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Jennifer Kirk 2003 NHK Trophy

A photo of Jennifer Kirk.

Jennifer Anne "Jenny" Kirk (born August 15, 1984) is an American retired competitive figure skater. She is the 2000 World Junior Champion and the 2002 Four Continents Champion.

BiographyEdit

Jennifer Kirk was born in Newton, Massachusetts. She trained at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo, California with her coaches Frank Carroll and Ken Congemi. Prior to skating, she was a gymnast until she turned nine. She also studied Ballet and once performed with the Boston Ballet.

She placed 4th at the 2005 United States Figure Skating Championships and placed 3rd at the 2005 Four Continents Championships. Kirk placed 3rd at the 2004 Nationals. She is the 2002 Four Continents Champion and the 2000 World Junior Champion.

In May 1999, Kirk's mother, Pat Harris, was diagonosed with Breast cancer. She died in August 2001. The loss of her mother was one of the reasons Kirk decided to retire. "Although I still love skating very much, my passion and love for the competitive aspect of the sport has dwindled following the death of my mother in 2001 and my nagging hip injuries."

On September 7, 2005, Kirk announced her Retirement from competitive figure skating. She moved to Boston, where she worked as a coach, but later returned to Southern California. Kirk's decision to quit competitive skating the year before the Olympics was profiled on Ice Diaries.

Kirk is a member of the US Figure Skating International Committee.

Competitive highlightsEdit

Event 1997-1998 1998-1999 1999-2000 2000-2001 2001-2002 2002-2003 2003-2004 2004-2005
World Championships 18th 17th
Four Continents Champion 5th 1st 3rd
World Junior Championships 1st
U.S. Championships 3rd N. 3rd J. 7th 4th 5th 5th 3rd 4th
Skate America 4th 2nd
NHK Trophy 6th 5th
Cup of Russia 10th
Skate Canada International 6th
Nations Cup 4th
Trophee Lalique 3rd
ISU Junior Grand Prix Final 2nd
ISU Junior Grand Prix Final 1st
ISU Junior Grand Prix Final 4th
  • N = Novice level; J = Junior level

Programs Edit

Season Short Program Long Program Exhibition
2004-2005 Chicago (2002 film)
by John Kander and Fred Ebb
Beatles concerto
2003-2004 Chicago (2002 film)
by John Kander and Fred Ebb
Die Fledermaus
by Johann Strauss
Chicago (2002 film)
by John Kander and Fred Ebb
2002-2003 The Princess Diaries soundtrack
by John Debney
ABBA medley
Die Fledermaus
by Johann Strauss
"Goodbye's (The Saddest Word)"
by Celine Dion
2001-2002 "Puttin' on the Ritz"
by Irving Berlin
and
"Moonlight Serenade"
by Glenn Miller
Danse Macabre
by Camille Saint-Saëns
"Only Hope"
by Mandy Moore
2000-2001 Evita
by Andrew Lloyd Webber
The Nutcracker Suite
by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
"Colors of the Wind"
from Pocahontas (1995 film)
by Vanessa L. Williams
1960s medley
by The Angels (band)
1999-2000 Evita
by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Ever After soundtrack
by George Fenton
"Don't Rain on My Parade"
by Barbara Streisand
"American Pie"
by Don McLean

GalleryEdit

External linksEdit

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