'Quad King' Goebel elected to U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame

(12/12/18) – Olympic bronze medalist Timothy Goebel, two-time World medalist Julie Lynn Holmes and seven-time U.S. medalists Carol Fox and Richard Dalley have been elected to the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame.

Their inductions will be held Jan. 26 at Detroit’s Little Caesar’s Arena during the 2019 GEICO U.S. Figure Skating Championships.

“It is an honor to welcome Julie Lynn Holmes, Timothy Goebel and Carol Fox and Richard Dalley to the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame Class of 2019,” nominating committee chair Larry Mondschein said. “Their figure skating contributions at the Olympic level are exceptional, with all of them achieving a top-five finish. What is especially noteworthy about our newest members is that they continue to contribute to our sport as coaches, officials, club volunteers and team leaders. We owe them a debt of gratitude for what they have done and continue to do for our sport.”  

Goebel won the bronze medal on home ice at the 2002 Salt Lake City Games. He is a two-time World silver medalist (2002-03) and six-time U.S. medalist, including gold at the 2001 U.S. Championships. At the 1998 ISU Junior Series Final (now Junior Grand Prix Final), Goebel became the first person to land a quad Salchow, the first to land a quad Salchow in combination (quad Salchow-double toe), and the first American to land a quad combination. The feat was so unexpected at the junior level that it took the ISU nearly a month to ratify the jumps. At 1999 Skate America, Goebel became the first to land three quads in a program, cementing the nickname “Quad King.” Goebel continues to serve on U.S. Figure Skating committees and is a board member at The Skating Club of New York and Figure Skating in Harlem.

A strong compulsory figure skater, Holmes is a four-time U.S. silver medalist (1969-72) and two-time World medalist (1971 silver, 1970 bronze). After placing fourth in the 1972 Olympic Winter Games in Sapporo, Japan, Holmes joined Ice Capades and was a principal skater through 1975. Following Holmes’ last tour, she joined the skating cast of the “Donny & Marie” TV series for three seasons. She has been involved in figure skating for almost 65 years as a skater, coach and national technical specialist.

The ice dance team of Fox and Dalley earned medals in nine of their 10 U.S. Championships, including five silver and two bronze at the senior level (1978-84). The five-time World Team members also earned medals in all but one of their international and professional events. After finishing fifth at the 1984 Olympics, Fox and Dalley were featured performers of the Ice Capades from 1984-89. Dalley has served U.S. Figure Skating and the U.S. Olympic Committee in multiple roles and is an ISU judge and national technical specialist. Fox served on the Adult Skating Committee and has been coaching since 1990.