Winter Sports List of Famous Figure Skaters

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List of famous figure skaters, both current and historical, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top figure skaters in the world? This includes the most prominent figure skaters, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable figure skaters is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic figure skaters were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned figure skaters.

The list of famous ice skaters ranges from Yuna Kim to Johnny Weir and more. Featuring famous ice skaters in history and now, this list has many recognizable names of the figure skating world. 

From reputable, prominent, and well known figure skaters to the lesser known figure skaters of today, these are some of the best professionals in the figure skater field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous figure skaters ever?" and "What are the names of famous figure skaters?" then you're in the right place.

Katarina Witt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Katarina Witt is a retired German figure skater. Witt won two Olympic gold medals for East Germany, first at the 1984 Sarajevo Olympics and the second in 1988 at the Calgary Olympics. She is a ...more

Tanith Belbin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Tanith Jessica Louise Belbin is a Canadian-American ice dancer. Though born in Canada, she holds dual citizenship and has competed for the United States since she began skating with Benjamin ...more

Johnny Weir is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
John Garvin "Johnny" Weir is an American figure skater. He is the 2008 World bronze medalist, a two-time Grand Prix Final bronze medalist, the 2001 World Junior Champion, and a ...more

Dorothy Hamill is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Dorothy Stuart Hamill is a retired American figure skater. She is the 1976 Olympic champion in ladies' singles and the 1976 World champion.

Ashley Wagner is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Ashley Elisabeth Wagner is an American figure skater. She is the 2012 Four Continents champion, a three-time Grand Prix Final medalist, winner of three Grand Prix events, and a three-time U.S. ...more

Kiira Korpi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Kiira Linda Katriina Korpi is a Finnish figure skater. She is a three-time European medalist, the 2010 Trophée Eric Bompard champion, the 2012 Rostelecom Cup champion, a two-time Cup of ...more

Kristi Yamaguchi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Kristine Tsuya "Kristi" Yamaguchi is an American figure skater. She is the 1992 Olympic Champion in ladies' singles. Yamaguchi also won two World Figure Skating Championships in 1991 ...more

Tessa Virtue is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Tessa Jane McCormick Virtue is a Canadian ice dancer who competes together with Scott Moir. Virtue and Moir are the 2010 Olympic champions, the 2014 Olympic silver medalist, the 2010 and 2012 ...more

Kim Yuna is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Kim Yuna is a South Korean former figure skater. She is the 2010 Olympic champion and 2014 silver medalist in ladies' singles; the 2009, 2013 World champion; the 2009 Four Continents champion; a ...more

John Curry is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
John Anthony Curry, OBE was a British figure skater. He was the 1976 Olympic and World Champion. He was famous for combining ballet and modern dance influences into his skating.

Rudy Galindo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Val Joe "Rudy" Galindo is an American figure skater who competed in both single skating and pair skating. As a single skater, he is the 1996 U.S. national champion, 1987 World Junior ...more

Alissa Czisny is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Alissa Czisny is an American former competitive figure skater. She is the 2010 Grand Prix Final champion, a two-time Skate Canada champion, the 2011 Skate America champion, and a two-time U.S. ...more

Brian Pockar is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Brian James Pockar was a Canadian figure skater. He was the 1982 World bronze medalist, a three-time Canadian national champion, and competed at the 1980 Winter Olympics. He was born and died in ...more

Scott Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Scott Scovell Hamilton is a retired American figure skater and Olympic gold medalist. He won four consecutive U.S. championships, four consecutive World Championships and a gold medal in the ...more

Toller Cranston is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Toller Shalitoe Montague Cranston, CM was a Canadian figure skater and painter. He won the 1971–1976 Canadian national championships, the 1974 World bronze medal and the 1976 Olympic bronze ...more

Michelle Kwan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Michelle Wingshan Kwan is an American figure skater. She is a two-time Olympic medalist, a five-time World champion and a nine-time U.S. champion. She competed at a high level for over a decade ...more

Nancy Kerrigan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Nancy Ann Kerrigan is an American former figure skater. She is the 1994 Olympic silver medalist, the 1992 Olympic bronze medalist, a two-time world medalist, and the 1993 US National Champion. ...more

Peggy Fleming is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Peggy Gail Fleming is an American figure skater. She is the 1968 Olympic Champion in Ladies' singles and a three-time World Champion. Fleming has been a television commentator on figure skating ...more

Lynn-Holly Johnson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Lynn-Holly Johnson is an American professional ice skater and actress. After achieving some success as a figure skater in the mid-1970s, she began an acting career, including a Golden ...more

Valentina Marchei is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Valentina Marchei is an Italian figure skater. As a singles skater, she is a four-time Italian national champion. Her highest ISU Championship placements were 4th at the 2013 European ...more

Meryl Davis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Meryl Elizabeth Davis is an American ice dancer. With partner Charlie White, she is the 2014 Olympic Champion, a two-time World champion, the 2010 Olympic silver medalist, two-time World silver ...more

Charlie White is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Charles Allen White, Jr. is an American ice dancer. With partner Meryl Davis, he is the 2014 Olympic Champion, a two-time World champion, the 2010 Olympic silver medalist, two-time World silver ...more

Elena Ilinykh is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Elena Ruslanovna Ilinykh is a Russian ice dancer who currently skates with Ruslan Zhiganshin. They are the 2015 Russian National champions. With former partner Nikita Katsalapov, she is a 2014 ...more

Kevin Macedo Alves is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Kevin Alves is a figure skater.

Mark Webster is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Mark Webster Mark Webster is an Australian figure skater. He is the 2011 Australian national champion. He has represented Australia four times at the Four Continents Championships and three times at the ...more