Maribel Vinson-Owen

Maribel Vinson-Owen and her two daughters, Laurence Owen, and Maribel Y. Owen and Dudley Richards.


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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