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July 11, 1990 | FROM TIMES WIRE SERVICES
Olympic ice dancer Jayne Torvill said today she's engaged to American sound engineer Phil Christensen, who is touring with pop star Phil Collins. The 32-year-old skater said she met 35-year-old Christensen when he worked on the Torvill and Dean ice show tour of the United States last year. But she said their romance didn't begin until January when he asked her for a date--at a hamburger restaurant. Three months later, he gave her a diamond engagement ring.
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January 16, 1997 | LIBBY SLATE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Last year at this time, the skaters of Stars on Ice were mourning the death of cast member Sergei Grinkov, who collapsed and died of a heart attack at age 28 in 1995 while rehearsing for the show's opening night. This season, troupe members--among them co-founder Scott Hamilton, Kristi Yamaguchi, Paul Wylie and Kurt Browning--are welcoming back Grinkov's widow, Ekaterina "Katia" Gordeeva.
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SPORTS
March 31, 1993 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
How the mighty have risen. One day after Brian Boitano, the 1988 Winter Olympic men's figure skating champion, applied to regain his eligibility, the most acclaimed ice dancers in the sport's history, Great Britain's Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean, announced their return. "We spent 10 months pondering a move before we decided that we needed another challenge," Torvill said during a news conference at London's Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday.
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March 31, 1993 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
How the mighty have risen. One day after Brian Boitano, the 1988 Winter Olympic men's figure skating champion, applied to regain his eligibility, the most acclaimed ice dancers in the sport's history, Great Britain's Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean, announced their return. "We spent 10 months pondering a move before we decided that we needed another challenge," Torvill said during a news conference at London's Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday.
SPORTS
February 3, 1987 | ROBYN NORWOOD, Times Staff Writer
For two years, ice dancer Colette Huber was without a partner. For more than four years, Ron Kravette did not skate competitively, and thus had no need for one. Boy meets girl is nothing compared to solitary ice dancer finds partner. They met and they skated, and now they are one of 15 teams competing in the senior ice dance division of the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Tacoma, Wash. They begin competition today. In between there was a lot of ice time.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 16, 1997 | LIBBY SLATE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Last year at this time, the skaters of Stars on Ice were mourning the death of cast member Sergei Grinkov, who collapsed and died of a heart attack at age 28 in 1995 while rehearsing for the show's opening night. This season, troupe members--among them co-founder Scott Hamilton, Kristi Yamaguchi, Paul Wylie and Kurt Browning--are welcoming back Grinkov's widow, Ekaterina "Katia" Gordeeva.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 12, 1990 | LIBBY SLATE
It's multinational politics on ice as British ice skaters Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean perform "Torvill & Dean and the Russian Allstars" at the Universal Amphitheatre through Sunday.
NEWS
August 9, 1990 | From Times wire services
British ice skating champion Christopher Dean announced his engagement today to French Canadian skater Isabelle Duchesnay. Dean, 32, met his 26-year-old fiancee nine years ago and has helped choreograph some of her skating routines. He proposed to her last week in Germany, where she is training for the 1992 Olympics. No wedding date has been set. "There's a bit of a bug at the minute with everyone getting married--we've all joined the same club," Dean said.
NEWS
January 16, 1997 | LAURIE K. SCHENDEN
Watching Olympic champions glide and spin and leap across the television screen can be exhilarating--but wait until you see them in person. Kristi Yamaguchi (the 1992 gold medalist), veteran skater Scott Hamilton (1984 Olympic champion), Katarina Witt (two-time Olympic gold medalist) and Jayne Torvill & Christopher Dean (1984 pairs champions) are just some of the former Olympians who will skate this weekend in "Discover Stars on Ice 1996-97." The tour is making two stops in the Southland.
NEWS
July 11, 1990 | FROM TIMES WIRE SERVICES
Olympic ice dancer Jayne Torvill said today she's engaged to American sound engineer Phil Christensen, who is touring with pop star Phil Collins. The 32-year-old skater said she met 35-year-old Christensen when he worked on the Torvill and Dean ice show tour of the United States last year. But she said their romance didn't begin until January when he asked her for a date--at a hamburger restaurant. Three months later, he gave her a diamond engagement ring.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 12, 1990 | LIBBY SLATE
It's multinational politics on ice as British ice skaters Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean perform "Torvill & Dean and the Russian Allstars" at the Universal Amphitheatre through Sunday.
SPORTS
February 3, 1987 | ROBYN NORWOOD, Times Staff Writer
For two years, ice dancer Colette Huber was without a partner. For more than four years, Ron Kravette did not skate competitively, and thus had no need for one. Boy meets girl is nothing compared to solitary ice dancer finds partner. They met and they skated, and now they are one of 15 teams competing in the senior ice dance division of the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Tacoma, Wash. They begin competition today. In between there was a lot of ice time.
SPORTS
February 21, 1994 | Associated Press
Torvill and Dean brought their passion and perfection back to Olympic ice dancing Sunday night. Performing a sexy rumba filled with quick steps and flowing spins, Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean of Britain rekindled memories of a decade ago, when they redefined the event at the Sarajevo Games. They received two perfect 6.0 marks for presentation, from Britain and Ukraine, and set up a three-way contest for gold tonight in the free dance.
SPORTS
December 10, 1995 | Associated Press
Kurt Browning and Yuka Sato each won their first World Professional Figure Skating Championships stunningly Saturday night by upsetting the usually unbeatable. Browning rallied in the free skate to beat Brian Boitano, a six-time winner of the event. The Canadian used "a hunk of funk" to collect five perfect 10.0s and two 9.9s from the judges in the free skate, worth 50% of the total score. Skating to "Brick House" by the Commodores, Browning's rubber-legged act wowed the crowd of 18,150.
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