Mary Rose Thacker

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Mary Rose Thacker
Personal information
Full name Mary Rose Thacker
Country represented Canada
Born (1922-04-09)April 9, 1922
Died July 1983
Home town Winnipeg, Manitoba
Skating club Winnipeg Winter Club
Retired 1942

Mary Rose Thacker (April 9, 1922 – July 1983) is a former Canadian singles figure skater and is a three-time (1939, 1941–1942) national and two-time (1939 and 1941) North American champion. She began skating at the Winnipeg skating club at three years old. At 16 years old in 1939 she won both the national and North American titles. She retired as a competitive skater in 1942 and became a coach. She started a skating school in British Columbia in 1947 and trained skaters for the next 35 years. She was inducted into the Canadian Figure Skating Hall of Fame as an athlete in 1995. She is also a member of the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame.


Event 1939 1940 1941 1942
North American Championships 1st 1st
Canadian Championships 1st 2nd 1st 1st