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Stars On Ice postpones tour until Spring 2002

Okay, I admit I was at The World #figureskating championships in 1990 in Halifax and literally witnessed this, but was final #jeopardy that difficult?

Final Jeopardy (February 16, 2021)
watch via @YouTube<\a>

Kurt Browning expected to take part in online tribute to Health Care Workers

Kurt Browning to lead Stars On Ice Tour through Canada And California Spring 2020! Information here! TOUR CANCELLED Information here..

All the best KB! #starsonice #Canada
And thanks for the memories!
Kurt’s Statement
about his SOI years via Twitter here

‪ Congratulations Buddy @KurtBrowning !
well deserved! your friend, John ....Honored to know you along your journey ....
Kurt Browning Receives Order of Canada! More via Kurt’s twitter here!

Kurt Browning appearing in 5 cities only in 2016!

@jhbonline @AshWagner2010 @ShibSibs @KurtBrowning - Hi John - Ottawa, Toronto, Hamilton, Calgary & Vancouver

— Stars on Ice (@starsonice) January 13, 2016


Kurt Browning inducted into World Figure Skating
HOF Calgary 2006. jhbonline.net photo

Great Halloween On Ice REVIEW for Kurt:
Sorry I Couldn't see it!

Thanks, Minden! Here's a special message from Kurt Browning and our #soifamily! #CSOI25th

Posted by Stars on Ice on Saturday, April 25, 2015

Wont make SOI:Canada 2015 due to hospitalization/illness but this is ALMOST AS GOOD! Thanks to Kurt and the gang with all my HEART!!!!!!!!!!!! <3 John


#FigureSkating #91Worlds Best reaction EVER! Kristi Yamaguchi​ What did u do to Kurt Browning​ ? He calls me too emotional... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SE-UJjAOJXU Never again! :) John

 NEW TRAINING REGIMEN!   Cant wait to see your new muscles! LOL!   

#FigureSkating FACES MAGAZINE INT W/ Kurt Browning

@KurtBrowning @SkatingPJ preview Worlds #Shanghai2015 http://www.cbc.ca/sports-content/figureskating/video/#id=2659296936

Via  MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM Kurt Browning & Stars on Ice and right back at ya everyone!...

Popular Kurt Browning & Figure skating videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqVV5ruOlwt-mLHEPUMvtrzg21x0-8yv5 via @YouTube

Kurt Browning Video Tribute - 2013 Ice Theatre of NY Gala: http://youtu.be/Q8LGIjPnVhU via @YouTube

New Book Features Favourite Pet Stories from Famous Canadians - eg. Kurt Browning @KurtBrowning  #figureskating Yahoo Finance Canada https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/book-features-favourite-pet-stories-184000053.html via @YahooFinanceCA

You're too old for weird tricks Kurt Browning! Happy "Holiday Festival on Ice" <3 John, jhbonline.net/kb


Kurt Browning Stars In & Choreographs Stars On Ice Canada 2015!

SOI CANADA 2015 CAST ANNOUCED: http://www.starsonice.ca/the-skaters.html

Kurt Browning, Pj Kwong recap Skate America - Yahoo News Canada https://ca.news.yahoo.com/kurt-browning-pj-kwong-recap-021144372.html via @yahoocanadanews @KurtBrowning #figureskating

@KurtBrowning, Pj Kwong preview Paris Grand Prix - Yahoo News Canada https://ca.news.yahoo.com/kurt-browning-pj-kwong-preview-023938714.html via @yahoocanadanews #figureskating

#cbcskate #figureskating @KurtBrowning Kurt Browning Grand Prix France recap: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/figureskating/kurt-browning-pj-kwong-recap-grand-prix-of-france-1.2830701?cmp=rss

CBC Sports @cbcsports  ·  18 hours ago

Ready for the Grand Prix Final Dec. 11-14? have a preview :

#FigureSkating Kurt Browning Kurt Browning, Pj Kwong recap Grand Prix Final - Yahoo News Canada https://ca.news.yahoo.com/kurt-browning-pj-kwong-recap-012527377.html via Yahoo Canada News

@DissonSkating #TBT #FigureSkating Hey  @KurtBrowning You and @SoniaNBOC Sonia Rodriguez must be proud...
@KurtBrowning my how THE boys have grown!  http://www.ifsmagazine.com/articles/32734-kurt-browning-sons

Kurt Browning's Son  (Dillon) Shows Off His Moves | Musselman's Family Skating Tri...: http://youtu.be/Iq6KQFaahaY via @YouTube

John, http://jhbonline.net/kb
Things have changed! :)Haven't met Dillon yet, but here's my TBT with Gabe: http://www.jhbonline.net/kb/id14.html

Olympic figure skaters return to Mosaic Place http://www.mjtimes.sk.ca/News/Local/2014-10-14/article-3902711/Olympic-figure-skaters-return-to-Mosaic-Place/1 #FigureSkating @KurtBrowning #Canada

#FigureSkating #Canada Kurt Browning announces he will be both a performer and choreographer for Stars on Ice (CANADA TOUR) 2015... Does this mean Vancouver in the Spring? Maybe... Stay tuned...

