Michelle McDonald-Wheeler

Figure Skating - Inducted in 2006

Michelle McDonald-Wheeler has had a long and successful figure skating career. Michelle has been recognized in Abbotsford figure skating since 1981 when she and Patrick Mandley won the Junior National Championship Ice Dance competition. Michelle continued to participate in the highly competitive national and international levels of Ice Dancing. Michelle skated with several partners, including Michael Farrington (1986-87), Mark Mitchell (1988-90), and Martin Smith (1990- retirement). In 1991, she and Smith won the Senior National Ice Dance Championship. Michele was on the Canadian National Team for ten years and represented Canada at three World Championships.

After her competitive career ended, Michelle continued her involvement with figure skating. Michelle skated on the Torvill and Dean Tour before turning to coaching, choreography, and directing a skating school in Ontario. Michelle has continued to give back to Abbotsford figure skating by helping with fundraising and performing for the local MSA club whenever possible.

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