It was recently announced that Rudy Galindo, along with Michelle Kwan, among others, was recently nominated for the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame. Click HERE to read the news article from Ice Network.com.
After a vote, the skaters chosen to enter the Hall of Fame will be announced at the 2012 U.S. Nationals in San Jose, California. It would be significant for Rudy to be inducted in San Jose. He is a native of San Jose and the biggest moment in his career--and one of the biggest moments in the United States skating history--came at the 1996 Nationals in San Jose when Rudy brought the house down to win his first U.S. title , becoming the oldest man in U.S. history to win the title at age 26.
In a later post, during my 12-days of Christmas series beginning on Dec. 14, I will highlight Rudy's scintillating U.S. National title freeskate to Swan Lake. Today, to honor Rudy's Hall of Fame nomination, I will highlight his short program from that championship to Pachelbel's "Canon in D". This performance was a preview of greatness that was to come in the freeskate two nights later.