Smith was the first woman to represent Canada at a Winter Olympic games. She participated in the 1924 Winter Olympic Games, held in Chamonix, France. She was fifteen years old when she competed in figure skating at these games. In the women’s singles program, she finished in sixth place, two places ahead of Sonja Henie. In the pairs competition, she placed seventh.
She would win the Canadian championship in 1925 and 1926. In 1928, she would return to the Olympics and place fifth in the women’s singles program (Sonja Henie claimed the gold). In 1930, she would be the first Canadian to win a world championship figure skating medal as she took the silver at a competition in New York City.