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Peter W. Carruthers (born July 22, 1959) is a former American pair ice skater and a television skating analyst.

Peter Carruthers
Personal information
Full namePeter W. Carruthers
Country representedUnited States
Born (1959-07-22) July 22, 1959 (age 59)
Boston, Massachusetts
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
PartnerKitty Carruthers
Former coachRonald Ludington
Skating clubSC of Wilmington

Carruthers and his adopted sister, Kitty, are the 1984 Olympic Silver medalists, the 1982 World Bronze medalists, and four-time United States National champions from 1981 to 1984.



The Carruthers team finished off the podium at the U.S. Championships in January 1979; however, their results improved during the following season. After winning the International St. Gervais in August 1979, they went on to win the Gold at the Nebelhorn Trophy and Silver at the 1979 Norton Skate (the inaugural Skate America).[1] They placed 2nd at the 1980 U.S. Championships, and were assigned to their first Winter Olympics, where they finished in 5th place. They won their first U.S. National title in 1981, and stepped onto the World podium at the 1982 World Championships. In 1984, after winning their 4th National title, they were sent to their 2nd Winter Olympics and won the Silver medal.

Following the 1984 Winter Olympics, the Carruthers turned professional and starred with Ice Capades and Stars on Ice. For 12 years, they appeared throughout the world in many productions and made for television specials.

The Carruthers were inducted into the United States Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 1999.[2]

The Carruthers siblings were coached by Ronald Ludington.[1]

After retiring from professional skating, Carruthers worked as a skating analyst for the Fox, ABC, and ESPN television networks. In 2010, he worked as a daily NBC Olympics skating broadcast analyst on NBC's Universal Sports network.

Competitive highlights with Kitty CarruthersEdit

Event 1978–79 1979–80 1980–81 1981–82 1982–83 1983–84
Winter Olympics 5th 2nd
World Championships 7th 5th 3rd 4th
Skate America 2nd 2nd 1st
NHK Trophy 1st
Nebelhorn Trophy 1st
St. Gervais 1st
U.S. Championships ? 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st


  1. ^ a b Thomson, Candus (November 10, 2009). "Stars Remember How Skate America Began". Baltimore Sun. Archived from the original on March 12, 2014.
  2. ^ "Peter and Kitty Carruthers Inducted into U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame". World Figure Skating Museum and Hall of Fame, Colorado, USA. 31 December 2015. Retrieved 28 December 2016.

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