John Nightingale (figure skater)

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John Nightingale
Personal information
Full name John Sheridan Nightingale
Country represented United States
Born (1928-12-02) December 2, 1928 (age 93)
Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Former partner Janet Gerhauser

John Nightingale (born December 2, 1928 in Saint Paul, Minnesota) was an American figure skater. He most notably competed in pairs with partner Janet Gerhauser, twice winning the silver medal at the United States Figure Skating Championships and taking part in the 1952 Winter Olympic Games. He also competed in fours with Gerhauser, Marilyn Thomsen, and Marlyn Thomsen and won the 1949 North American title.

Competitive highlights


(with Gerhauser)

Event 1951 1952
Winter Olympics 6th
World Championships 8th 5th
North American Championships 2nd
U.S. Championships 2nd 2nd


(with Gerhauser, Thomsen, and Thomsen)

Event 1949
North American Championships 1st