Bainbridge, Red

Bainbridge, Red

“honored as inductee in the 2014 Sports Hall of Fame on Feb. 23 in Lake Forest.”

“With his skating partner, Lois Waring, Bainbridge was invited to the 1948 Olympics in Switzerland to demonstrate the sport of ice dancing to the Olympic Committee.  Other demonstration couples were from England and Belgium.”

“It was 38 more years before ice dancing became a sport in the Olympics, and only this year, 66 years later, has a U.S. ice dancing couple won gold.”

Source: The Observer, March 7, 2014