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Archives Photos of the Day: Ice Skating

November 25th, 2012 @ 4:24pm (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

Scarves and mittens are out as temperatures drop and winter approaches. With the cooler weather and frosted north shore views, I thought old time images of ice skating around Vancouver would be appropriate for this week’s roundup of photos from the Vancouver Public Library and Vancouver City Archives:


1890s – Men Skating at Trout Lake. Archives item#: M-3-11.3.


1905 – Skating on Trout Lake. VPL Number: 6757. Photographer: Philip Timms.


1922 – Skating on Lost Lagoon. VPL Number: 7380. Photographer: Philip Timms.


1929 – Skating on Lost Lagoon. Archives item#: CVA 99-1975. Photographer: Stuart Thomson.


(Left) 1976 – Karen Magnussen ice skating. Archives item# CVA 1502-494.
(Right) 1940s – Women in skates. Archives item#: CVA 1184-982. Photographer: Jack Lindsay.


1949 – Boys playing hockey on ice rink at Lansdowne Race Track: Alfred Pernitzky,
Gordon Rathburn, Tony Getz. VPL Number: 80790. Photographer: Tom Christopherson.

Unfortunately it doesn’t get as cold as it used to and skating on lakes and ponds is out of the question. However, on top of our great indoor community ice rinks, you can enjoy outdoor skating this season at Robson Square and atop Grouse Mountain.

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One comment

  1. VancityAllie says:

    Aww… this just makes me miss ice hockey THAT much more right now!

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