Hill Carrow led the effort to bring figure skating to Greensboro

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Hill Carrow, who has helped orchestrate the U.S. Figure Skating Championships at the Greensboro Coliseum, talks to the media on Thursday, January 15, 2015, in Greensboro, N.C. A few days ago the ice had 8 inches of dirt over it for the Monster Truck event that was held at the coliseum. (Jerry Wolford/News & Record)

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Looking back, the winter of 2011 changed the sports climate in these parts forever.

The coldest month of the year made Greensboro cool.

And Hill Carrow? Well, he was Jack Frost.

Four years after their debut here, the U.S. Figure Skating Championships have returned to the Greensboro Coliseum, with Carrow again serving as chairman of the local organizing committee.

Carrow, the 60-year-old CEO of Sports & Properties Inc. in Cary, led the effort to bring figure skating to Greensboro in 2011, convincing an established winter sport to try a little Southern hospitality.

Read more: Greensboro News & Record

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