Above is a picture of the seat sale that happened on Nov 9th 2013. I ended up buying a set of 4 for $100 to help save the memories. For those of us that grew up here this was more than a building it was the Heart of the town. It was where we gathered to watch our sons, brothers, husbands and boyfriends play hockey on the weekends. Where we went for a whole week in March to cheer for our home team play against others from around North America in the greatest Bantam Tournament; When town's people took their weeks holidays so not to miss any of the action; when high school girls would go check out the out of town hotties. It's where in the summer we would watch Wrestling and Roller Skate to local bands set up on Center Ice. It's where my sister fell during one of those nights and lost some of her teeth. It's where My kids learned to Skate and play hockey. Its where the younger siblings who ran around found the greatest hiding spots in Hide and go seek. It's where the Rose Room Dances were..You see it's far more than Cinder Blocks and Cement and Cold saturday mornings.. It is and always will be the Heart that kept georgetown more than a town, It kept us all Family!!
Mary Jane Murray It was like the heart of the town. You could skate hang out. Cheer for the cute hockey players. Scream for the senior Raiders and their antics on ice. Go up stairs and dance take numerous lessons upstairs. It was the place to be. Tournaments years of family activities. Later years it grew into many other venues for sports roller skating, ball hockey etc on and on it goes. You always did a drive by when in town. Generations met and grew up there. It is just like a family member and it will be missed.
Jack King At the Bantam Tourney , One yr , a Lady from Winnepeg... Team Coat Full of Hockey Pins ... She Looked like The Mixed up Aunt Off Of Bewitch.... But She Stoled Our hearts. Everyday... Us Rink Rats Where Cheering For Winn.... So she would Stay......Memories .
Keith Bennett Played all my minor hockey there. Worked as a rink rat. Met my future wife and mother-in-law there. Watched my 2 sons begin there skating lessons and hockey in that old barn.
Cathy Crocker-Poirier I remember roller skating there in the 80s, and ice skating there on school trips, those were the days!
Jack King You always seem to lose your Girlfrend for a Wk...
Paul Ward. waiting on cold dark mornings for jack Wilson to open the doors.....lacrosse on a dirt and dusty floor.....no pool in back of arena......cut through back of arena to get to chapel street school......buck's house on the corner,,,,,Oscar lived across the street....skating on curling rink ice...oops.......tripping over curling broom straws at public skating...... there was always public skating before raider games so raiders wouldn't trip over said broom straws......stoves in dressings rooms.....what a great skater jack kempshead was.....rabbit Rhodes...mrs pries's hot dogs.......sun shining through windows in roof....bill devorsky...pat Paterson....bocko macdonald and last but not least there WEREN'T any seats in the arena.....
Peggy Anne Barber this is where my life as a hockey daughter, sister, fan, and Mom all started ! So many great memories for sure
Nigel King what a great place, I grew up there worked there, you name it. Played hockey in that place until I was an adult. My dad coached myself and my brother's teams there for many years, helped out Norm and Hal as a conveanor. Great memories of my games being reffed by Perk or Rosco and who could forget everyones favourite fan of every team.......Johnny!!!!! AAAAAAOOOOOOOO!!! Will always miss the home of the little NHL
Shelley Perkins Burns Perk would rent the ice every yr between Christmas and New Years....cause our family just did not spend enough time there!!! lol...EVERYONE was invited to come skate/play hockey....from older relatives to cousins, friends their kids...to little ones just learning how to skate...he loved every minute of it!!
Annie Golden Crocker So many memories - skating, Bantam tournaments, roller bootin', live bands. But the best one of all was meeting my husband-to-be there!