Class of 2000: Builder
This builder’s involvement in skating has spanned more than 50 years, from a Northern Ontario novice skating champion in the 1940s, to his role as a visionary and promoter in the world of modern ice shows.
Joining Sonja Henie’s Hollywood Ice Revue in 1949, he moved over to Holiday on Ice in 1951, rising up through the ranks from skater to tour manager and then producer. Developing a skating tour to highlight the many talents of national and international skating stars, his ‘Tour of World Figure Skating Champions’ and ‘Champions on Ice’ provided a new concept in figure skating shows. With an emphasis on quality production and a high-level of skating talent, he launched the careers of hundreds of skating stars and promoted skating to millions of people.
Never forgetting who made these shows the success they were, his role as a benefactor has resulted in ongoing substantial financial contributions to the CFSA Athlete Trust.