U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame Announces 2009 Nominees

(10/31/08) - U.S. Hall of Fame Chair Dede Disbrow announced today the official nominations for the 2009 U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame ballot. The 2009 nominees represent an elite group of individuals who have met the stringent criteria established by the selection committee. The nominees are:

Category A – Outstanding Competitors

Men
Rudy Galindo
David Santee

Ladies
Sarah Hughes
Sonya Klopfer Dunfield

Pairs
Jenni Meno and Todd Sand
Dorothyann Nelson and Pieter Kollen (deceased)

Ice Dancing
Walter “Red” Bainbridge
Kristin Fortune and Dennis Sveum
Renee Roca and Gorsha Sur
Susan Wynne and Joseph Druar

Category B – Outstanding Candidates Providing a Significant Impact on the Sport in a Non-athletic Role

Al Beard
Nancy Meiss
Elizabeth Webster

Category C – Outstanding Candidates with a Creative Impact: Theatrical Skaters, Coaches, Choreographers, Impresarios or Costume Designers

Vera Wang

Category D – Golden; Outstanding Candidates from Categories A, B or C Prior to 1939/World War II

Marjorie Parker Smith and Joseph Savage (deceased)

Announcements about the Class of 2009 will be issued following the close of the election process on Nov. 10 and verification of results by the professional accounting firm, Brunberg Blatt and Company, Inc. The Class of 2009 will be inducted Jan. 23 at the 2009 U.S. Figure Skating Championships.

Congratulations to all 2009 U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame nominees.

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