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Christine Zukowski

Born: August 9, 1989 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Height: 5'1"
Level: Senior
School: Newark High School
Home Club: University of Delaware FSC
Hometown: Newark, Delaware
Training Town: Newark, Delaware
Coach: Priscilla Hill, Carla Briccotto
Choreographer: Priscilla Hill, Peter Briccotto

U.S. Team

Event News
Christine Zukowski Wins World Junior Bronze
Davis and White in Third After Compulsory Dance
Sandra Jean Rucker Shines Through for Junior Ladies Gold
China Hosts Fourth Junior Grand Prix Event
Zukowski Wins Second Career U.S. Title

Competitive History
2007   State Farm U.S. Championships - 10th 2005   South Atlantic RegionalS, Junior - 1st
2006   NHK Trophy - 5th 2004   Junior Grand Prix (China) - 5th
2006   Trophee Eric Bompard - 7th 2004   Gardena Spring Trophy, Junior - 1st
2007   South Atlantic Regional - 2nd 2004   State Farm U.S. Championships, Novice - 1st
2006   World Junior Championships - 3rd 2004   Eastern Sectional, Novice - 1st
2006   Four Continents Championships - 10th 2004   South Atlantic Regional, Novice - 1st
2006   State Farm U.S. Championships - 6th 2003   Eastern Sectional, Novice - 7th
2006   South Atlantic Regional - 1st 2003   South Atlantic Regional, Novice - 3rd
2005   Junior Grand Prix Final - 6th 2002   U.S. Junior Championships (Qualifying Round Only) - 10th
2005   Junior Grand Prix (Croatia) - 3rd 2002   South Atlantic Regional, Intermediate - 2nd
2005   Junior Grand Prix (Andorra) - 2nd 2001   U.S. Junior Championships, Juvenile - 1st
2005   State Farm U.S. Championships, Junior - 2nd 2001   South Atlantic Regional, Juvenile - 1st
2005   Eastern Sectional, Junior - 1st 2000   South Atlantic Regional, Juvenile - 6th

2007-08 Season Notes
SP Music: TBD; FS Music: "Phantom of the Opera".

Goals are to improve on her national placement and continue to solidify her triple-triple combinations.

2006-07 Season Notes
Short Program Music: "Le Vertigo: Rondeau - Modérément" by Joseph-Nicholas-Pancrace Royer; Free Skate Music: "Henry VIII - Dance de la Gitane" by Camille Saint-Saens and "Lawrence of Arabia" soundtrack.

Goal for the 2006-07 season are to improve on her sixth place placement from last year's U.S. Championships and have a strong international season.

2005-06 Season Notes
Short program music: Stravinsky's "Firebird"; Free skate music: "The Three Preludes" by Gershwin

Aftern finishing sixth at the U.S. Championships, Zukowski was named to the Four Continents Team and the World Junior Team ... Was 10th at Four Continents and won the bronze at World Juniors ... Earned a spot in the Junior Grand Prix Final after finishing second and third in her two JGP events.

2004-05 Season Notes
Short program music: "Nyah"; Free skate music: "Samson and Delilah"

Notes
Zukowski started skating at the age of 5 after watching the 1994 Winter Olympic Games ... Participated in the U.S. Figure Skating Basic Skills Program ... Has an older brother and younger sister ... Younger sister, Jenn, made the varsity softball team as a freshman ... Attends Newark High School ... Works in telemarketing and the learn-to-skate program ... Participates in Edge Out Cancer because her mom is a cancer survivor ... Most prized possession is her iPod ... Plays on a softball team in the spring and summer ... Would like to become a veterinarian after her skating career because of her love for animals ... Suffered from a recurring back injury last season ... Has a huge passion for music and doesn't know how she'd live without it ... Loves fettuccini Alfredo and Oreo milkshakes ... Says what sets her apart from others off the ice is “how close to the steering wheel I have to sit to see over the dashboard!” ... Would love to be on “American Idol” someday because it would mean she's a good singer ... Would like to meet Cole Hamels because she thinks he is a great competitor ... Favorite TV show is “The OC.”


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