This award is given to someone who is accomplished within our ice dance world and has stayed connected to the field beyond their own performances; someone who has given back to our "icy" world and has been a role model for others to follow.
Jason Lawrence Brown At the World Championships in Saitama, Japan, in March of 2023, Jason presented two breathtaking performances with choreography by Rohene Ward. He placed 5th overall and received the highest program component score of the competition. He followed this with a Team Gold at the World Team Challenge in April in Tokyo, Japan. Jason is also the 2015 U.S. national champion, a nine-time medalist on the Grand Prix circuit and a two-time Four Continents medalist. Jason won a bronze medal in the team event at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, becoming one of the youngest male figure skating Olympic medalists. Known as one of the world's most artistic skaters, some of Jason's programs have become iconic, including his Irish step dance free program and his 2021 short program to the music of Nina Simone with choreography by Rohene Ward. His two programs from 2023 will certainly be added to this list. Jason is hugely popular around the world and particularly in Japan, which has prompted him to learn the language, to the delight of his Japanese fans. Jason was the host of ITNY's streaming broadcast "Pivoting Through The Pandemic" in May of 2021. His coaches are Tracy Wilson and Brian Orser (ITNY's 2017 Past Masters Award Recipient).