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The 1961 World Figure Skating Team on the night of their flight to Europe.
The 1961 World Figure Skating Team on the night of their flight to Europe.

Remembering a plane crash, champion skaters, family

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Fifty years ago today, a tragic jetliner crash in Belgium killed the entire U.S. Figure Skating World Team. Three of the victims had North Country connections: Coach Daniel Ryan and his ice dancers Larry Pierce and Diane Sherbloom trained in Canton and Lake Placid. Last month, Daniel Ryan, and the rest of the 1961 team, were inducted into the Figure Skating Hall of Fame in Greensboro, North Carolina. A new movie, Rise, which premieres around the country on Thursday, pays tribute to the 1961 team and the world of figure skating. Todd Moe talks with Terry Ryan Sullivan about her father's legacy and the new film.

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Daniel Ryan and skating partner Carol Ann Peters (Photo: Sheryl Ryan Nolan)

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Todd Moe
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