Vinson-Owen competed in singles and pairs figure skating. As a pairs skater, she competed with Thornton Coolidge and George Hill. As a singles skater, she is a nine-time U.S. National champion and was the bronze medalist in the 1937 Olympics.
Vinson-Owen retired from skating in 1937 and began coaching in her hometown. In 1961, Vinson-Owen and her two daughters died in a tragic plane crash on their way to the World Figure Skating Championships in Prague.
Maribel Vinson-Owen was named to the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame.
|Birthday||October 12, 1911|
|Birth Place||Winchester, MA|
|Home Town||Winchester, MA|
|Club||SC of Boston|
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