Profile Alex Gamelin
Profile – About Alex Gamelin
Profile, ice dancer Alexander (Alex) Gamelin, and you can’t help but see his dedication. Alexander Gamelin was born in Boston, Massachusetts on February 22, 1993, two minutes before his twin sister, Danielle. In 1998, he and his family moved from Boston, Massachusetts to Merrick, New York on the South Shore of Long Island. Alex’s skating career began soon after.
In the summer of 2000, he and Danielle began the U.S. Figure Skating Skate USA Program. Then after completing the series, it was ice dance all the way. The siblings started training in ice dance with Alex Esman who remained their coach through Novice Dance in the 2009-10 Season. Notably, Alex and his twin sister competed as an ice dance team from the juvenile through the senior level, a competitive career spanning from the 2004-05 through the 2014-15 season. They competed as members of Team USA for two of these years and ended their on-ice partnership in April 2015 as the U.S. Eastern Sectional Senior Ice Dance Champions. They were affectionately known as the “IceTwins.”
Alex and Yura Min teamed up in July 2015, two months after Danielle’s retirement. As it was, they were good friends, neither had a partner and both trained under Igor Shpilband in Novi, Michigan. Representing the Republic of Korea, they started competing in October 2015. Believing in the strength of their partnership and with an eye on the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, Alex applied for South Korean citizenship when the team began competing in the fall of 2015. He became a naturalized South Korean citizen in July 2017 and maintains dual U.S. and South Korean citizenship.
Before training under Igor Shpilband, Alexander was coached by Alexei Kiliakov, Elena Novak, Dmytri Illin and Ramil Sarkulov in Wheaton, Maryland; Karen Ludington, Christie Moxley-Hutson and Alexandr Kirsanov in Newark, Delaware; Evgeny Platov in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey; and Alexander Esman and Marina Koulbitskaya in Great Neck and Syosset, New York.