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What’s going on at your home ice arena, or with your skating club or team? Send your news and notes to editor@skateisi.org.

Pasadena Ice Skating Center Names Randy Winship General Manager

The Pasadena Ice Skating Center has named Randy Winship general manager. Formerly Pasadena’s skating director, Randy returns to the facility after serving as ISI’s director of skating programs and events since 2006. His previous professional roles included manager, coach and consultant for skating centers in 12 countries around the world, including China, South Korea, Japan, Mexico, Philippines, United Arab Emirates, Malaysia and Thailand. His friends at the Ice Skating Institute wish him a bright future and look forward to seeing him at ISI national skating events and conferences.

Burton Powley Wins Caring Coach Award

Iowa figure skating coach Burton Powley has received the Iowa Sports Foundation’s Caring Coach Award for his significant and positive influence on the actions and development of his skating students. Burton coaches at the Coral Ridge Ice Arena in Coralville and the Metro Ice Sports Facility in Urbandale. An award-winning skater himself, Burton and his team are regular competitors at ISI national events. The Capitol Ice Academy team won the President’s Award at the 2010 ISI World Recreational Team Championships in Boston.

Ice Theatre of New York to Honor Richard “Mr. Debonair” Dwyer

Ice Theatre of New York will honor Richard “Mr. Debonair” Dwyer, America’s most beloved ice show star, at its annual Benefit Gala and Performance in New York City on Oct. 22.

Richard holds the Guinness World Record for the longest-ever professional ice skating performer, with a career of 62 years and counting.

In 1943, Richard’s parents moved to southern California and introduced their children to skating after going to see the Ice Follies. Richard joined the skating club at Sonja Henie’s Westwood Gardens rink and started taking lessons from his first coach, Michael Kirby. At his first competition, a Southern California Inter-Club Association event, Richard came in second out of two. He said that competition taught him that he was going to have to work harder.

He went on to win the U.S. Novice and Junior Men’s titles during his amateur career. At Senior Nationals, at age 14, he captured the bronze medal behind Dick Button and Hayes Jenkins. Immediately after that event, Richard turned pro. Joining an ice show had always been his dream.

Richard grew up with the children of Ice Follies founder Eddie Shipstad and he had long been an admirer of Roy Shipstad, the original Ice Follies “Debonair.” When Richard was not yet 15, Roy was set to retire, and Richard was groomed as his replacement, a “Young Debonair.” Richard’s title was changed to “The Debonair” when he was almost 30, and to “Mr. Debonair” later on.

The role called for skating in top hat and tails while accompanied by six beautiful girls in glamorous gowns. At the end of each number, Richard would present a bouquet of roses to one of the more “grandmotherly” ladies in the audience.

Richard continued his education while touring, attending high school in 26 different cities. In the 1950s, shows stayed in cities for up to several weeks at a time, allowing Richard time to make friends along the way.

He graduated from high school in 1953 and started taking a few courses each summer at the University of San Francisco. He received his college degree in 1975 instead of 1957 — at age 39. He jokes that he simply switched the numbers in the years.

Richard’s career in Ice Follies lasted 30 years. He performed more than 12,000 times on a 46-week tour that included nine weekly performances (including three back-to-back shows on Saturdays) — about 400 a year —until his retirement from Ice Follies in 1980. At age 50, he returned to skating with Ice Capades for 13 years, until 1995. He was inducted into the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 1993. Richard continued to skate, performing in China in 2005 and skating a duet with Brian Boitano in “A Salute to the Golden Age of Ice Skating” television special in 2010.

At age 76, Richard will perform at Ice Theater’s Benefit Gala and Performance, along with a celebrity crop of former Dwyer Girls, including Olympic champion Dorothy Hamill, world champion Tai Babilonia, Olympic silver medalist Linda Fratianne and U.S. champion JoJo Starbuck. Reprising Richard’s “Debonair” role will be U.S. champion Ryan Bradley, world champion Randy Gardner, Olympic silver medalist Paul Wylie and a surprise guest.

“We are honoring Richard Dwyer for his lifetime of inspired performances, personifying joy on ice for countless numbers of appreciative audiences. We also applaud Richard’s role as a goodwill ambassador within our diverse skating world,” says Moira North, Ice Theatre of New York’s founder/director.

Dwyer joins an esteemed list of ITNY honorees including Dick Button, Dorothy Hamill, Scott Hamilton and Vera Wang. For more information, go to icetheatre.org. —Jirina Ribbens

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