Lethbridge will host 2015 Skate Canada International Oct. 30-Nov. 1, 2015 › http://lethbridgeherald.com/news/local-news/2014/10/09/lethbridge-will-host-2015-skate-canada-international-oct-30-nov-1-2015/ #figureskating @KurtBrowning #Canada

#FigureSkating Here's my buddy Kurt's Ice Bucket ALS Challenge Kurt Browning ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: http://youtu.be/5A79znTubc4 via @YouTube More Kurt Browning at jhbonline.net/kb

Kurt Browning, Tessa Virtue and more... Can u translate? Anyone? #figureSkating Le Ice Bucket Challenge de Joannie Rochette http://blogues.lapresse.ca/roberge/2014/08/15/le-ice-bucket-challenge-de-joannie-rochette/ via @lp_lapresse

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Kurt Browning via twitter regarding this article:
 Via @KurtBrowning in response to @jhbonline jhbonline.net
@ScottHamilton84 & @SandraBezic taught me more than anyone else both on & off the ice.
I agree Kurt... It's the end of an era... but I also wish Tara & Johnny all the best... they are awesome too... as I see you do as well:

Kurt Browning via Twitter in response to Scott Hamilton & Sandra Bezic being replaced on NBC! As detailed here...

@jhbonline @ScottHamilton84 & @SandraBezic taught me more than anyone else both on & off the ice. Their on air work will be missed !!

— Kurt Browning (@KurtBrowning) September 20, 2014

#Olympics are about the athletes. Good luck #TeamUSA #TeamCanada & all competitors!
@KurtBrowning @CBCOlympics enjoy Sochi! Have a safe & fun trip  John http://www.cbc.ca/stevenandchris/m/life/olympics-chat-with-kurt-browning

Men's figure skating debates the importance of the quadruple jump http://gu.com/p/3ymz2/tw via @guardian #figureskating


#FigureSkating #WorldCup #Soccer #KurtBrowning #Canada #Brazil Interesting article on winning/losing combacks, and what it all means.. http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Soccer/WorldCup/2014/07/11/21801926.html?cid=rsssportsslam!%20sports

@KurtBrowning @SoniaNBOC #figureskating #Canada
Wish I could be with you Sonia Rodriguez & Kurt Browning! HELLO! Canada's 'Most Beautiful' Gala a Destination for Celebrities - Yahoo Finance Canada https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/hello-canadas-most-beautiful-gala-140600616.html via Yahoo Finance Canada

Kurt Browning Sonia Rodriguez LOVE YOU @sonianboc @KurtBrowning ! <3 John #Canada #FigureSkating http://ca.hellomagazine.com/celebrities/gallery/0201405237455/inside-hello-canada-s-most-beautiful-party-all-the-photos/11

New blog from my friend (& My Pal Kurt Browning's wife) Sonia Rodriguez @SoniaNBOC of the The National Ballet of Canada #Ballet http://ballerinatothepoint.com/

Great New York Times article about my buddies Kurt Browning Sonia Rodriguez Jirina Ribbens and the Ice Theatre of New York. Nobody understands how much I wish I could've joined them to support them as they have always supported me... You are all family. <3 John
Here's an article from NY Times! Sorry I missed it: NY TImes: Seeking Inspiration, to Be Served Well Chilled http://nyti.ms/16HiIxq

@KurtBrowning to Provide #CBC #Olympics #FigureSkating commentary: http://ca.sports.yahoo.com/news/cbc-says-olympic-security-issues-bigger-broadcast-plans-203811977--oly.html #Canada #Sochi2014

Wish I could see my buddies Kurt & Jamie "feuding" Haven't seen that since Stars on Ice Family Feud LOL! #figureskating #StarsOnIce #BOTB http://ca.news.yahoo.com/photos/browning-expects-spat-sale-battle-photo-230000825.html
@KurtBrowning I could give you some judging tips... But I guess I do a different type of judging! LOL! :) John CBC-TV's 'Battle of the Blades' to begin with rock'n'roll kickoff - Yahoo News Canada http://ca.news.yahoo.com/cbc-tvs-battle-blades-begin-rocknroll-kickoff-191153761.html via @yahoocanadanews

