Class of 2003: Builder
As technical director of the Canadian Figure Skating Association from 1972 to 1991, Barbara’s influence was felt throughout the skating community. A former National Junior Pair Champion and international judge, her great love and passion for figure skating was supplemented by her outstanding technical knowledge and ability to envision, develop and establish programming to support the progression of the sport.
Taking the lead in skater development and training courses, including the development of NCCP technical development courses for coaches, she organized and conducted national training seminars for singles, dance and pairs, and oversaw judges and coaches clinics and workshops.
She standardized the training of judges and laid the foundation to the best judges training system in the world.
In 1992, Barbara received the Canada 125 Commemorative Medal for her outstanding contributions. Upon her retirement from the CFSA she travelled to Australia, New Zealand and South Africa as a sport consultant. She finally settled in Alberta where she continues to contribute her knowledge and expertise to the skating community.
The achievements of Canadian figure skaters during Barbara’s 30-year involvement in the sport are testaments to the hard work and dedication of this outstanding builder.