Jessica Mills

Jessica Mills Kincade is an American former competitive figure skater. She is the 1989 World Junior champion[1] and 1994 Skate Canada International bronze medalist.

Jessica Mills Kincade
Personal information
Country representedUnited States
Bornc. 1974 or 1975
Former coachBarbara Roles
Former training locationsTorrance, California; Janesville, Wisconsin; Boston
Retired1996

Personal lifeEdit

Jessica Mills is the sister of Olympic gymnast Phoebe Mills.[2] She is now known as Jessica Mills Kincade.[3][4]

CareerEdit

Having become interested in skating at age five, Mills trained in Janesville, Wisconsin and Boston before moving to Torrance, California in 1986 to train under Barbara Roles.[5]

She placed fourth on the junior level at the 1988 U.S. Championships. She was included in the U.S. team to the 1989 World Junior Championships after a leg injury led another skater to withdraw.[2] Mills placed fourth in the compulsory figures, second in the short program, and first in the free skate.[2] She was awarded the gold medal ahead of Japan's Junko Yaginuma and France's Surya Bonaly at the event, which was held in December 1988 in Sarajevo. She won the junior silver medal at the 1989 U.S. Championships.

Mills placed fourth at the 1990 World Junior Championships, held in December 1989 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She won the bronze medal at the 1994 Skate Canada International and placed fifth at the 1995 Karl Schäfer Memorial.

Mills Kincade is a coach at the Louisville Skating Academy in Louisville, Kentucky.[3]

ResultsEdit

International
Event 87–88 88–89 89–90 90–91 91–92 92–93 93–94 94–95 95–96
Skate Canada 3rd
Schäfer Memorial 5th
International: Junior
Junior Worlds 1st 4th
National
U.S. Champ. 4th J. 2nd J. 13th 14th 8th 8th 11th
J. = Junior level

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "World Junior Figure Skating Championships: Ladies" (PDF). International Skating Union. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 December 2013.
  2. ^ a b c Janofsky, Michael (February 10, 1989). "A Free-Spirited Young Skater Blooms Under the Lights". The New York Times.
  3. ^ a b "LSA figure skating coaches". Louisville Skating Academy. Archived from the original on May 1, 2016. Retrieved May 1, 2016.
  4. ^ Stevens, Ryan (August 28, 2014). "Interview With Jessica Mills Kincade". SkateGuard.
  5. ^ Hersch, Hank (June 22, 1987). "High-flying Household". Sports Illustrated.