COS History
1964- 1965

1964 - 1965


Canadian Championships
      Senior Women: 1st Petra Burka; 2nd Valerie Jones; 3rd Gloria Ann Tatton
      Senior Men: 2nd Charles Snelling
      Senior Dance: 1st Carole Forrest and Kevin Lethbridge; 2nd Lynn Matthews and       Bryon Topping; 3rd Gail Snyder and Wayne Palmer
      Senior Pair: 1st Susan and Paul Huhnergard; 2nd Alexis and Chris Shields
      Junior Pair: 2nd Derijan Redsell and Ross Garner
      Junior Women: 2nd Linda Ewisak
      Junior Men: 2nd David McGillivray
      Junior Dance: 1st Judy Henderson and John Bailey

Ruth Phillips named the sixth President and the first woman President of COS.

Petra Burka is Lady Figure Skating Champion of the World becoming the first woman since Barbara Anne Scott (1948) to win Senior Women at World’s.

Petra Burka is also presented with an Honorary Life Membership of the Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club. She is also named winner of the Lou Marsh Award as Canada’s top female athlete.

In the November 12th edition of The Toronto Telegram, Toronto Maple Leafs’ left winger Frank Mahovlich strongly urged young hockey players to take lessons in skating from a figure skating coach, pointing out that such lessons had proven to be of great value to himself as well as many other well established hockey players.

COS reports that 1,178 figure tests and 3,765 dance tests were tried from October 1, 1963 to September 30, 1964.

Debbi Wilkes and Guy Revell are honoured by the Canadian Department of Education for past athletic achievements.

Rosedale-Moore Park, Orono, Port Credit, Markham and the Cannington Figure Skating Clubs apply for COS membership.

12 COS clubs participate in the 1964 Rotary International. Canadian and North American  Dance Champions,

Paulette Doan and Kenneth Ormsby turn professional and join Ice Follies.


In the World …

Canada’s new flag is unveiled on December 15, 1964.


The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development announces that Canada is the second most affluent country in the world.


On March 18, 1965, Aleksei Leonov becomes the first man to walk in space.


On February 21, 1965, Malcolm X is gunned down.


On October 17, 1964, Leonid Brezhnev replaces the deposed Nikita Khruschev as  the leader of the USSR’s Communist Party.


A military coup in the Dominican Republic overthrows President Donald Reid Cabral (April 30, 1965).








Frank Mahovlich “take lessons from a figure skating coach!”








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