About fifty years ago, a remarkable group of figure skaters, their coaches, their families, and U.S. officials boarded Sabena Flight 548, bound for Prague, to participate in the 1961 World Championships.  Their plane crashed near the Brussels airport on February 15, 1961, killing all on board.  Their lives were cut short but their influence continues to this day.

This site celebrates the thirty-four members of the skating delegation and their contributions to U.S. Figure Skating, past and present.

Please browse the site, and visit Amazon.com to purchase "Indelible Tracings,"  or "Indelible Images," which tell the definitive story of the members of the 1961 U.S. World Figure Skating Team.