Christine Hough

Christine Hough

Christine "Tuffy" Hough (born October 9, 1969 in Renfrew, Ontario) is a retired Canadian pair skater. With partner Doug Ladret, she won the 1988 Canadian Figure Skating Championships.



Hough received her nickname Tuffy, from her stepfather because she did daring skating moves. She competed early in her career with Kevin Wheeler, winning the 1982 novice title.

Later, she teamed up with Ladret, and in 1985 they won the bronze medal at Canadian nationals. Their best season was 1987-8, when they won the national title as well as Skate Canada International. The pair competed in the Winter Olympics twice, in 1988 and 1992, finishing in the top ten both times.[1] They retired following the 1992 season.

Hough and Ladret appeared as skaters in the 1992 movie The Cutting Edge.[2] and spent four years touring with Stars on Ice.[3] Following a 13-year hiatus from skating, Hough-Sweeney took part in two seasons of Battle of the Blades, paired with Tie Domi in season 1 and Russ Courtnall in season 2.[4]

Personal Life

Hough is married to former Boston Bruins hockey player Don Sweeney. On April 25, 1999 she gave birth to twin boys, Jarred and Tyler. She currently works as a coach at the Skating Club of Boston. She and her family live in Boston.


pairs with Doug Ladret

Event 1984-85 1985-86 1986-87 1987-88 1988-89 1989-90 1990-91 1991-92
Winter Olympic Games 8th 9th
World Championships 8th 9th 6th 11th 9th
Canadian Championships 3rd 4th 3rd 1st 3rd 2nd 2nd 2nd
Skate America 4th 4th
Skate Canada International 5th 4th 1st 4th
Grand Prix International de Paris 4th
NHK Trophy 3rd 5th
Nations Cup 2nd


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