Lorraine McNamara

Lorraine McNamaraLorraine McNamara begin ice skating at the early age of 2 and a half. When she was just four years old she joined the Wheaton Ice Skating Academy and just one year later began skating with her partner Quinn Carpenter. Together they were two-time U.S. National Junior champions, 2015 Junior Grand Prix Final champions, and the 2016 Junior World Champions. By the time they moved to the senior level, they were three-time silver medalists on the ISU Challenger Series, the 2018 Grand Prix of Helsinki bronze medalists, and the 2019 U.S. National Championships pewter medalists. Quinn retired from competitive skating in the spring of 2020. She is very excited about the new chapter in her life with Anton Spiridonov.

Lorraine fell in love with the artistry, musicality, and athleticism that ice dancing brings. She loves being able to connect with her audience and express herself through movement and expression. Lorraine is an honor roll graduate from Conelly School of the Holy Child in Potomac, Maryland in 2017. She is currently studying at the University of Maryland. Her big family includes four brothers who all played hockey and one sister who is a ballet dancer. Her parents are Thomas and Anne McNamara. When she’s not studying, training, or volunteering at St. Martin’s Food Pantry or Little Sister of the Poor, Lorraine enjoys spending time with Tilly, her Pomapoo. She also enjoys listening to and singing music from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, going to Broadway shows, dancing, yoga, cooking, and reading.