Ken Byrne

Skating Career and Championship Honours

British Events

2nd in the British Men’s Free Skating Championship on two occasions

1946 British Dance Champion (all with his partner Jean Phethean)
1948 British Dance Champion
1949 British Dance Champion
1950 British Dance Champion
Multi times, British Pairs Champion (with his partner Jean)

International Events

1946 European Pairs Champion (again all with his partner Jean)
1949 World Dance Champion
1949 World Pairs Champion
1950 European Dance Champion

Ken also passed his Gold Tests in Dance, Figures and Free Skating and Pair Skating

Skating Offices and Administration posts held

Ken became a member of the National Skating Association of Great Britain in 1942, 70 years

He became a Gold standard British Judge in 1952/3

He was a member of the Committee of Artistic Roller Skating (C.A.R.S.)
He held the position of Chairman of Judges for some years for the Federation
He has also been a World and European Judge for many years


Ken and his partner, Jean Phethean, were presented to Her Majesty The Queen in 1979 on the Centenary of the National Skating Association of Great Britain, for his services to Roller Skating