Class of 2012: Athlete
Three-time Canadian men’s champion Brian Pockar is inducted posthumously into the Skate Canada Hall of Fame in the athlete category.
The native of Calgary, Alta., who passed away in 1992 at the age of 32, had six consecutive podium finishes at the Canadian Figure Skating Championships beginning in 1977, including three straight wins from 1978 to 1980.
He won bronze at the 1982 World Figure Skating Championships and placed 12th at the 1980 Olympic Winter Games in Lake Placid, NY.
Pockar also had a pair of podium finishes at Skate Canada International, claiming bronze in 1978 and silver in 1980. He was presented with an Alberta Achievement Award on five occasions, and was bestowed with the Government of Canada Sports Excellence Award in 1982.
Following his career, Pockar went on to become a respected figure skating commentator and analyst with CTV Sports.