In Memory of Phil Fraser

Philip "Phil" Fraser

Philip “Phil” Fraser

In Memory of…
Philip “Phil” Fraser passed away on Monday, January 26,2015.

Phil was a professional figure skating coach at The Skating Club of Wilmington, Wilmington, Delaware since its inception in 1963. As a Professional Skaters Association Master rated coach, his unique background of skating experience filled an important place in club activities for over forty years.

Known to his students as “Mr. Phil” he trained ice skaters of all ages. He was involved in the production and choreography of numerous “Brandywine Blades” ice shows featuring National competitors.

His early skating proficiency was developed at the Halifax & Toronto Skating Clubs with training under such renowned coaches as Gustave Lussi, Otto Gold, Howard Nicholson and Cliff Thaell. Phil spent ten years performing in Ice Capades, Holiday on Ice, and at the Roxy Theatre in New York City. His extensive touring in South America gave him one of his most pleasurable moments when he met and was photographed with Evita Perόn at the height of the Perόn Regimein 1951.

Phil’s education included Bedford High School, Halifax, Nova Scotia and Kings University Alliance Francaise Studios in the French language. He spent three years as a newspaper reporter for the Halifax Chronicle. Proficient in the violin, he became the second violinist in the Halifax Conservatory Orchestra.

Born November 11, 1925 in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Canada he is survived by his sister, Carroll Wilkinson, and her husband. Stuart Wilkinson.

Donations may be made to American Heart Association of Parkinson’s Disease Foundation.