Featuring Kurt Browning
Fasten your seat belts because this month’s podcast with Norm Proft, Alumni and Skate Canada Competition Services Director, dives into the life and times of Kurt Browning and the friendship they continue to share through skating. Listen as Norm reveals stories behind the success of one of skating’s greatest icons.
Skate Canada Hall of Fame – Athlete
Kurt Browning, the ‘Kid From Caroline’ developed his skills at Edmonton’s Royal Glenora Club, going on to revolutionize the sport of figure skating with his unique combination of strong, yet graceful jumps, creativity and charismatic appeal.
Following an impressive 8th place showing at his first of three Olympics in 1988, he entered the record books that same year by becoming the first athlete ever to complete a quadruple jump in World competition, forever changing the face of men’s figure skating. The Canadian and World Senior Men’s Champion in 1989, 1990 and 1991, he became the first Canadian man to win three consecutive World titles. Performing his memorable ‘Casablanca’ routine, he added his fourth Canadian and World crowns in 1993, the most World titles won by a Canadian singles skater.
His unparalleled success and style earned him legions of fans around the world and many honours, including the prestigious Order of Canada in 1989. Joining the professional ranks in 1994, he continues to grace the ice with a presence like no other.