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1961 U.S. World team to be inducted into USFS Hall of Fame in Greensboro

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by chipso1, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. chipso1

    chipso1 Well-Known Member


  2. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

    It should have happened years ago!
    However, if not; I'm glad that it will, then.
  3. Finnice

    Finnice Well-Known Member

  4. skatemommy

    skatemommy Well-Known Member

    This is so awesome and so overdue! Mr. Swallender (team coach) was my coach's coach. A tear came to her eye everytime she talked about him. So many were devastated by this tragedy. The movie coming out "RISE" about this event has a Facebook page that everyone should like. Maybe we can get a national release of this indie film.
  5. skateboy

    skateboy Well-Known Member

    Very happy to hear this.
  6. Jenna

    Jenna Well-Known Member

    A nice way to honor the victims of this accident.
  7. skatemommy

    skatemommy Well-Known Member

    I have to add that I have seen clips of Frank Carroll (PSA Coach of the Year :cheer2:) tear up talking about Maribel his coach. I remember one distinctly that he wanted so badly to ask her how to fix a skid in Linda Fratianne's paragraph fast bracket.
  8. HeatherC

    HeatherC Go Team SW Florida! =)

    Wonderful news. That will be a beautiful ceremony. I better make sure to have extra Kleenex that night because anytime I hear the story about that team I start to cry. :fragile:
  9. B.Cooper

    B.Cooper Active Member

    Will clips of the new documentary, RISE, by LookALike Productions, be shown that night? IIRC, the premier is after Nationals??
  10. julieann

    julieann Well-Known Member

    I wonder if they will honor them at this years Worlds?
  11. Carolla5501

    Carolla5501 Well-Known Member

    I was just thinking "bring the kleenex"
  12. floskate

    floskate Vacant

    I'm so pleased to hear this, but I agree with skatesindreams, this is long overdue. Better late than never though, and while the release of 'Rise' right after Nationals is hardly a coincidence and the two events together are a clever marketing ploy, if the extra publicity for the film means a whole new generation will learn about, and remember those lost in 1961, well that can only be a good thing.
  13. Satellitegirl

    Satellitegirl New Member

    Am I missing something ? I looked at the page for that and it's about two guys in an auto wreck....I'm confused.

    ETA: NM there are two films named Rise. Here is the link to the facebook page for the figure skating one, just in case someone missed it http://www.facebook.com/#!/RISE1961?ref=search

    http://www.facebook.com/RISE1961?re...p?pid=322969&id=124908390861323&ref=fbx_album picture of Frank Carroll :)
  14. Satellitegirl

    Satellitegirl New Member

  15. query5

    query5 New Member

    good choice,
    for me it is about time, should have been entered earlier.

    by the way when can we nominate michelle
    flutzilla1 and (deleted member) like this.
  16. attyfan

    attyfan Well-Known Member

    ITA that the 1961 team should have been honored decades ago.

    Michelle, I think, can be nominated next year (when Nats are in San Jose, --where, coincidentally, she won her first US title)
  17. Eladola

    Eladola Active Member

    The U.S championships are in Greensboro ?
    I feel like shooting myself in the face now .

    I can't believe i could've seen my first FS competition ever and i'll miss it by less than a month .:slinkaway
  18. paskatefan

    paskatefan Well-Known Member

    Long overdue, but glad that they will finally be honored this way.
  19. skatingfan5

    skatingfan5 Past Prancer's Corridor

    At the bottom of the USFS story from Satellitegirl's post, there's a link for the official Rise! website, which includes a trailer for the film. I agree with others that this is a long overdue honor for the 1961 team and am glad for this belated recognition -- those who are old enough remember the tragedy (I was quite young, but can remember the shock I felt when I heard about it), but there are many younger figure skating fans who are only dimly aware of it, if they know anything at all.
  20. AragornElessar

    AragornElessar Well-Known Member

    I still have my copy of Donald Jackson's autobiography that came w/my very first pair of skates way back when and that's how I first learned about the tragedy, as he was supposed be on that plane w/them all. To say this horrible event shook not just US Figure Skating, but Figure Skating as a whole, is an understatement.

    I've seen videos of Laurence Owen here and there over the years and...Sigh... :( She really was something very special out there on the ice.

    Long overdue and I really hope that NBC shows this during US Nationals coverage this upcoming January.
  21. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member