SSHoF logoMel Hepburn

Builder (1991)

Figure Skating

Mel HepburnIn 1948, at the age of 38 years, Mel Hepburn joined the Saskatoon Figure Skating Club to learn ice dancing. It was the beginning of a remarkable association. He was president of the Saskatoon Club from 1951 until 1953, club treasurer and club test chairman for many years in the 1950s, chairman of production, chairman for the annual ice carnival for 18 years, was twice treasurer of the Western Canada Section, and became a life member of the Saskatoon club.

Mel has been a judge of figure skating for 36 years and gave dedicated service to many communities in Saskatchewan, Alberta and Manitoba in the judging field. He judged his last competition in 1987.

In 1980, Mel organized precision skating in Saskatoon and for eight years, was organizer, manager and trainer of the city's precision teams. His name was given to the Open Precision championships in 1987. He continued to serve the Saskatoon Club as archivist and historian.

Originally from Melville, Mel was six years old when he the mascot for the Melville Millionaires when they won the Allan Cup in 1914.

** Deceased