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  • In honour of our 50th Anniversary this year, Section will be flashing back through some of our favourite memories! From March 17-24, 1986, we hosted the World Figure Skating Championships in Edmonton. Champions that year included Michelle Kwan and Todd Eldridge. The '96 Worlds were a huge success on all fronts, and the legacy lived on to help support skating in our Section for years afterwards. #Niftyniftylookwhosfifty #50andfabulous #fiftyyearsonice #fbf #50yearsonice #awalkdownmemorylane
  • In recognition of the Section’s 50th Anniversary, the Board approved the development of a Section Hall of Fame. At our banquet on Saturday May 4, we unveiled the inaugural inductees. Our inaugural inductee into the Professional - Coach category is Jan Ullmark. For the past 50 years, Jan Ullmark has been contributing to the sport of figure skating as one of the elite coaches in Canada. A Swedish National Figure Skating Champion and international competitor, Jan moved to Alberta in 1973. Under Jan’s leadership as Director of Skating at the Royal Glenora in Edmonton, the club rose to prominence as one of Canada’s top training centres, consistently producing national and international competitors at all levels. He has been a leader at provincial and national training camps and skater development seminars. Jan, along with his wife Cynthia, have organized and held a skating camp in Canmore for the past 20 years “Skating Vacation”. Jan inspires enthusiasm and passion for the sport at all levels and is truly a caring individual who is willing to share his knowledge, techniques and stories as he continues to develop the skaters of tomorrow.
  • In recognition of the Section’s 50th Anniversary, the Board approved the development of a Section Hall of Fame. At our banquet on Saturday May 4, we unveiled the inaugural inductees. Our inaugural (posthumous) inductee into the Official category is Dennis McFarlane. Dennis McFarlane had a long standing love of figure skating. A former national competitor in three disciplines, Dennis began judging when he was a teenager. He reached the highest possible ranks as an ISU World Judge and referee in singles, pairs and dance. Dennis judged at 3 Olympics, 9 World Championships and 50 major international competitions. One of his most exciting judging experiences was being on the panel when Elizabeth Manley won a silver medal at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympic Games. Prior to his passing in 2011, Dennis celebrated his Diamond Anniversary for 60 years of judging and received Skate Canada Honorary Official status in recognition of his service to figure skating.
  • In recognition of the Section’s 50th Anniversary, the Board approved the development of a Section Hall of Fame. At our banquet on Saturday May 4, we unveiled the inaugural inductees. Our inaugural (posthumous) inductee into the Builder category is Barbara Graham. A legend in the sport of figure skating, Barbara Graham was respected and revered for her knowledge, fairness and integrity by skaters, coaches, judges and administrators in Canada and world wide. As the first Technical Director of the Canadian Figure Skating Association from 1972 to 1991, Barbara’s used her skating, teaching and judging background to develop the sport in Canada. She established Skater Development and Athlete Monitoring Programs and created the National Coaching Program. In 1999, Barbara settled in Edmonton as the Skating Development Specialist for Alberta-NWT/Nunavut and spearheaded many projects for skaters and coaches in the Section. Barbara passed away on May 8, 2004 and will always be remembered as “the lady in the stands with the sunglasses.”
  • In recognition of the Section’s 50th Anniversary, the Board approved the development of a Section Hall of Fame. At our banquet on Saturday May 4, we unveiled the inaugural inductees. Our inaugural inductee into the Athlete category is Kurt Browning. Born in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, and known as the “Kid from Caroline”, Kurt Browning started skating on the outdoor rink when he was 3 years old. He moved to Edmonton to train at the Royal Glenora Club at 16 years of age with coach Michael Jiranek…and the rest is history. He is a 4-time Canadian Champion and 4-time World Champion. He represented Canada in three Winter Olympics, 1988, 1992, and 1994, and earned the privilege of carrying the Canadian flag during the opening ceremonies of the 1994 Games. Browning’s other achievements include three Canadian Professional Championships and three World Professional Championships.
  • About last night... Our Annual Awards Banquet on a whole other level celebrating #50yearsonice yesterday. It was so great to have our skating family together and being joined by many of our Canadian, World, and Olympic alumni was beyond special. Thank you @nancycritchleyphoto for the sneak peek of your amazing pics #lastnightsfeels

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