Born during the war year of 1941, when hogan wasnt. Galt arena gardens was built throughout 1921 and opened in january 1922. The galt skating races, he says, are a prime example of its living history. The man had to be in his 80s, his suntanned face revealing that he didnt live anywhere near here. Robert loved hockey and could most saturdays be seen watching the hornets winterhawks at galt arena gardens. With hockey first played in the galt arena gardens in 1922, this building is believed to be the oldest continually operating arena in canada. On any given day throughout the summer you will find children frolicking in in the water feature with its spray patterns choreographed to music while parents take advantage of.
Galt gardens park history this is the oldest parks in the city located in the downtown core and it was first known as the square. Please practice handwashing and social distancing, and check out our resources for adapting to these times. The gardens is set on land that has been in the jellisonjost family since the 1880s. In this publication, the galt arena gardens was displayed as a major public amenity of the community. When visiting the original hockeytown usa every hockey fan should stop by and see the old olympic arena and the gardens for a complete look at the history of hockey in warroad. Galt arena gardens cambridge 2020 all you need to know. Frequently asked questions about galt arena gardens. The butterfly conservatory is attached and a must see as well. Galt gardens is the central gathering spot in downtown lethbridge and is widely used for social events and programs. A generous supporter has provided seed funding for the building of a community events center on the mcfarland ranch, and we are at the early stages of raising capital to accomplish that goal. Being born a couple of years after galt, preston, hespeler and blair were forced to amalgamate, i know we have our quirks.
The ohl arena guide galt arena gardens, galt black hawks. Files are available under licenses specified on their description page. Every day, well send you an email to your inbox with scores, todays schedule, top performers, new debuts and interesting tidbits. This magnificent arena opened in january of 1922, and has been the home of hockey in cambridge ever since. Second, no indoor rink has been in continuous operation longer. The galt area historical society guidestar profile. The galt arena gardens is the oldest operating hockey arena in ontario, having been built throughout 1921 and opening in january 1922. Regarded as one of the greatest athletes to ever come out of galt, harris legg could do it all on skates. Bodley to accommodate about 4,000 people approximately onethird of the population of galt such was the growing popularity of hockey at the time. A galt native, joe hogan grew up on rose street, a short walk over mill creek from galt arena gardens. Still operating today in cambridge, ontario, it is the longest continually operating hockey facility in canada.
You know youre from cambridge ontario when cbridge. Created in 1982, the team was made to replace the last cambridge team that was bought out by the guelph platers and moved out of town. See more ideas about ontario, history and cambridge ontario. In fact, were the largest hotel in kentucky with a rich history that dates back to the 1800s. Sportsnet did a series of articles on canadian cathedrals and our own galt arena gardens was included in this series. Other names were public square, changed to galt park in 1909 and finally galt gardens, in 19 and the present designation of galt gardens park. Lloydminster border kings defeat the petrolia squires to win the first cup for sask since 1941 regina rangers. They played in the ontario hockey association from 1947 to 1949. It was designed as the main arena for the town of galt, which was later to be amalgamated with nearby hespeler and preston to become the city of cambridge, which itself is now part of the kitchenerwaterloo metropolitan area. There are trophy cases in the lobby, and many pieces of arena history playing tribute to gordie howe who suited up for the galt red wings in mid. As part of that process, the city of galt would amalgamate with the towns of preston and hespeler as well as the settlement of blair to form a single city. In the intervening years, the family sold off pieces of the land.
Eventually the cambridge centre came calling and, with the help of politician karl kiefer, the hall moved into. Due to fires and subsequent renovations in 1918 and again in 1948, matthews is not the oldest continually operating arena out there, but it would be. Dickson street, the building, known locally as the ark or. You know youre from cambridge having been born in cambridge, ontario, canada, i feel that i have a very strong insight into what exactly makes up a person from cambridge. Wings of paradise cambridge 2020 all you need to know. After finishing last place in the second season, the team was rescued by. The galt arena housed the galt terriers hockey club who.
