Neil Wilson (figure skater)
|Country represented||United Kingdom|
26 June 1978 |
Belfast, Northern Ireland
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Former coach||Joanne McLeod, Kevin Bursey, Philip and Sue Walsh|
|Former choreographer||Joanne McLeod, Kevin Cottam|
|Former skating club||Centrum Elite, Arestwick|
|Former training locations||Vancouver
Wilson began skating at age eight after a rink opened near his home. He competed at three World Junior Championships, achieving his best result, sixth, in 1997 in Seoul, South Korea. He also competed at four World Championships — best result: 20th at the 1996 Worlds in Edmonton, Alberta — and four European Championships, obtaining his best result, 13th, at the 1999 Europeans in Prague, Czech Republic. Wilson defeated Steven Cousins to win the 1997 British Championships, held in November 1996. He would go on to win two more senior national titles.
In 1997, Wilson entered the Guinness Book of World Records for the most rotations in an upright spin — he performed a forward scratch spin with 60 uninterrupted rotations. His coaches included Philip and Sue Walsh and then Kevin Bursey in Ayr, Scotland. In June 2001, he moved to Vancouver, British Columbia, where his coach became Joanne McLeod.
Wilson retired from competition after the 2004 World Championships in Dortmund. He became a figure skating coach and choreographer at the BC Center of Excellence in Burnaby, British Columbia. He has worked with Kevin Reynolds, Jeremy Ten, and Kelsey Wong.
|Season||Short program||Free skating|
|GP Skate Canada||9th||11th|
|Blue Swords||8th J.||5th J.|
|British Champ.||1st J.||5th||2nd||1st||2nd||1st||2nd||2nd||1st|
|J. = Junior level; GP = Grand Prix (earlier: Champions Series)|
- Mittan, Barry (27 June 2003). "Move to Vancouver Rejuvenates Britain’s Wilson". Golden Skate.
- Burton, Mark (16 November 1996). "Ice Skating: Hard acts for Cousins to follow". Independent.co.uk.
- "Neil WILSON: 2000/2001". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 19 April 2001.
- "Jeremy TEN: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 23 February 2014.
- "Kelsey WONG: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 9 February 2014.
- "Neil WILSON: 2002/2003". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 6 September 2012.