To me, the most important title Kurt holds is "My Buddy." We met in 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 Skates to "Casablanca" & wins his 4th World Title
from You Tube
KurtKountry: An Unofficial Kurt Browning Website
Here's my page for KURT BROWINING's Gotta Skate IV: CLICK HERE
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 (where we met, see below) and
is listed in; the Guinness Book of World Records for this achievement.
Browning, Zamboni Inducted Into World Hall of Fame from USFSA.org
JHB Online exclusive photos of Mr. Browning @ induction cermony (Calgary, Canada -- March 2006
(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 children's book, "A is for Axel: An Ice Skating Alphabet."
KURT HAS A LIFE OFF THE ICE, TOO!
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,
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 son, Gabriel. A second son, Dillon was born August 2008.
#figureskating #missusa #CirqueduSoleil
Hi! I know how you all love Cirque du Soleil
Well, now they've moved a bit into my world of skating and pageants!
First see how my buddy 4 time world champ Kurt Browning helped put Cirque on Ice in "Crystal " in Montreal!
And watch as Michael Jackson One by Cirque is the opening number for Miss USA 2017 which we attended rehearsals and also watched
from nearby as this was broadcast live! Praying it would work...amazing to see it all come together
#starsonice #figureskating #Jeopardy A: in addition to this @jeopardy clue @KurtBrowning
& @KenJennings have him in common! Q: Who is John Baker! (Me)
John was actually in the front
row at the event to which this real Jeopardy! clue refers (World Championships: Budapest, 1988) Kurt and John me athe following
day and have been friends ever since. See http://www.jhbonline.net/kb/id8.html for more!
John has met Ken Jennings only once, but here is that story: http://www.jhbonline.net/tv/id13.html Notes: Jeopardy Tournament of the Decades Airdate: May 12, 2014 Correct Response (4) by Ken Jennings
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
flash - Ice Theatre's 2013 Gala will honor Kurt Browning - Save the date - Friday, October 25. We are so excited to be honoring
Kurt the Great! Maybe this I was a sign I need a skating related trip in the fall :)
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
Retweeted by Honda Center Concerning
SOI TWICE! Excitement building! HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Just missed seeing Kurt at Stars On Ice due to my Stupid kidney tubes! Between missing Miss CA, Miss NV , and Stars on Ice
I guess I finally just lost it! Everyone has a breaking point! Please play get another chance to see him. We could use some
new photos! Lol!
be a big deal to keep you from a skating show.Let the doctors do their thing and you supply the strength. Kurt
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
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 KurtBrowning 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 KurtBrowning everywhere this fall, popping up on television, Saturday
afternoon sports, Battle of the Blades, and, now, behind the black curtain at Sudbury
Community Arenaon Saturday night.[...]
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 KurtBrowning and it's an accurate perspective on the 2010 ISU Grand Prix season
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 figureskatingchampion
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.
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KurtBrowning makes the Games a family affair Vancouver Sun Thu, 17 Dec 2009 01:06 AM PST KurtBrowning 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 KurtBrowning appeared outside Citytv headquarters at Yonge-Dundas Square in a show of support for
the Olympic athletes.
Part of the obituary for Kurt's dad from November 25th issue of The Mountaineer, Rocky Mountain House:
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