Sports Wall of Fame

Miller, Dorothy

Miller, Dorothy
Full size image of plaque

Although born in Toronto, Mrs. Miller moved to St. Catharines in 1922 with her parents. One year later they moved to Niagara Falls. She has since been an ardent skater both for pleasure and competition. Dorothy's start in speedskating came as "a matter of necessity", as she once described it. Having difficulty finding women's hockey skates, she found it was possible to obtain women's speedskates, which permitted the same powerful stride that the hockey skates allowed her to enjoy in the past. Due to the fact that she was a strong skater from years of pleasure skating in St. Catharines, Guelph, London, Toronto, Buffalo and anywhere else speedskates were permitted, Dorothy decided to try competing when she heard about the Senior Olympics at Lake Placid.

Mrs. Miller's participation in the 1975 Senior Olympics at Lake Placid, N.Y., earned her a gold medal in all four distances she competed in, from 200 metres to 1500 metres. Over a six year period at the Senior level, she has won 16 gold, 6 silver, and 4 bronze medals, for a combined total of 26 Senior Olympic medals. In 1979, Dorothy was inducted into the International Senior Olympics Hall of Fame for her outstanding achievement in Senior Olympic competition.

Mrs. Miller believes that if you keep doing something you love, you will be healthier in the long run and live a much more productive and fulfilling life. 
 

Additional Images & Resources

 
Click to view a photograph taken at the Induction Ceremony  Click to view a photograph taken at the Induction Ceremony
From the library's image database (click the link to view the full record)

Title 11th annual Sports Wall of Fame Induction Ceremony-Dorothy Miller speedskating, Mayor Wayne Thomson
Creator  Simon, Pat
Date  January 16, 2000.
 
 
Scan from Sports Wall of Fame brochure January 2000  Scan from Sports Wall of Fame brochure January 2000
From the library's image database (click the link to view the full record)

Title Niagara Falls Sports Wall of Fame -Dorothy Miller speedskating 1971-1990 era
Description  scan from book 14th Annual City of Niagara Falls Sports Wall of Fame Induction Ceremony ; date of photograph unknown ;
Notes  This image may not be reproduced without the written consent of the City of Niagara Falls Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture;
 
 
 
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