As a young skater, Lori Nichol would become absorbed in whatever music was playing in the ice rink;
an early indication of her future brilliance as a choreographer. Originally from London, Ontario, she
trained with many world-renowned coaches, and then spent three years honing her craft as a member
of the John Curry Skating Company. Although she enjoyed coaching for a few years, choreography
was her true calling in the skating world. Her ability to design skating programs that combined detailed
technical elements with the best qualities of each individual skater, all perfectly timed to each subtle
nuance of the music, revolutionized the sport.
Although she has choreographed many Olympic and World Championship winning programs, her
greatest joy is working with athletes and helping them find the style and skills that create their unique
place in the skating world. As a result, many of her programs are considered unparalleled signature
skating pieces. And she is never prouder than seeing the pure joy on an athlete’s face when the
program has been skated at its best.
She continues to push the sport forward as an author and presenter, and has been recognized by
many Hall of Fames around the world.
Inducted into the Skate Canada Hall of Fame 2012.