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    Arrow 2012 U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame nominees (vote to be revealed on Dec. 15, 2011)

    The 2012 U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame nominees were announced yesterday: http://www.usfsa.org/content/The%20%...ent%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

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garden Kitty View Post
    And I always knew Michelle was in a class of her own.
    Those who never succeed themselves are always the first to tell you how.

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    OMG!!! So excited. I'll be there in the first row!!!

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garden Kitty View Post
    All well deserved nominees! When there are two people in a category will only one actually be elected?
    I hope everyone nominated gets in!

    Quote Originally Posted by Garden Kitty View Post
    And I always knew Michelle was in a class of her own.
    ^^THIS! Class ... all the way.

    Michelle

    Rudy


    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.
    Last edited by aftershocks; 11-29-2011 at 04:32 PM.

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    Who is that first name ("Kwan")? Never heard of her. Is this the skater who shared the ice with the streaker?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garden Kitty View Post

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

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    Congratulations to the remarkable class of nominees. "Bravo" for a job well done throughout the years!
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    “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” ~ Thomas A. Edison

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frau Muller View Post
    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.

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    IF I CAN'T GO TO NATIONALS I'M GONNA BE SO UPSET

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frau Muller View Post
    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, " 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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by haribobo View Post
    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.
    Really? Living under a rock perhaps?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kwanette View Post
    Ditto!

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by haribobo View Post
    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.
    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 quite often.
    Last edited by aftershocks; 11-29-2011 at 07:41 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kittyjake5 View Post
    Anyone know when exactly the ceremony is held?
    Friday January 27, 2012
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    Peggy Fleming worked with Thomas McGinnins back when Ice Capades was a big show. Hopefully she'll be one of the people inducting him into the Hall of Fame.
    I meant to take the high road.... but I missed the exit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylvia View Post
    Friday January 27, 2012
    2:30pm Championship Dance Short Dance (Session 15)
    7:30pm Championship Men Short Program (Session 16)
    HALL OF FAME during Men’s event
    Thank you!

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    Is it too much to hope that this will be televised?

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    Heaven help me, I'll be there that day. Better bring something along so I can combat the sugar shock...
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