Brian Orser

Retired Canadian Professional Figure Skater
Born Dec 18, 1961

Brian Ernest Orser, OC is a Canadian retired competitive and professional figure skater. He is the 1984 and 1988 Olympic silver medalist, 1987 World champion and the 1981-1988 Canadian national champion. He is one of the most accomplished skaters in Canada's history, with eight national titles, two Olympic medals, and a world title to his credit. He is the skating director at the Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Brian Orser.


1961 Birth Born on December 18, 1961.


1977 15 Years Old Orser won his first national title on the novice level in 1977. … Read More
1979 17 Years Old He added a second national title, this time at the junior level, to his resume in 1979.
1980 18 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1980, he moved up to the senior level. … Read More


1983 21 Years Old He won his first World medal in 1983, a bronze, positioning him well for the 1983-1984 Olympic season. … Read More
…  He is the 1984 and 1988 Olympic silver medalist, 1987 World champion and eight-time (1981–88) Canadian national champion. … Read More
1985 23 Years Old Orser was named a Member of the Order of Canada in 1985 and promoted to Officer in 1988. … Read More
1987 25 Years Old Orser resolved to begin including two axels, not just one, in his free skate, in order to give himself an advantage over Fadeev. He finally won Worlds in 1987. … Read More
Going into the 1988 Olympics, Orser worked with a sports psychologist on visual imagery. … Read More
1990 28 Years Old Orser starred in the 1990 German skating dance film Carmen on Ice, alongside his archrival Brian Boitano and Katarina Witt. … Read More


1998 36 Years Old Orser is openly gay. He was forced to reveal his sexuality in November 1998, when he lost a legal battle to prevent public disclosure when an ex-partner sued him for palimony. … Read More


2015 53 Years Old He also coached Javier Fernández to the 2015 World title. … Read More
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