2017 Skate Canada Nove Scotia Hall Of Fame Information and List of Inductees

Skate Canada Nova Scotia is excited to announce the Inaugural Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Saturday, June 10th at 7:00 pm at the University Club, Dalhousie Campus.



Those to be honoured include:



Marie McNeil Bowness (Bedford) & Robert McCall, (1958 – 1991)  

  • 1981 Senior Canadian Dance Champions  and  World Team Members



Louise Mathers (Halifax) 

  • Level 3 coach who inspired skaters of all ages within the Halifax Regional Municipality from the moment they stepped onto the ice to the winning of National medals. 
  • After being diagnosed with Parkinson’s, she continued to coach courageously, losing her battle earlier this year.



Jane MacLellan (Halifax) 

  • Jane was instrumental in bringing the World to Halifax as the Chairperson of the 1990 World Figure Skating Championships. 
  • Funds raised from that event have helped the skating community in Nova Scotia for over 25 years including support for the Emera Oval.

Jim Gavin (Halifax) 

  • Jim was a technical leader in ensuring that Nova Scotia skaters experienced the best program sound quality on the ice. 
  • He led not only as skating’s local music technician, but also influenced and helped many others at a plethora of national and international events for well over a decade.


Officials (all Judges):   

Mary Beazley (Halifax) 

  • Mary volunteered for more than 30 years. 
  • Awarded posthumously

Shirley Beckman (Halifax) 

  • Shirley is the only NS volunteer official to receive a 50-year service pin from Skate Canada for her time as a judge.

Edmund Boyd (Halifax)

  • Age 92.   
  • Edmund received his 25-year volunteer pin more than 30 years ago.  

Sue Burke (Greenwood) 

  • Sue was a NS Section Chair and a Gold Level Senior judge specializing in the synchronized skating discipline.

 Jean Milsom (Halifax)

  • Age 91.  
  • Jean was a NS Section Chair and a Gold Level Senior judge. 
  • She skated with Barbra Ann Scott in the 1940’s
  • She became a judge in the 1950’s continuing as an official for 40 years.

David Youle (Halifax)

  •  Age 94
  • David was the first NS Section Chair and a Senior Judge. 
  • He started volunteering in 1939 continuing for many years. 
  • He was the oldest volunteer at the 2011 Canada Winter Games held in NS.


More information can be obtained by contacting skatecanadans@sportnovascotia.ca or 902-425-5450




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