Skate Canada was saddened to learn of the passing of Wilf Langevin. Langevin was the voice of Skate Canada at events across the country from 1966 to 1999. He passed on January 7, 2023 at 82 years of age at the Credit Valley Hospital.
Langevin was inducted into the Skate Canada Hall of Fame in 2010 as a builder. As an announcer he was the first to script and announce competitions bilingually, he set the standard for many who followed in his footsteps, and took a keen interest in training new music technicians and announcers. His contribution to the sport of figure skating went far beyond his role as an announcer. He combined his interest in music, technology and announcing to create a legacy in the sport and raised the level of professionalism to world-class standards.
His longevity in announcing saw him take part in 32 Canadian Championships, 23 Skate Canada Internationals, six ISU World Figure Skating Championships, and the highlight of his career at the 1988 Olympic Winter Games in Calgary.
A visitation and funeral mass are planned for later this month. For more details, please see the obituary.
Skate Canada offers its sincere sympathies to Langevin’s family and friends.