Aaron Parchem (born June 6, 1977) is an American former pair skater. He competed at the 2006 Winter Olympics with partner Marcy Hinzmann.

Aaron Parchem
Personal information
Country representedUnited States
Born (1977-06-06) June 6, 1977 (age 42)
Columbus, Ohio
ResidenceOak Park, Illinois
Height1.76 m (5.8 ft)
Former partnerMarcy Hinzmann, Stephanie Kalesavich, Shawna Winter
Former coachJohnny Johns, Mitch Moyer
Former skating clubDetroit SC
RetiredMay 30, 2006
ISU personal best scores
Combined total154.30
2005 Skate America
Short program55.00
2005 Skate America
Free skate99.30
2005 Skate America

Personal lifeEdit

Aaron Parchem was born June 6, 1977, in Columbus, Ohio.[1] He was adopted by Al and Georga Parchem from the Chicago area and was raised with an adopted sister.[2] In spring 2003, he graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy with an undergraduate degree in economics.[3] As of November 2017, he is a senior financial consultant at Comerica Securities Inc.[4]

Parchem married Polish single skater Zuzanna Szwed in Chicago in 2004.[5] They have a daughter, Sofie (born c. 2011).[4]


After trying pairs at age 19, Parchem switched to the discipline a year later. He initially skated with Shawna Winter.

Coaches at the Detroit Skating Club paired him with Stephanie Kalesavich in March 1999.[6][7] The pair won the 2000 Golden Spin of Zagreb and took bronze at the 2001 Nebelhorn Trophy. They competed at one ISU Championship, the 2002 Four Continents, where they placed fifth.

In April 2003, Parchem teamed up with Marcy Hinzmann. She tore the anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee during a practice in August 2004 and skated with the injury during the season.[8][9] She underwent surgery following the U.S. Championships in January 2005 and was off the ice for four months.[10]

In 2005, the pair won the bronze medal at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. In 2006 they won the silver medal at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships and represented the United States at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy.


With HinzmannEdit

Season Short program Free skating
  • Esperanza
    by Maxime Rodriguez
  • Once Upon a Time in Mexico
    by Robert Rodriguez
  • Coeur Brave
    by Maxime Rodriguez

With KalesavichEdit

Season Short program Free skating


With HinzmannEdit

Event 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06
Winter Olympics 13th
World Championships 11th
Four Continents Champ. 4th
GP Skate America 4th
Bofrost Cup on Ice 6th
Finlandia Trophy 3rd
Nebelhorn Trophy 1st 3rd
U.S. Championships 7th 3rd 2nd
Midwestern Sectionals 2nd 1st
GP = Grand Prix

With KalesavichEdit

Event 1999–00 2000–01 2001–02 2002–03
Four Continents Champ. 5th
GP NHK Trophy 6th
GP Skate Canada 5th 8th
GP Trophée Lalique 7th
Goodwill Games 6th
Golden Spin of Zagreb 1st
Nebelhorn Trophy 3rd
U.S. Championships 1st J. 4th 3rd 5th
GP = Grand Prix; J. = Junior level

With WinterEdit

Event 1999
U.S. Championships 9th J.
J. = Junior level


  1. ^ a b c "Marcy HINZMANN / Aaron PARCHEM: 2005/2006". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on August 19, 2009.
  2. ^ Freund, Dustin. "Opportunities of Adopted Children – Olympian Aaron Parchem's Adoption Story". americanadoptions.com. Archived from the original on August 25, 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d "Marcy Hinzmann & Aaron Parchem". U.S. Figure Skating. Archived from the original on May 24, 2006.
  4. ^ a b Elfman, Lois (November 23, 2017). "Parchem treasures memories of 2006 Winter Games". IceNetwork.com.
  5. ^ "Athlete profile: Aaron Parchem". Associated Press. February 2006. Archived from the original on June 30, 2014.
  6. ^ a b c d "Stephanie KALESAVICH / Aaron PARCHEM: 2002/2003". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 22, 2003.
  7. ^ Pucin, Diane (January 11, 2002). "Their Teaming Has Them Dreaming of the Olympics". Los Angeles Times.
  8. ^ Wright, Scott (February 26, 2006). "Norman native enjoys Olympics experience". newsok.com. Archived from the original on November 26, 2017.
  9. ^ "Passing the Torch". Columbus Monthly. April 27, 2011. Archived from the original on November 26, 2017.
  10. ^ Rutherford, Lynn (October 2005). "2005 Skate America Pairs Event". Ice Skating International.
  11. ^ "Stephanie KALESAVICH / Aaron PARCHEM: 2001/2002". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 2, 2002.

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