Heidemarie Steiner

Heidemarie Steiner, married. Walther ( born April 9, 1944 in Kolberg, Pomerania ) is a former German figure skater who competed for East Germany in a single run and pair skating, and figure skating coach.


Steiner began as a single runner. In 1960, she was the GDR champion. She participated in two European Championships. In 1960, she was 26 and in 1961 she won the 23th Place. She was ousted in the GDR 's figure skating hierarchy by Gabriele Seyfert and wanted to end her career already.

Then she changed but the pair skating and entered from then on with Heinz -Ulrich Walther, whom she married in 1969. In the years 1966, 1967, 1969 and 1970 they were East German champion. They took in the period from 1966 to 1970 at world and European championships. At the European Championships in 1967, 1968 and 1970, they won the bronze medal. Your only medal at the World Championships, they won bronze behind the Soviet pairs Irina Rodnina and Alexei Ulanov and Lyudmila Smirnova and Andrei Suraikin at the World Cup 1970 in Ljubljana. It was the first medal in pair skating for the GDR at World Figure Skating Championships. At the 1968 Olympic Games in Grenoble she missed a medal in fourth. Their coach was Heinz -Friedrich Lindner.

After the end of her skating career and studying at the DHfK she was a trainer at SC Dynamo Berlin (now SC Berlin). There she trained under other Romy Kermer and Rolf Austria, Birgit Lorenz and Knut Schubert, Babette Preußler and Tobias Schröter, Peggy Black and Alexander King and Simone Koch. She later coached the Swiss pair Leslie Monod & Cedric Monod and also choreographed for them. For her achievements as a trainer, she was in 1976 awarded the Patriotic Order of Merit.

She now lives in Berlin, together with her husband Heinz -Ulrich Walther.


Single run

Pair of running

( with Heinz -Ulrich Walther )