Frances Dafoe

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Olympic medal record
Figure skating
Competitor for Canada
Silver medal – second place 1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo Pairs
Frances Dafoe
Personal information
Country represented  Canada
Born (1929-12-17) December 17, 1929 (age 85)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Former partner Norris Bowden

Frances Dafoe, CM OOnt (born December 17, 1929) was a Canadian pair skater. She was born in Toronto, Ontario. She competed with Norris Bowden. The couple captured four Canadian titles and two World Figure Skating Championships, and won the silver medal at the 1956 Winter Olympics.[1][2]

In 1991, she was made a Member of the Order of Canada.[3]


(pairs with Norris Bowden)

Event 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956
Winter Olympic Games 5th 2nd
World Championships 4th 2nd 1st 1st 2nd
North American Championships 1st 1st
Canadian Championships 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st

(ice dance with Norris Bowden)

Event 1950 1951 1952
Canadian Championships 3rd 3rd 1st


  1. ^ "Where are they now: Dafoe and Bowden". TSN. Retrieved 2010-05-22. 
  2. ^ "Frances Dafoe, Bowden To Retire From Skating After This Season". The Montreal Gazette. January 23, 1956. Retrieved 2010-05-22. 
  3. ^ "Frances Dafoe: Order of Canada". Governor-General of Canada. Retrieved 2010-05-22.