Hall of Fame
Induction into the World Curling Federation Hall of Fame is the highest ‘non-playing’ honour that the World Curling Federation can bestow on someone and recognises outstanding contribution to the sport of curling whether through on-ice achievements or off-ice endeavours.
Before 2012, the Federation presented the World Curling Freytag Award to recognise outstanding contribution to the sport. From 2012, inductees into the World Curling Hall of Fame have been presented with the Freytag Medal to mark their induction. The World Curling Freytag Award is a tribute to the late Elmer Freytag of the United States Curling Association, one of the founding members of the Federation.
Previous winners of the Elmer Freytag Award and the World Curling Freytag Award have all been inducted to the World Curling Hall of Fame.
There are two classes of honour:
- Curler: awarded to athletes who have achieved extraordinary distinction and outstanding results, and have demonstrated exceptional sportsmanship and character, in the sport of curling.
- Builder: awarded to individuals who have accomplished distinguished service and have made major contributions to the development and advancement of international curling.
World Curling Federation Hall of Fame
|2019||Builder||Ian Michael Thomson, Scotland|
|2019||Builder||Michael Burns, Sr., Canada (posthumously)|
|2019||Curler||Dordi Nordby, Norway|
|2018||Builder||Shorty Jenkins, Canada (posthumously)|
|2018||Builder||Elmer Freytag, United States (posthumously)|
|2018||Builder||Young C. Kim, Korea|
|2018||Curler||Kevin Martin, Canada|
|2017||Curler(s)||Ernie, Arnold, Garnet and Wes Richardson, Canada|
|2016||Builder||Franco Zumofen, Italy|
|2016||Curler||Elisabeth Högström, Sweden|
|2016||Builder||Warren Hansen, Canada|
|2015||Curler||Ray Turnbull, Canada|
|2015||Curler||Russ Howard, Canada|
|2015||Builder||Hiroyuki Saito, Japan|
|2014||Curler||Randy Ferbey, Canada|
|2014||Curler||Patrick Hürlimann, Switzerland|
|2014||Curler||Eigil Ramsfjell, Norway|
|2013||Curler||Don Duguid, Canada|
|2013||Curler||Ron Northcott, Canada|
|2012||Builder||Günther Hummelt, Austria (posthumously)|
|2012||Builder||Jean-Paul Bidaud, Switzerland|
|2012||Curler||Elisabet Gustafson, Sweden|
World Curling Freytag Award Recipients
|2011||Builder||Ray Kingsmith, Canada (posthumously)|
|2010||Builder||Malcolm Richardson, Scotland|
|2009||Curler||Sandra Schmirler, Canada (posthumously)|
|2008||Builder||Leslie Ingram-Brown, Scotland|
|2007||Builder||Roy Sinclair, Scotland|
|2006||Builder||Kunio Nando, Japan|
|2003||Builder||Bob Whitehead, United States (posthumously)|
|2002||Builder||Franz Tanner, Switzerland|
|2001||Builder||Shirley Morash, Canada|
|Curler||Raymond (Bud) Somerville, United States|
|2000||Builder||Bob Hardy, United States|
|Curler||Ernie Richardson, Canada|
|1997||Erwin Sautter, Switzerland|
|1996||Elizabeth Paterson-Brown, Scotland|
|1994||Keith Wendorf, Germany|
Elmer Freytag Award Recipients
|1990||Colin Campbell, Canada (posthumously)|
|1989||Don McKay, United States|
|1988||Kay Sugahara, United States|
|1987||Bob Picken, Canada|
|1986||Art Cobb, United States|
|1985||Don McLeod, Canada|
|1984||Robin Welsh, Scotland|
|1983||Mabel Deware, Canada|
|1982||Sven Eklund, Sweden|
|1981||Doug Maxwell, Canada|
|1980||Bob Grierson, Scotland|
|1979||Chuck Hay, Scotland|
|1978||Ken Watson, Canada|
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