With the retelling this week of the anti-effeminate movement in figure skating, we figured we’d highlight one of the real cuties from the last few years of figure skating: Jeffrey Buttle. The Canadian skater was the 2006 Olympic bronze medalist and the 2008 World Champion. Before he focused on skating, he was studying chemical engineering at the University of Toronto. He’s 5-foot-8 and was born and still lives in Ontario.

Interestingly, just as Skate Canada began their crackdown to make figure skating more masculine, Buttle retired from competitive skating: An odd move and odd timing given the Winter Olympics are in Canada in a year.

More pics after the jump.

With the retelling this week of the anti-effeminate movement in figure skating, we figured we’d highlight one of the real cuties from the last few years of figure skating: Jeffrey Buttle. The Canadian skater was the 2006 Olympic bronze medalist and the 2008 World Champion. Before he focused on skating, he was studying chemical engineering at the University of Toronto. He’s 5-foot-8 and was born and still lives in Ontario.

Interestingly, just as Skate Canada began their crackdown to make figure skating more masculine, Buttle retired from competitive skating: An odd move and odd timing given the Winter Olympics are in Canada in a year.

More pics after the jump.

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