Rebecca Handke

Intro Figure skater
Is Figure skater
From Germany
Type Sports
Gender female
Birth 2 October 1986, Soest, Germany
Star sign Libra

Rebecca Handke (born 2 October 1986 in Soest, Germany) is a German former pair skater. With partner Daniel Wende, she is the 2005-2006 German national silver medalist.


Rebecca Handke represented the club SC Moehnesee as a pair skater with skating partner Daniel Wende. They were first coached by Julia Gnilozoubova. From 2004 on, their coach was Knut Schubert. After 2004, Handke and Wende trained in Dortmund and in Berlin. The pair achieved their highest international result of 6th at the 2005 European Championships. In March 2006, Handke had a surgery due to knee problems. Handke and Wende ended their partnership following the 2006–2007 season. She trained for a short time with Canadian skater Christopher Richardson until July 2007, but never competed with him. Handke retired from competitive skating following the 2007–2008 season.

Personal life

Handke attended school at the Conrad-von-Soest-Gymnasium in Soest and passed her Abitur later by long distance studies. On 1 July 2005, she became a member of the Sportsoldatin of the Bundeswehr.


(with Wende)

Season Short program Free skating
2006–2007 Amélie Poseidon
2005–2006 Amélie Shakespeare in Love
2004–2005 Jalousie Dance of the Vampires
2003–2004 Music Le Cid
2002–2003 Farewell Le Bonheur d'Amour Variations on a Theme of Paganini

Competitive highlights

(with Wende)

Event 2001–02 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06 2006–07
Europeans 13th 10th 6th 8th 12th
Bompard 8th
Skate America 7th
Bofrost Cup 4th 3rd
Nebelhorn 7th
International: Junior
Junior Worlds 11th WD
JGP Croatia 7th
JGP Germany 8th
JGP Poland 7th
JGP Serbia 8th
EYOF 2nd J.
Nordics 2nd J.
German Champ. 1st N. 1st J. 1st J. 2nd 2nd

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