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Valdis Mintals
Pair skater

Valdis Mintals

Valdis Mintals
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Intro Pair skater
Is Figure skater
From Estonia
Field Sports
Gender male
Birth 11 December 1979
Age 42 years
The details (from wikipedia)


Valdis Mintals (born 11 December 1979 in Tallinn) is an Estonian pair skater.
With partner Ekaterina Nekrassova, he is a multiple Estonian national champion. They competed at the World, European, and World Junior Championships before ending their partnership in 1998.
From 1998 through 2002, Mintals competed with Viktoria Shklover. They were the 1998-2002 Estonian national champions. They competed twice at the World Junior Championships, and three times at the World and European Championships. Their highest placement at an ISU Championship was 10th at the 2000 and 2001 European Championships.
Early in his career, Mintals competed in single skating.
Following his retirement in 2002 from competitive skating, Mintals performed in touring ice shows and ice theater.


(with Shklover)

Season Short program Free skating
  • Pearl Harbor
    by Hans Zimmer
  • The Matrix
  • Fiddler on the Roof
    by Jerry Bock
  • Grease
    by Jim Jacobs


With Shklover

Event 1998–1999 1999–2000 2000–2001 2001–2002
World Championships 17th 19th 17th
European Championships 10th 10th 11th
GP Trophée Lalique 9th
Nebelhorn Trophy 6th 6th 6th
Skate Israel 7th
International: Junior
Junior Worlds 10th 9th
JGP Final 4th
JGP France 2nd 3rd
JGP Hungary 7th
JGP Poland 6th
JGP Netherlands 2nd
JGP Sweden 1st
Tallinn Cup 3rd
Estonian Championships 1st 1st 1st 1st
GP = Grand Prix; JGP = Junior Grand Prix

With Nekrassova

Event 1995–1996 1996–1997 1997–1998
World Championships 22nd 20th 23rd
European Championships 17th 15th 13th
Intern. St. Gervais 9th
Karl Schäfer Memorial 7th
Nebelhorn Trophy 8th
International: Junior
Junior Worlds 18th 14th
Blue Swords 14th
Estonian Championships 1st 1st

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