Donald Jackson

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Donald Jackson
Personal information
Full nameDonald George Jackson
Country represented Canada
Born (1940-04-02) April 2, 1940 (age 78)
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
Olympic medal record
Men's figure skating
Representing  Canada
Bronze medal – third place 1960 Squaw Valley Singles

Donald George Jackson, CM OOnt (born April 2, 1940) is a Canadian retired figure skater. He captured four Canadian titles and a bronze medal at the 1960 Winter Olympics. At the 1962 World Figure Skating Championships in Prague, Czechoslovakia, he landed the first triple lutz jump in international competition and won the competition.[1][2]

Jackson was coached by Pierre Brunet in New York City, where he lived with the family of 1960 Olympic Champion Carol Heiss.[3]

In 1997, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada. In 2012 he was made a member of the Order of Ontario.[4]

Jackson is the former director of skating and was also a coach at the Minto Skating Club in Ottawa, Ontario.[5]

Donald Jackson was inducted into the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame in 2001.[6]

He was in the first induction of the Lisgar Collegiate Institute Athletic Wall of Fame, as part of the 160th Anniversary celebrations. [7]

In May 2016, Jackson appeared at a couple of Stars on Ice shows in Canada, performing a duet with Kurt Browning. His part included an Axel jump and a waltz jump. He was 76 years old.[8]


Event 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962
Winter Olympics 3rd
World Championships 7th 4th 2nd 2nd ccd 1st
North American Championships 4th 1st 1st
Canadian Championships 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st


  1. ^ "Skate Canada History". Archived from the original on 2007-12-29. Retrieved 2008-01-17.
  2. ^ World Figure Skating Championship in Prague on YouTube
  3. ^ "Tragic Crash Shocks Officials Here", The Ottawa Citizen, Feb 14 1961
  4. ^ "27 Appointees Named To Ontario's Highest Honour".
  5. ^ "Minto Skating Club: Coaches". Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2008-01-17.
  6. ^ "Don Jackson". The Ontario Sports Hall of Fame (OSHOF). Retrieved 25 September 2014.
  7. ^ Alere Flammam, Lisgar Alumni Association Newsletter, Fall 2004
  8. ^ Smith, Beverley (May 10, 2016). "DONALD JACKSON: THERE'S ONLY ONE". BEVERLEY SMITH, A figure skating insider.

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