Class of 1991: Builder
A supporter of figure skating from the 1950s until his death in 1988, this Calgary resident became a world renowned referee, judge and administrator. President of the CFSA from 1968 to 1969, he was appointed an International Skating Union judge in 1969. From 1970 to 1980 he served on the ISU Ice Dance Committee and wrote the ISU Free Dancing Manual, working tirelessly to obtain world recognition for this discipline. Serving as the Chairman of the 1972 Worlds in Calgary and a co-founder of Skate Canada in 1973, he was named the coordinator of figure skating for the 1988 Olympic Games. In 1980 he became the first Canadian ever to be made an Honorary Member of the ISU. A true builder of figure skating, George left behind a legacy of enthusiasm and commitment for others to follow.