Class of 1990: Builder
Melville Rogers’ outstanding contributions to Canadian figure skating spanned six decades. Highlights of his amateur career included both Canadian and North American titles. He was also the first Canadian male figure skater to compete at the 1924 Olympic Winter Games. A member of the Minto Skating Club for 50 years, Rogers served in many capacities. A respected international judge, he helped shape early policy as Chairman of the Judges Committee for 15 years and was President of the CFSA for two terms. A tireless promoter of amateur sport, he acted as President of the Canadian Sports Advisory Council for 15 years, breaking the trail for the advancement of amateur sport in Canada.