David Porter (figure skater)

David Porter (born July 6, 1949 in Bowmanville, Ontario) is a former 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]

David Porter
Personal information
Country represented Canada
Born (1949-07-06) July 6, 1949 (age 70)
ResidencePort Perry
PartnerBarbara Berezowski
Retired1976

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

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

Competitive highlightsEdit

(with Berezowski)

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

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
  • Berezowski / Porter became the first ice dancers in the world to become Olympians.

Professional appearancesEdit

In 1976, Berezowski / Porter turned professional and toured with Toller Cranston's "The Ice Show" until 1977.

Berezowski / Porter 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]

Berezowski / Porter performed with Ice Follies from 1978 until 1980.[4]

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