Photo by Rod MacIvor

Toller Cranston. The man needs almost no introduction. A figure skating icon, he is a man who considers himself to be “an artist who skates”.

Toller was the Canadian men’s figure skating champion from 1971 – 1976. He won a bronze at the World Figure Skating Championships in 1974 and an Olympic bronze medal in 1976.

He is widely credited with having helped to launch the artistic side of figure skating for the men. His many accolades for figure skating led him to being inducted into the Canadian and World Figure Skating Halls of Fame, The Olympic Hall of Fame as well as being named an Athlete of The Year. Toller was also made a member of the Order of Canada.  In London at Worlds is where Pj caught up with him. Toller was in town to promote his art at the invitation of Skate Canada. For more information on Toller, visit or Art Evolution, who are representing Toller’s works worldwide.