Dennis Silverthorne

Dennis Silverthorne
Personal information
Full name Winifred Ellen "Winnie" Silverthorne
Alternative names Winnie
Country represented  United Kingdom
Born (1923-02-01)1 February 1923
Brighton, England
Died 2 January 2004(2004-01-02) (aged 80)
London, Ontario, Canada
Former partner Winifred Silverthorne

Dennis Alfred Silverthorne (1 February 1923 in Brighton, England 2 January 2004 in London, Ontario, Canada) was a British pair skater who competed with his sister Winifred Silverthorne. The pair won the silver medal at the 1947 European Figure Skating Championships and finished fourth at that year's World Figure Skating Championships. They then finished fifth at the 1948 Winter Olympics and sixth at that year's World Championships.

After his competitive career, Silverthorne moved to Canada and became a coach. Most notable among his students was 1963 World Champion Donald McPherson. Silverthorne was inducted into the Skate Canada Hall of Fame in 2006.


(with Silverthorne)

Event 1947 1948
Winter Olympics 5th
World Championships 4th 6th
European Championships 2nd


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