#figureskating @KurtBrowing Kurt Browning joins cast: Progressive Skating & Gymnastics Spectacular Returns Saturday - post-journal.com | News, Sports, Jobs, Community Information - Jamestown | Post-Journal http://shar.es/DVDoC via ShareThis

Happy New Year: Holiday Festival fills in for Stars on Ice - LakePlacidNews.com | News and information on the Lake Placid and Essex County region of New York - Lake Placid News http://shar.es/9rOzO via @sharethis ---Weird no Stars on Ice this time of year!

ON THE SCENE: Exhibit worthy of a gold medal - LakePlacidNews.com | News and information on the Lake Placid and Essex County region of New York - Lake Placid News http://shar.es/9tmH0 via @sharethis

March 26, 2013;

This is 4 U! Thanks 4 25 yrs of friendship today! :) John <3 & "Happiness"


Updates to my Stars On Ice 2013 Pages with STILL MORE TO COME!
http://www.jhbonline.net/kb/id12.html &

 My Stars on Ice @ Honda Center slideshow with Kurt Browning Ashley Wagner Dorothy Hamill &More! http://youtu.be/BCW83VN4C3E

Dorothy Hamill & More

Good Holiday Offer for fans of figure skating, Kurt Browning, and/or Stars On Ice!
Find how you can order these classic DVDs & Don't forget to find out how you can see the 2013 tour LIVE at http://starsonice.com


Jhbonline.net is now on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/jhbonlinenet
Kurt Browning Website: New URL! New Design!

In honor of the 24th anniversaryof the day I met @KurtBrowning  at the World Championships in Budapestu , Hungary  March 2 6, 1988! A day that changed my life :)Kurt Browning Website: New URL! New Design!

Kurt Browning
& Me

#Figure Skating Royal Glenora Closing!So sorry.. http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/FigureSkating/2013/01/13/20492811.html
Received in Reply from US, World & OLYMPIC champ, Kristi Yamaguchi ( #DWTS champ too..)
John Baker John Baker @jhbonline 14 Jan
#Figure Skating Royal Glenora Closing!So sorry.. @KurtBrowning @kristiyamaguchi @gajUt @worldskating slam.canoe.ca/Slam/FigureSka…

Kristi Yamaguchi
@jhbonline @KurtBrowning @gajUt @worldskating incredibly sad. Echoing Kurt, RGC wz more than just training ice,but home for us.#bestmemories

Great article by my buddy, Kurt Browning you rock dude! Browning, Plushenko on similar paths http://cbc.sh/EKutY0F by @KurtBrowning Really Awesome! #Skating @ http://jhbonline.net/kb ;)John
Another Great Article Figure skaters are airtime addicts http://cbc.sh/2rGGaWP by my buddy, Kurt Browning

Duhamel, Radford shine in Bompard free skate podcast GP Paris...


NHK Trophy sets stage for Grand Prix final http://cbc.sh/mzK49jL Another @KurtBrowning #figureskating podcast


Grand Prix final is the 'Showdown at the Sochi Corral' http://cbc.sh/ednUbxX
ANOTHER great @KurtBrowning blog! #figureskating

@kurtbrowning #BattleOfTheBlades #figureskating #Canada CBC-TV announces new fall lineup http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/television/2013/05/22/cbctv_announces_new_fall_lineup.html via @torontostar


Kurt Browning@KurtBrowning replied to you:

@jhbonline Must be a big deal to keep you from a skating show. Let the doctors do their thing and you supply the strength. Kurt
In reply to…
@KyokoIna @KurtBrowning My next surgery is 3/26 or 27 details will be sent to @bababad @davidbaden or Facebook.com/jhbonlinenetThanks! :)

Kurt Browning@KurtBrowning replied to you:

@jhbonline Hey John, sounds like you better get it over with and get back to the Beauty Queens. Stay Stong. Kurt
In reply to…
@KurtBrowning At my appt yesterday, Drs. advised I my third procedure, soon,. No date set yet. Thanks for hanging in on this long journey

Battle of the Blades III Review: Kurt Browning has never seen Batman http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/blog/puck_daddy/post/Battle-of-the-Blades-III-Review-Kurt-Browning-h?urn=nhl-wp16224 via @YahooSports



 Kurt Browning Sear's Stars on Ice Halifax article: http://thechronicleherald.ca/ArtsLife/1239143.html
KURT Browning has spent nearly half his life with Stars On Ice. The 44-year-old Canadian figure skating icon is in his 21st year with the show!

