Sixtieth anniversary of U.S. figure skating plane crash conjures heartfelt memories

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This time of year, February 15, always gets me. Interesting that Frank Carrol thinks that Bradley Lord and Gregory Kelly would have been his competition in producing new talent!

I like what Frank says about Maribel and how he imagined their relationship would be as they got older together.

I’ve seen photos and one video of this over the decades but this was the first time I’ve ever seen that particular photo in the article

This is actually a very nice article with a lot more information than previous articles over the years past.
 
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This time of year, February 15, always gets me. Interesting that Frank Carrol thinks that Bradley Lord and Gregory Kelly would have been his competition in producing new talent!

I like what Frank says about Maribel and how he imagined their relationship would be as they got older together.

I’ve seen photos and one video of this over the decades but this was the first time I’ve ever seen that particular photo in the article

This is actually a very nice article with a lot more information than previous articles over the years past.
Wow. Thanks for sharing.
 

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Holy Moly I’ve read many articles regarding the 1961 team over the years but never really came across one just like this. From the perspective of Christy Krall.

With commentary from Peggy Fleming and Karen Chen as well.

A new monument went up two weeks ago at the site of the plane crash.

U.S. Figure Skating, 60 years after plane crash, continues to honor team that perished​



Have any FSU’ers ever gone to this Memorial in Belgium??
 

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WOW, another good one. And More photos I’ve never seen before.

Check out all the skaters like Brian Boitano and Debi Thomas with Ronald Reagan. OMG


'They were my friends and they were all gone': Former Fargo national champion skater remembers 1961 plane crash that killed the entire U.S. National Figure Skating team​

 

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Article by Lynn Rutherford (Feb. 15, 2021):
The article above includes information from SCoB's 2/13/21 Commemorative Panel Discussion event (copying over to here from another GSD thread):
From Tenley Albright's daughter on Twitter: on Feb. 13 the Skating Club of Boston is hosting an online panel discussion, to commemorate the lives lost in the 1961 plane crash that killed the US team on their way to Worlds. Participants include Dr. Albright, Frank Carroll, Barbara Roles, Tina Noyes, Paul George, Lorraine Hanlon, and several of the current SCOB competitive skaters.

The event is online and runs from 4 pm to 5 pm Eastern US time. The SCOB is matching all donations made to the USFS Memorial Fund in memory of the skaters who died in the crash.

Editor’s note: This story [by Amy Rosewater] titled “Filling the Void” appeared in the January 2011 issue of SKATING magazine, on the eve of the 50th anniversary of the plane crash that claimed the lives of the entire 1961 U.S. World Team. Pairs bronze medalists at the 1960 Olympics, Nancy (Ludington Graham) and Ron Ludington (now deceased), describe the heartbreak of losing their teammates and friends in the accident and how the deep void left in both the skater and coaching ranks was filled.

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I like what Frank says about Maribel and how he imagined their relationship would be as they got older together.

I’ve seen photos and one video of this over the decades but this was the first time I’ve ever seen that particular photo in the article

This is actually a very nice article with a lot more information than previous articles over the years past.
Another way to read Helene Elliott's full L.A. Times aricle online: https://news.yahoo.com/elliott-sixtieth-anniversary-u-figure-140001473.html
 
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AngieNikodinovLove

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Article by Lynn Rutherford (Feb. 15, 2021):
The article above includes information from SCoB's 2/13/21 Commemorative Panel Discussion event (copying over to here from another GSD thread):


Editor’s note: This story [by Amy Rosewater] titled “Filling the Void” appeared in the January 2011 issue of SKATING magazine, on the eve of the 50th anniversary of the plane crash that claimed the lives of the entire 1961 U.S. World Team. Pairs bronze medalists at the 1960 Olympics, Nancy (Ludington Graham) and Ron Ludington (now deceased), describe the heartbreak of losing their teammates and friends in the accident and how the deep void left in both the skater and coaching ranks was filled.

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Another way to read Helene Elliott's full L.A. Times aricle online: https://news.yahoo.com/elliott-sixtieth-anniversary-u-figure-140001473.html

Thanks @Sylvia Looks like I posted the link for subscription. Thanks for posting the other one
 

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I had no idea that Christy Krall was Christine Haigler, who competed against Peggy Fleming and Tina Noyes. You learn something new every day.
Dick Button used to point out such interesting historical tidbits about coaches whenever they were shown in Kiss n Cry...even people from other countries...”So good to see such-and-such, who won bronze at the 1972 Olympics...”. Johnny & Tara don’t give a hoot about history, unless it relates to them.
 

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