Honours

Below, you'll find a comprehensive listing of various honours bestowed upon members of the figure skating community over the years. These tables double as a finding aid. Hyperlinked skater's names will take you to biographies, interviews and #Unearthed features in the Skate Guard archive. This page will be regularly updated as new blogs are published, so if you don't see your favourite skater hyperlinked now, you never know - they may be in the future!

INDUCTEES TO THE WORLD FIGURE SKATING HALL OF FAME

Year

Inductees

1976

Carol Heiss
David Jenkins
Hayes Alan Jenkins
Howard Nicholson
Axel Paulsen
T.D. Richardson
Edi Scholdan
Reginald J. Wilkie

1977

Jean Westwood and Lawrence Demmy

1978

Ludmila Belousova and Oleg Protopopov

1979

Maxi Herber and Ernst Baier

1980

Cecilia Colledge

1981

William O. Hickok IV

1982

Herma Szabo

1984

Frances Dafoe and Norris Bowden

Werner Groebli

1985

Arnold Gerschwiler

1986

Courtney Jones

F. Ritter Shumway

1988

Lyudmila Pakhomova and Aleksandr Gorshkov

1989

Irina Rodnina

1990

Scott Hamilton

1991

John Curry

1993

Jeannette Altwegg

Ria Baran and Paul Falk
Jacques Favart
Georg Hasler
Diane Towler and Bernard Ford

1994

James Koch

1995

Ekaterina Gordeeva and Sergei Grinkov

William Thayer Tutt

1996

Brian Boitano

Herbert J. Clarke

1997

Carlo Fassi

1998

Tom Collins

Josef Dědič
Felix Kaspar

1999

Gladys Hogg

Ron Ludington

2000

Dorothy Hamill

Marina Klimova and Sergei Ponomarenko
John Nicks

2001

Janet Lynn

2002

Maribel Vinson Owen

2003

Toller Cranston

Midori Ito
Jutta Müller

2005

Robin Cousins

Donald Gilchrist
Tamara Moskvina

2006

Kurt Browning

Frank Zamboni

2007

Frank Carroll

2008

Tatiana Tarasova

2009

Willy Bietak

Joyce Hisey

2010

Nobuo Sato

2012

Michelle Kwan

2013

Viktor Balck

Sjoukje Dijkstra

2014

Denise Biellmann

Fritz Kachler
Lori Nichol

2015

Sonia Bianchetti Garbato

Doreen Denny
Artur Dmitriev
Eduard Engelmann Jr.
Oksana Kazakova
June Markham
Natalia Mishkutenok

2017

Hansruedi Mauch
Alexei Mishin
Werner Rittberger
Xue Shen and Hongbo Zhao
Alexei Yagudin

2018

Shizuka Arakawa

Sandra Bezic
Emmerich Danzer
Viktor Petrenko
Richard Porter
Elena Valova and Oleg Vasiliev

2019

Natalia Bestemianova and Andrei Bukin
Eva Romanová and Pavel Roman
Gaby Seyfert
Elena Tchaikovskaia

INDUCTEES TO THE SKATE CANADA HALL OF FAME

Year

Inductees

1990

Otto Gold

Melville Rogers
Constance Wilson Slatkin

1991

George J. Blundun

Cecil (Smith) Hedstrom

1992

Granville Mayall
Suzanne Morrow-Francis and Wally Distelmeyer
Dr. Sidney Soanes
1993

Charles Cumming

Frances Dafoe and Norris Bowden

1994

Norman V.S. Gregory

Marg and Bruce Hyland
Ralph McCreath
Peter Mumford

1995

Osborne Colson

Isabelle Henderson
Elizabeth Swan

1996

Linda Brauckmann

Geraldine Fenton
Donald Gilchrist
Billie Mitchell
William McLachlan
Virginia Thompson

