Paul Askham

Paul Askham (born 26 October 1962)[1] is an English former competitive ice dancer. With partner Sharon Jones, he is the 1985–1988 British national champion. They represented Great Britain at the 1988 Winter Olympics.[1]

Paul Askham
Personal information
Full namePaul Askham
Country representedUnited Kingdom
Born (1962-10-26) 26 October 1962 (age 57)
Blackpool, England
Former partnerSharon Jones
Former coachJoan Slater MBE
Former choreographerWayne Eagling
Skating clubAltrincham Ice Dance & Figure Skating Club
Blackpool Ice Figure Skating Club

They later went on to perform as principal skaters with Holiday on Ice, and also became the World Professional ice dance champions in Jaca Spain.

Askham has produced and directed shows in the UK, The USA and United Emirates.

Askham now works as a coach and the Director of coaching in Kent Valley Ice Centre in Seattle Washington.[2] Askham is an all round coach and has produced a number of USA solo ice dance champions and medalists, along with free skaters reaching senior USA National Championships.

Competitive highlightsEdit

(with Jones)

Event 83–84 84–85 85–86 86–87 87–88 88–89
Winter Olympics 13th
World Championships 15th 13th 13th 12th 9th
European Championships 11th 9th 8th 8th 6th
International de Paris 2nd
NHK Trophy 3rd 5th
Skate America 4th
St. Ivel / Skate Electric 2nd 2nd 2nd
British Championships 3rd 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st


  1. ^ a b c "Paul Askham". Sports-reference.
  2. ^ "Seattle Skating Club Professionals". Seattle Skating Club. Archived from the original on 8 December 2013.

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