U.S. Figure Skating Announces Recipients of Cecilia Colledge Memorial Fund Award

Hannah Miller (Photo by Michelle Harvath)
(2/2/11) - U.S. Figure Skating announced today the recipients of the Cecilia Colledge Memorial Fund Award. The award was presented during the novice awards ceremony at the 2011 AT&T U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Greensboro, N.C.

The scholarship is given annually to the novice men's and ladies skaters who achieve the highest combined program components scores in both segments of competition, the short program and the free skate.

This year's recipients are 2011 novice men's champion Nathan Chen and 2011 novice ladies champion Hannah Miller.

The Cecilia Colledge Memorial Fund Award was established by Ms. Colledge's estate following her death in 2008. Representing Great Britain, Colledge enjoyed a successful competitive career, winning the silver medal at the 1936 Olympics Winter Games in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, the 1937 World title, three consecutive European championships (1937-39) and six British crowns (1935-39, '46).

Colledge relocated in 1952 to the United States and joined the coaching staff at the Skating Club of Boston, where she taught until her retirement in 1977. She was awarded the first class (gold) instructor's certificate, the highest teaching award of its kind. Colledge was elected to the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 1980.

Colledge was a generous supporter of U.S. Figure Skating, contributing to the Memorial Fund and the Museum and Hall of Fame.