[2015] Gwen Gibson: Barbara Ann Scott

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[2015] Gwen Gibson: Barbara Ann Scott

At the age of ten she became the youngest skater ever to pass the "gold figures test" and at eleven years old won her first national junior title. By the age of fifteen, Scott became Canada's senior national champion, she held the Canadian Figure Skating championship title from 1944-46.At the 1948 Winter Olympics, Scott became the first and only Canadian in history to win the ladies' singles figure skating gold medal.

Barbara Ann Scott born on May 9, 1928 was a Canadian figure skater. She was the 1948 Olympic champion, a two-time World champion (1947–1948), and a four-time Canadian national champion (1944–46, 48) in ladies' singles. Known as "Canada's Sweetheart". Barbara died on September 30, 2012 at her home in Florida. A local arena was named after her in Nepean, Ontario, as part of the Pinecrest Recreation Centre.

Barbara Ann Scott




Personal Life

After she retired, Ms. Scott skated in ice shows for the next 5 years. Her contract stipulated that a percentage of all her earnings go to aid crippled children. She stopped performing and married Thomas King in 1955. They settled in Chicago.Ms. Scott turned her attention to raising show horses, but remained involved in figure skating as a judge at competitions and often returned to Canada as an honoured guest at sport and charity events.

She witched from regular schooling to tutoring 2 1/2 hours a day in order to accommodate her seven hours of daily on ice training


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