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Sylvia
11-29-2011, 02:32 PM
The 2012 U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame nominees were announced yesterday: http://www.usfsa.org/content/The%20%20ORG%20ballot%20announcement%202012.pdf

Those elected into the Class of 2012 will be announced Dec. 15 and inducted in ceremonies at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, which will be held Jan. 22-29, in San Jose, Calif.

CATEGORY A: Outstanding Competitor / Ladies
o Michelle Kwan

CATEGORY A: Outstanding Competitor / Men
o Rudy Galindo
o Robert Specht

CATEGORY B: Outstanding Coach
o Lynn Benson
o Thomas McGinnis

CATEGORY C: Outstanding Contributor (non-athletic)
o Franklin Nelson
o Carole Shulman

CATEGORY D: Outstanding Contributor (creative impact)
o Jef Billings
o Lori Nichol

Garden Kitty
11-29-2011, 02:36 PM
All well deserved nominees! When there are two people in a category will only one actually be elected?

And I always knew Michelle was in a class of her own. :)

rfisher
11-29-2011, 02:53 PM
And I always knew Michelle was in a class of her own. :)

:)

sk9tingfan
11-29-2011, 03:04 PM
OMG!!! So excited. I'll be there in the first row!!!:)

Vash01
11-29-2011, 03:39 PM
It's time to buy my tix! It will be great just to watch Michelle Kwan inducted in the HOF at the nationals, regardless of what happens in the competition. It will be a moment to cherish.

aftershocks
11-29-2011, 04:23 PM
All well deserved nominees! When there are two people in a category will only one actually be elected?

I hope everyone nominated gets in!


And I always knew Michelle was in a class of her own. :)

^^THIS! :) Class ... all the way. :saint:

Michelle :cheer: :encore: :swoon: :biggrinbo

Rudy :cheer: :encore: :cool: :biggrinbo


ETA: Among countless other contributions, Michelle and Rudy both made 1996 a most memorable year in national and international figure skating history. I practically know their iconic performances that year by heart.

Frau Muller
11-29-2011, 05:16 PM
Who is that first name ("Kwan")? Never heard of her. Is this the skater who shared the ice with the streaker?

kwanette
11-29-2011, 05:45 PM
And I always knew Michelle was in a class of her own. :)

:respec:

Simone411
11-29-2011, 05:46 PM
Congratulations to the remarkable class of nominees. "Bravo" for a job well done throughout the years! :respec:

haribobo
11-29-2011, 05:53 PM
Who is that first name ("Kwan")? Never heard of her. Is this the skater who shared the ice with the streaker?

Yea, I think so. Never heard from her before or since. I think she finished last in her sectional the next year and gave up competing. :D

victoriaheidi
11-29-2011, 06:08 PM
IF I CAN'T GO TO NATIONALS I'M GONNA BE SO UPSET

Sorry...that was all caps and not very pretty.

aftershocks
11-29-2011, 06:21 PM
Who is that first name ("Kwan")? Never heard of her. Is this the skater who shared the ice with the streaker?

No, she's the lady who refused to allow said streaker to strike down her confidence or rattle her cool ... she's the Kween and the legend who transcends figure skating.

Love her, hate her, pretend to forget her, or "never heard of her, :P ;)" Michelle Kwan is, she just is ... cool, classy, legend, unforgettable, memorable, champion, diplomat, skater extraordinaire ... Her Hall of Fame induction will be exciting ... but just one in a culmination of special moments and memories.

Simone411
11-29-2011, 06:25 PM
Yea, I think so. Never heard from her before or since. I think she finished last in her sectional the next year and gave up competing. :D

Really? Living under a rock (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCFMDLakxaY) perhaps? ;)

kittyjake5
11-29-2011, 06:40 PM
:respec:

Ditto!

Great group of nominees. I would love to be there and see the Kween inducted. Anyone know when exactly the ceremony is held?

aftershocks
11-29-2011, 06:42 PM
Yea, I think so. Never heard from her before or since. I think she finished last in her sectional the next year and gave up competing. :D

Yeah right, ... Kwan never had to compete in sectionals from about 1994 to the end of her competitive career in 2006. But go ahead, have fun making fun and being sarcastic. It makes this all the more fun and exciting. Michelle Kwan is the skater who inspired the fs forum trend, she's the skater of Shock and Awe, of record-breaking history, of tradition passed down, and of the millennium of new technologies that changed fs forever -- (not always in a good way) ... but MK was always beyond good, and even beyond great, she was magical, she was the calm in the storm, she was 6.0, she was and is the face of figure skating in our lifetimes. Not only that, she :kickass: quite often.