|Died|| (aged 82)
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
|Skating club||Toronto SC
Gloucester Skating Club
Peter Dunfield (c. 1931 – May 25, 2014) was a Canadian figure skater and coach. He competed in four skating, winning the 1949 North American silver medal, and single skating. He is best known for coaching Elizabeth Manley to the 1988 Olympic silver medal.
As a single skater, Dunfield won the Canadian national junior title in 1951 and bronze on the senior level in 1952 and 1953. He was sent to the 1953 World Championships in Davos, Switzerland and the 1954 World Championships in Oslo, Norway, placing eighth both times.
From the early 1960s, Dunfield coached with his wife in New York City at the Sky Rink. When the rink closed around 1983, they moved to the Gloucester Skating Club in Orleans, Ontario. His students included:
- Elizabeth Manley (from 1983 to 1988), 1988 Olympic silver medalist.
- Yuka Sato (from age 16 to 21)
- Charlene Wong (from 1986 to 1990)
- Melissa Militano / Mark Militano
- Vivian Joseph / Ronald Joseph, 1964 Olympic bronze medalists.
- Scott Allen
- Angela Derochie
- Vera Wang
|North American Championships||5th|
|Canadian Championships||2nd J.||1st J.||3rd||3rd|
|J. = Junior level|
|North American Championships||2nd|
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