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2016 Hall of Fame Induction

  • Ron Shaver


  • John Caughell


  • Carolyn Fedy

Ron Shaver

Ron Shaver began his skating career at the Galt Figure Skating Club.

After a brilliant amateur career in which he won the Novice Canadian Championship, Ron was a five-time member of the Canadian World Team, 1976 Olympian and three-time Canadian Silver Medalist and Canadian Senior Champion (1977). He had the following placements at major international championships - Men: 1973 World Championships (8th); 1974 World Championships (5th); 1975 World Championships (8th); 1977 World Championships (6th). Ron turned professional with Ice Capades following the World Championships in 1977. He capped off his career by winning a World Professional Championship in 1981.
Athlete Ron Shaver

After his retirement from performing, Ron became a coach with the Hamilton Skating Club, the skating director for the Space City Ice Station in Houston, Texas and currently the Manager of Skating Operations & Coach at the Winter Club of St. Catharines.

"My philosophy is to make sure they want to be at the rink, that they love training, and they feel safe and appreciated." – Ron Shaver

John Caughell

John Caughell began his skating career with the St. Thomas Figure Skating Club.

He competed in the Western Ontario Section, medaling in singles and placing second at the Canadian Championships in fours.

For many years, John coached in Western Ontario where he guided numerous skaters to great accomplishments. He was a mentor to coaching colleagues and had a strong commitment to officials’ development. John continued to impact skating when he moved to Edmonton, Alberta.

Professional John Caughell

John was influential in the success of many skaters in both sections and worked alongside various colleagues in the development of athletes in all disciplines. His dedication, creative talent, sense of humour and commitment to figure skating will always be remembered by the skaters, coaches, officials, volunteers, families, and friends.

Credit to the Section of Alberta, NWT/Nunavut

Carolyn Fedy

In 1939, five-year-old Carolyn Spellman took to the ice at Kitchener-Waterloo Skating Club for her first performance. 60 years later she was Carolyn Fedy, a woman who transformed skating for children across Canada. Carolyn played a major role in developing a new method of teaching skating with skill sets and progression levels and was asked by CFSA to participate in the development of their CanSkate/CanFigureSkate program for all clubs in Canada.

As an athlete, Carolyn set a Canadian record by passing four senior tests in just ten months and in 1953 was the Canadian Senior Ladies Champion and Pairs Champion (with Fred Yanke) at the Niagara International Skating Championship in Buffalo. Shortly after that she became a coach, and in the 1960s she developed the first Canadian preschool mother-daughter skating program, or today’s “Parent & Tot” program.

Builder Carolyn Fedy

In 1983, Carolyn received the title of Master Conductor of the National CanSkate Program, conducting clinics for coaches, administrators and trainers across Canada. Two years later she became the KW Skating Club’s technical director. In 1990 she was named Female Coach of the Year for Western Ontario, 1993 Oktoberfest Woman of the Year – Sports and Recreation and in 1996 she received the prestigious Canadian Figure Skating Association Volunteer Award of Excellence.

In 1999, the home of the K-W Skating Club - Rink in the Park - was officially named the Carolyn Fedy Skating Centre. When the club moved to its new home at RIM Park, the title was transferred to the new facility. Carolyn introduced the KW Club to Precision skating in 1979 and in 1999 was honoured by Western Ontario Section with The Carolyn Fedy Sportsmanship Award for Western Ontario Section Synchronized Skating Teams. In 2001, Carolyn was inducted into the Waterloo County Hall of Fame and has continued to be honoured by the City of Waterloo as a leading citizen, volunteer and in 2014 Athlete of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award of Excellence for Kitchener-Waterloo.

Credit to Kitchener-Waterloo SC


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