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Martin Skotnický

Martin Skotnický Ice dancer and coach

Ice dancer and coach
Martin Skotnický
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro Ice dancer and coach
Is Figure skater Dancer Ice dancer Sports coach Figure skating coach
From Slovakia France
Type Dancing Sports
Gender male
Birth 24 August 1947, Bratislava, Slovakia
Age: 72 years
Star sign VirgoVirgo
Siblings: Diana Skotnická
Spouse: Brunhilde Baßler
The details

Martin Skotnický (born 24 August 1947) is a Slovak ice dancing coach and former competitor for Czechoslovakia. With his sister, Diana Skotnická, he is the 1970 Winter Universiade champion and a five-time Czechoslovak national champion (1970–74). They placed sixth at the 1973 European Championships.

Personal life

Skotnický was born on 24 August 1947. He has Slovak and French citizenship. He is the brother of Diana Skotnická. He is married to Bruni Skotnicky, who competed in pair skating for Germany as Brunhilde Baßler.



Skotnický switched from single skating to ice dancing after a fracture. He teamed up with his sister, Diana Skotnická. Their coaches included Ivan Mauer, Hilda Múdra, and Míla Nováková. The siblings took silver at the 1968 Winter Universiade in Innsbruck, Austria.

In the 1969–1970 season, Skotnická/Skotnický won the first of their five consecutive national titles and placed 11th at the World Championships in Ljubljana, Yugoslavia. They concluded their season with gold at the 1970 Winter Universiade in Rovaniemi, Finland.

Skotnická/Skotnický competed at nine ISU Championships. Their best continental result, sixth, came at the 1973 European Championships in Cologne, West Germany. A few weeks later, they would achieve their career-best world result, finishing eighth at the 1973 World Championships in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia. The two retired from competition in 1974.


In 1975, Skotnický became director of a figure skating rink in Metz, France. In the early 1980s, he was an assistant coach for British ice dancers Jayne Torvill / Christopher Dean. He now coaches in Oberstdorf, Germany. He has worked with:


(with Diana Skotnická)

Event 66–67 67–68 68–69 69–70 70–71 71–72 72–73 73–74
World Champ. 11th 12th 11th 8th 12th
European Champ. 8th 7th 6th 10th
Moscow News 4th 5th 4th
Winter Universiade 2nd 1st
Czechoslovakia 6th 3rd 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st
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