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Nominations open for World Figure Skating Hall of Fame Class of 2014

4 Jan

hall of fame logoNominations open for World Figure Skating Hall of Fame Class of 2014

Nominations for the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame Class of 2014 are being accepted until Jan. 20. Nominations may be submitted by any federation, the skating community and the public.

The World Figure Skating Hall of Fame was established in 1976 to honor individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the sport of figure skating around the world. Nominees may be emeritus, deceased or actively working but may not have competed in the past five years.

Nominations may be made in these three categories:

A: Outstanding competitors: Former elite competitors who have made special contributions in style and technique. They must have been retired from competitive skating for at least five years.  For pair or dance teams, both partners must be nominated.

B: Outstanding contributors: Those who made a significant impact on the sport in a non-athletic role, such as administrators, officials or journalists.

C: Outstanding contributors: Those whose creative impact had a meaningful and lasting effect on the sport, such as theatrical skaters, coaches, choreographers, impresarios or costume designers.

To submit a nomination, click here: http://fs12.formsite.com/USFSAIT/form824/index.html

If you have a question, please email WHOF@worldskagtingmuseum.org

World Figure Skating Hall of Fame to Honor Japan’s Nobuo Sato

10 Feb

Colorado Springs, Colo. (Feb. 10, 2012) – World Figure Skating Hall of Fame member Nobuo Sato of Japan will be honored today at the World Arena at Colorado Springs prior to the men’s free skate at the 2012 ISU Four Continents of Figure Skating Championships. Sato was inducted into the hall of fame in 2010.

From 1956 to ‘66, Sato won 10 consecutive Japanese men’s titles. He represented Japan at the 1960 and 1964 Olympic Winter Games. In 1965, Sato took fourth place at the World Championships, held in Colorado Springs.

Sato is best known as a coach, having trained Olympic and World champions, including his daughter, 1994 World champion Yuka Sato.

The World Figure Skating Hall of Fame, located in Colorado Springs, Colo., was established in 1976 to honor distinguished athletes, coaches and contributors to the sport of figure skating.

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