Alexandra Aldridge (born May 7, 1994) is an American ice dancer. With former partner Daniel Eaton, she is the 2014 Four Continents bronze medalist, a two-time (2012, 2013) World Junior bronze medalist, the 2012 JGP Final bronze medalist, and a two-time U.S. national junior champion.
Aldridge/Eaton in 2012
|Country represented||United States|
|Born||May 7, 1994|
Royal Oak, Michigan
|Home town||Birmingham, Michigan|
|Height||1.64 m (5 ft 4 1⁄2 in)|
|Former partner||Matthew Blackmer, Jonathan Cohn|
|Coach||Angelika Krylova, Pasquale Camerlengo, Natalia Denner|
|Former coach||Elizabeth Swallow, Marina Zueva, Massimo Scali.|
|Choreographer||Angelika Krylova, Pasquale Camerlengo|
|Former choreographer||Marina Zueva, Massimo Scali, C. Thacker, M. Lemanski|
|Skating club||Detroit SC|
|Former skating club||Arctic Edge|
|Training locations||Bloomfield Hills, Michigan|
|Former training locations||Canton, Michigan|
|ISU personal best scores|
2014 Four Continents
ISU JGP Sencila Bled Cup 2012
2014 Four Continents
Partnership with EatonEdit
Aldridge/Eaton teamed up in May 2009. In their first season together, they won the U.S. novice title. The following season, they debuted on the Junior Grand Prix series, placing 6th and 4th in France and England, respectively. They finished 5th on the junior level at the 2011 U.S. Championships.
During the 2011–12 season, Aldridge/Eaton won bronze in Latvia and silver in Austria on the Junior Grand Prix circuit. They won the junior title at the 2012 U.S. Championships. They competed at the 2012 World Junior Championships and won the bronze medal ahead of Anna Yanovskaya / Sergei Mozgov.
In 2012–13, Aldridge/Eaton won gold medals at their JGP events in Lake Placid, USA and Slovenia. Their results qualified them for the 2012–13 JGP Final in Sochi, Russia, where they won the bronze medal. They won another bronze medal at the 2013 World Junior Championships.
Aldridge/Eaton placed sixth in their senior international debut at the 2013 Ondrej Nepela Trophy and then fifth in their sole GP event, the 2013 Cup of China. They finished 5th at the 2014 U.S. Championships and were assigned to the 2014 Four Continents where they won the bronze medal. Aldridge/Eaton joined the U.S. team to the 2014 World Championships as a result of the withdrawal of Meryl Davis / Charlie White and injury to Madison Hubbell (first alternate with Zachary Donohue). They trained at the Detroit Skating Club in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, coached by Anjelika Krylova, until the end of the season.
Aldridge/Eaton made a coaching change in July 2014, joining Marina Zueva, Massimo Scali, Johnny Johns, and Oleg Epstein at Canton, Michigan's Arctic Edge. After winning gold at the U.S. Classic, they competed at two Grand Prix events, placing sixth at the 2014 Skate Canada International and seventh at the 2014 Rostelecom Cup. They finished sixth at the 2015 U.S. Championships. They announced the end of their partnership on January 30, 2015.
In August 2017, Aldridge/Eaton resumed training together at the Detroit Skating Club, coached by Krylova and Camerlengo.
Partnership with BlackmerEdit
On July 31, 2015, IceNetwork.com announced that Aldridge had teamed up two months earlier with former pair skater Matthew Blackmer. Anjelika Krylova, Pasquale Camerlengo, and Natalia Annenko-Deller served as their coaches. Blackmer passed sixteen dance tests in one week in order to compete with her. Their first competition together was the Lake Placid Ice Dance Championships, where they placed third in the senior category, finishing fourth in the short dance and third in the free. They finished ninth at the 2016 U.S. Championships.
On September 13, 2016, Aldridge and Blackmer announced the end of their one-year partnership; she intended to continue competing with a new partner while he decided to retire from competition.
|Season||Short Dance||Free Dance||Exhibition|
|Season||Short dance||Free dance||Exhibition|
by Georges Bizet
|Gone with the Wind:
by Max Steiner
|GP Cup of China||5th|
|GP Rostel. Cup||7th|
|GP Skate Canada||6th|
|CS U.S. Classic||1st|
|U.S. Champ.||1st N||5th J||1st J||1st J||5th||6th||8th|
|Midwestern||1st N||2nd J||1st||1st|
|Levels: N = Novice; J = Junior|
- Walker, Elvin (February 22, 2012). "Aldridge and Eaton hope to challenge in Belarus". Golden Skate.
- "Alexandra Aldridge / Daniel Eaton". IceNetwork.com. Archived from the original on February 13, 2015.
- Rutherford, Lynn (January 20, 2010). "Aldridge, Eaton come from behind to win novice dance". IceNetwork. Retrieved October 1, 2011.
- "Davis and White Elect Not to Compete at 2014 World Championships". U.S. Figure Skating. 3 March 2014.
- "Alexandra ALDRIDGE / Daniel EATON: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 21, 2014.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
- Slater, Paula (July 17, 2014). "Aldridge and Eaton make switch to Zoueva". Golden Skate.
- "Aldridge, Eaton announce split after six years". IceNetwork. January 30, 2015.
- "The Return of Aldridge & Eaton". ice-dance.com. September 16, 2017.
- Brannen, Sarah S. (July 31, 2015). "From throws to twizzles: Blackmer takes up dance". IceNetwork.
- Rutherford, Lynn [@LynnRutherford] (July 23, 2015). ".@MattBmer now dancing w/@Aaldi7, passed 16 tests in 1 week" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
- Slater, Paula (October 6, 2015). "Aldridge and Blackmer 'cutting edges'". Golden Skate.
- "2015 Lake Placid Ice Dance Championships - Senior Short Dance Results". Lake Placid Skating. Olympic Regional Development Authority. July 30, 2015.
- "2015 Lake Placid Ice Dance Championships - Senior Free Dance Results". Lake Placid Skating. Olympic Regional Development Authority. July 31, 2015.
- "Aldridge, Blackmer Announce End of Partnership". ice-dance.com. September 13, 2016.
- Team IDC (December 2, 2017). "Profile - Alexandra ALDRIDGE / Daniel EATON". ice-dance.com. Archived from the original on December 21, 2017.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link) CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
- "Alexandra ALDRIDGE / Daniel EATON: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on March 9, 2015.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
- "Alexandra ALDRIDGE / Daniel EATON: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on July 5, 2013.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
- "Alexandra ALDRIDGE / Daniel EATON: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 18, 2012.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
- "Competition Results: Alexandra ALDRIDGE / Daniel EATON". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on March 19, 2015.
- "Alexandra Aldridge & Matthew Blackmer". statsonice.com.