Class of 1990: Builder
Known today as “The Father of Canadian Figure Skating”, Louis Rubenstein’s half-century of involvement laid much of the ground work for the success of the sport in Canada. An outstanding skater with the Victoria Club of Montreal, Rubenstein claimed numerous Canadian and American titles. In 1890, he became the first North American skater to compete abroad at the World Championships. A pioneer builder, his dedication to standards led to the formation of the Amateur Skating Association of Canada in 1888. Guiding the future of figure skating in Canada, Rubenstein served as President of the Figure Skating Department of the Association from 1914 until his death in 1931.