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Date Of BirthJune 18, 1966
SpouseSonia Rodriguez
Factbegan training as a full-time figure skater at 16

Kurt Browning, CC, is a retired Canadian figure skater. He is a four-time World Champion and four-time Canadian National Champion. Browning is credited with having popularized a number of skating elements, including the first successful quadruple jump in competition, which he executed at the 1988 World Championships.

Browning was born on June 18, 1966, in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, Canada. His parents were both schoolteachers. Browning has two older sisters. His early education took place in Rocky Mountain House.

Browning began skating at the age of three. His first coach was his mother. He later began taking lessons from former Olympic pairs skater Paul Wylie in Calgary. It was Wylie who encouraged Browning to pursue a career in single skating.

Browning made his World Championship debut in 1986, finishing sixth. He won his first World Championship title in 1987, becoming the first Canadian man to do so since Donald Jackson in 1962. Browning successfully defended his title in 1988 and 1989.

In 1990, Browning became the first skater to land a quadruple jump in competition, at the World Championships in Munich. He went on to win his fourth World Championship title in 1991.

Browning competed at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France, finishing fourth. He retired from competitive skating following the 1992 season.

Browning has skated in numerous professional shows and exhibitions over the years. He has also served as a skating coach and choreographer. In 2012, he was inducted into the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame.

Browning has been married twice. His first marriage, to Sonia Rodriguez, ended in divorce. He has two children from that marriage, a son and a daughter. His second marriage is to Sonia Rodriguez-Nava, a former Mexican figure skater. The couple has one son together.

Browning stands five feet eight inches tall and weighs approximately 160 pounds. He has brown hair and blue eyes.

General Info

Full NameKurt Browning
Date Of BirthJune 18, 1966
Height1.7 m
ProfessionTelevision presenter, Commentator, Actor, Figure skater, Choreographer


SpouseSonia Rodriguez
ChildrenDillon Browning, Gabriel Browning
SiblingsWade Browning, Dena Miller


NominationsGemini Award for Best Performance or Host in a Variety Program or Series, Gemini Award for Best Sports Analyst
MoviesLife After Hockey, The Best of Stars on Ice: Vol. 3, The Best of Stars on Ice: Vol. 1
TV ShowsBattle of the Blades, Skating with Celebrities

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1Toronto, Ontario, Canada [July 2007]
2Son, Dillon, born August 14, 2007 in Toronto.
3Has an older brother, Wade & an older sister, Deana
4He was awarded the C.M. (Member of The Order Of Canada) on October 23, 1989 for his services to sports in Canada.
5Wedding Bells Magazine featured a multi spread layout of Kurt and Sonia.
6Wife Sonia Rodriguez is a Principal Ballerina with the Canadian National Ballet Company.
7Son Gabriel born July 12, 2003
8was inducted into the Canadian Olympic Association's Amateur Sports Hall of Fame in 1990
9placed 8th at the 1988 Olympics
10began training as a full-time figure skater at 16
11began skating at 3 in order to play ice hockey
12Gold Medal, 1989 World Figure Skating Championships
13Gold Medal, 1990 World Figure Skating Championships
14Gold Medal, 1991 World Figure Skating Championships
15Silver Medal, 1992 World Figure Skating Championships
16Gold Medal, 1993 World Figure Skating Championships
17First figure skater to land a quadruple jump in competition (1988) Member of Canadian Sports Hall of Fame



Stars on Ice 20132013TV Movie
Shall We Dance on Ice?2010TV MovieAnnouncer / Performer
The Snowden, Raggedy Ann and Andy Holiday Show1998TV MovieAndrew
The Great Skate Debate II1998TV MovieSkater
Snowden on Ice1997TV MovieBrett
America's Choice: The Great Skate Debate1996TV MovieSkater
Aladdin on Ice1995TV MovieAladdin
You Must Remember This1994TV Movie
Life After Hockey1989


Kurt Browning's Gotta Skate III2003TV Movie executive producer


Kurt Browning's Gotta Skate III2003TV Movie creative director


Progressive Skating & Gymnastics Spectacular2015TV MovieHimself
Battle of the Blades2009-2013TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself - Host - Judge / Himself
Walk the Walk2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Be Good Johnny Weir2010TV SeriesHimself
Pop Star on Ice2009DocumentaryHimself
The Book Lady2009DocumentaryHimself
Kristi Yamaguchi Friends & Family2007TV MovieHimself
Frosted Pink2007TV MovieHimself
Skating with Celebrities2006TV SeriesHimself
This Is Daniel Cook2004TV SeriesHimself
Canadian Idol2004TV SeriesHimself - Audience Member
Family Feud2004TV SeriesHimself
Today2003TV SeriesHimself
Kurt Browning's Gotta Skate III2003TV MovieHimself
Ice Wars 10: North America vs. the World2003TV MovieHimself
The Arrogant Worms: Three Worms and an Orchestra2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Seán Cullen Show2003TV SeriesHimself
Stars on Ice: Light Hearted Moments2003Video documentary shortHost / Narrator
Ice Wars 92002TV SpecialHimself
The Best of Stars on Ice Volume 2: Scott Hamilton's Farewell Tour2002Video documentaryHimself
World Ice Challenge2001TV SpecialHimself
Hip-Hop on Ice2001TV SpecialHimself
Canada A.M.2001TV SeriesHimself
Ice Wars 72000TV SpecialHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2000TV Series documentaryHimself
From This Moment1999TV MovieHimself
Ice Wars 61999TV SpecialHimself
Improv Ice II1999TV MovieHimself
Halloween on Ice1998TV MovieHimself
Ice Wars 41997TV SpecialHimself
Battle of the Sexes on Ice II1997TV MovieHimself
Too Hot to Skate1997TV Movie documentaryHimself
Ice Wars 31996TV MovieHimself
Sergei Grinkov: Celebration of a Life1996TV Special documentaryHimself
Battle of the Sexes on Ice I1996TV MovieHimself
The 1996 Fox Rock 'N Roll Skating Championships1996TV SpecialHimself
Ice Wars 21995TV SpecialHimself
Ready or Not1995TV SeriesHimself
1994 Winter Olympics Figure Skating Competition and Exhibition Highlights1994VideoHimself
Ice Wars 11994TV SpecialHimself
NBC Sports Presents World Champions on Ice II1994VideoHimself
World Cup Figure Skating Champions1994TV SpecialHimself
Fox on Ice1994TV SpecialHimself
NBC Sports Presents World Champions on Ice1993VideoHimself
1992 Winter Olympics Figure Skating1992VideoHimself
Kurt Browning: Life on the Edge1992TV Movie documentaryHimself
Christmas Fantasy on Ice1992TV SpecialHimself
Tall in the Saddle1990TV MovieHimself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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