Estate sale for former Ohio ice skating judge attracts worldwide attention

CINCINNATI - Nancy Meiss, a longtime resident of Cincinnati, was a respected and well-known figure skating judge for more than 50 years for the United State Figure Skating Association.

Meiss was born in 1922 and began her judging career in 1958 judging ice dancing and compulsory figures.  She eventually went on to judge in World Championships and at the 1988 Olympic Winter Games in Calgary.

She was inducted into the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 2009.

Meiss founded the Queen City Figure Skating Club (located in southern Ohio) in 1956 and served as its president from 1971-74. She started the club's scholarship fund and was its delegate at every U.S. Figure Skating Governing Council. She was also instrumental in bringing the 1979 U.S. Championships and 1987 World Championships to Cincinnati.

In January, at the age of 90, Meiss passed away leaving behind the mementos and collections of a life well lived—a life entrenched in figure skating.

Meiss's family has kept many of her collection, but because it was so extensive, they are making many of the items public in an online auction.

According to Skating Magazine, the auction is drawing the attention of figure skating fans and collectors worldwide.

The auction will run until 8:46 p.m. on Saturday Nov. 23

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