Barbara Berezowski

Barbara Berezowski (born September 5, 1954) is a Canadian former ice dancer. With partner David Porter, she won two gold medals at the Canadian Figure Skating Championships and competed at the 1976 Winter Olympics.[1] From 1994 through 2008, she served as Founding Chairperson of the Board of Governors of the Etobicoke Sports Hall of Fame. She was inducted into their athlete category in 1999.

Barbara Berezowski
Personal information
Country represented Canada
Born (1954-09-05) September 5, 1954 (age 65)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
PartnerDavid Porter
CoachMarijane Stong

Berezowski / Porter retired from amateur competition in 1976 and then performed in ice shows, including Toller Cranston's The Ice Show and later Ice Follies.[2]

Competitive highlightsEdit

(with Porter)

Event 70–71 71–72 72–73 73–74 74–75 75–76
Winter Olympics 10th
World Champ. 15th 15th 9th 7th
Skate Canada 4th 2nd
Prize of Moscow News 5th 5th
Lake Placid Invit. 1st
Prestige Cutlery 3rd
Canadian Champ. 5th 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st 1st
Canadian Champ. 1st J

Berezowski was named "Miss Charm on Ice" at the 1974 and 1975 Prize of Moscow News. In 1976, Berezowski/Porter became the first ice dancers in the world to become Olympians. Berezowski was selected as "Miss Olympics" at the 1976 Winter Olympic Games, Innsbruck, Austria by world journalists. She also won the title of "Miss Toronto" 1975-1976 and was a finalist in the 1976 Miss Canada Beauty Pageant.

Professional careerEdit

  • 1976-1977 Berezowski/Porter turned professional and toured with Toller Cranston's "The Ice Show"
  • 1977 World Professional Dance Champions - 1st Jaca, Spain
  • 1978-1980 Toured with Ice Follies.
  • 1982 Headlined in Professional Ice Show in "Stars on Ice" Seoul, Korea
  • 1999 Performed in "Legendary Night of Figure Skating" celebrating Canadian figure skating champions, Air Canada Centre, Toronto Canada


  1. ^ Olympic results
  2. ^ Elfman, Lois (March 28, 2013). "Olympian Berezowski shares winning philosophy". IceNetwork.


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