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Laura Lynn Handy (born July 25, 1980 in Atlantic City, New Jersey) is an American pair skater. With partner Paul Binnebose, she is the 1999 U.S. senior national bronze medalist and 1999 World Junior silver medalist.[1] Later that year, Binnebose suffered a skull fracture,[2] and he never returned to competitive skating. Handy later competed with Jonathon Hunt[3] and Jeremy Allen. Handy is now a coach.[4]

Laura Handy
Personal information
Full nameLaura Lynn Handy
Country representedUnited States
Born (1980-07-25) July 25, 1980 (age 38)
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Former partnerJeremy Allen
Jonathon Hunt
J. Paul Binnebose
James Peterson



With Hunt

Season Short program Free skating

With Allen

Season Short program Free skating



Event 1996 1997
U.S. Championships 11th N. 7th N.


With Peterson

Event 1996
U.S. Championships 10th J.

With Binnebose

Event 1997–1998 1998–1999
World Championships WD
Nebelhorn Trophy 1st
International: Junior
World Junior Championships 2nd
JGP Final 2nd
JGP Germany 2nd
JGP Slovakia 1st
U.S. Championships 6th 3rd
Eastern Sectionals 1st
JGP = Junior Grand Prix; WD = Withdrew

With Hunt

Event 2000–2001 2001–2002
Karl Schäfer Memorial 1st
Nebelhorn Trophy 3rd
U.S. Championships 6th 6th
Eastern Sectionals 1st

With Allen

Event 2003 2004
U.S. Championships 7th 5th


  1. ^ "Skater released from hospital after two months". Associated Press. CBS Sportsline. November 30, 1999. Archived from the original on October 4, 2000.
  2. ^ Beiser, H. Darr (December 21, 2010). "Skater Binnebose back on the ice, teaching after brain surgery". USA Today. Archived from the original on November 3, 2012.
  3. ^ "Handy, Binnebose go separate ways after horrific crash". Associated Press. ESPN. January 18, 2001. Archived from the original on November 5, 2012.
  4. ^ "Laura Handy". Retrieved January 18, 2011.