Category: Victoria Skating Club

Categories: Montréal, Québec | Speed Skating | Ice Skating | Figure Skating


The Victoria Skating Club was incorporated on June 9, 1862, with a sizable capitalization of $12,000, for the purpose of buying the land and building the rink. The directors included members of prominent families of the Square Mile: John Greenshields, whose family owned the largest drygoods wholesale firm in Canada and James Torrance, whose family owned a prosperous provisions wholesale firm.The Rink, one of the first and largest indoor rinks in North America, was completed and opened on December 24, 1862.


Person Profiles (2)

12 Jun 1850 Halifax County, Nova Scotia - 27 Jun 1930 photo
abt 1851 Montreal, Canada East - 02 Oct 1907 photo




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