Open main menu

Kennedy Memorial Winter Games

The Kennedy Memorial Winter Games were an international multi-sport competition event held in Lake Placid, New York from January 9 to March 15, 1970. The Games were held as a tribute to John F. Kennedy and his brother Robert F. Kennedy. President Kennedy had been an advocate of physical fitness and in 1963 urged the development of programs to allow American youth to participate in international sports competitions.[1]

The program included competition in figure skating, bobsled, luge, ski jumping, cross-country skiing, and ice hockey.[1]

Figure skatingEdit

The figure skating events took place March 13-15, and included competitions in ladies' and men's single skating and pair skating with entrants from 10 countries. This was the first international invitational senior figure skating competition held in the United States, predating the first Skate America competition which was held in 1979.[2]

Men's resultsEdit

Rank Name Nation CP FP Placings
1 John Baldwin, Sr.   United States 1 1 7
2 Gordon McKellen   United States 3 3 20
3 Stefano Bargauan   Italy 2 4 32
4 Ron Shaver   Canada 10 2 31
5 Reinhard Ketterer   West Germany 4 6 40
6 Jacques Mrozek   France 7 7 41
7 Josef Schneider   Austria 5 9 48
8 Jozef Žídek   Czechoslovakia 6 5 45
9 John Curry   United Kingdom 8 8 54
10 Paul Bonenfant   Canada 9 10 69
11 Yutaka Higuchi   Japan 11 11 75

Ladies' resultsEdit

Rank Name Nation CP FP Placings
1 Joanne Darakjy   United States 4 2 15
2 Mary McCaffrey   Canada 1 3 16
3 Jennie Walsh   United States 6 1 17
4 Kazumi Yamashita   Japan 2 4 25
5 Jean Scott   United Kingdom 5 5 34
6 Karen Grobba   Canada 7 6 45
7 Ľudmila Bezáková   Czechoslovakia 8 7 48
8 Cinzia Frosio   Italy 9 8 52
9 Marion von Cetto   West Germany 10 9 63
WDR Charlotte Walter    Switzerland 3

Pairs resultsEdit

Rank Name Nation SP FP Placings
1 Brunhilde Bassler / Eberhard Rausch   West Germany 1 1 7
2 Dana Fialova / Josef Tuma   Czechoslovakia 2 3 19
3 Evelyne Scharf / Wilhelm Bietak   Austria 3 2 24
4 Barbara Brown / Doug Berndt   United States 5 4 24
5 Mona Szabo / Pierre Szabo   France 4 5 32
6 Kathy Normile / Gregory Taylor   United States 6 7 46
7 Karin Künzle / Christian Künzle    Switzerland 7 6 45
8 Marion Murray / Glenn Moore   Canada 8 8 55
WDR Kotoe Nagasawa / Hiroshi Nagakubo   Japan 9

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "The Kennedy Memorial Winter Games", Skating magazine, Feb 1970
  2. ^ "The 1970 Kennedy Winter Games", Skating magazine, Jun 1970