With 218 biographies, Skaters are the 41st most common occupation in Pantheon, behind Coaches, Chess Players, and Models.

Pantheon has 242 people classified as skaters born between 1855 and 2002. Of these 242, 208 (85.95%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living skaters include Tonya Harding, Katarina Witt, and Sjoukje Dijkstra. The most famous deceased skaters include Sonja Henie, Ulrich Salchow, and Axel Paulsen.

Living Skaters

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Deceased Skaters

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Most skaters were born in United States (34), Netherlands (25), and Russia (22). By city, the most common birth places were Moscow (7), Vienna (6), and Harbin (6).The most common death places of skaters were United States (6), Norway (5), and Germany (4). By city, these were Helsinki (3), Oslo (3), and Stockholm (2).

The earliest biographies classified as skaters in Pantheon are Ulrich Salchow, Edgar Syers, and Axel Paulsen.  The concentration of skaters was largest during the Television Era, which lasted from 1950 to 1989. Some birth or death locations for earlier skaters are unknown, which may account for timeline differences below.

Which Skaters were alive at the same time? This visualization shows the lifespans of the 25 most globally memorable Skaters since 1700.

Skaters are found within the Sports domain which also includes Soccer Players, Athletes, Tennis Players, Basketball Players, and Cyclists.