Torvill & Dean handed ISU Lifetime Achievement Award

Ice Dance legends Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean were given a Lifetime Achievement Award at the second edition of the International Skating Union (ISU) Awards.


The pair, who won Olympic gold at the 1984 with one of the greatest ice dance performances ever produced at a Winter Olympics, were presented with the award during a virtual event.


The British duo were thrilled with the recognition as they joined the digital show presented by Olympic Ice Dance Champion Charlie White and Olympic Ice Dance silver medallist Tanith White.


““From our point of view it has been a life giving exercise. We didn’t know that we would still be involved, a part of [Figure Skating], this far into our lives and that was over 30 years ago, and we’re still doing it.”

Also inducted into the ISU Hall of Fame were Tamara Moskvina and Alexei Mishin from Russia. The pair, who competed in the 1960s, have been coaching for more than 50 years and educated generations of Figure Skaters.


You can watch the full ceremony on the ISU Awards page.