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Champions head to town for Stars on Ice
News Channel 5 Cleveland Tue, 22 Mar 2011 14:08 PM PDT
World champion figure skater and Stars on Ice headliner Kurt Browning stopped by NewsChannel5 at noon Tuesday to talk about the upcoming Cleveland stop of the Stars on Ice Tour.
Iconic Canadian Browning still loves to skate and perform
The Sudbury Star Mon, 20 Dec 2010 06:07 AM PST
It feels like I see Kurt Browning everywhere this fall, popping up on television, Saturday afternoon sports, Battle of the Blades, and, now, behind the black curtain at Sudbury Community Arena on Saturday night.[...]

Via @Stars on Ice
@KurtBrowning is our Featured Skater this week! Check out Kurt's special video message for the fans here! - http://on.fb.me/i2PPQJ
Kurt Browning in Smucker's Stars on Ice
Via @starsonice Smucker's Stars on Ice 
Read this exclusive interview with @KurtBrowning , as he talks Stars on Ice and more! http://bit.ly/hijGWc

Via @ Evan Lysacek on twitter Nov.27, 2011
Last dress runthrough before the Stars on Ice 25th Anniversary show tonight. For those not in Lake Placid, it will air Sat. Jan 22 on NBC.

Parity, judging make for intriguing men's skating field
CBC.ca Tue, 23 Nov 2010 12:04 PM PST
"In the last 15 years, the world has gotten so competitive. In my day, there really was only me and Viktor [Petrenko] and now there are 10 guys who can challenge on any given day." Those are the words of Canada's four-time world champion figure skater Kurt Browning and it's an accurate perspective on the 2010 ISU Grand Prix season
Skaters try to win coaching session with Kurt Browning:


#Skating Kurt Browning @KurtBrowning -- My Prayers and Best Wishes to Kurt & Family: http://www.torontosun.com/news/torontoandgta/2010/08/18/15061521.html
Blaze guts Browning's Toronto home
AFP via Yahoo! News Wed, 18 Aug 2010 11:50 AM PDT
A fire gutted the Toronto mansion of Canadian figure skating champion Kurt Browning in the city's Forest Hills neighborhood on Wednesday, an official said as the blaze still flared.

Kurt Browning's Toronto home hit by fire
CBC.ca Wed, 18 Aug 2010 10:36 AM PDT
Fire crews say a leaf blower is to blame for a major blaze at the Toronto home of former Canadian figure-skating champion Kurt Browning and his wife, Sonia Rodriguez, the National Ballet's principal dancer.

My Buddy Kurt Browning (@KurtBrowning) via Twitter...  KurtBrowning Just donated my Delta Skymiles to one of their charity choices. Canine Assistants. Maybe some of them might have been shelter dogs once? --good job -- miss u buddy :) http://kurtbrowning.jhbonline.net 

Skater Kurt Browning goes to the dogs! @KurtBrowning

visit http://kurtbrowning.jhbonline.net

Kurt Browning fan Facebook page (not mine):
Kurt on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/KurtBrowning or @KurtBrowning

Kurt Browning makes the Games a family affair
Vancouver Sun Thu, 17 Dec 2009 01:06 AM PST
Kurt Browning will have one hand on the Olympic torch Saturday in Mississauga and the other holding the hand of his six-year-old son, Gabriel.

Olympic Torch Approaches Toronto
CityNews Wed, 16 Dec 2009 15:52 PM PST
Kurt Browning appeared outside Citytv headquarters at Yonge-Dundas Square in a show of support for the Olympic athletes.

Kurt hosts "Thin Ice" on ABC-TV March 19 &21, 2010-- info @

Browning to Skate in "Holiday Festival On Ice, " more @ http://www.bclocalnews.com/fraser_valley/abbynews/entertainment/61518517.html

Related Video Here...

Browning puts skating career on paws
Toronto Sun Fri, 20 Feb 2009 23:45 PM PST
Figure skating star Kurt Browning liked going to the dogs so much yesterday he'll do it again here tonight.

Browning promotes responsible pet adoptions
Toronto Sun Fri, 20 Feb 2009 16:54 PM PST
Former figure skater Kurt Browning will perform Saturday night at the Legends Centre to help pets find a good home. Updated 20th February 2009, 5:31pm



Kurt is quoted @:

Stars on Ice is 'On the Edge' as it returns to the JLC
LondonTopic.ca Mon, 01 Dec 2008 5:11 PM PST
Each spring, fans across Canada are treated to one of figure skating's greatest spectacles as Stars on Ice tours the country, and with Kurt Browning headlining, the show will once again make a London stop at the John Labatt Centre, come spring.

