Skate Canada saddened by the loss of Barbara Ann Scott

Oct 1, 2012

By Skate Canada/Skatebuzz

OTTAWA, ON: The entire skating community in Canada was saddened to learn of the death of Olympic and World Champion Barbara Ann Scott King. She died at her Amelia Island, Florida home in her 84th year with her husband Tom King by her side.

“Barbara Ann set the standard for generations of female athletes and women skaters who came after her. The discipline and focus that she learned early in her career were the foundation of her success, as Canadian, North American, European, World and Olympic Champion,” said Skate Canada President, Benoît Lavoie. “And she remained so connected to the sport, and to Canada after her own career was over. Every time she attended our events, she inspired our skaters and encouraged them to pursue their dreams. We extend our sincere sympathy to her husband Tom, her family, and her friends. She will be sadly missed by the international skating community and by her many fans worldwide.”

Funeral/memorial arrangements are pending.