In 1943, Robert Hodges began collecting speed skating titles at the age of 13. He monopolized the local and provincial scene for a span of nine years, winning seven city and seven provincial Outdoor Men’s Senior Speed Skating Championships. Hodges moved to national ranking in 1960, and was Canadian Senior Men’s Champion by 1963, at title he held for five years. In 1968, Robert broke onto the international scene, and for four years, he was a great competitor in the 100, 500, 1500, and 5000-metre races. Dr Hodges competed in four world championships and two Winter Olympics; Grenoble, France in 1968, and Sapporo, Japan in 1972.