Skate Ontario is saddened by the loss of Robert Blatz on April 26. Robert was a long-time Ontario competitive judge and evaluator who was awarded the status of Honorary Skate Canada Official. Figure skating is a passion for the entire Blatz family; Robert’s wife Hazel, was also a judge and evaluator, his daughter Heather is a Skate Ontario data specialist and his daughter Sue is an ISU judge and international referee. Skate Ontario is grateful for Robert’s many years of volunteering and for his valuable contributions to skating in Ontario.
The Blatz family is planning a celebration of his life on June 22 starting at 2:00 pm at the Mt. Carmel church in Troy, Ontario.