Margaret Purdy

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Margaret Purdy
2011 Canadian Championships Margaret Purdy Michael Marinaro.jpg
Purdy/Marinaro at the 2011 Canadian Championships
Personal information
Country represented Canada
Born (1995-01-18) January 18, 1995 (age 22)
London, Ontario
Height 1.66 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Former partner Michael Marinaro
Former coach Scott Rachuk, Alison Purkiss
Former choreographer Alison Purkiss
Former skating club Competitive Skating Centre of Strathroy
Former training locations Komoka
Began skating 2002
Retired May 2014
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 154.70
2013 Junior Worlds
Short program 53.09
2013 Junior Worlds
Free skate 101.61
2013 Junior Worlds

Margaret Purdy (born January 18, 1995) is a Canadian pair skater. With Michael Marinaro, she is the 2013 World Junior silver medalist and 2010 Canadian national junior champion.

Personal life[edit]

Purdy will attend the University of Western Ontario from September 2014, studying social sciences.[1]. She dates Jeremy Foran, also of London.


Purdy started skating at age four as a hockey player and switched to figure skating at age seven.[2]

In May 2007, Purdy teamed up with Michael Marinaro to train in pairs.[3] In the 2009–10 season, they debuted on the ISU Junior Grand Prix series and won the Canadian junior title. The pair placed eighth in The Hague at their first World Junior Championships.

In the 2011–12 season, Purdy/Marinaro won their first JGP medal — bronze in Latvia — and placed fifth at the 2012 World Junior Championships in Minsk. The following season, they won gold at their two JGP assignments, in the United States and Croatia, and qualified for the JGP Final, where they placed fourth. The pair took silver at the 2013 World Junior Championships in Milan, behind Haven Denney / Brandon Frazier.

In September 2013, Purdy/Marinaro and their coaches moved their training base from Strathroy to Komoka.[4] The pair appeared at two senior Grand Prix events, the 2013 Skate America and 2013 Skate Canada International, finishing eighth at both. After placing fifth at the 2014 Canadians, they were assigned to the 2014 Four Continents and came in sixth. On May 27, 2014, they announced the end of their partnership and Purdy retired from elite competition.[1]


(with Marinaro)

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition

  • Who Wants to Live Forever
    by Queen
  • The Show Must Go On
    by Queen
  • Fuente y Caudal
    by Paco de Lucía
  • Here, There and Everywhere
    by The Beatles
  • Something
    by The Beatles

Competitive highlights[edit]

(with Marinaro)

Event 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14
Four Continents 6th
GP Skate America 8th
GP Skate Canada 8th
International: Junior
Junior Worlds 8th 5th 2nd
JGP Final 4th
JGP Austria 10th
JGP Croatia 1st
JGP Czech Rep. 9th
JGP Germany 10th
JGP Latvia 3rd
JGP Poland 7th
JGP UK 10th
Canadian Champ. 2nd PN 3rd N. 1st J. 9th 6th 5th 5th
GP = Grand Prix; JGP = Junior Grand Prix
Levels: PN = Pre-novice; N. = Novice; J. = Junior


  1. ^ a b "World Junior Medallists Purdy and Marinaro end skating partnership". Skate Canada. May 27, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Mittan, Barry (December 20, 2009). "Canada's Purdy Gives Up Hockey to Skate Pairs". Skate Today. 
  3. ^ a b c "Margaret Purdy / Michael Marinaro: 2013/2014". Skate Canada. Archived from the original on April 7, 2014. ;
  4. ^ Pyette, Ryan (September 6, 2013). "Local skaters Margaret Purdy and Michael Marinaro resurrect Kurt Browning’s Casablanca theme". London Free Press. 
  5. ^ "Margaret PURDY / Michael MARINARO: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 24, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Margaret PURDY / Michael MARINARO: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on August 22, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Margaret PURDY / Michael MARINARO: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 19, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Margaret PURDY / Michael MARINARO: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on December 2, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Margaret PURDY / Michael MARINARO: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on February 7, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Margaret PURDY / Michael MARINARO: 2009/2010". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 15, 2010. 
  11. ^ "Competition Results: Margaret PURDY / Michael MARINARO". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 21, 2014. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Margaret Purdy at Wikimedia Commons