Elvis Stojko

Born March 22, 1972 in Newmarket, Ontario, Elvis is known as one of figure skating’s true innovators. Starting out at the age of 5 he was the Canadian National Junior Champion at 16. Mr. Stojko became the first person to land a quadruple-double jump combination at the 1991 World Championships. He followed that up with a quadruple-triple combination at the World’s in 1997. Elvis is a 3-time World Figure Skating Champion, 2-time Olympic Silver Medalist and 7-time Men’s Canadian Figure Skating Champion. Accomplished in martial arts, he often combined the two sports in exciting and innovative ways. He retired from competitive skating after the Olympics in 2002. He was the Lionel Conacher Award winner in 1994, as Canada’s best athlete. In 1996, he was awarded one of Canada’s highest honours, the Meritorious Service Decoration, in recognition of deeds or activities performed in a highly professional manner that brings honour to Canada. Elvis Stojko was inducted into the Skate Canada Hall of Fame in 2004.