Charles Snelling (figure skater)
|Full name||Charles Frederick Theodore Snelling|
September 17, 1937 |
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Height||168 cm (5.51 ft)|
|Skating club||Granite Club|
Charles Frederick Theodore Snelling (born September 17, 1937 in Toronto) is a Canadian former figure skater. He is the 1954-1958 & 1964 Canadian national champion and the 1957 World bronze medalist. He is the youngest ever men's Canadian national champion, as he was 16 at the time of his win in March 1954.
Snelling placed 8th at the 1956 Winter Olympics. In 1958, he retired from skating to attend medical school at the University of Toronto, but after graduation he returned to competitive skating and competed at the 1964 Winter Olympics. In 2005, he was inducted into the Skate Canada Hall of Fame. He lives in Vancouver, B.C. He is a retired burns and plastics specialist.
- "One Title Evades Toronto Skaters In Senior Events". The Globe and Mail. The Globe and Mail. March 15, 1954. p. 28.
Toronto skaters won all but one of the senior titles at the Canadian figure skating championships...Charles Snelling, 16-year-old master of school figures and free skating, captured the men's title with an impressive lead over two other entries
- "Skate Canada Hall of Fame". Skate Canada. Retrieved May 26, 2012.
- Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Charles Snelling". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC.
- Skate Canada: Canadian Championships
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