Nina Mozer

Nina Mozer

Figure skating coach
Date of Birth: 28.08.1964
Country: Ukraine

Biography of Nina Mozer

Nina Mozer is a former Soviet figure skater who competed in pairs skating with S. Skornyakov. She is currently a figure skating coach and an Honored Coach of Russia. Mozer began figure skating in 1970 at the N. Ostrovsky Palace of Pioneers and Schoolchildren in Kiev, under the guidance of her mother, Svetlana Vladimirovna Mozer (Smirnova), who was a two-time Soviet champion in ice dancing, and Peter Petrovich Orlov. Her partner in skating was S. Skornyakov. She had to stop competing at the age of 15 due to an injury.

After retiring from amateur sports, Mozer transitioned into coaching. Over the years, she has coached youth and adult teams from the USSR, Ukraine, and Russia. She was the coach of the USSR youth team from 1985 to 1991, the Ukrainian youth and adult teams from 1992 to 1994, and the Russian youth team from 1995 to 2000, as well as the Russian adult team from 1997 to 1998. Mozer was also a coach for the Kiev City Council "Dynamo" from 1982 to 1990, and the senior coach from 1987 to 1990 for pairs skating. Since 1990, she has been a coach at the Sports School of Olympic Reserve (SSOR) in Kiev. From 1994 to 1997, Mozer coached the CSKA figure skating team, and since 1997, she has been a coach at the Vorobyovy Gory Sports School (Moscow). In 2001, she temporarily left Russia to work in the United States due to a conflict with the figure skating federation.

Mozer is known in the world of figure skating as a specialist in coaching novice and junior skaters. However, in 2010, she initiated the creation of the pair Tatiana Volosozhar/Maxim Trankov. In 1987, Mozer graduated from the Kiev State Institute of Physical Education. Since 1997, she has been a doctoral student at the Russian State University of Physical Education, Sport, Youth and Tourism. Mozer's father, Mikhail Mozer, was a 27-time Soviet tennis champion in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles. Her mother, Svetlana Mozer (Smirnova), was a two-time Soviet champion in ice dancing and later became a renowned figure skating coach (Alexei Ulanov and Sergei Chetverukhin began training in her group). Mozer's uncle, Ivan Mozer, was a footballer who played for the Soviet national team and later became a coach.