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2012 Hall of Fame Induction


Athletes
  • Shae-Lynn Bourne & Victor Kraatz
  • Cindy Landry & Lyndon Johnston

Professional

  • Kerry Leitch

Official

  • Isabelle Henderson

Shae-Lynn Bourne & Victor Kraatz
Athletes

When this ice dance team came together in 1991, it was not long before their innovative and unique style would lead them to the top of the podium, and into the hearts of their many fans. Crowned the 1992 Canadian Junior champions, they claimed their first of 10 Canadian Senior titles in 1993.

Truly ‘magic on ice’, their amazing edge qualities, combined with spectacular footwork, and their signature hydroblading technique, saw them enjoy a record setting career that set the standard for others to follow.

Four time world bronze medallists from 1996-1999, and silver medallists in 2002, they capped off their incredible career by becoming the first North American ice dance team ever to capture the World Championship title, doing so at the 2003 ISU World Figure Skating Championships.

Shae-Lyn Bourne / Victor Kraatz

Three-time Olympians, they placed 10th in their first appearance at the Games in 1994, and finished just off the podium with fourth place finishes in both 1998 and 2002.

Retiring from the amateur ranks following the 2003 season, they both remained involved in skating, with Shae-Lynn enjoying a successful professional and coaching career and Victor serving as an Ice Dance Director at the BC Centre of Excellence, passing on their knowledge to the next generation of ice dancers.



Cindy Landry & Lyndon Johnston
Athletes

Cindy Landry is a former Canadian pairs figure skater with partner Lyndon Johnston. Lyndon Johnston is a former Canadian pairs figure skater with partner Cindy Landry.

After the 1988 Olympics, Lyndon and Cindy became a new pairs team and won the silver medal at the 1989 World Figure Skating Championships, and the silver medal at the 1989 Canadian Championships. In 1990, they won the Canadian national title and placed 9th at the 1990 World Figure Skating Championships.

Both Lyndon and Cindy became skating professionals following the 1990 Worlds.
Lyndon spent 15 years competing and coaching with the Preston FSC before moving to Florida USA. where he is currently enjoying a successful coaching career.

Cindy Landry / Lyndon Johnson



Kerry Leitch
Professional

A native of Woodstock, Ontario, Kerry Leitch reached the junior ranks as a figure skater and was also a professional baseball player. After his competitive days ended, he turned his attention to coaching which led to a career that spanned six decades. His early mentors were world-renowned coaches Otto Gold and Marcus Nikkanen.

He was the long-time head coach of the Preston Figure Skating Club and he coached both pair and singles. A world championship and Olympic coach, his Champions Training Centre in Cambridge, Ontario, was home to both Canadian and international competitors.

Kerry Leitch

He and his coaching team led 48 Canadian champions to the top of the podium, including Lloyd Eisler and Katherina Matousek, Christine (Tuffy) Hough and Doug Ladret, Cynthia Coull and Mark Rowsom, Cindy Landry and Lyndon Johnston.
As a former Figure Skating Coaches of Canada President and board member of the Canadian Figure Skating Association (now Skate Canada), Leitch helped to push the sport forward through his roles as a coach and sport administrator. He authored figure skating coach certification courses in both Canada and the USA, and was a featured presenter at many Canadian, U.S. and ISU seminars for coaches, skaters and judges.

Kerry was inducted into the Skate Canada Hall of Fame 2012.


Isabelle Henderson
Official

For close to 60 years this figure skating devotee to the sport demonstrated commitment and dedication as an official, builder and athlete. A founding member of the Kitchener-Waterloo Club in 1938, she went on to assist in the establishment of a number of clubs in Brantford, Preston, Hamilton and Burlington.

A gold medal judge, she served at Sectional, National and North American competitions and was instrumental in the training of judges at the Sectional level while serving as a Section referee and accountant. She devoted thousands of hours evaluating all levels of skating in singles, pairs and dance. With her groundwork in precision skating in the 1980s, she became one of Canada’s first qualified senior precision judges.

Isabelle Henderson
In 1983 and 1984 she received awards from the CFSA, the Province of Ontario and the Western Ontario Section for her outstanding volunteer contributions to figure skating.

 

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