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Colette Appel

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Colette Appel
Personal information
Country representedUnited States
Born (1986-07-22) July 22, 1986 (age 33)
Hartford, Connecticut
Former partnerLee Harris, Adam Kaplan
Former coachJohnny Johns, Mitch Moyer, Kathy Collings
Former choreographerZuzanna Szwed, Julie Marcotte
Former training locationsNewington, Connecticut
Began skating1990

Colette Appel (born July 22, 1986) is an American former pair skater. With Lee Harris, she is the 2002 U.S. national junior champion and placed 12th at the 2002 World Junior Championships. They were fourth at two ISU Junior Grand Prix events and on the senior level at the 2003 Finlandia Trophy.

Earlier in her career, Appel competed with Adam Kaplan. They were the 1998 U.S. pairs champions on the Intermediate level and the 1999 U.S. silver medalists on the novice level. From 2011 to 2013, Appel was an athlete member of the U.S. Figure Skating Pairs Committee. She received her Bachelor degrees in Psychology and also in Liberal Studies: Teaching and Learning from California State University Channel Islands.


With Harris

Season Short program Free skating
  • Finished Symphony
    by ATB
  • The Children
    by Robert Parsons


With Harris

Event 2001–02 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06
Finlandia Trophy 4th
International: Junior
World Junior Championships 12th
JGP Serbia 4th
JGP Slovakia 4th
U.S. Championships 1st J. 3rd J. 15th 11th 12th
J. = Junior level; JGP = Junior Grand Prix

With Kaplan

Event 1998 1999
U.S. Championships 1st I. 1st N.
Levels: I. = Intermediate; N. = Novice


  1. ^ "2006 U.S. Championships: Colette Appel & Lee Harris" (PDF). U.S. Figure Skating. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 28, 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Colette APPEL / Lee HARRIS: 2001/2002". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on September 22, 2006.
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