Doreen Denny

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Doreen Denny
Personal information
Full nameDoreen Denny
Country represented United Kingdom
PartnerCourtney Jones

Doreen Denny is a British ice dancer. With partner Courtney Jones, she is the 1959 & 1960 World champion[1] and 1959-1961 European champion.[2]

After the 1961 season, Denny and Jones announced their retirement from competitive skating, as Denny planned to marry Italian dance champion Gianfranco Canepa and move to the Continent.[3]

Following her retirement from competitive skating, she became a coach. She coached at the Broadmoor Skating Club and among her students were Colleen O'Connor & Jim Millns, whom she coached to an Olympic medal.[4]

In 1982, Denny's 1959 World Champion tray was stolen during a burglary at her home. It was returned to her in 2010.[5]


(with Courtney Jones)

Event 1959 1960 1961
World Championships 1st 1st
European Championships 1st 1st 1st
British Championships 1st 1st 1st


  1. ^ "ISU Official Results: World Figure Skating Championships Medalists" (PDF).
  2. ^ "ISU Official Results: European Figure Skating Championships Medalists" (PDF).
  3. ^ "Doreen and Courtney Retire", Skating magazine, June 1961
  4. ^ "Former hockey player/coach, 1982-83 football team entering hall of fame". 25 October 2006. Retrieved 28 March 2009.
  5. ^ Lofhom, Nancy (29 April 2010). "Skater's shiny trophy returns after decades-long jaunt". Denver Post. Retrieved 2 May 2010.