1997

Petra Burka

Johnny Esaw
Joyce Hisey
Doug Leigh
John McKay
Joan Maclagan

1999

Gordon Garden

2000

Isabelle Brasseur and Lloyd Eisler

2001

Sonya and Peter Dunfield

Joe Geisler
Debbi Wilkes and Guy Revell

2003

Barbara Graham

Michael Jiranek
Tracy Wilson and Rob McCall

2004

Elvis Stojko

2005

Dr. Charles Snelling

Louis Stong

2006

Dennis Silverthorne

2007

Shae-Lynn Bourne and Victor Kraatz

2008

David Dore

George Gross
Jim Proudfoot
Jamie Salé and David Pelletier
Marijane Stong

2010

Sandra Bezic

Wendy (Griner) Ballantyne
Bill Dowding
Wilf Langevin
Dr. Hellmut May
William Ostapchuk

2012

Jeffrey Buttle

John Knebli
Kerry Leitch
Lori Nichol
Brian Pockar

2015

2009 NEXXICE Synchronized Skating Team

Louise Bertram and Stewart Reburn
Cathy Dalton
Richard Gauthier

2017


Sadie Cambridge and Albert Enders

Marie-France Dubreuil and Patrice Lauzon
Steve Milton
Jennifer Robinson
Joannie Rochette
Josée Picard and Eric Gillies
Ron Vincent

2019

Lee Barkell

Audrey Williams
David Wilson

FIGURE SKATERS INDUCTED TO CANADA'S SPORTS HALL OF FAME

Year

Inductees

1955

Frances Dafoe and Norris Bowden

1957

Barbara Wagner and Bob Paul

1962

1963

1965

Petra Burka

1973

Karen Magnussen

1977

Toller Cranston

1980

Sheldon Galbraith

1988

Barbara Underhill and Paul Martini

1991

Brian Orser

1992

Ellen Burka

1994

Kurt Browning

1996

Isabelle Brasseur and Lloyd Eisler

2006

Elvis Stojko

2008

David Dore

2012

Jamie Salé and David Pelletier

2014

Liz Manley

2015

Mary Rose Thacker


FIGURE SKATERS INDUCTED TO CANADIAN OLYMPIC HALL OF FAME

Year

Inductees

1949

Barbara Ann Scott

1950

Louis Rubenstein

1958

Frances Dafoe and Norris Bowden

1972

Melville Rogers

1973

Karen Magnussen

1976

Toller Cranston

1985

Barbara Underhill and Paul Martini

1988

Suzanne Morrow-Francis

1989

Tracy Wilson and Rob McCall

1990

Kurt Browning

1991

Johnny Esaw

2001

Isabelle Brasseur and Lloyd Eisler

2007

Montgomery Wilson

2009

Jamie Salé and David Pelletier

2011

Elvis Stojko


ORDERS, DECORATIONS AND MEDALS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM AWARDED TO MEMBERS OF THE FIGURE SKATING COMMUNITY

Almost all of the following royal honours were bestowed upon members of the skating community for Services To Ice Skating or Ice Dancing. Prominent members of the skating community who were recipients of these honours for good works unrelated to the sport are marked with asterisks.

Award

Year

Name(s)

Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE)

1955

T.D. Richardson


1964

Eric George Coggins


1973

Leonard Charles Seagrave


1976

John Curry


1989

Courtney Jones


1997

Arnold Gerschwiler


1999

Sally-Anne Stapleford


2000

Jayne Torvill, Christopher Dean

Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE)

1920

Edward Frederic Benson*


1942

Sir Peter Markham Scott*


1943

Herbert Alward*


1968

Gladys Hogg


1969

Diane Towler, Bernard Ford


1974

Janet Sawbridge


1980

Robin CousinsCourtney Jones


1981

Jayne Torvill, Christopher Dean


1983

Lawrence Demmy


1984

Betty Callaway


1992

Pamela Evelyn (Lubliner) Davis


2007

Joan Slater


2013

Elizabeth Anne Littler

Commander Of The British Empire (CBE)

