Douglas Court

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Birthdate  1932
Birthplace
Year Inducted 1997
Category Athlete
Sport Hockey, Figure Skating

BIOGRAPHY

Douglas Court started his sports career in hockey, first playing minor hockey in St. Catharines, and playing his 1946-1947 season on the Wethey’s Bantam Hockey Team, becoming OMHA Bantam Champions. In 1948 Douglas was the 2nd place winner of the St. Catharines Soap Box Derby, and raced for St. Catharines at the national Championships in Akron, Ohio. After being advised by Maple Leaf Captain Syl Apps to improve his skating for any future career in hockey, Douglas then enrolled in the summer Figure Skating School, coached by Sheldon Galbraith. After his summer of skating school Douglas decided he would rather pursue a career in figure skating rather than hockey. In 1952 Douglas Court was the Canadian Junior Figure Skating Champion, and in 1953 and 1954 he was runner up to Champion Charles Snelling in Canadian Seniors Figure Skating. In 1955 Douglas was on the Canadian International Team, placing 10th at the World Championship Competition in Olso, Norway. Later Douglas resumed his hockey career on the McGill University Varsity Team. Today Douglas is an avid golfer and member of the St. Catharines Golf and Country Club, where his wife Nancy is President. Douglas is also the executive Vice President of Court Holdings in St. Catharines.

SPORT AFFILIATIONS

  • Wethey’s Bantam Hockey Team Player
  • Canadian International Skating Team Member
  • McGill University Varsity Hockey Team
  • St. Catharines Golf and Country Club Member

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

  • OMHA Bantam Champions 1946-1947
  • 2nd Place Winner of St. Catharines Soap Box Derby 1948
  • Canadian Junior Figure Skating Champion 1952
  • 10th Place at World Championship Competitions in Oslo, Norway 1955
  • City of St. Catharines Sports Hall of Fame 1997