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The National Skating Association Centenary Gala


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from Wembley Arena in the presence of HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh John Curry. British 1976 Olympic gold medallist, joins the champions and leading skaters from the recent World Championships, including Robin Cousins , in a glittering exhibition of ice skating to celebrate the 100th birthday of The National Skating Association of Great Britain.
The best collection of international ice skating talent ever assembled in this country has come to this Royal occasion to pay tribute to Britain's role in the development of all branches of skating over the last century and particularly ice skating, to that combination of elegance, athleticism and music that gives ice skating such tremendous popular appeal here.
Britain's world champions from the past receive commemorative centenary medals from The Queen. They include:
Cecilia Colledge , the 1937 Ladies' World Champion
Jeannette Altwegg , the 1952 Olympic gold medallist
John and Jennifer Nicks , 1953 World Pairs Champions and the four times winners of the World Ice Dance Championship Diana Towler and Bernard Ford Commentator ALAN WEEKS
Producer DAVID KENNING See page 3


Unknown: Robin Cousins
Unknown: Cecilia Colledge
Unknown: Jeannette Altwegg
Unknown: Jennifer Nicks
Unknown: Diana Towler

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The National Skating Association Centenary Gala

BBC One London, 30 March 1979 21.25

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