History of Success
The Oshawa Skating Club has launched the competitive careers of two Olympic athletes and World Champions, several International competitors and many Jr and Sr National Competitors. Most importantly, members of the Oshawa Skating Club have succeeded in educational, professional and honoured with recognition outside the sport of Figure Skating. Past OSC members have gone on to be successful in life as Medical Doctors, Lawyers, Teachers, Masters of Journalism, Broadcasters and Nurses among many other professions. The Oshawa Skating Club prides itself on its HISTORY OF SUCCESS!
Don was born in 1940 in Oshawa, Ontario. Jackson began skating at the Oshawa Skating Club winning his first competition and passing his 1st figure. Don was a four time Canadian Men’s Figure Skating Champion and won the Bronze Medal in the 1960 Olympic Games.
Don was crowned World Champion, representing the Oshawa Skating Club in 1962 in Prague Czechlosvakia, by having a record breaking skate. Don landed the first triple lutz in competition receiving 7 perfect scores.
Don became a member of the Order of Canada in 1997 for his Lifetime Achievement. Don has also been inducted in the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame and the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame.
After Don’s amateur career ended, Don skated professionally with the Ice Follies and co-founded Jackson Skates along with his brother Bill. Jackson Skates have become one of the most popular brand of ice skates in the world.
As a founding director of the Minto Skating Club, Don retired from Minto in 2010 and returned to the Oshawa Skating Club. Oshawa is pleased to have Don and his wife Barbara back at the Oshawa Skating Club.
Our members look forward to our FUTURE OF EXCELLENCE!