (112.03)1 (172.19)
2008 U.S. ChampionshipsSenior3 (62.91)1 (125.82)2 (188.73)
2007–08 Junior Grand Prix FinalJunior3 (52.11)1 (107.55)2 (159.66)
2007 JGP Pokal der Blauen Schwerter Dresden, GermanyJunior3 (47.64)2 (83.21)2 (130.85)
2007 JGP Vienna, AustriaJunior2 (49.63)1 (105.02)1 (154.65)
2007 Challenge CupJunior1 (46.00)1 (100.42)1 (146.42)
2007 U.S. ChampionshipsSenior6 (56.51)5 (103.24)5 (159.75)
2007 Midwestern SectionalsSenior1 (53.55)1 (105.72)1 (159.27)
2007 Southwestern RegionalsSenior2 (46.54)1 (87.76)1 (134.30)
2006 U.S. ChampionshipsJunior1 (53.58)5 (83.87)2 (137.45)
2006 Midwestern SectionalsJunior2 (45.86)1 (86.20)1 (132.06)
2006 Southwestern RegionalsJunior111
2005 North American Challenge, KansasJunior6 (32.62)3 (74.44)3 (107.06)
2005 Triglav TrophyNovice111
2005 U.S. ChampionshipsNovice221
2005 Midwestern SectionalsNovice111
2005 Southwestern RegionalsNovice111

Video interviews
9 June 2016 - "A 360-degree Figure Skating Story - Meet Rachael Flatt" by StanfordJournalism - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkh_s8R5-0k
3 January 2015 - Rachael Flatt 2010 Today Show" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNHbUL-OmKY
11 December 2014 - "Rachael Flatt: The importance of Coaches Understanding their Athletes" by Positive Coaching Alliance - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdigS3rU5aw
11 December 2014 - "Rachael Flatt on the Traits of a Great Coach" by Positive Coaching Alliance - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcSYSfPssTs
15 March 2014 - "Life on Ice: The Story of Rachael Flatt" by StanfordJournalism - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eH3nTGKHboE18 May 2011 - "Rachael Flatt Sportscast" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YicRdwnZS0M27 January 2011 - "Rachael Flatt promoting Colorado Potatoes" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSSjU1KNdDc
6 December 2010 - "Rachael Flatt Olympic/National Figure Skating Documentary" by Thunderbolt Pictures - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KMhg_PZCpA
24 June 2010 - "Rachael Flatt helps RIF promote children's literacy" by Reading Is Fundamental - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1wcdHGb7-E
14 January 2010 - "USADA - I Compete Clean" by usadaadmin - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwVZhbB0GSw
11 December 2009 - "2010 Winter Olympics: Rachael Flatt - Figure Skater" by Rocketboom - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1453bfuWXU
26 January 2008 - "Figure Skating Truth Booth: Rachael Flatt" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJ4mdaOWXUQ

Golden Skate articles

23 January 2010 - Flatt rises to the occasion, Nagasu joins her for the ride
17 November 2009 - Rachael Flatt: Breaking it Down
6 April 2008 - Respect for Rachael
2 March 2008 - US ladies dominate in Sofia; Flatt takes gold

Original Post by John King
I know she's retired from competing, and it looks like she's moved forward with the next direction in her life, but I thought I'd start a thread for this hard working young lady, who I always enjoyed watching perform, and found adorably cute in interviews. Here are two excellent performances : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OR2cXbneV-k https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGq_rFo5Psw , two pics of her in action, http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Rachael+Flatt+Skate+America+Day+2+VRhIRSALHFrl.jpg http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Rachael+Flatt+Figure+Skating+Day+14+GxdXg_N4Vpkl.jpg and two of her off ice: http://cdn04.cdn.justjaredjr.com/wp...hael-flatt/rachael-flatt-olympic-debut-01.jpg http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/30th+Annual+Salute+Women+Sports+Awards+Red+v7bRHsbPlUPl.jpg.
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Record Breaker
Jul 31, 2014
And Rachael will be one of the coaches for the week-long summer camp in Colorado Springs offered by Christy Krall and Tom Z.

As will Mirai, Max, and Josh.

Something tells me he is going to be really tired of little girls asking him to sing by the end of it.


Record Breaker
Jul 31, 2014
You mean a crowd of little girls like these ;)?

I think Josh will be just fine :).

There he can claim he left his guitar in Colorado. . . he can't do that in Colorado as well. Plus he will be surrounded by training mates to tease him about it back home. ;)

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Record Breaker
Feb 27, 2012
There he can claim he left his guitar in Colorado. . . he can't do that in Colorado as well. Plus he will be surrounded by training mates to tease him about it back home. ;)

Well, he doesn't have to bring his guitar to the World Arena, LOL.

And I think he has had plenty of practice getting teased about swooning young ladies. His bud Max Settlage has a lot of fun :laugh: giving him a hard time, for example.
IIRC, Josh got mobbed at synchro nats in the Springs last year ... and he hadn't even gone public with his singing yet.

Mrs. P

Uno, Dos, twizzle!
Record Breaker
Dec 27, 2009
Rachael looks gorgeous! She's really grown into a beautiful young woman!

Mrs. P

Uno, Dos, twizzle!
Record Breaker
Dec 27, 2009
Wow, Rachael has gotten more gorgeous with age. :) Stanford treated her well!


On the Ice
Feb 20, 2010
Congrats to Rachael on graduating. Seems like just yesterday she was graduating high school and deferring college for a year to chase after her Olympic dream which she actually achieved. So proud of her!