(April 30, 2007)
Skate Canada congratulates Skate Canada Saskatchewan’s Chair Adeline Wuschenny for her induction into the Yorkton Sports Hall of Fame in the builder category for the sport of figure skating. The induction dinner was held last Saturday, April 28 at the Gallagher Centre in Yorkton, Saskatchewan.
“It feels special to be inducted as a builder and to think that I’ve been recognized by my peers and my involvement has made an impact,” says Wuschenny. “It motivates me to continue.”
Wuschenny has been behind the scenes in figure skating for 36 years. Her involvement in the sport began in Jansen, Saskatchewan, in 1971 when her daughter started skating and Wuschenny worked on different carnival committees. When she moved to Yorkton Wuschenny got involved with the town’s club, first as test chairperson and then moved up to vice-president, first vice-president, and was club chair for two terms.
Wuschenny became involved with Skate Canada’s Section in Saskatchewan in 1992 as recreation skating director and continued to increase her involvement as the years went by becoming second vice-president, first vice-president, and serving as Chair for the last six years.
“One of the accomplishments I am the most proud of is the work I did as the recreation skating director as it was a challenge since I was very new on the provincial board and it was the time when we implemented the program Skating Unlimited in our Section,” remembers Wuschenny.
Wuschenny has also served on a few Skate Canada national committees, in addition to being a senior level synchronized skating judge since 1986, and a computer accountant trained in the CPC judging system as a data specialist.
Wuschenny won the 1990 Elizabeth Swan Memorial Award for the province of Saskatchewan for her dedication in promoting synchronized skating in Saskatchewan. The Elizabeth Swan Memorial Award is presented annually at Skate Canada’s Achievement Awards Gala to a volunteer in recognition of his or her contribution to synchronized skating over at least a ten-year period.
Wuschenny is also very proud to have won the Coaches’ Choice Award in 1997 given at the provincial level to a volunteer who went beyond her duties at a sporting event. She plans to remain involved in provincial events for many more years.