It is with great sadness that WAISA reports the passing of Mary-Ellen Mather. Mary-Ellen has been such an integral part of so many of our lives and has given so much to our skating family.
She taught us the love and passion for the sport she loved so much. Mary-Ellen watched so many generations of skaters emerge and blossom and had such an influence on so many athletes even if some may not have known it at the time. It will not be the same without her around... and there will forever be such a huge hole left in the WA Ice Skating family where Mary-Ellen always sat.
Her legacy is in all the athletes past and present that she fostered and supported who have helped form what we now know as WA Ice Skating
Photo: ISA President, Peter Lynch presenting Mary-Ellen with her Hall of Fame Award. Photo courtesy of Michael Santer
Her love for all things skating and her commitment to skating in WA in particular will always be remembered and respected. She was the large and ever beating heart of our skating world and she will never be forgotten in our hearts and minds.