- Category : Sports-Skating
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 5/1 - Heretical / Investigator
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Informing 2
American ice skater.
She was part of the Gold-medal winning ice dancing team with Michael Seibert, three times national champions. They garnered a string of prizes until they received a devastating fourth in the 1982 World Competition. Their elegant ice dance, the most popular event in world championships, may look easy if done well, but takes precision and skill. At the 1984 Olympic games, they aimed for a gold medal, and won.
Blumberg grew up in Tarzana, Calif., the daughter of a clothing manufacturer, who fell in love with skating at age 11. She reached the Ladies' Senior Division by the time she was 18. Strained by the required jumps of the craft, she switched to ice dancing at age 19. She enrolled at Cal-State Northridge, majoring in special education.
She met partner Michael Seibert at the National Figure Skating Championships in Hartford in 1977. They teamed up a year and a half later. After placing seventh at the 1980 Olympics, they went on the following year to win the first of three national titles.