Part of the obituary for Kurt's dad from November 25th issue of The Mountaineer, Rocky Mountain House:

On November 20th, 2008, Dewey Browning passed away at the age of 86. He was first diagnosed with cancer in 1992, then 2003 and 2007. He had planned to be a three-time cancer survivor but it proved too strong for him to wrangle this time. He was predeceased by his parents, wife Neva and brother Dick.
He is forever remembered by his companion, Karen Caiati; his children Wade (Cindy) of Calgary, Dena Miller (Dan) of Rocky and Kurt (Sonia) of Toronto, Ontario; grandchildren Jeremy Browning, Kaylei Whitman, Jesslyn and Joelle Miller, Gabriel and Dillon Browning Rodriguez; his sister Thelma Montgomery and Aunt Elsie Stewart of Ricinus, numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, neighbours and friends.
Arnold John Browning was born near the Clearwater River November 3, 1922, to Jack and Gladys, moving five miles upriver at the age of seven where he made his home for his entire life....

Photo: Skate America, Indianapolis, IN. Oct.1989



4-Time World Title Holder and 3-Time Olympian, Will Promote Fast Growing Product Line

TORONTO--(Business Wire)--

Clearly Canadian Brands (OTCBB:CCBEF) (the "Company") today announced the signing of 3-time Olympic Figure Skater Kurt Browning along with his wife Sonia Rodriguez, principle dancer with the National Ballet of Canada, to a two year exclusive spokesman agreement for its My Organic Baby Line.

As the leading manufacturer and distributor of organic baby food in Canada, My Organic Baby is thrilled to partner with Kurt Browning and his family. As a professional athlete and father of two young boys, Kurt Browning knows the value of making healthy eating choices. That's why he and his wife Sonia made the personal commitment a year and a half ago to transition their family to natural and organic foods.

"Having already made the commitment to eating and feeding organic foods, Kurt, Sonia and their children are the perfect addition to the My Organic Baby family," said Orlee Muroff, President of My Organic Baby.

"We are excited about this new relationship with My Organic Baby," said Kurt Browning. "It is reassuring knowing our children are getting the best, purist food available. I'm happy to spread the word on organic eating and feeding with other parents like us."


Kurt Browning Champions Dog Adoption Program

The Pedigree Adoption DriveTM campaign aims to raise $500,000 for shelter dogs across Canada

Toronto, ON – Sadly, each year in Canada, tens of thousands of unwanted dogs end up in shelters because there aren’t enough homes. The makers of Pedigree® have launched the Pedigree Adoption DriveTM campaign to raise funds and find loving homes for shelter dogs across Canada. Joining Pedigree® in this important program is World Figure Skating Champion, and self proclaimed Dog Lover, Kurt Browning.

“I know first hand how amazing it is to have a dog in your life,” said Kurt Browning, World Figure Skating Champion and Pedigree Adoption DriveTM spokesperson. “Growing up, we always had a dog, and I strongly believe in their ability to impact a person’s life in positive ways. In fact, as a child I even had a dog that taught me how to skate! I consider myself a true dog lover, which made getting involved with the Pedigree Adoption Drive campaign such an easy decision for me.”

The goal of the year-long campaign is to raise $500,000 to go towards helping dogs – be that covering vet care, vaccinations, shelter and food for approximately 2,000 dogs across the nation.

Shelter dogs make great pets. Adopting from a regulated shelter means the dogs have already received a clean bill of health from a veterinarian. They will have all their shots up-to-date and be spayed or neutered. Staff are also on hand to help make the selection process easier and can help choose the appropriate dog to fit your lifestyle - whether it be a high-energy puppy who could use the affection of a large family or a laid-back mature dog perfect for empty nesters.

“There are too many dogs right now living in shelters waiting to be adopted,” says Kevin Lake, Marketing Director for Pedigree®. “The Pedigree Adoption DriveTM campaign is all about encouraging Canadians to consider adopting a shelter dog, even if you can’t adopt a dog right now, there are lots of other great ways people can contribute, just go to www.mypedigree.ca to find out how.”

The makers of Pedigree® have partnered with 26 shelters across Canada and will be donating a minimum of $5,000 to each shelter to be used to provide support for dogs in their care. In addition, shelters will receive a digital camera that can be used to upload pictures of available dogs on to their shelter page on www.mypedigree.ca. The makers of Pedigree® will also be providing new dog owners with a Pedigree® Adoption Starter kit which includes wet and dry food, treats, coupons and a dog owner’s handbook that outlines helpful tips and information about dog adoption.

