It is with profound regret and sorrow that the ISU learnt of the passing of ISU 1st Vice-President Figure Skating, skating pioneer and our good friend Mr. David M. Dore.
Mr. Dore passed away peacefully on April 8, 2016 in Ottawa at age 75. At the time of his passing Mr. Dore was the 1st Vice President Figure Skating of the International Skating Union, a role he was elected at the 49th Ordinary Congress held in Kyoto, Japan in 2002.
Born on August 9, 1940 in Toronto, Canada, David Dore started skating as a young boy and became a Canadian medalist. Once retired he stayed heavily involved in the sport as a world and Olympic level judge and at club level.
He was elected President of the Canadian Figure Skating Association (CFSA, now Skate Canada) in 1980, a position he held for four years. Subsequently, between 1984 and 2002 he held the office of the CFSA/Skate Canada Director General. David Dore is one of the most decorated administrators and volunteers in Canadian sport. In 2002, he received the International Olympic Committee’s highest honor, the Olympic Order and was inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in 2008.
Mr. Dore is survived by his wife, two sons and 3 grandchildren.
The ISU pays tribute to David Dore’s outstanding contribution to Ice Skating and devoted service to the ISU and sends its sincerest sympathies to David Dore’s family and friends.