David Dore

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David Dore is a Canadian figure skating official.

Personal life[edit]

Dore was born in Toronto in 1940. After he was stricken with polio at the age of 12, he took up skating to strengthen his legs.[1] He competed at the national level within Canada.


After retiring as a skater, he became a judge and served at seven World Figure Skating Championships and the 1984 Winter Olympics. He became a director of the Canadian Figure Skating Association (now known as Skate Canada) in 1972, and served as its president from 1980 to 1984.

As the youngest President of the Canadian Figure Skating Association, David Dore brought energy, enthusiasm and a passion for excellence to the role. He carried those attributes through his eighteen years as Director General. His experience as a national medalist, world and Olympic judge, and involvement at the club and section level, combined with his background in ice show direction and production provided the broad range of experience that allowed him to excel as the association’s leader.

He revamped the association into a strong, vibrant, forward-thinking organization. During his tenure he developed the National Team program, created the Athlete Trust, developed successful marketing and television concepts and staged three highly successful ISU World Figure Skating Championships. Under his leadership, Canadian skaters won more Olympic and world medals than during any other time.

He is one of the most decorated administrators and volunteers in Canadian sport, and was inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in 2008. In 2002, he received the International Olympic Committee’s highest honour, the Olympic Order, for his contribution to sport in the global community. He continues to serve the sport he loves as the first Canadian to ever be elected to the office of Vice President, International Skating Union.

Inducted into the Skate Canada Hall of Fame 2008.[2]


  1. ^ Winer, David (2008-09-30). "Dore being inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame". Mississauga. Retrieved 2010-10-13. 
  2. ^ Dore. Skate Canada http://www.skatecanada.ca/about-us/hall-fame/honoured-members/2008-skate-canada-hall-of-fame-induction/ |url= missing title (help). Retrieved 30 October 2014.