U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame Announces Class of 2013 Nominees

(11/27/12) - Lawrence Mondschein, the chair of the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame Nominating Committee, today announced the official ballot for the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame Class of 2013.

"Once again, we have an esteemed group of individuals who have made significant contributions to our sport in a variety of different capacities, as athletes, coaches, choreographers and administrators," Mondschein said. "The electors to the U.S. Hall of Fame will have a challenging task ahead of them, as each of these candidates is worthy of serious consideration to be inducted into the Class of 2013."

All nominees on the ballot have met criteria established by the Nomination Committee. An esteemed panel of 85 electors will cast votes for the Class of 2013, which will be announced Dec. 17. Induction ceremonies will be held at the 2013 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships, which will be held Jan. 20-27, in Omaha, Neb.

CATEGORY A: Outstanding Competitor / Ladies

  • None

CATEGORY A: Outstanding Competitor / Men

  • Rudy Galindo
  • Robert Specht
  • Michael Weiss

CATEGORY A: Outstanding Competitor / Ice dancing

  • None

CATEGORY A: Outstanding Competitor / Pairs

  • None

CATEGORY B: Outstanding Coach

  • Lynn Benson
  • Thomas McGinnis

CATEGORY C: Outstanding Contributor (non-athletic)

  • Albert Beard
  • Franklin Nelson
  • Claire Waters Ferguson

CATEGORY D: Outstanding Contributor (creative impact)

  • Lori Nichol

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