Josée Picard and Éric Gilles were recently inducted into the Skate Canada Hall of Fame at the 2019 Canadian National Skating Championships in Saint John, New Brunswick. Alumni Committee Chair, Debbi Wilkes, visited with them recently to discuss their success as coaches and to discover that some of their greatest long-term achievements were actually “off the ice”.
Where is Marie McNeil now and what has she been up to?
Written by Marie McNeil Bowness
Newer generations know me as Marie Bowness, an ISU technical specialist and power skating coach. Older generations, many alumni, know me as Marie McNeil, Ice Dance champion with partner Rob McCall. So, as you can tell I have spent most of my life on the ice. As they say, once a rink rat always a rink rat.