Class of 1996: Official
Donald Gilchrist of Ottawa was a former national and international competitor and has been a figure skating judge at the international level since 1951. His technical expertise filled a tremendous need in the growing years of figure skating in Canada. Gilchrist was the first Canadian delegate to participate at the 1951 International Skating Union Congress. For the next 40 years Gilchrist was active in every technical aspect of the highest-ranking skating competitions. An event referee at countless competitions, he was made an honorary member of the ISU when he retired in 1992. Gilchrist’s knowledge and experience helped produce many key roles for Canada, including host of the 1972, ’78, ’84 and 1990 World Championships.