Thursday, December 17, 2009

Elizabeth Manley

Figure Skater

Born in Trenton, Ontario in 1965; moved to Ottawa in 1974.

Best known for her electrifying free program at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary.

Won silver medals at both the 1988 Winter Olympics and the 1988 World Championships.

Skated in ice shows and television specials, then turned to coaching, first in Florida, then Philadelphia and finally in Ottawa at the Elizabeth Manley rink.

Published two autobiographies.

Spokesperson for Ovarian Cancer Canada's Winners Walk of Hope.

Member of the Order of Canada in 1988.