Elizabeth Manley competed 40 years in both amateur and professional figure skating. She has participated in two Olympic Games (where she won the 1988 silver medal and became the Olympic Freestyle Champion), six World Championships, and has won three National Titles.
Since her retirement from amateur competition, Elizabeth Manley was awarded The Order of Canada. She is the author of two autobiographies, and she has also starred in three major television specials, which won a Gemini Award.
Elizabeth is a member of the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame, and the Skate Canada Hall of Fame. In 2015 Elizabeth received one of the highest honours in Ottawa ” The Builders Award ” from United Way which recognized her continuous contributions and work in the community for charitable work. As well, in 2020 received the “Inspiration Award” from the Royal Ottawa for her continued work and support towards Mental Health.