Figure Skating

Ruth & Ernie Ferguson

Ruth and Ernie Ferguson became interested in Figure Skating in the early 1940s and with help from Phyllis Denne, the daughter of former Mayor of Peterborough, they traveled on weekends to Iclandia, Toronto.  They took lessons in figure skating and dance from Professionals Walter Arian and Alex Fulton. They practiced on the Trent Canal, Omemee…

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Edgerton (E.J.) Hartley

Edgerton “Edge” Hartley was born in1860 and grew up in Peterborough playing the sports of the day, including cricket.  He spent all of his winter spare time skating on Little Lake or at the Ashburnham rink. In the mid-1880s, after winning medals for fancy skating at carnivals in Peterborough, Port Hope and Campbellford, Hartley was…

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Cindy (Mein) Moloney

Skating with the Peterborough Figure Skating Club since the age of 5, Cindy (Mein) Moloney is one of the club’s most decorated skaters. From 1970-1980, she competed at all levels from juvenile to senior at the Eastern Ontario Sectionals, Eastern Canadian Divisionals and the Canadian Championships. Cindy was a gold medalist at the EO Sectionals…

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Sandra (Boyce) Moloney

Sandra Boyce, the daughter of Bonnie and Bob Boyce, is a Peterborough native born with a natural talent for figure skating.  At the age of six, Sandra began her athletic career representing the Peterborough Figure Skating Club. Under the guidance of Anne Yeo, Sandra completed the highest tests in figure skating, by earning gold in…

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Marnie Wade

Marni Wade

Marni Wade was born and raised in Ennismore and, at a very young age, she took the figure skating world by storm. By the age of 15, Marni and her pairs partner, Lenny Faustino of Woodbridge, had earned both national and international success. Marni’s home club was the Ennismore Figure Skating Club, but she also…

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Diane (Zakos) Bennis

Dianne Bennis

Peterborough native, Diane Zakos, joined the Peterborough Figure Skating Club in 1948 at the age of seven. Skating in singles and pairs competition, she was the PFS Club Singles Champion in 1952-53. For a number of years, Diane was enrolled in the Cobourg Summer Skating School under the tutelage of Ede Kiraly. As an eighteen…

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Joan B. (Shippam) Sparrow

Joan Sparrow

Born to Stan and Edna Shippam in the small town of Schumacher, Ontario, the heart of the gold mining community, Joan began her figure skating career at the age of six. World Champion Hans Gerschwiler became the skating coach and asked permission of Joan’s parents to train her with the World and Olympic Championships as…

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Carol (Ferguson) Gibson

Carol Gibson

Born in Peterborough in 1935, Carol was a good all-round athlete competing in softball, baseball, track and field, figure skating, swimming and diving. At age 11, she played on the Dominion Woollen’s Junior team in the Peterborough Ladies Softball League. She was one of the youngest players to ever play in the league in an…

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