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Bunny Hop
06-29-2011, 01:48 PM
Just saw this posted on UK Skating Forums - news of the death of Betty Callaway, best known as the coach of Torvill & Dean. She was 83.

Not sure if this counts as an official announcement. Hope it's okay to llink to another forum (admins please remove if not):
Link (http://www.skatingforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,4182.0.html)

Loves_Shizuka
06-29-2011, 02:01 PM
:eek:

RIP Betty. Condolences with her family and friends. I loved her regal, old skool English ways.

Ozzisk8tr
06-29-2011, 02:04 PM
RIP Betty. Thanks for all you did for skating.

overedge
06-29-2011, 02:42 PM
This is very sad. She was an excellent coach, not just to T&D but to the other teams she worked with as well. From what I know of her working style, she really respected her skaters' judgement and opinions, and collaborated with them on building what they wanted to build. Rather than like some coaches we all know, where it's "this is my style and you do it or else, even if it looks like cr*p on you".

MarieM
06-29-2011, 02:55 PM
Very sad news indeed. I had no idea she was that old :(

Frau Muller
06-29-2011, 03:08 PM
She was one of the greats. Not only T/D but also the great Hungarian dance team & World Champs, Regoczy/Sallay, and the German European champs, the Bucks. RIP.

kwanette
06-29-2011, 03:13 PM
RIP, indeed..

skatesindreams
06-29-2011, 04:05 PM
What an amazing coach.
She leaves a legacy of unparalleled greatness.
RIP, Betty; and thank you!

floskate
06-29-2011, 05:55 PM
I'm very sorry to hear this news. :( RIP Betty and thank you for everything you have give to skating.

Civic
06-29-2011, 07:42 PM
She was one of the greats. Not only T/D but also the great Hungarian dance team & World Champs, Regoczy/Sallay, and the German European champs, the Bucks. RIP.

I hadn't realized she coached Regoczy/Sallay. They were one of my favorite teams back in the day. Drobiazko/Vanagas worked with a coach named Roy Calloway during their eligible days. Was he any relation to Betty Calloway?

nylynnr
06-29-2011, 10:10 PM
I hadn't realized she coached Regoczy/Sallay. They were one of my favorite teams back in the day. Drobiazko/Vanagas worked with a coach named Roy Calloway during their eligible days. Was he any relation to Betty Calloway?

Roy was Betty's first husband.

alij
06-29-2011, 11:03 PM
RIP Betty :(

Aussie Willy
06-29-2011, 11:25 PM
RIP Betty Calloway

pollyanna
06-30-2011, 01:53 AM
RIP Betty Calloway, skating fans owe you a great deal. :(

soxxy
06-30-2011, 02:00 AM
RIP Betty.