About the Pedigree® brand
Pedigree® is the number one brand of dog food in the world offering a wide variety of products for different dog life stages.  As an innovative market leader, the makers of Pedigree® are at the forefront of dog nutrition and understand dog owner needs by providing a range of innovative products and resources. Pedigree® products are available at grocery, pet specialty and mass merchandise outlets.

With Kurt @ Skate America (Indianapolis, IN: October 1989)
Notice: Kurt & I may not be as close as were once were, but I hope you'll enjoy reading about our backstage adventures! 


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Kurt Browning and his wife, Sonia Rodriguez, are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Dillon, born Tuesday, August 14 in Toronto, weighing seven pounds. The couple’s first-born son, Gabriel, is equally excited and is already enjoying his new role as Dillon’s big brother.

“We’re very thankful for the blessing of a happy, healthy baby boy and for all of the well wishes we have received,” said Browning. “Mom and Dillon are both doing very well and we’re having a great time enjoying this special time together as a family.”

Kurt will take to the ice again in October for ‘Kurt Browning’s Gotta Skate’ show on October 10 at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga before he joins the cast of Stars on Ice for his 17th tour across Canada in April, 2008.

Browning ready to take flight

1. What was your first job?

My first non-skating job didn't happen until I was 20. I worked at Chi-Chi's in Edmonton as a waiter. The lunch rush, the whole thing. I lasted six months – I definitely got fired. We got Quality Service Checks. I always thought I was a good waiter because everybody had a good time, but my QSC was 75 per cent. I thought that was pretty good and they told me it was the lowest in North America.

The average was 97 per cent.

But after I won my World Championship medal I went back and they threw a big party for me.

2. If you weren't a skater or actor, what would you be doing?

When I was a kid I wanted to be an architect. I started to take drafting classes, and I did good drawings but I was so slow they told me I couldn't really ever do it for a living.

3. What's on your iPod?

As a young guy who went out to all the bars and partied hard,

I was a big fan of INXS. I still am. I'm also a Stones, Doors kind

of a guy.

4. What's the last good movie you saw?

We just took my 4-year-old to see Ratatouille and I spent half my time looking at how much he was loving it. I loved it too.

5. What TV show must you watch every week?

Now it's mainly all kids TV.

We watch a lot of Backyardigans and can sing all the songs together. For me, it's Lost.

I'm a big sci-fi fan. I like anything spacey and time travel and all that goofy stuff.


Richard Ouzounian





Born on June 18 in Rocky Mountain House, Alta., to Dewey and Neva Browning. Two older siblings, Wade and Deana.



Competed in his first Canadian Championships and placed 12th in the Novice Division.


Was the first skater ever to perform a quadruple toe loop in competition at the World Championships in Hungary.


For three consecutive years, starting this year, Browning would win both the Canadian and World Championships.


Wins his fourth Canadian and World Championships.


Finishes 5th in his third and final Winter Olympics at Lillehammer. Carries the Canadian flag in the opening ceremonies.


On June 30, he marries Sonia Rodriguez, a principal dancer with the National Ballet of Canada.


Inducted into Canada's Figure Skating Hall of Fame.


His first son, Gabriel, born on July 12, 2003. (His second son, Dillon born on Aug. 14, 2007.)


Appears on Fox television show Skating with Celebrities.


Plays title role in Peter Pan for Ross Petty's annual holiday musical.


Richard Ouzounian



November 24, 2007

Theatre Critic

When you realize you're going to meet Kurt Browning, a whole bunch of numbers come to mind.

In the world of ice skating, he's been a four-time world champion, a four-time Canadian champion, a three-time Olympic team member and three-time World Professional Champion.

But now, at the age of 41, he's flying off in a new direction – literally – playing the title role in Peter Pan, this year's family musical from Ross Petty, now in previews at the Elgin Theatre and opening officially next Friday.

The guy who bops down the street is still boyishly jaunty, with the slightly tentative spring in his step of someone who's always going to feel more comfortable on a surface that's been well-Zambonied.

For more than 20 years, he's been out there on the ice, but now he's soaring through the air with Tinker Bell as his guide.

Back in his childhood days, the Alberta-born Browning hit the blades soon after he could walk. He had his first serious coach when he was 11, but it wasn't until he was 14 that the sport really grabbed hold of him.

