Toller Cranston

Figure Skater
Born Apr 20, 1949
Age 65
Hometown Hamilton, Ontario

Toller Shalitoe Montague Cranston, CM is a Canadian figure skater and painter. He is the 1971-1976 Canadian national champion, the 1974 World bronze medalist, and the 1976 Olympic bronze medalist. Although, because of poor compulsory figures, he never won a world level competition, he won the small medal for free skating at the 1972, 1974, and 1975 World Figure Skating Championships.… Read More

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1949 Birth Cranston was born in Hamilton, Ontario in 1949 and grew up in Kirkland Lake. … Read More


1968 19 Years Old After failing to make the Canadian team for the 1968 Winter Olympics, Cranston struggled with motivation and lack of training discipline. … Read More


1969 20 Years Old Burka forced him to do complete runthroughs of his entire program and his results began to improve: third at the Canadian championships in 1969, and second in 1970. … Read More
1971 22 Years Old 1 More Event
…  He is the 1971-1976 Canadian national champion, the 1974 World bronze medalist, and the 1976 Olympic bronze medalist. … Read More
But, it was in the 1972 season that he really established his reputation in the sport.
1976 27 Years Old After the 1976 competitive season, Cranston began a long career in professional figure skating. … Read More


1980 31 Years Old During this period Cranston was a regular on the Canadian variety TV show Stars on Ice, and appeared in the similar NBC series The Big Show in 1980.
1983 34 Years Old 1 More Event
His other television credits include an appearance in an ice ballet production of "The Snow Queen", also starring John Curry and Janet Lynn. In 1983 he portrayed the character of Tybalt in "Romeo and Juliet on Ice", a production starring Brian Pockar and Dorothy Hamill as the title characters.
1986 37 Years Old In 1986, he was one of the cast members of the original IMG-produced American Stars on Ice tour (no relation to the earlier Canadian TV series of the same name), and appeared with the show for the next several years. … Read More


1990 41 Years Old In the summer of 1990, Cranston agreed to coach American skater Christopher Bowman, who moved into Cranston's home in Toronto. … Read More
1991 42 Years Old Cranston finally threw Bowman out in the fall of 1991. … Read More
1994 45 Years Old Cranston continued to perform in Canada with Stars on Ice and IMG's smaller-city tour, Skate the Nation, for the next few years. However, in the fall of 1994, he broke his leg while practicing for a holiday show in Vail, Colorado.
1997 48 Years Old Although he made a few skating appearances afterwards, in 1997 he decided to retire from professional skating before (as he described it) he became a parody of himself. … Read More


2004 55 Years Old He was inducted into the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 2004. … Read More


2010 61 Years Old As of 2010, he lives in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, where his main artistic outlet is now his painting, which often incorporates themes related to skating. … Read More
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