U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame will come togther in Greensboro

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U.S. FIGURE SKATING ANNOUNCES U.S. HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2011

― 1961 U.S. World Figure Skating Team to be inducted during 2011 U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Greensboro, N.C. ―

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sept. 14, 2010) – U.S. Figure Skating and U.S. Figure
Skating Hall of Fame Chair of Electors Dr. Lawrence Mondschein announced today that
the 1961 U.S. World Figure Skating Team will comprise the U.S. Figure Skating Hall
of Fame Class of 2011. The induction ceremony is tentatively scheduled to take place
Friday, Jan. 28 at the 2011 U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Greensboro, N.C.

“It is appropriate that on the eve of the 50th anniversary of the loss of the 1961
World Team that it be the sole inductee into the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame
Class of 2011,” Mondschein said. “The dreams and hopes of the team have been
realized by U.S. skaters at the World Championships, Olympic Winter Games and
international skating events around the globe over the past 50 years. The spirit of
the 1961 World Team continues to live on today and will be showcased by those
skaters vying for national titles at the 2011 U.S. Figure Skating Championships.”

Included in the inductees are 18 athletes as well as the accompanying coaches,
officials, judges and family members who perished on Sabena Airlines Flight 548 en
route to the World Championships in Prague, Czechoslovakia.
“The U.S. Figure Skating Board of Directors applauds the nomination of the 1961
World Team to the hall of fame,” U.S. Figure Skating President Patricia St. Peter
said. “We unanimously concur with the electors’ recommendation, and we look forward
to honoring the team at the 2011 U.S. Championships in Greensboro.”
Details on the induction ceremony will be announced following the release of the
final schedule for the 2011 U.S. Championships. Family members and descendents of
the 1961 World Team will be invited to participate in the activities surrounding the
hall of fame induction. Please contact Linda Famula, World Figure Skating Museum &
U.S. Hall of Fame marketing and public relations manager, at 719.635.5200 for more
information.

In addition to the chair, the 2011 U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame Electors
Selection Committee was composed of Benjamin Wright, Tom Collins, Brittney Bottoms
and Ann O’Keefe.

For more information on the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame Class of 2011, or other
members of the hall of fame, please visit
http://www.worldskatingmuseum.org/ushof.htm.

1961 U.S. World Figure Skating Team – U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame Class of 2011

ATHLETES

Ladies
Rhode Lee Michelson ― 1961 U.S. bronze medalist
Laurence R. Owen ― 1961 U.S. and North American champion, 1960 Olympic and World
team member
Stephanie Westerfeld ― 1961 U.S. silver medalist

Men
Gregory Kelley ― 1961 U.S. silver medalist, 1961 North American bronze medalist,
1960 World team member
Bradley Lord ― 1961 U.S. champion, 1961 North American silver medalist, 1959 World
team member
Douglas Ramsay ― 1961 U.S. Championships fourth-place finisher

Pairs
Ila Ray Hadley and Ray Hadley, Jr. ― 1960 Olympic and World team members, 1961 U.S.
pairs silver medalists
Laurie Hickox and William Hickox ― 1961 U.S. pairs bronze medalists
Maribel Y. Owen and Dudley S. Richards ― 1960 Olympic team members, 1961 U.S. pairs
champions, 1961 North American silver medalists

Ice Dancers
Dona Lee Carrier and Roger Campbell ― 1961 U.S. and North American silver medalists
Patricia Dineen and Robert Dineen ― 1961 U.S. bronze medalists
Diane C. Sherbloom and Larry Pierce ― 1961 U.S. champions

COACHES
Linda Hadley – Coach and mother to Ila Ray Hadley and Ray Hadley, Jr.
William Kipp – Coach to Dona Lee Carrier and Roger Campbell, and Rhode Lee Michelson
Maribel Vinson Owen – Coach and mother to daughters Laurence and Maribel Y. Owen,
coach to Dudley Richards
Daniel C. Ryan – Coach of Diane Sherbloom and Larry Pierce
Edi Scholdan – Coach of Greg Kelley, Stephanie Westerfeld, and Laurie and William
Hickox
William Swallender – Coach of Doug Ramsay

OFFICIALS/JUDGES
Harold Hartshorne – World judge
Edward LeMaire – National judge
Deane E. McMinn – Team manager, international and Olympic judge
Walter S. Powell – International referee and member of the ISU Executive Committee

FAMILY MEMBERS
Ann Campbell – Mother of Roger Campbell
Louise Hartshorne – Wife of Harold Hartshorne
Nathalie Kelley – Sister of Gregory Kelley
Richard LeMaire – Son of Edward LeMaire
James Scholdan – Son of Edi Scholdan
Sharon Westerfeld – Sister of Stephanie Westerfeld

– About U.S. Figure Skating –
U.S. Figure Skating is the national governing body for the sport of figure skating
in the United States as recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and the
International Skating Union. U.S. Figure Skating is made up of 743 member,
collegiate and school-affiliated clubs and more than 990 Basic Skills programs
representing approximately 176,000 members. U.S. Figure Skating is charged with the
development of the sport on all levels within the United States including athletes,
officials, sanctioning of events and exhibitions, and establishing the rules and
guidelines by which the sport is governed.

– U. S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame –
The U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame was established in 1976 to honor individuals
who have made outstanding contributions to the sport of figure skating in the United
States. Nominees may be inducted for accomplishments as competitors, coaches or
other significant contributions. To be considered, a competitive nominee must be
retired from eligible skating for at least five years. Nominations for the U.S Hall
of Fame are accepted from members of the skating community and the general public.
Inductions for the U.S. Hall of Fame are conducted in conjunction with the annual
U.S. Championships.


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