Lesley Hawker

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Lesley Hawker
Lesley Hawker.jpg
Hawker in 2002
Personal information
Country represented Canada
Born (1981-05-01) May 1, 1981 (age 36)
North York, Ontario, Canada
Height 5'3"
Former coach Richard Callaghan, Michelle Leigh, Doug Leigh
Former choreographer David Wilson, Yuka Sato, Julie Marcotte, Richard Callaghan
Skating club Mariposa Winter Club
Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club
Former training locations Shelby, USA
Barrie, Ontario
Began skating 1987
Retired June 23, 2008
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 145.94
2006 Four Continents
Short program 48.91
2006 Four Continents
Free skate 97.17
2007 Four Continents

Lesley Hawker (born May 1, 1981) is a Canadian former competitive figure skater. She is the 2003 Winter Universiade bronze medalist, the 2003 Nebelhorn Trophy silver medalist, and a two-time Canadian national bronze medalist.

Personal life[edit]

Hawker was born on May 1, 1981, in North York, Ontario.[1] She is the eldest of ten children in her family.[2] She worked as a waitress during her skating career.[2]

She married Jamie Doherty in June 2006.[3]


Hawker began skating in 1987.[2] In January 2003, she won the bronze medal at the Winter Universiade in Tarvisio after placing eighth in the short program and third in the free skate. In September, she won silver at the 2003 Nebelhorn Trophy in Oberstdorf, having placed second in both segments.

Hawker finished tenth at the 2004 Skate Canada International, her first Grand Prix assignment. After placing fifth at the 2005 Canadian Championships, she was sent to the 2005 Four Continents, where she also placed fifth. She was coached by Michelle and Doug Leigh at the Mariposa Winter Club in Barrie, Ontario.[4]

Richard Callaghan became Hawker's coach in the 2005–06 season.[5] She won bronze at the 2006 Canadian Championships and finished fourth at the 2006 Four Continents. She was the first alternate for the 2006 Winter Olympics and 2006 World Championships. She was featured on the fifth estate, which detailed the journey of five Canadian figure skaters as they worked to qualify for the Olympic team.

The following season, Hawker repeated as the Canadian national bronze medalist and went on to place 7th at the 2007 Four Continents. In the later part of her career, she trained at the Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club[2] and Onyx Skating Academy.[1] She announced her retirement from competitive skating on June 23, 2008.[6]


Season Short program Free skating
  • Destiny
    by Giovanni
  • I'll Be Seeing You
  • Hymn to the Fallen
    by John Williams
  • Smile
    by Charlie Chaplin

Competitive highlights[edit]

GP: Grand Prix

Event 01–02 02–03 03–04 04–05 05–06 06–07 07–08
Four Continents 5th 4th 7th
GP Skate Canada 10th 10th 9th 9th 9th
GP NHK Trophy 8th 7th
Nebelhorn Trophy 2nd 6th 4th
Schäfer Memorial
Universiade 3rd
Canadian Champ. 9th 9th 6th 5th 3rd 3rd 4th


  1. ^ a b c d "National Teams: Team Profiles – Lesley Hawker". Skate Canada. Archived from the original on November 7, 2007. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Lesley HAWKER: 2007/2008". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 8, 2008. 
  3. ^ a b "Lesley HAWKER: 2006/2007". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 20, 2007. 
  4. ^ a b "Lesley HAWKER: 2004/2005". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on February 9, 2005. 
  5. ^ a b "Lesley HAWKER: 2005/2006". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 17, 2006. 
  6. ^ "Lesley Hawker retires from eligible figure skating competitions". Skate Canada. June 23, 2008. Archived from the original on September 23, 2008. 
  7. ^ "Lesley HAWKER: 2003/2004". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 3, 2004. 
  8. ^ a b "Competition Results: Lesley HAWKER". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on March 10, 2016. 

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