Skaters

Amanda Evora

Amanda Evora is competing with Colton Orr. She is skating for the Boys and Girls Club of Canada.

Amanda Evora is competing with Colton Orr. She is skating for the Boys and Girls Club of Canada.

Amanda Evora is a New York-born American pairs figure skater. At the age of 17, Evora moved to Florida to pursue a career as a figure skater. Over the span of a decade, she became a five-time pairs medalist alongside her longtime partner Mark Ladwig. The two represented Team U.S.A. at numerous international competitions. After years of being a well-respected skater, she retired in 2012 — but never officially put her blades away. 

In 2013 Evora came out on top as the winner (alongside her partner Scott Thornton) of Battle of the Blades Season 4, and won $100,000 towards the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation that season.  

She continues to coach figure skating alongside her former coach and mentor Jim Peterson. The two have had one team make it to the 2014 Olympics and also had another pairs team win at the US Championship in 2016. 

This season, Evora is competing with Colton Orr as her partner. She is skating for the Boys and Girls Club of Canada — an organization dedicated to encouraging and empowering children, and helping them carve out a successful path for their futures.