Karen Barber (born 21 June 1961 in Manchester) is a British ice dancer.

Skating careerEdit

With partner Kim Spreyer, she is the 1977 World Junior silver medalist. With partner Nicky Slater, she is the 1983 European bronze medalist. They represented Great Britain at the 1980 Winter Olympics, placing 12th, and at the 1984 Winter Olympics, where they placed 6th.

Following her retirement from competitive skating, Barber worked as a coach and skated professionally.

Media workEdit

She has appeared on Dancing on Ice and Torvill and Dean's Dancing on Ice as a judge/coach, and with her husband and two daughters as contestants on the All Star Family Fortunes UK game show.

Competitive highlightsEdit

(with Slater)

Event 1978-79 1979-80 1980-81 1981-82 1982-83 1983-84 1984-85
Olympic Winter Games 12th 6th
World Championships 13th 10th 7th 7th 5th 5th 6th
European Championships 11th 8th 5th 5th 3rd 4th 4th
British Championships 2nd 2nd 1st
NHK Trophy 2nd 1st 1st
Skate America 3rd
Skate Canada International 2nd 2nd

(with Spreyer)

Event 1976-1977
World Junior Championships 2nd