"I was at a seminar at the Glencoe Club in Calgary," he recalls. "Chris Cross was singing `Sailing' in the background. I kept repeating a simple pattern – step out, present, cross over, return – and, suddenly, I went, `Wow! I feel this inside me.' That's the first time I really felt skating was more than getting from here to there."

There was no looking back. As he quickly rose to the top of the heap, everyone wondered how he did it. He laughs now when he reveals what his secret weapon was.

"When I was an amateur, it was all very straightforward. I'm going to do whatever I have to do to win, because if I don't, then somebody else will. I hated losing – no one knows what to say to you. If you win, it's so much easier.

"I was a clean, simple machine: have fun, skate hard and win."

And win he did, including an astonishing three-year stint from 1989 to 1991 when he captured both the Canadian and World Amateur Championships each year.

Then it started to go wrong. "When you start talking about all the things I've won," he says with disarming modesty, "don't ever forget that I also lost the biggest competition in the world you can lose."

Browning is referring to his 1992 ordeal at the Winter Olympics, which began with a back injury that curtailed his training process and sent him off to Albertville, France, ill-prepared.

"I was on the world stage without a shield and a sword," he remembers. "I was vulnerable. I was injured. I shouldn't have gone. It was awful."

What did he do after his defeat?

"I went skiing with some teammates. Made a few jokes. Then I left them behind and I lay down in the snow. Tips of mountains. Puffy white clouds. Albertville sky. I had a good little cry, then I partied really hard and the world was a beautiful place again."

Ask him if the experience damaged him permanently and his eyes flash with momentary anger. "Destroyed me? Never. A month and a half later, I came in second in the World Championship and my mother said, `Of all the medals in your life, that's my favourite because no one knows how hard you worked to get it.'"

Browning's mother died in 2000 and he keeps that medal next to a picture of her.

Ask him for the happiest time in his life and the answer comes without hesitation: "The day I filmed `Singin' in the Rain.'" (The wonderful tribute to Gene Kelly from his 1994 CBC-TV special You Must Remember This.)

"All the people I trusted and loved most in the world were there. It was a really tight rink that day.

"I suddenly had the realization that something special was happening to me. I was cutting edges so deep, everything was perfect. It had nothing to do with competing or medals. It just had to do with skating."

Browning admits that now, "I'm concerned with how I'm finally going to find my way off the ice and live the rest of my life," but he looks on performing in a musical like Peter Pan as the first step.

"Singing, wow!" he gasps with awe.

"It's like living in this house for years and suddenly discovering there's a rec room in the basement with a bowling alley."

Still, he admits, "I want my sons to learn how to skate because it's just too much fun not to."

And looking back on his whole program, from top to bottom, he smiles.

"Hey, I'm proud my life will never make a Monday night movie."

My favorite Kurt program: "Serenade to Sonia"


June 27, 2007 update from IMG:

Hi John. Kurt is doing well and very busy as always. Thanks for changing the contact information on the site with my information. Kurt and Sonia are having a second child this fall! He will be in Phoenix for Kristi's show.   Other than that...he is doing theatrical production of Peter Pan in Toronto this fall
David ----------

Kurt Skates to "Casablanca" & wins his 4th World Title

from You Tube

My Journal (BLOG) of time spent with Kurt Browning is here!


Browning  Inducted Into World Hall of Fame-- March 23, 2006


JHB Online photo of Kurt Browning World HOF induction ceremony @ Pengrowth Saddledome: Calgary, AB, Canada, March 23, 2006. Thanks for posing, Buddy!
Kurt Browning
Photo by Michelle Wojdyla

(12/15/05) - World Figure Skating Museum & Hall of Fame President Hugh C. Graham, Jr. M.D. announced today the 2006 elections of Kurt Browning of Canada and Frank J. Zamboni of the United States to the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame. Zamboni (posthumously) and Browning will be inducted during the 2006 World Championships in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, in March.

Kurt Browning (Canada)

Browning's amateur career included four Canadian men's titles and four World titles. He was the first Canadian man to win three consecutive World titles (1989, 1990 and 1991). Browning earned the distinction of winning the most championship titles by a Canadian singles skater with his combined four World titles. Browning also was a three-time Olympic team member.

At the 1988 World Figure Skating Championships in Budapest, Hungary, Browning made history by being the first man to land a quadruple jump (toe loop) at a World Championship. In addition to jumping records, Browning's trademark has been his incredibly fast footwork and interpretive skating, such as his Casablanca routine at the 1993 World Championships.

After retiring from eligible skating in 1994, Browning, a native of Caroline, Alberta, won three World Professional Championships. He has continued to remain active in figure skating as a choreographer and sports commentator.

