The Winter Olympic Games celebrate the best athletes in the world. Ice-Dance.com has created this special section to honor those skaters competing in Torino, Italy from February 24-27, 2006.    

The ice dancing community has always known we have something beautiful and exciting in our dancers. Now the world can get to know them, too.

SCHEDULE

DATE
EVENT
TIME
17 February
Compulsory Dance
19:00
19 February

Original Dance

19:00
20 February
Free Dance
19:00
24 February
Exhibition Gala
19:00
FUN FACTS

  • Of the 24 teams competing at the Olympics, 15 countries are represented.
  • Margarita Drobiazko and Povilas Vanagas are competing in their fifth Olympic Games. Four teams are competing in their third Olympics, five teams are competing in their second Olympics and fourteen teams are competing in their first Olympics.
  • Tatiana Navka is competing in her fourth Olympics. She represented Belarus in the 1994 and 1998 Winter Olympics, skating with Sambel Gezalian in 1994 and Nikolai Morozov in 1998. This is her second Olympics skating with Roman Kostomarov and representing Russia. 
  • Barbara Fusar-Poli and Maurizio Margaglio will compete in their first international event since they won the bronze medal at the 2002 Olympics. 
  • Three of the twenty-four teams are married: Elena Grushina & Ruslan Goncharov (Ukraine), Melissa Gregory & Denis Petukhov (USA) and Margarita Drobiazko & Povilas Vanagas (Lithuania).
  • There are two sets of siblings competing: Sinead Kerr & John Kerr (Great Britain) and Alexandra Zaretsky & Roman Zaretsky (Israel). 
  • There are 14 current or former World Championships medallists competing:
    • Margarita Drobiazko & Povilas Vanagas (2000 bronze medallists)
    • Barbara Fusar-Poli & Maurizio Margaglio (2000 silver & 2001 gold medallists)
    • Galit Chait & Sergei Sahknovski (2002 bronze medallists)
    • Albena Denkova & Maxim Staviyski (2003 silver & 2004 bronze medallists)
    • Tatiana Navka & Roman Kostomarov (2004 & 2005 gold medallists)
    • Elena Grushina & Ruslan Goncharov (2005 bronze medallists)
    • Tanith Belbin & Benjamin Agosto (2005 silvermedallists)
  • There are 12 former World Junior Championship medallists:
    • Roman Kostomarov (1996 gold medallist with Ekaterina Davydova)
    • Isabelle Delobel & Olivier Schoenfelder (1996 silver medallists)
    • Denis Petukhov (1997 silver & 1998 bronze medallist w/Oksana Potdykova)
    • Federica Faiella (1998 & 1999 silver medallist w/Luciano Milo)
    • Jamie Silverstein (1999 gold medallist w/Justin Pekarek)
    • Tanith Belbin & Benjamin Agosto (2002 gold medallists, 2001 silver and 2000 bronze medallists)
    • Maxim Shabalin (2001 bronze & 2002 silver medallist w/Elena Khaliavina)
    • Nora Hoffmann & Attila Elek (2003 & 2004 silver medallists)
    • Oksana Domnina & Maxim Shabalin (2003 gold medallists)
  • There are 3 competitors who were selected by their countries as flag bearers for the opening ceremonies: Vazgen Azroyan (Armenia), Igor Lukanin (Azerbaijan) and Galit Chait (Israel).