1940’s – became involved with skating when she met Mildred Knight who was involved in a skating club at the old curling rink behind the Old Hotel Newfoundland. Here she met Tommy Winter and together they introduced the sport of figure skating to a few children in the St. John’s Figure Skating Club which ran in Feildian Gardens and St. John’s Memorial Stadium. For 3 years they taught themselves about preliminary figures, and dancing with booklets – fanning the upper corner of the pages to see the jumps and spins until certified coaches arrived.
– had someone come from the mainland for a crash course on judging.
– Became well known dance duo with Tommy and danced in Ice shows for many years
1967 – escorted the Newfoundland team to first Canada Winter Games held in Quebec City
1969 -78 – low level judging – retired from judging about 1978
1772 -74 – Avalon Region Director
1973-74 – President St. John’s FSC
1973-76 – Judges Chairman – resigned 1973 to look for new Judges chair
1975-95? Statistician for skaters/officials
1975-79 – Section Vice Chairman
1977-79 – Bursary Chairman
1990 – Volunteer certificate presented at AGM in Gander
1993 (Oct) – Presented with a plaque for 50+ years of dedicated volunteerism to Figure Skating in Newfoundland and Labrador
2001 attended a Section Board reunion of past members
2006 Died October 29 at the age of 88 of Alzheimers
Compiled by Marion Jeans