Profile Alex Gamelin
Profile – About Alex Gamelin
Alexander (Alex) 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 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 his sister began the U.S. Figure Skating Skate USA Program. Then after completing the series, it was ice dance all the way. The siblings started ice dance with Alex Esman who remained their coach through Novice Dance in the 2009-10 Season. Notably, Alex and his twin sister had an eleven-year ice dance partnership, 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 called “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. With an eye on the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, Alex applied for South Korean citizenship soon after teaming up with Yura. To that end, he will gain South Korean citizenship in the coming months. Equally important, Alex will maintain dual American 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.
He is a foreign language major concentrating on East Asian languages. He is 5’11’’ and has blue eyes and brown hair. You can learn more about him at wikipedia.