Biography

Born in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta and raised in Caroline, Alberta, Browning is a four-time Canadian figure skating champion and four-time World Champion. He represented Canada in three Winter Olympics, 1988 (finishing 8th overall), 1992 (6th) and 1994 (5th), and was given the privilege of carrying the Canadian flag during the opening ceremonies of the 1994 games in Lillehammer, Norway. Browning's other achievements are numerous, including three Canadian Professional Championships, three World Professional Championships, a Lou Marsh Trophy for top Canadian athlete (in 1990), Lionel Conacher Award winner (1990 and 1991), Order of Canada recipient (in 1990), an American Skating World Professional Skater of the Year Award (in 1998), and a Gustav Lussi Award from the Professional Skaters' Association (in 2001). He is also known as the Wayne Gretzky of figure skating due to his achievements, contributions to the sport and popularity in Canada.

On March 25, 1988 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, Browning landed the first quadruple jump ever in competition. This accomplishment is listed in the Guinness Book of Records. Browning is also known for his footwork.

He was inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame in 1994 and Canada's Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 2001. He also appeared in the 2006 FOX television program Skating with Celebrities.

His energy and talent are welcomed by his fans, and embraced by his fellow skaters. An absolute craftsman on skates, Kurt's natural humor and rapport with the audience will always be an obvious highlight of his performance.

For five seasons, Kurt has been a part of the popular CBC reality series Battle of the Blades. He has enjoyed his time as co-host working with Ron MacLean.  After three years of co-hosting, Kurt moved into the role of head judge for the past two seasons. 

He has provided color commentary for figure skating competitions on NBC and ABC, and is currently working for CBC. Kurt is looking forward to his 29th year with Stars on Ice.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Competitive Results

Ice Wars

1st

2004

World Team Challenge

1st

2004

Ice Wars

2nd

2003

World Team Challenge

1st

2003

Ice Wars

2nd

2002

Ice Wars

2nd

2001

World Ice Challenge

2nd

2001

Hallmark Skater's Championship

2nd

2001

Sears Figure Skating Open

3rd

2001

Ice Wars

1st

2000

Sears Figure Skating Open

2nd

2000

Hershey's Kisses Challenge

2nd

2000

Ice Wars

1st

1999

Grand Slam of Skating

2nd

1999

Masters of Figure Skating

3rd

1999

U.S. Professional Championships

1st

1998

Sears Figure Skating Open

1st

1998

World Professional Championships

2nd

1998

World Professional Championships

1st

1997

Canadian Professional Championships

1st

1997

U.S. Professional Championships

1st

1997

World Professional Championships

1st

1996

Canadian Professional Championships

1st

1996

World Professional Championships

1st

1995

Canadian Professional Championships

1st

1995

Canadian Professional Championships

3rd

1994

Winter Olympic Games

5th

1994

World Championships

1st

1993

Canadian Championships

1st

1993

World Championships

2nd

1992

Winter Olympic Games

6th

1992

World Championships

1st

1991

Canadian Championships

1st

1991

World Championships

1st

1990

Canadian Championships

1st

1990

World Championships

1st

1989

World Championships

1st

1989

Canadian Championships

1st

1989

Winter Olympic Games

8th

1988

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