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Peter Oppegard (born August 23, 1959) is an American figure skater and coach. With his partner Jill Watson, he won three American and a bronze medal at the 1988 Winter Olympics.

Oppegard initially paired with Vicki Heasley. He began competing with Watson in 1985. In their career, Watson and Oppegard won three national titles, a world bronze medal, an Olympic bronze medal, and various other medals. Oppegard later skated with Cindy Landry for a short time.

Oppegard currently coaches Rena Inoue/John Baldwin (skater). His skaters have won 10 national singles and pairs titles. The Professional Skaters Association and US Figure Skating has named Oppegard "Choreographer of the Year" and "Coach of the Year". [1]

Jill Watson and Peter Oppegard were inducted into the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 2004.

He coaches at the East West Ice Palace in southern California. He is married to Karen Kwan and they have 2 daughters, Olivia Colett Oppegard and Sophia Oppegard

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