Jack Walters

Accepting his Hall of Fame award from Larry Ralston

Inducted May 15, 1993

Jack was born January 11, 1946. He started skating at age three, due to the influence of his parents, who had met while skating. He won the National Long Track and tied for the National Short Track as a Senior in 1971. His championship career started when he won the 1957 Midget National Short Track Championship and the 1961 Junior Short Track National Championship. Jack was an alternate member of the 1972 U. S. Olympic Speed Skating team. He was inducted to the National Speedskating Hall of Fame on May 15, 1993 in Anaconda, Montana.

He developed the coaching certification system in Canada and served as the National Coach of Canada from 1978 to 1988. He was appointed Head Coach of Long Track by the Canadian Amateur Speed Skating Association.

Since 1991, Speedskating Canada presents The Jack Walters Coach of the Year Award to a coach who has demonstrated meaningful, long-term involvement at the club, regional, provincial or national level.