The writing was always on the wall at Calgary's Olympic Oval.
And it was never a matter of if, just when.
Clara Hughes always had a place reserved on the Wall of Champions as one of Canada's most accomplished speed skaters, and like the sport in which she competed, it just came down to perfect timing for it to become official.
On Saturday, the moment will finally arrive for the six-time Olympic medallist's photo and plaque to be unveiled as part of a recognition ceremony during the Essent ISU World Cup of Speed Skating event that runs at the Oval this weekend.
Hughes boasts the honour of being the only athlete to have won multiple medals at both the summer and winter Olympics, in cycling and speed skating.