Margery Hilko has this weekend become the first Irish person to qualify as an ISU Judge in Single and Pair Skating after she successfully passed the ISU Examination held on the occasion of the Nebelhorn Trophy in Oberstdorf, Germany.
Hilko has been an International Judge since 2013 and her new qualification now makes her eligible for inclusion in the draw for judging panels at ISU Championships.
“My journey to becoming an ISU Judge has been very hard, but I am incredibly happy to have passed and become Ireland’s first,” Hilko said. “Skating is such a passion for me, and I look forward to serving all the skaters at Championships and hope to see more Irish skaters there in future.”
“On behalf of the ISAI, I would like to offer my warmest congratulations to Margery on this fantastic achievement,” ISAI President Seán Gillis. “Anyone involved in skating in Ireland will know of her dedication at all levels of the sport here. She is also well respected and liked by her international colleagues. I am delighted that she will be able to bring her enthusiasm for skating and professionalism to future ISU Championships.”