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The Greatest Ice Dancing Pairs of All Time

Updated June 14, 2019 10.4k votes 2.6k voters 68.2k views26 items

List RulesVote up the most talented Olympic ice dancers.

Here, you'll find some of the greatest ice dancers of all time. This list includes both the most iconic, legendary ice dancers as well as some of the young, upcoming ice dancers making a name for themselves today. Have you ever wondered, “Who is the best ice dancing pair ever?” Vote on that question below! 

Ice dancing is an aspect of figure skating that uses elements of ballroom dancing.  Dancers compete as couples to execute complicated dance moves. These famous ice dancing couples are from all over the world. Russian, American, Canadian, and German pairs are all vying for the spot of best dancer below. Whether bringing pride to Team Canada, Team USA, or another country, these champions show some seriously impressive dedication and skill. 

The best ice dancing pairs have the ability to execute flawless moves on the ice even under the greatest amounts of pressure and duress. They take full advantage of the grand stage they’re on, whether it be national competitions or the world stage of the Olympics. A lot of the below athletes have gone on to win gold, silver, and/or bronze medals. Great commitment, a strong work ethic, stunning athletic skill, and excellent composure make these dancers stand out. Vote up the best ice dancing pairs below. 

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    Scott Moir & Tessa Virtue

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    In 2010 they became Canada's and North America's first-ever Olympic Ice Dance Champions. In 2018, the pair won team gold at the Pyeongchang Olympics. 

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    Jayne Torvill & Christopher Dean

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    They won the 1984 Olympics
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    Brother and sister Alex Shibutani and Maia Shibutani have competed in multiple prestigious events over the years - from Skate America to the Olympics. In 2018, the pair snagged a silver medal for ice dancing for the United States. 

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    They won the Canadian national ice dancing title in 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007.
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