Class of 2001: Coach
Involved with skating for over 50 years, and exhibiting an incredible passion for the sport, this dynamic coaching team truly left their mark on the skating world and served as a source of inspiration to those who benefited from their coaching knowledge.
Athletes in their own right, Peter represented Canada on two World and North American Teams and Sonya was a medallist at two World Championships and a participant at the 1952 Olympic Games for the US. Following their careers they turned their attention to mentoring a host of skaters from around the world, teaching at clubs and summer schools in such places as Ottawa, Toronto, New York City, Denver and Sun City.
Their complimentary coaching styles proved to be magical, taking a number of their skaters to multiple Olympic Games and World Championships. Among their success stories was Elizabeth Manley, who they guided to three Canadian national titles and 1988 Olympic and World silver medals.