Bert Penfold dedicated his life to the promotion of figure skating at the national, regional, provincial, and local level. Penfold was chairman of the Western Section of the Canadian Figure Skating Association (CFSA) for fifteen years, and served as judges’ chairman for many years.
Penfold was chairman for the first Western Canadian Figure Skating Championships, the North American Figure Skating Championships in 1955, and the Canadian Figure Skating Championships held in 1965.
In 1967, Bert received the Centennial Medal and was appointed to represent the Canadian Figure Skating Association at the World Figure Skating Championships. Bert was an international figure skating judge for many years.