Congratulations to young rising speed skater, Dean Melideo, winner of the 2014 Ken Sutter Perpetual Trophy

Congratulations to young rising Inline speed skater, Dean Melideo, winner of the 2014 Ken Sutter Perpetual Trophy…..

ken sutter winner 2014 Dean Melideo

And now a little history behind the Ken Sutter Perpetual Trophy…

The Ken Sutter trophy is awarded annually to speed skaters who best exhibit the qualities that were admired in Ken Sutter so much. Good nature, fair competitior, determination, good attitude, dedication. etc

Ken, an 18 y.o speed skater, sadly died in 1982 from a work accident, however he left many memories within the speed skating community, that they created a memorial trophy to honour & remember him by.

More information on the Ken Sutter Perpetual Trophy can be found on the Skate Victoria website in the Speed Competitions section