Don Jackson Figure Skates

April 8, 2016
JACKSON Freestyle 2070 Ice

The 1950's

1st place in the Club Novice Championship (The Tonkin Trophy) at the Oshawa Skating Club. His very first competition. During the early 1950s, Don captured 1st or 2nd position in every sectional event. Don with
the Tonkin Trophy January 1955
1st place in the Canadian Junior Men’s Championship (The Howard Trophy) at the Toronto Skating Club. His first time in the Canadian Championships (1st in compulsory figures and free skating). Represented the Minto Skating Club (Ottawa).
Don, Mayor of Ottawa,
Charlotte Whitton,
Ladies Champ, Carol Jane Pachal
Otto Gold, coach
Don received the Lake Placid Sportsmanship Award, Lake Placid, NY. He was chosen by his peers. To this day, this is one of Don’s most cherished awards.
2nd place in the Canadian Senior Men’s Championship (The Minto Cup) at the Galt Figure Skating Club. Don was 3rd in compulsory figures and runner-up to 3 time winner Charles Snelling.
  • 4th place in the North American Men’s Championship (The Rogers Trophy) at the Genessee Skating Club, Rochester, NY.
  • 2nd place in the Canadian Senior Men’s Championship (The Minto Cup) at the Winnipeg Winter Club. Runner-up to 4 time winner Charles Snelling.

7th place in the World Championships at Colorado Springs, Colorado (10th in compulsory figures, 5th in free skating).
2nd place in the Canadian Senior Men’s Championship (The Minto Cup) at the Minto Skating Club (Ottawa). Runner-up to 5 time winner Charles Snelling (3rd in compulsory figures, 2nd in free skating). Represented the Oshawa Skating Club.
4th place in the World Championship in Paris, France (9th in compulsory figures, 2nd in free skating).
1st place in the Canadian Senior Men’s Championship (The Minto Cup) at the Noranda Skating Club (1st in compulsory figures, 1st in free skating). Final - 1st by all judges. Represented the Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club.
  • 1st in the North American Men’s Championship (The Rogers Trophy) at the Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club (3rd in compulsory figures). Unanimous 1st place.
  • 2nd place in the World Championships, Colorado Springs, Colorado (4th in compulsory figures, 2nd in free skating).

The 1960's

  • 1st place in the Canadian Senior Men’s Championship (The Minto Cup) at the Wascana Club, Regina, Saskatchewan. 1st in compulsory figures. Final - 1st by all judges.

2nd place in the World Championships, Vancouver, BC. Runner-up to Alain Giletti (France) who had 33 point lead after figures (2nd in compulsory figures, 1st in free skating by all judges).
1st in the Canadian Senior Men’s Championship (The Minto Cup) at Lachine, PQ. Unanimous 1st place.
1st place in the North American Men’s Championship (The Rogers Trophy) at the Philadelphia Skating Club and Humane Society, Pennsylvania. Unanimous 1st place.
1st place in the Canadian Senior Men’s Championship (The Minto Cup) at the Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club. Unanimous 1st place. Also won (The F. Herbert Crispo Memorial Trophy) (first time presented) for best free skating performance.
1st place Gold Medal in the World Championships, Prague, Czechoslovakia. The first Canadian in this century to win the Men’s World Championship. Received 7 perfect marks for free skating - never equaled before or since. to see Don perform the first triple lutz ever completed in World competition.
The 1962 World Champions
Maria and Otto Jelinek, Eva and Pavel Roman,
Sjoukje Dijkstra, Don
Declared The International Athlete of the Year (The Sportsview International Award) by the BBC-TV, England 1962

King of Blades [A short documentary by the National Film Board of Canada]

Don Jackson, Canadian world figure-skating champion, is shown making skating history at Prague's World Championships, and appearing as the star of Shipstad and Johnsons' Ice Follies.

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