Lloyd Eisler


Lloyd Eisler

MedalSport
Figure skating
Infobox Figure skater
title= Lloyd Eisler


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formerpartner= Isabelle Brasseur, Katerina Matousek, Lori Baier
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formercoach= Josée Picard
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Lloyd Edgar Eisler (born on April 28, 1963 in Seaforth, Ontario) is a Canadian pair skater. With partner Isabelle Brasseur, he is the 1992 and 1994 Olympic bronze medalist and the 1993 World Champion.

Biography

Eisler first competed with Lori Baier. He then teamed up with Katerina Matousek and competed with her at the 1984 Winter Olympics, in which they finished in eighth place. He partnered with Isabelle Brasseur in 1987. They won five Canadian pairs championships, the 1993 World Figure Skating Championships, and they won bronze medals at the 1992 Winter Olympics and the 1994 Winter Olympics. They retired in 2004 and are members of Canada's Sports Hall of Fame.

Eisler co-wrote "Brasseur & Eisler: To Catch a Dream", in 1996 and the follow-up book "Brasseur & Eisler: The Professional Years."

Brasseur & Eisler teamed up with Lou-Anne Brosseau (Hunt) in 1992 and formed a company known as "B.B.E. Productions Inc." and together the group planned and organized professional figure skating events across Canada. Their main goal was to raise awareness and funds for the Children's Wish Foundation of Canada who named this dynamic duo National Spokespersons in September 1992. "B.B.E. Productions Inc." has won several awards, producing more than 25 shows and raising more than $250,000.00 in awareness and sponsorship for the charity. In the years of operation (1992 - 2006), B.B.E. also granted several wishes to children suffering from life-threatening illnesses.

In 1994, he and Isabelle Brasseur were awarded the Meritorious Service Medal (civil division).

Eisler appeared in the 2006 FOX television program "Skating with Celebrities" in which he was partnered with actress Kristy Swanson. They reportedly began an affair while his wife Marcia was eight months pregnant with their second child. Representatives for both Eisler and Swanson have confirmed the couple are dating, but deny that the affair began before the Eislers filed formal separation papers in November 2005.

Eisler and Swanson were in Kingston, Ontario in February 2006 to promote and host the annual FebFest event with Jason Priestley, Kirk Muller, Doug Gilmour, Wendel Clark, Paul Coffey, Steve Larmer, Marty McSorley, Shayne Corson, Mark Napier, and Deanna Johnston of .

His wife Marcia has resumed using her maiden name and also changed their children's names to her maiden name as well. Swanson and Eisler welcomed a son at 1:36 p.m. on Friday, February 16, 2007 and named him Magnus Hart Swanson Eisler.

Controversy

Effective October 6th, 2006, Eisler was suspended from coaching in Canada by Skate Canada.This was after allegedly sending sexually suggestive e-mails to a 15-year-old student. Eisler was coaching in the United States, where the Canadian ban does not apply, at the time it was announced. [ [http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20061019/lloyd_eisler_061019/20061019?hub=Canada CTV.ca | Eisler suspended over alleged suggestive emails ] ] Lloyd Eisler has been re-instated by Skate Canada after the alleged misconduct; no criminal charges have been laid to date. Eisler is currently coaching in Los Angeles.

Competitive highlights

With Lori Baier

1982
*World Championships - 9th

With Matousek

1983
*World Championships - 10th1984
*Olympics - 8th
*World Championships - 5th1985
*World Championships - 3rd

With Brasseur

1988
*Olympics - 9th
*World Championships - 7th1989
*World Championships - 7th1990
*World Championships - 2nd1991
*World Championships - 2nd1992
*Olympics - 3rd
*World Championships - 3rd1993
*World Championships - 1st1994
*Olympics - 3rd
*World Championships - 2nd

References

* Brasseur & Eisler. (1996). "Brasseur & Eisler : To Catch a Dream". Macmillan of Canada. ISBN 0-7715-7393-6.
* [http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20061020.EISLER20/TPStory/Sports "Eisler showed different side"] , "The Globe and Mail", Oct 20, 2006.
* [http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1161294618131&call_pageid=968867503640&col=970081593064&t=TS_Home "Eisler won't appeal ban"] , "Toronto Star", Oct 20, 2006.

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