Class of 1995: Builder
This outstanding builder truly dedicated herself to ensuring excellence in all aspects of figure skating in Newfoundland and Canada, starting with the founding of the Flying Blades Figure Skating Club in 1965. Elizabeth introduced the sport to thousands of young athletes by organizing her province’s first championships, promoting the growth of local clubs and providing many training opportunities. She became the first gold dance and figure judge in her province and conducted numerous judging clinics. Chairman of the national committee for the formation of precision skating, she was instrumental in its introduction to Canada. She was affectionately known as “Mrs. Figure Skating”. Her untimely death in 1985, while travelling home from judging a provincial championships, was a great loss to the skating world.