Barbara Berezowski

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Barbara Berezowski
Personal information
Country represented  Canada
Born (1954-09-05) September 5, 1954 (age 62)
Partner David Porter
Coach Marijane Stong
Retired 1983

Barbara Berezowski (born September 5, 1954 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian ice dancer. With partner David Porter, she won two gold medals at the Canadian Figure Skating Championships and competed at the 1976 Winter Olympics.[1] From 1994 through 2008, she served as Founding Chairperson of the Board of Governors of the Etobicoke Sports Hall of Fame. She was inducted into their athlete category in 1999.

Berezowski / Porter retired from amateur competition in 1976 and then performed in ice shows, including Toller Cranston's The Ice Show and later Ice Follies.[2]

Competitive highlights[edit]

(with Porter)

Event 1970–71 1971–72 1972–73 1973–74 1974–75 1975–76
Winter Olympic Games 10th
World Championships 15th 15th 9th 7th
Skate Canada International 4th 2nd
Canadian Championships 5th 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st 1st


  • Junior Canadian Champions - 1st -Winnipeg, Manitoba


  • Lake Placid Invitational Championships - 1st -New York, USA

1973 1974

  • Moscow Invitational Championships - 5th - Moscow, USSR - named "Miss Charm on Ice"


  • Moscow Invitational Championships - 5th - Moscow, USSR - named "Miss Charm on Ice" second time


  • Prestige Cutlery Awards - 3rd - London, England
  • Berezowski / Porter became first ice dancers in the world to become Olympians.
  • Selected as "Miss Olympics" - at 1976 Winter Olympic Games, Innsbruck, Austria by world journalists
  • Berezowski also won the title of "Miss Toronto" 1975-1976 and was a Finalist in the 1976 Miss Canada Beauty Pageant

Professional career[edit]

  • 1976-1977 Berezowski / Porter turned professional and toured with Toller Cranston's "The Ice Show"
  • 1977 World Professional Dance Champions - 1st Jaca, Spain
  • 1978-1980 Toured with Ice Follies.
  • 1982 Headlined in Professional Ice Show in "Stars on Ice" Seoul, Korea
  • 1999 Performed in "Legendary Night of Figure Skating" celebrating Canadian figure skating champions, Air Canada Centre, Toronto Canada