Norwegian legend Dordi Nordby is among the three people who will be inducted into the World Curling Hall of Fame this year.
Joining her will be the late Michael Burns Senior of Canada and Scotland's Michael Thomson, who was the first secretary general of the World Curling Federation (WCF).
Nordby, who comes from Snarøya, will be inducted as an athlete for a glittering playing career that saw her amass 23 international curling medals.
A mainstay of the Norwegian women's team from 1981 to 2007, she competed in three Winter Olympic Games, plus two Olympic exhibition events, 18 World Women's Championships and 23 European Championships.
She was also well known for having a thermos of coffee with her whenever she took to the ice.
Her first world title came in 1990 in Västerås in Sweden.
The previous year, she collected her first silver medal in Milwaukee in the United States.
More global medals followed with gold in 1991, silver in 1997 and 2004, and bronze in 1993, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2002 and finally 2005 in Paisley in Scotland.
In the European Championships, Nordby collected two gold, two silver and six bronze medals.
Though she never won an official Olympic medal, she collected bronze at Calgary 1988 and silver at Albertville 1992 when curling was a demonstration event.
Nordby also received the Frances Brodie Award for sportsmanship at the 2003 World Women's Championship in Winnipeg in Canada.
"The Norwegian Curling Association (NCA) congratulate Dordi with the highest honour you can get in curling," Norwegian curler Pål Trulsen, who works as the NCA's secretary general, said.
"She took the level of women's curling a step forward and inspired many young female curlers."
Nordby will receive the Elmer Freytag Award and be inducted into the Hall of Fame during the ongoing World Women’s Championship in Silkeborg in Denmark.
Burns, inducted as a builder, is considered curling's photographer.
Much of his work can be seen in the WCF's 50th anniversary book.
Burns hailed from Edinburgh, but it was in Canada where he began taking pictures in the late 1950s.
He photographed the very first Scotch Cup in Scotland in 1959 and quickly developed an eye for strong curling imagery.
Burns, who also photographed horse racing and motor sports, was renowned for being able to get into the right place for the right moment.
He is also a member of the Curling Canada and Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fames and he was the Canadian Government’s photographer at five Olympic Games.
Burns' son Michael will accept the award on behalf of his father at the 2019 World Men’s Championship, which is scheduled to take place in Canadian city Lethbridge from March 30 to April 7.
Michael Burns Junior is Curling Canada’s official photographer and performs the same role for the WCF from time to time.
Thomson, inducted as a builder, is credited with leading the WCF in its formative years with "great professionalism and regard".
He became the WCF secretary general in 1994 and served until his retirement in 2010.
Before this appointment, Thomson fulfilled this role as a staff member of the Royal Caledonian Curling Club - now Scottish Curling - when the two organisations were one.
During his tenure, he worked to ensure a successful return to the Winter Olympics for curling at Nagano 1998 and that the sport would remain a staple of the Games in future years.
In the lead-up to Turin 2006, Thomson was at the helm to oversee wheelchair curling’s debut at the Winter Paralympics.
He became highly regarded within the Olympic family for the manner in which he undertook this work and for his commitment to the development of curling.
After retiring, Thomson was replaced by the organisation’s current secretary general Colin Grahamslaw.
A date for Thomson’s induction into the Hall of Fame is still to be determined.
"It is my great pleasure to reveal another three incredibly worthy Hall of Fame inductees," WCF President Kate Caithness said.
"Dordi’s 23 international curling medals, being a recipient of the Frances Brodie Award and the number of years she played at the top level of the game, show why she has been selected.
"Michael was curling’s photographer.
"He never threw a stone, but he took our sport to millions of people through his amazing imagery.
"Finally, without Mike, the World Curling Federation would not be where it is today.
"He was the glue that held it together in the early days and he ushered in our return to the Olympic Winter Games and introduction to the Paralympic Winter Games.
"Our sport is indebted to them and on behalf of the curling family, I extend my sincere and deepest thanks to each of them and their families."