The World Figure & Fancy Skating Championships exist to preserve the history of figure skating history and to determine the world's greatest skating artists, who unite Fine, Performing, Decorative, and Recording Arts through seven segments of competition. The Kelly Dynasty, the world's most accomplished skating dynasty in hockey, speed skating, and figure skating, founded The World Figure & Fancy Skating Championships in 2015 with legends such as Dick Button, Trixi Schuba, Janet Lynn, Lumilla and Oleg Protopopov, and Doug Wilson of ABC's Wide World of Sports, present for the event. The event's name comes from "Figure And Fancy Skating" published in 1895 by George A. Meagher, a Canadian World Professional Champion, who was skating's leading expert, who also introduced hockey to Europe. The awards presented are The John Curry Award and the Suzanne Shelley Clark Award For Extraordinary Individuals. This unique award is named for the mother of Shepherd Clark, the most decorated skater in World Figure Sport History. His mother, Suzanne Shelley Clark, an art benefactress, spent about 50 years in support of her son going from extremely weak in figures to the skater recognized as the best in the world, and the individual best recognized for preserving their fabulous history. Families are a special emphasis of World Figure Sport Society, as skaters require the support of parents, and family, to maximize their potential.