A blast from the past

A gentleman from the Hampton was kind enough to share this newspaper article from The Evening Times Globe dated January 26, 1970.

IMG_1151.JPGThe article reads…

Local Skaters Dominate Meet

Saint John skaters dominated the 1970 New Brunswick Outdoor Speed Skating Championships at Lily Lake Saturday capturing victories in all but two of the 10 classifications.

Thirteen-year-old Gail Smith of Saint John was touted by course clerk, Leo Pye, Jr., as the best female competitor, while he rated Saint John’s Gary Harvey, 14, as the best male.

Miss Smith, who has no competitors in her age classing, skating against the clock came just three seconds short of the Canadian record for her age classing – coming across the finish line in 25 seconds for 220 yards.

Harvey, who had two skaters competing against him, clocked the same distance in 25.5.  Both skaters are sure bets to represent this province at the Canada Winter Games next year.

New Saint John winner were Margot Joyce from Fredericton, who copped both events in the girls age 10-11 classing and Russel Lutz of Albert, Albert Co. who took both events in age 10-11 competition for boys’ over seven events.

Following is a complete list of the winners for event sponsored by New Brunswick Speed Skating Association.




Registration day – skate fittings

We will be accepting registrations on Saturday, Sept 6 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm in the Ossekeag Room (upstairs) at the Hampton Arena.

You can also register online and mail a payment cheque to the address listed at the end of the online form.


There will also be a skate fitting for our rental skates at 29 Rockcliff Drive in Hampton from 9:00 am-12:00 pm.  Please bring a pair of socks to try on skates.



Registrations being accepted

We are now accepting registrations for the 2014-15 Speed Skating Season.

Please click on the link below and fill out the form.  Cheques can be mailed to the address at the end of the form.  If you have any questions regarding which group to place your child in please feel free to email us.


We will be sending out information regarding our start date in late September.

We look forward to seeing you at the rink!