1918

George Herbert Fowler*


1949

Major Kenneth Macdonald Beaumont*


1953

Jeannette Altwegg, Sir Peter Markham Scott*


1958

Captain Robert Roy Scott Hewett*


1962

Alfred Ronald Gilbey*

Knights Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire (GBE)

1927

Sir Samuel Hoare, 1st Viscount Templewood*

British Empire Medal

2017

Vanessa Riley


2018

Diana (Clifton-Peach) Stevens, Anne Veck, Gweneth Davies


2020

Margarita Sweeney-Baird


*George Herbert Fowler, who served as the National Skating Association's delegate to the ISU and wrote an important early history of skating, was appointed CBE in King George V's 1918 New Year Honours for his work with the Hydrographic Department during the Great War. Novelist Edward Benson, who penned the 1908 book "English Figure Skating - A Guide to the Theory and Practice of Skating in the English Style", was awarded the MBE in 1920 for his support and work for those serving in the Army and Navy that were injured in the Great War. He helped set up Smokes for Wounded Soldiers and Sailors, which sent those in service cigarettes, in 1914. Though a talented skater, Sir Peter Markham Scott was awarded the MBE in 1942 and CBE in 1953 for his courageous service during World War II with the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve. Scott was a 1936 Olympic Bronze Medallist in sailing and a talented ornithologist, painter and conservationist. Herbert Alward, the bronze medallist at the 1938 European and World Championships, was awarded the MBE for his military service with the Wireless Telegraph Unit unit in Tunisia during World War II. Captain Robert Roy Scott Hewett, British Champion in English Style skating on both ice and rollers, was appointed CBE in Queen Elizabeth II's 1958 New Year Honours for his services to the City of London as an Alderman. Sir Samuel Hoare, 1st Viscount Templewood, was awarded the Knight Grand Cross of the British Empire in June of 1927. He was later appointed Knight Grand Cross of the Star of India (GCSI) in the New Year Honours in 1934. A senior Conservative politician, Sir Hoare served in various posts, including Secretary of State for Air, Home Secretary and Foreign Secretary. He served as the President of the National Skating Association from 1945 to 1948. Major Kenneth Macdonald Beaumont was awarded the CBE in 1949 as the British representative of the legal committee of the International Civil Aviation Organization. Beaumont was a 1920 Olympian, long-time figure skating judge and referee and President of the National Skating Association from 1956 to 1966. Alfred Ronald Gilbey was awarded the CBE in 1962 'for political and public services in London'. Gilbey was a Conservative Member of Parliament who served as the President of the National Skating Association from 1966 to 1976. He was a four-time British figure champion on rollers, the runner-up in the Olympic figure trials on ice in 1932 and a talented speed skater and roller dancer.

INDUCTEES TO THE U.S. FIGURE SKATING HALL OF FAME

Year

Inductees

1976

Tenley Albright
Carol Heiss
David Jenkins
Hayes Alan Jenkins
Oscar Johnson
Howard Nicholson
Eddie Shipstad
A. Winsor Weld
Theresa Weld Blanchard

1977

Hank Beatty

1978

Nathaniel Niles

1981

Harold Hartshorne

William O. Hickok IV

1982

George Henry Browne

Eugene Turner

1986

F. Ritter Shumway

1990

Scott Hamilton

1991

Tai Babilonia and Randy Gardner

Jimmy Grogan
Dorothy Hamill
Karol and Peter Kennedy
Ardelle Kloss Sanderson
Judy Schwomeyer and Jim Sladky
Charlie Tickner
Lois Waring and Michael McGean
William Thayer Tutt
Yvonne Sherman Tutt

1993

Richard Dwyer

Linda Fratianne
Harry N. Keighley
Nancy (Ludington) Graham and Ron Ludington
John Nicks
Colleen O'Connor and Jim Millns
Walter S. Powell

