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Full name
  
Alexandria Riordan

Former coach
  
Maria Jezak-Athey

Home town
  
Leszno

Residence
  
Pennsylvania

Coach
  
Elaine Zayak


Height
  
1.70 m

Alternative names
  
Zsa Zsa

Name
  
Alexandria Riordan

Country represented
  
Poland

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Born
  
August 14, 1990 (age 33) (
1990-08-14
)
Philadelphia

Choreographer
  
Sarkis Tewanian Yuri Surgeyev Sasha Zulin Tatiana Druchcina Dmitriev

Former country(ies) represented
  
USA

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Alexandria "Zsa Zsa" Riordan-Niechcielska (born August 14, 1990) is a Polish-Irish-American figure skater. She most recently competed internationally on the Junior National level for Poland and won first place to get the Gold Medal.

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Riordan grew up in Philadelphia. Her maternal grandparents were born in Poland and so she and her mother speak Polish fluently. Her father is of Irish descent. She competed for the USA representing the Skating Club of New York until the early autumn of 2005. Placing high enough to qualify for the U.S. Figure Skating Championships and represent the USA internationally in Novice, at the Aegon Cup in the Hague, Netherlands.

She decided to compete for Poland as a member of Unia Dwory skating-club in Oświęcim (later changing clubs representing) Warsaw RSK Marymont Skating Club. Due to ISU restrictions, she was restricted from competing internationally for a full year, even though she placed high enough in the Polish Figure Skating Championships to represent the country internationally. At the same time, she had competed in the USFSA Regional, Sectional, Eastern and Junior National Championships.

Skating with Olympic Gold Medalists such as Oksana Baiul, Kristi Yamaguchi, Nancy Kerrigan, Katerina Witt, Nicole Bobeck and Tara Lipinski. Zsa Zsa was the Guest Skater who auditioned and was chosen to skate in "Diva's On Ice" Show at the Sovereign Bank Arena in Trenton, New Jersey for 2 consecutive years. Also skating half-time for the New Jersey Titans Hockey Team.

Summers were spent training in Lake Arrowhead, California at the legendary "Ice Castles" International Training Center owned by Mrs. Carol Probst, former Ice Follies performer. Elaine Zayak would always travel with her students. During that time, Ice Castles was one of the Greatest Training Facilities in the country. Frank Carrol was head coach for Michelle Kwan, John Zimmerman, Olympic Pairs Champion, Sylvia Fontana, Italian Olympic Champion, Jim Peterson, an American World and Olympic figure skating dance coach. Today, all except Michelle Kwan, now coach in Florida, The Sunshine State.

She had her international debut in the late winter of 2008. In February 2009, she started in Junior World Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Zsa Zsa now retired, decided to pursue a career in Nursing and earned her RN,BSN from the University of Pittsburgh in 2014. She is a Surgical Intensive Care Nurse, and has future plans to obtain her master's degree.

Television

In August 2009, Riordan attended a Miss Polonia-Staten Island Pageant in New York where she met Andrew Ostrowski, Director of Real Live Relic Hunter, and was subsequently recruited as an Apprentice Actress.

Zsa Zsa was also asked to appear on "Saturday Night Live" in December 2010, Season 36. She skated as Meryl Streep in NBC "Ice Show at the Gardens" with Abby Elliott, Paul Rudd, and Paul Mc Cartney.

Career highlights

(starts for Poland)

  • N = Novice level; J = Junior level
  • References

    Alexandria Riordan Wikipedia


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