David Porter (figure skater)


David Porter (figure skater)
David Porter
Personal information
Country represented  Canada
Born July 6, 1949 (1949-07-06) (age 62)
Residence Port Perry
Partner Barbara Berezowski
Retired 1976

David Porter (born July 6, 1949 in Bowmanville, Ontario) was a Canadian ice dancer. With partner Barbara Berezowski, he won two gold medals at the Canadian Figure Skating Championships and competed at the 1976 Winter Olympics.[1]

On October 23, 2008, David was inducted into the Scuggog Sports Wall of Fame[2] in Port Perry, Ontario.

Currently, David is the president of Port Fire Pyrotechnics and Special Effects and its consumer fireworks subsidiary, Wizard Pyrotechnics.

Contents

Competitive highlights

(with Berezowski)

Event 1970-71 1971-72 1972-73 1973-74 1974-75 1975-76
Winter Olympic Games 10th
World Championships 15th 15th 9th 7th
Canadian Championships 5th 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st 1st
Skate Canada International 4th 2nd

1971

  • Junior Canadian Champions - 1st -Winnipeg, Manitoba

1972

  • Lake Placid Invitational Championships - 1st -New York, USA

1973

  • Canadian Championships - 2nd - Vancouver, British Columbia

1974

  • Moscow Invitational Championships - 5th - Moscow, USSR

1975

  • Moscow Invitational Championships - 5th - Moscow, USSR

1976

  • Prestige Cutlery Awards - 3rd - London, England
  • Special Note: David and Barbara became the first ice dancers in the world to become Olympians.

Professional appearances

In 1976 David and Barbara turned professional and toured with Toller Cranston's "The Ice Show" until 1977.

David Porter and Barbara Berezowski appeared on the Canadian program "Stars on Ice" across several episodes from 1976 to 1980; including a performance in the series opener of September 21, 1976.[3]

David Porter and Barbara Berezowski performed with Ice Follies from 1978 until 1980.[4]

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