Born on June 18, 1966, Browning was inducted into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame in 1994 and Skate Canada Hall of Fame in 2000. His charitable work includes being the creator and sponsor of the Kurt Browning Junior Skating Awards. Browning is also the author of "Forcing the Edge" with Neil Stevens and his forthcoming book, "A is for Axel: An Ice Skating Alphabet."

What Browning has to say ...
Kurt Browning is more than just a casual observer when the Canadian Figure Skating Championships roll around. He'll soon be a Hall of Famer observer.


US TV Guide October 31, 2005-- pp. 11




An Unofficial Kurt Browning Website

KurtKountry: An Unofficial Kurt Browning Website

Here's my page for KURT BROWINING's Gotta Skate IV:
CLICK HERE New photo added December 5, 2004.
For those of you who don't know and just surfed on in, Kurt Browning is a four-time Canadian and World Figure Skating Champion (1989-91, '93). He has been credited by the International Skating Union (ISU) with completing the first quadruple jump (a toe loop) in competition at the 1988 World Figure Skating Championships in Budapest, Hungary on March 25, 1988 (where we met, see below) and is listed in; the Guinness Book of World Records for this achievement. Kurt also won the Canadian and World Pro Titles (1995-97) three times each and in 1998 added a second US Pro and the inaugural Canadian Open Championships to his impressive resume.


Born June 18, 1966 in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, Canada to Neva and Dewey (Arnold) Browning, Kurt was raised in nearby Caroline, Alberta...and is therefore known as "The Kid From Caroline". He has two older siblings: a brother, Wade; and a sister, Deena.
On June 30, 1996, My buddy, Kurt married Sonia Rodriguez, who is a Pricipal Dancer with The National Ballet of Canada.
Kurt Browning and his wife, Sonia Rodriguez, welcomed their new son, Gabriel Browning Rodriguez on Saturday, July 12, 2003. According to Kurt, Gabriel has "black hair and lots of it." Gabriel weighed a healthy 8.5 pounds. We are told both Sonia and baby are doing fine and Dad has remained "amazingly calm." (Congratulations Sonia & Kurt!)
They have since had another son, Dillon born in August 2007
Here's to a great family!!!

A Story Of True Friendship


To me, the most important title Kurt holds is "My Buddy." We met March 26, 1988 at the World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. It was outside the arena. Mom was busy trying to fit my wheelchair into the trunk of the small (understatement) Soviet-made automobile being used to being used to transport us from the hotel to the arena and back. I saw someone running out of the back of the building. It turned out to be Kurt! Because there was no such thing as accessible seating, my wheelchair was put on a platform at rinkside near where Kurt had accomplished his famous "Quad". That was a good thing. He wasn't very famous in those days --especially to an American, like me! I might not have recognized him.
He rapped on the car window, but they weren't electric... and I didn't have the strength to roll them down. So mom had to stop what she was doing to help me. I congratulated him on the Quad. Kurt simply said: "I just wanted to tell you... you are the best fan!" With that, he was gone.
Years later I found out others had told him about me. I had been attending competitions since 1981, and had been fortunate enough to be befriended by many skaters.
Our dear friend, Rosalynn Sumners has been instrumental in bringing us together.Thanks Roz! We love you!!!
Since then, Kurt & I have formed a lasting and enduring friendship, which has truly changed my life. I have been extremely blessed to experience the incredibly warm and caring personal side of this extraordinary man.

What kind of friend is Kurt?

Let's just say that Kurt has done much-- both good & bad--through the years, as does any friend...you can read about the good things on this website: For example, he gives the nicest hugs; and he can make a fairly decent hot fudge sundae!
The best ingredient : LOVE!
Kurt & I may not be as close as were once were, but I hope you'll enjoy reading about our backstage adventures! 
This site is constantly under construction, so please visit again soon!  
Dubreil & Lauzon Strut Their Stuff
....as the pay homage to Kurt:
For Lauzon and Dubreuil, it was Kelly's voice on the loudspeaker but it was Kurt Browning's soul in their program. The former Canadian singles star's memorable rendition of Singin' in the Rain during a TV special 10 years ago inspired the Montreal dance pair to adopt the tune to their own designs. "I think Kurt is the best skater ever," Dubreuil said. "Even if he never did one jump, he still would have been amazing."
"We told him about (the program) and he sent his video and told us to use it how we wanted."
Could Kurt have been an outstanding ice dancer?
"If he could find a girl to follow him around," Lauzon quipped.
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