1994

Carlo Fassi

JoJo Starbuck and Ken Shelley

1995

Cynthia (Kauffman) Marshall and Ron Kauffman

Robin Lee
Roy Shipstad

1996

Judy Blumberg and Michael Seibert

Brian Boitano
Frank Carroll
Joseph L. Serafine
Jane Vaughn Sullivan

1997

Andree Anderson and Donald Jacoby

Frederick C. LeFevre
Barbara Roles Williams

1998

Tom Collins

Oscar Iobst
Evy and Mary Scotvold

1999

Kitty and Peter Carruthers

John 'Misha' Petkevich

2000

Scott Ethan Allen

Frank Zamboni
Gretchen Van Zandt Merrill

2001

Don Laws

Rosalynn Sumners
Arthur Vaughn Jr.
Gary Visconti

2002

Slavka Kohout Button

Elizabeth Punsalan and Jerod Swallow
Margaretta Spence Drake
Jill Trenary

2003

Lloyd 'Skippy' Baxter

Chuck Foster
Elaine Zayak

2004

Hugh C. Graham Jr.

Nancy Kerrigan
Norma and Wally Sahlin
Jill Watson and Peter Oppegard

2005

Catherine Machado

Mary Louise Wright

2006

Tara Lipinski

2007

Janet Gerhauser Carpenter

Charles M. Schulz

2008

Charles Demore

2009

Sonya (Klopfer) Dunfield

Nancy Meiss
Marjorie Parker Smith and Joseph Savage
Vera Wang

2010

Sarah Hughes

Jenni Meno and Todd Sand

2011

Ann Campbell

Dona Lee Carrier and Roger Campbell
Patricia and Bob Dineen
Ila Ray and Ray Hadley Jr.
Linda Hadley
Laurie and Bill Hickox
Nathalie and Gregory Kelley
Bill Kipp
Bradley Lord
Deane E. McMinn
Rhode Lee Michelson
Laurence Owen
Maribel Y. Owen and Dudley Richards
Walter S. Powell*
Douglas Ramsay
Danny Ryan
Edi and James Scholdan
Diane Sherbloom and Larry Pierce
Bill Swallender
Stephanie and Sharon Westerfeld

2012

Michelle Kwan

2013

Rudy Galindo

Lori Nichol

2014

Albert Beard

Lynn Benson
Terry Kubicka

2015

Anne Gerli

Ricky Harris

2016

Tanith Belbin and Benjamin Agosto

Sasha Cohen
Evan Lysacek

2017

Peter Burrows

2018

Claire Ferguson

Kyoko Ina and John Zimmerman
Michael Weiss

2019

Carol Fox and Richard Dalley

Timothy Goebel
Julie Lynn Holmes

2020

Kathy Casey

Meryl Davis and Charlie White
Kimmie Meissner

2021

Johnny Weir

Sandy (Schwomeyer) Lamb
Gale Tanger

*On the fiftieth anniversary of the tragic Sabena Crash that claimed the lives of the entire U.S. figure skating contingent enroute to the 1961 World Championships in Prague, the skaters, officials, coaches and family members who perished were inducted to the U.S. Figure Skating Hall Of Fame as a group. Maribel Vinson Owen and Harold Hartshorne had already been inducted posthumously previously.

FIGURE SKATERS INDUCTED TO GERMANY'S SPORTS HALL OF FAME (DEUTSCHE SPORTHILFE)


Year

Inductees

2010

Katarina Witt

2011

Marika Kilius, Hans-Jürgen Bäumler

INDUCTEES TO THE ICE SKATING AUSTRALIA HALL OF FAME


Year

Inductees

2004

Nancy Burley
Pat Burley
Robyn Burley
Sharon Burley
Elizabeth and Peter Cain
Sidney R. Croll
Gretchen Doolan
Anthony Liu
Danielle (Carr) McGrath and Stephen Carr
Cameron Medhurst
Gweneth Molony
Patricia Molony
Ted Molony
H. Newman Reid
Reg Park
Frank Parsons
Michael Pasfield
Dunbar Poole

2016

Joanne Carter

Marcel Kingsley Doolan
Mary-Ellen Mather

2017

Wendy Langton

Monica MacDonald