Rie Arikawa

Rie Arikawa (有川 梨絵, Arikawa Rie, born January 16, 1981 in Kyoto) is a Japanese ice dancing coach and former competitor. With Kenji Miyamoto, she won two Japanese national titles and competed at seven ISU Championships.

Rie Arikawa
Personal information
Country representedJapan
Born (1981-01-16) January 16, 1981 (age 39)
Kyoto, Japan
Height1.57 m (5 ft 2 in)
PartnerKenji Miyamoto
CoachMuriel Zazoui, Pasquale Camerlengo, Romain Haguenauer, Bernard Ford
Skating clubMeiji Jingū Gaien FSC
Began skating1984


Arikawa began learning to skate in 1984.[1]

Partnership with MiyamotoEdit

She teamed up with Kenji Miyamoto no later than 1995. After winning the Japanese junior title, they were sent to the 1996 World Junior Championships in Brisbane, Australia, where they finished 22nd. The following season, they placed second at the Japan Junior Championships. They regained their national junior title before placing 16th at the 1998 World Junior Championships in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.

Advancing to the senior ranks, Arikawa/Miyamoto competed at their first Grand Prix events and became the national silver medalists in the 1998–1999 season. They took silver at the Asian Winter Games in South Korea and placed 9th at the 1999 Four Continents Championships in Canada.

In the 2001–2002 season, Arikawa/Miyamoto won their first senior national title and then placed 8th at the Four Continents Championships in Jeonju, South Korea. Making their only World Championships appearance, they qualified to the free dance and finished 24th overall in Nagano, Japan.

Arikawa/Miyamoto repeated as national champions the following season. In February 2003, they won the bronze medal at the Asian Winter Games in Aomori, Japan, and placed 8th at their final competition, the Four Continents Championships in Beijing, China. They were coached by Muriel Zazoui, Pasquale Camerlengo, Romain Haguenauer in Lyon, France.[1]

Post-competitive careerEdit

Arikawa has coached ice dancers Emi Hirai / Marien De La Asuncion[2] and Misato Komatsubara / Timothy Koleto.[3]


with Miyamoto
Season Original dance Free dance


GP: Grand Prix

with Miyamoto
Event 95–96 96–97 97–98 98–99 99–00 00–01 01–02 02–03
Worlds 24th
Four Continents 9th 11th 8th 8th
GP Lalique 12th
GP NHK Trophy 9th 9th 9th 11th
GP Sparkassen 9th
GP Skate America 9th
GP Skate Canada 10th
Asian Games 2nd 3rd
International: Junior
Junior Worlds 22nd 16th
Japan 2nd 3rd 3rd 1st 1st
Japan Junior 1st 2nd 1st


  1. ^ a b c "Rie ARIKAWA / Kenji MIYAMOTO: 2002/2003". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 8, 2003.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  2. ^ "Emi HIRAI / Marien DE LA ASUNCION". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on October 17, 2017.
  3. ^ "Misato KOMATSUBARA / Timothy KOLETO". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on October 25, 2017.
  4. ^ "Rie ARIKAWA / Kenji MIYAMOTO: 2001/2002". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on August 12, 2002.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)

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