Oula Jääskeläinen

Coaching since 2006 — Olympic and World Level Coach

Panu Oula Jääskeläinen (born 8 March 1969) is a Finnish former competitive figure skater. He is the 1992 Piruetten silver medalist, a two-time Nordic bronze medalist, and a five-time Finnish national champion. He represented Finland at the 1992 Winter Olympics.

Oula Jääskeläinen

Personal information

Full name

Panu Oula Jääskeläinen

Country represented



8 March 1969 (age 50)

Espoo, Finland


1.87 m (6 ft 1)

Former coach

Doug Leigh, Michelle Leigh, Anuliisa Uotila

Former choreographer

Michelle Leigh, Robert McCall

Former skating club

Etelä-Vantaan Taitoluisteljat

Former training locations




Personal life Edit

Jääskeläinen was born on 8 March 1969 in Espoo, Finland.[2] His sister, Anu Oksanen (née Jääskeläinen), is the head coach for the synchronized skating team Marigold IceUnity, who are multiple world champions.

Jääskeläinen was sent to ten European Championships from 1985 to 1994, achieving his best result, eighth, at the 1993 event in Helsinki.[3] He also competed at nine World Championships and reached his highest placement, 12th, at the 1991 event in Munich.[4] Jääskeläinen was selected to represent Finland at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville and finished 19th.[2] During his career, he trained at the Mariposa School of Skating in Barrie, Ontario, Canada.[1]

Jääskeläinen retired from competition in 1994 and then joined an ice show in Blackpool, England. He also appeared on Strictly Ice Dancing, partnering with celebrity Carol Smillie.

He began coaching in Cape Town, South Africa, in  2006 

Oula now teaches at the Toronto Cricket skating and curling club.