vintage figure skating footage
World Figure Skating Hall of Fame - Montgomery Wilson
This Canadian native, nicknamed “Bud,” was born in August 1909, and holds the record for the most National titles ever won by a Canadian skater. He won 9 National Championships, and 6 North American Championship titles. He also took the bronze medal at the 1932 Olympics, and placed fourth at the 1936 Olympics. He also competed as a pairs skater with his sister Constance Wilson-Samuel. Together they won 3 North American Championship titles, 5 Canadian Championship titles, and placed 5th at the 1932 Olympics.
After turning professional in 1939, he coached in Saint Paul, Minnesota before serving in the military during World War II. He served as a Major in the army artillery, and earned a Bronze Star. After the war he taught at the Skating Club of Boston, teaching skaters such as Bradley Lord, Gregory Kelley, Dudley Richards, and Tina Noyes. He died in November 1964 from throat cancer.
In 2003 he was inducted into the Professional Skaters Association Coaches Hall of Fame. In 2011, a book about his life and career was published.
Wilson was inducted into the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 1976.
Woah, check out the gams on Bud.
skaters at glenora rink in edmonton, alberta, canada (1925)
(image from glenbow archives)
ms primrose on ice at the glenora club (edmonton, alberta, canada) in 1931 (glenbow archives)
petra burka poses for the camera in 1965
Man I miss the old style dresses with the long sleeves. Look at that mod print!