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attyfan
08-08-2011, 07:24 PM
only skaters retired for certain years (can't remember if it's 5 or 7) are eligible for being named to USFSHOF. did Kwan ever officially announce her retirement? if she didn't, then she can't be nominated.

When did Sarah Hughes formally announce her retirement? I thought she did just what Michelle did ... do other things, and refrain from competing, but no formal announcement.

skatingfan5
08-08-2011, 07:52 PM
I think we have to find out since this may be the first "generation" where skaters don't officially retire anymore considering that the pro circuit is pretty much dead. Maybe official status doesn't matter as long as you haven't competed for the amount of time it takes to be eligible.


only skaters retired for certain years (can't remember if it's 5 or 7) are eligible for being named to USFSHOF. did Kwan ever officially announce her retirement? if she didn't, then she can't be nominated.


When did Sarah Hughes formally announce her retirement? I thought she did just what Michelle did ... do other things, and refrain from competing, but no formal announcement.I'm pretty sure that there is no "official retirement announcement" required for HOF eligibility. It just has to be X number of years since they last competed, for a skater (not all HOF members were competitive skaters). Not sure if it is 5 or 6 years, but it's definitely less than 7.

Cheylana
08-08-2011, 11:24 PM
^^If that is the case, then surely USFS will want to bestow this honor upon Michelle this year. :cheer::rockstar::cheer:

ltnskater
08-09-2011, 12:35 AM
Hmmm? in the Hall of Fame so soon? Who says? Word on the street is Kwan is planning to compete this upcoming season with her arsenal of triple triples and planning to win not only nationals, but her 6th world title :) :lol:

VALuvsMKwan
08-09-2011, 01:14 AM
Hmmm? in the Hall of Fame so soon? Who says? Word on the street is Kwan is planning to compete this upcoming season with her arsenal of triple triples and planning to win not only nationals, but her 6th world title :) :lol:

I'm liking this a lot... ;)

query5
08-09-2011, 05:25 PM
they just named sarah because of ogm,
not so sure the usfsa would want michelle nominated. can't we nominate her.

UGG
08-09-2011, 06:19 PM
they just named sarah because of ogm,
not so sure the usfsa would want michelle nominated. can't we nominate her.

A lot of people are in the hall of fame because they are Olympic Gold Medalists...so not sure why you are singling out Sarah?

Why wouldn't the USFSA want her nominated?

Jaana
08-09-2011, 06:45 PM
I have not noticed that there has been any official announcement about Kwan´s retirement. The last I heard she wanted to keep her options open.

leafygreens
08-09-2011, 09:25 PM
they just named sarah because of ogm,
not so sure the usfsa would want michelle nominated. can't we nominate her.

Ok I seriously doubt it's because USFS doesn't want Kwan in the HOF. Kwan is one of the greatest skaters of all time even with no OGM. She has 9 USN titles and 5 world titles, whereas Hughes has ZERO of either. Very deserving of Hall of Fame. My guess is that Sarah was inducted sooner because she perhaps told USFS she was retired but didn't make a public statement? Sarah strikes me as the type for continually wanting recognition for that one moment (still doesn't have a job?) whereas Michelle has been constantly in school/working for the government/doing her own thing and making an official retirement notice just so she can get Hall of Fame probably isn't as important to her.

Athena
08-09-2011, 09:37 PM
Sarah officially retired in 2003. You can find the record from Wikipedia. Michelle never announces retirement, her name was even shown on USOC's website as Team USA 2010 Olympic hopefuls, and IIRC, she got sponsorship from AT&T in 2009-2010 for the same reason.

query5
08-10-2011, 03:52 PM
totally understandable athena
i didn't make myself clear.
i thought sarah was nominated earlier than normal. she competed 2003, and was nominated in 2009 . she was 2nd at nationals, 6th at worlds in 2003. so if you put in 5 years after last skate. sarah didn't officially retired more like walked away . she was nominated in 2009.-but got in 2010 if that is the case it only 5 years not 7,. i feel michelle should be in last year, if not this year.-no later than next year. but sorry i can't wait till 2013 for her to get in.

Impromptu
08-10-2011, 03:59 PM
It's 5 years. All of the 2011 inductees were from the 1961 team that was killed in the plane crash (50th anniversary/ release of Rise) so none of the younger skaters eligible for 2011 would have been included.


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. After nominations are received, formal ballots are circulated to the U.S. Hall of Fame electors, who make the final selection for induction. A two-thirds approval is required for induction. Inductions for the U.S. Hall of Fame are conducted in conjunction with the annual U.S. Championships.

os168
08-10-2011, 04:12 PM
For some reason I doubt Michelle is loosing sleep over this ;)

Are you kidding? Michelle is US figure skating.
(for my generation at least).

attyfan
08-10-2011, 04:19 PM
I agree that Michelle isn't losing any sleep over this. IMO, the USFS should either name her to the HoF or explain why she isn't eligible this year and what has to be done (i.e., whether the listing on the website means she won't be eligible until ___, or whether a formal announcement of her retirement is needed).

Jayar
08-10-2011, 08:38 PM
Because last season they only selected those who died in the '61 crash, I think that they Kwan was overlooked. I think it makes sense for her to be inducted in San Jose. I think that Rudy Galindo should have a strong shot, too. Todd Eldredge? Michael Weiss? Ina/Zimmerman?