Announced the end of their partnership in April 2012.
Lichtman and Copely are the 2011 U.S. junior champions and the 2011 world junior bronze medalists ... Started skating together in August 2008.
Lichtman started skating when she was 6 after her father, who was the mayor, had an ice arena built in her hometown ... Participated in the Basic Skills Program in 1999 ... Is the youngest of four children ... Father, Lawrence, is an attorney and mother, Holly, is an interior designer ... Graduated magna cum laude from Northville High School in 2011 ... Won the Department of English, Department of Social Studies and Arctic Figure Skating Academic Excellence awards ... Member of the German Honor Society and National Honor Society ... Starts her freshman year at the University of Michigan in the fall of 2011 ... Does volunteer work as a member of the National Honor Society ... Also devotes time to Northville Civic Concern, which helps those in need with food, and the Northville Community Foundation ... Previously coached by Ann Barr, Richard Callaghan and Theresa McKendry (singles) ... Biggest influence in her life is her mother ... If she weren't a skater, she'd want to be a full-time student ... Skaters she most admires are Meryl Davis and Tessa Virtue ... Favorite quote: "Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day." - Ralph Waldo Emerson ... Hobbies include reading, spending time with family and friends, and traveling ... Used to be a competitive swimmer ... Defining life moment is winning the U.S. junior title ... After her skating career, she wants to continue her education and work in a creative field that allows her to travel.
Copely started skating when he was 3 because his mother and sister were skaters, and he wanted to join them on the ice ... Older sister, Katherine, is an ice dancer who most recently represented Lithuania with Deividas Stagniunas ... Copely and Stagniunas finished 14th at both the 2008 and 2009 World Championships, and qualified for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games but were unable to compete because of Katherine's citizenship issues ... Father, Dean, is a doctor and mother, Sandra, is a costume designer ... Has two cats, Miko and Spooky ... Competed with Anastasia Cannuscio from 2007-08, winning the U.S. novice bronze medal in 2007 ... Competed in singles, pairs and dance at the U.S. Junior Championships ... Previously coached by Karen Ludington and Alexandr Kirsanov ... Used to compete in swimming and karate ... Attends Schoolcraft College in Livonia, Mich., where he is studying business ... Works part time as a Basic Skills instructor ... Along with fellow ice dancers Tim McKernan and Greg Zuerlein, he has attends charity poker tournaments that benefit local sports associations ... Interests include modified cars and "pretty much anything that goes fast" ... If he weren't a figure skater, he'd want to start his own business ... Skater he most admires is Charlie White ... Favorite quote: "Do or do not, there is no try." - Yoda ... Considers himself a "cat person" ... Has to have a different color facing front on his skate guards ("For instance, my guards are currently green and blue, and one has to have the blue in the front and the other green." ... Would like to become a World-level coach and open a business after he's done competing ... Follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/Dean_Copely
2012 Season NotesSD Music: "Mambo Number Five" by Lou Bega and "Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps" by Doris Day
FD Music: Theme from Austin Powers by Quincy Jones
Costumes designed by Brooke Huber and Andrea Wotyniak (SD), and Sandra Copely (FD)
2011 Season NotesSP Music: "That's Amore" and "An Evening in Roma" by Dean Martin
FS Music: Selections from the Beetlejuice soundtrack by Danny Elfman
Costumes designed by Andrea Wotyniak and Brooke Huber (SP), and Luanne Williams and Stephanie Miller (FS) ... Goals are to medal at two Junior Grand Prix events, qualify for the JGP Final, medal at the U.S. Championships and make the World Junior Team
Won the gold at JGP (Austria) and the bronze at JGP (Germany), qualifying them for the JGP Final, where they finished fifth ... Earned the junior gold medal at the U.S. Championships ... Took the bronze at the World Junior Championships
2010 Season NotesOD Music: Georgian folk
FD Music: Music from the movie Limelight by Charlie Chaplin
Costumes designed by Sandra Copely
2009 Season NotesOD Music: "I've Got Rhythm" and "Embraceable You" from the Crazy for You soundtrack
FD Music: Music from The Mask of Zorro soundtrack by James Horner