Mary Blair Polaski
Mary was born February 11, 1945 and passed away on February 18, 2013. She started skating at the age of ten. Since then she trained and pushed hard to achieve the titles of National Indoor Senior Champion in 1968 and 1981, the North American Indoor Senior Champion in 1969, and she established four National records as a Senior. When Mary stopped skating, she continued to stay active in the sport as a coach of the 1978 and 1979 World Short Track Team and as a National Coach. She was inducted to the National Speedskating Hall of Fame on May 17, 1998 in Wausau, Wisconsin.