Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by Judy, Oct 1, 2012.
RIP Barbara Ann Scott
Cdn Nationals won't be the same...Sad news, she was a wonderful and charming role model/ambassador for skating and likely would have been very pleased to learn of Osmond's golden international performance debut before she passed; I had the good fortune to meet her in person, she will be greatly missed. RIP.
What a loss...what a legacy!
She loved and served the sport for a lifetime.
That love radiated and spread to everyone she touched,
RIP, to a great champion and greater lady.
Oh no! She will be missed! Rest In Peace.
Sad to read this. :-(
A very nice tribute from PJ Kwong: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/figureskating/opinion/2012/10/memories-of-barbara-ann-scott.html
How sad to open up fsu and this is the first thing I see. She was truly a magnificent athlete, Canadian and human being. And she could rock a beaded gown too! RIP to a lovely lady.
A figure skating legend, R.I.P.
Here is a short but really nice clip of Ms. Barbara Ann Scott skating with Michael Kirby, part of the Hollywood Ice Revue "The Show with the Stars", circa 1953:
Yesterday was a horrible day 2 amazing Canadian women died Raylene Rankin, of the Rankin Family aso died at age 52 from cancer I'm sad about the lose of these two
Thanks Maofan for putting up the link. One of my favorite podcasts ever. She was so gracious, and as PJ Kwong said, surprised anyone would be interested in her story! A great legend who had a remarkable and full career and life. RIP.
She gave me one too to keep for myself. I cherish it.
It's one of my favorite interviews, manleywoman.
Kurt Browning on Twitter:
I think she is was such a gracious and giving woman who never forgot her roots in Ottawa and always, always was giving back to the skating world and to our city. She had tried for a while to donate her skating memorabilia and Ottawa kept delaying it but it was done in August when she visited (likely due to her failing health).
I will miss her smiling face which always lit up a room.
I hadn't heard. What sad news for Canadian figure skating. She was gracious, beautiful...no words, everything good.
Judy - she was originally scheduled to be here in Ottawa in July for the opening of the gallery at City Hall. Her trip had to be delayed as she was recovering from a hospitalization. I'm so pleased that she was able to make the trip and to see her precious items in their rightful place. She showed great humour and her usual humility on that trip. I'm sure no one expected that we would lose her so soon.
RIP Barbara Ann Scott...RIP
RIP lovely lady, you will be missed.
I will always have fond memories of seeing her at Worlds in Calgary, dressed in her beautiful suits, in a different color every day, always set off by her lovely platinum hair. Actually, the first time I spotted her was boarding the connecting flight in Toronto. As I walked through first class to get to my seat in coach, I saw her and realized, "Wow, that's Barbara Ann Scott!" I really felt that was the beginning of that Worlds for me. She was indeed, first class.
Oh no! Such sad news. She was a great champion and very much a lady.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart, manleywoman, for getting that podcast before it was too late. We owe you a great debt of gratitude.
RIP Barbara Ann Scott. You are a legend and you will be missed.
What a wonderful tribute from PJ Kwong.
Rest in peace, Barbara Ann Scott.
What a legend. My condolences to her family.
Indeed...that's one reason why manleywomen's podcasts are so important,
Thanks for this. Some days I feel like nobody is listening. She is the first person of all the interviews I've done to have passed away. So right now I'm feeling very grateful that I'm doing what I'm doing to help preserve their voices and stories.
I really hope everyone can listen to this one since she really was wonderful.
RIP Barbara Ann Scott...thanks for the wonderful memories.
such a beauty on and off the ice. What a sad day for skating and Canada. RIP
I'm listening to it right now.
Lucky you for having met her!
I've listened to many of the podcasts and really enjoy them, thanks!
That Barbara Ann Scott interview was enlightening and at times a hoot. A very elegant lady with a wonderful sense of humor.
Thanks for sharing all the articles. Thanks for the podcasts, manleywoman. Just read an article from one of my rss feeds on my homepage.
She was such a beautiful lady and skater. She will be missed. RIP, (((Barbara))).
Here's some of the best Olympic footage we have - thanks to floskate:
Dick Button and Barbara Ann Scott 1948
Barbara Ann Scott opens her gallery - Ottawa City Hall - Aug. 2012
I wanted to throw this one of BAS in for brevity.
Barbara Ann Scott on What's My Line
manleywoman, I'm continuing to support the podcast.
I hope that others will be able to do the same.
I'm grateful for the effort and care that make them so special.
I just loved the videos. The gallery was amazing, and I didn't realize that Barbara was on What's My Line.
Barbara Ann Scott is the first skater I remember. It was an ice show at Madison Square Garden shortly before she retired. Hollywood Ice Review maybe? She was brought out on the ice in a cage.
My greatest memory of Barbara Ann was at the airport after Vancouver worlds in 2001. It was about 5am and she and her husband strode into the international terminal immaculately dressed with a red suede suit and cap with a cape around her shoulders. Worlds in London will not be the same without her.
For those with access to CBC, on tonight's "National" there will be a special item on Barbara Ann. It's being promoted in the early evening network shows.
In 1949 Barbra Ann performed at a skating show in St Andrews NB. In appreciation the province her a china tea set that had only been used for the Royal Visit of King George and Queen Elizabeth in 1939.
A few years ago, she donated it back to the province, and CBC interviewed her. They replayed the interview today. She will be missed.
That video was amazing. Definitely added it to my favorites on youtube. Thanks for the link.
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