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1961 U.S. Figure Skating Team to be Honored

It was announced last week that the 1961 U.S. figure skating team that perished in a plane crash will be part of the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame Class of 2011.  The induction ceremony will take place at the 2011 U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Greensboro, North Carolina in January, according to the Marblehead Reporter. The move comes in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the crash that took the lives of 18 athletes and 16 family members and coaches, among numerous other passengers on the flight.