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Will Kwan be named to the US Figure Skating Hall of Fame this year?

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by barbk, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. Cheylana

    Cheylana Well-Known Member

    But Average Joe doesn't know that. When I was on my way to Spokane in 2007, someone at the airport asked me if Nancy Kerrigan would be competing. :rofl: But anyway, it was just a thought.
  2. Sparks

    Sparks Well-Known Member

    Referring to Tara and Sarah, perhaps?
  3. kwanette

    kwanette Fetalized since 1998

    Read post # 92.
  4. skateboy

    skateboy Well-Known Member

    :confused: Huh? Sarah has definitely moved on to a new phase of her life.
  5. euterpe

    euterpe Well-Known Member

    Tara shelved her moribund acting career to do skating commentary. Michelle has a BA and MA and has had diplomat assignments with the last two US administrations. Sarah graduated from Yale several years ago, but what has she done since then?
  6. skateboy

    skateboy Well-Known Member

    Yes, I assumed that the other poster was talking about skating. Tara is into skating commentary, even Michelle still does a bit of skating from time to time. I don't know what Sarah is doing these days, but she seems as far removed from FS as one can get.
  7. Sparks

    Sparks Well-Known Member

    Well, Sarah is invited to some shows this upcoming season. Does she have another job?
  8. euterpe

    euterpe Well-Known Member

    Apparently not.
  9. AJ Skatefan

    AJ Skatefan Well-Known Member

    Sarah is listed for two Disson shows; Fashion on Ice and Beatles on Ice. I'm looking forward to seeing her back on the ice. I hope she's gotten some of her jumps back.
  10. kwanette

    kwanette Fetalized since 1998

    Sarah is writing a book.
  11. kwanette

    kwanette Fetalized since 1998

    ON Face Book, USFSA just opened up the nomination process.
  12. ryanbfan

    ryanbfan Active Member

    Just retweeted the link on twitter myself.

    ETA: In regards to moving on, in Tara's case I find it weird that she basically shunned the skating world for so long and then all the sudden jumps in and is like so I'm going to do commentary, and shows, etc. I think there was a FAQ or an article posted on Tara's official website a few years ago, before she decided to become skating relevant again, and it said that she didn't like being asked about her time with SOI or skating. I just found the whole situation odd.
  13. VIETgrlTerifa

    VIETgrlTerifa Well-Known Member

    I think Tara simply grew up and came to terms with whatever experiences she had with SOI and skating. With that closure she can welcome skating in her life again and not feel negatively about it.


    I tried officially nominating Michelle Kwan, but the form requires I know all her personal info (home address, phone number, email, etc.). I mean I'm one of her biggest fans, but I shouldn't know that information. I guess the form is there to separate people who are simply fans from those who are actually a part of the USFS.

    Anyway, I found a link that had her "public" contact info. Maybe I should just use that. http://www.fanmail.biz/52373.html
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2011
  14. query5

    query5 New Member

    i put my own address for michelle address and phone number and email.
    i don't expect the usoc expect the fans to know michelles address.
    i thnk you can put your own in for hers as well.
  15. UGG

    UGG Well-Known Member

    It's not really that odd. She had no success with acting so she went back to what she could fall back on-skating.
  16. attyfan

    attyfan Well-Known Member

    FWIW, I emailed the USFS about the form, and they changed it so the personal information need not be submitted (and the event dates can be left blank)
  17. Visaliakid

    Visaliakid Well-Known Member

    Some Questions answered regarding the upcoming U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame Nominations.

    With the 2012 U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame nominations open through Oct. 3, 2011 I decided to get some information on the process from the contact listed on the nomination form. What I learned is likely to make many skating fans very happy.

    1. The first question I asked was "Does the phrase 'retired from competitive skating' mean a formal public announcement of retirement, or just having not competed in the past five years?" - Anwser: Just having been away from competitive skating for that period of time. (Note: Expect to see this specific wording to be cleared up for future nominating years.)

    2. Was Michelle Kwan nominated last season? Answer is Yes but the nominating board ruled that since she had attempted to compete in the 2006 Olympics, her mere stepping on the practice ice was enough to disqualify her nominations received for possible induction in Jan 2011.

    3. Has the USFS HOF nominations committee received a nomination for Michelle for possible inclusion on the 2012 ballot? Answer: Yes - several!

    4. Is it likely her name will be added to the ballot for selection, vote and induction to the USFS HOF this coming January? Answer: Extremely likely.

    5. Has the nomination committee received nominations on behalf of Rudy Galindo? Answer: Not yet, but they are expected. The contact encouraged that he be nominated.

    As a result of my conversation I believe that both these great skaters will be added to the ballot, voted on and likely notified as such before the vote as is required and both to be inducted in Jan 2012 in San Jose, CA during the National Championships.
  18. VIETgrlTerifa

    VIETgrlTerifa Well-Known Member

    It will be extremely fitting to have both skaters inducted in San Jose.
  19. barbk

    barbk Well-Known Member

    Which is the real USFSA facebook site? There seems to be several out there, and the ones I'm seeing look pretty dead.

    Visalia kid -- thanks for asking the questions and posting the answers. Very helpful.