Their home arena was the galt arena gardens originally the galt red wings, the team became the galt rockets after nhl sponsorship ended in 1947. Galt area historical society preserving the irreplaceabl. Its also available for football, basketball and baseball. The history of galt begins during the gold rush days of the sacramento valley.
Beautiful butterflies, insects creepy, reptilesall and more to view and learn about in a modern comfortable environment. The galt arena gardens is one of the oldest continuouslyoperating ice hockey arena in the world and the oldest operating arena in ontario. The galt rockets were a junior ice hockey team based in galt, ontario, now a part of the city of cambridge. The honour roll was initially housed in the upper front lobby of the newlyrenovated galt arena gardens and the committee began to accept donations of sports memorabilia. So im trying to come up with a list of the worlds oldest active hockey arenas. News sportsnet article on galt arena gardens cambridge. Sorry, there are no tours or activities available to book online for the dates you selected. He began as a speed skater, honing his skills on the grand river ice in winter and at galt arena gardens, and rose to the top, qualifying for the 1936 winter olympics. The oldest continuously operating arena in the world, galt arena gardens blends hockeys past and present. Oldest hockey arenas archive international hockey forums. The galt area historical society is a focal point of community engagement in the city and surrounding towns and unincorporated areas. Galt arena gardens details, tickets and more at hockey. In the year 1869, the town of galt, california, was.
Hespeler memorial arena two rink pads 640 ellis rd w. Today, our worldclass hotel features 1,310 contemporary guest rooms and suites. So it was that on january 1, 1973 the city of galt ceased to exist as a separate political entity and became part of the new city of cambridge. Media in category ice hockey venues in ontario the following 103 files are in this category, out of 103 total. Wrdsb schools participate in annual cambridge skating races. Founders cason and virginia callaway longed for a place where man and nature could abide together for the good of both. Saving our history one photo at a time cruising ontario mrs barbara raue on. Watch every cambridge redhawks regular season home game at galt arena gardens for only. The place of the arena in the community was wellillustrated in a 1944 promotional publication for the town, designed to attract new businesses and residents. Located on the fertile yellowstone river flood plain, the plot was once part of a 10acre vegetable farmland. Obviously being able to see and experience the oldest anything in the world is an experience in itself, and galt arena gardens in cambridge is billed as the oldest continually operating hockey arena in the world. Ron shaver came to figure skating as a toddler, joining the galt figure skating club at galt arena gardens at about the same time as a youngster by the name of toller cranston.
Built in 1921 and opened the next january, its 91year history doesnt eclipse bostons 1910 built. Galt arena gardens, constructed in 1921, was designed by. Venue details page, showing the full organization calendar for the selected venue as well as the organizations current season and alltime record. With my kids involvement in sports, i often feel like an uber driver, carting my family around from arena to rink to field all over southern ontario. The mission of the galt area historical society is to preserve, protect, and maintain the history of the galt area. The ice rink was 230 by 95, surrounded by seats that accommodated almost 8000 persons.
Cambridge centre for the arts all you need to know. The winter hawks have been a charter member of the midwestern b since 1983, and are currently the 2006 sutherland cup champions. Cremation has taken place and a day of remembrance will take place at a future date. Patsy cline in concert at the galt gardens hockey arena, cambridge, ontario in 1962. Years later the two would have some legendary battles at the national championships. Galt arena gardens, venues, representative aaa cambridge. The general in the garden provides an engaging, informative, and richly illustrated introduction to george washingtons landscape at mount vernon. The oldest hockey arena and oldest multiuse facility in the world, matthews arena opened in 1910. Had the pleasure of attending my sons lacrosse game at the galt arena gardens in cambridge recently. Robert elliot obituary cambridge, on the cambridge times. Official web page lineups statistics photos guest book news.
In 1850, a group of farmers settled around the banks of a small stream, dry creek, close to galt. Below is a link to the article, along with some pictures of this great facility. Galt arena gardens is the home arena of the cambridge winterhawks of the gojhl junior b and the former home of the galt canadians, galt red wings, galt rockets and galt black hawks of the oha predecessor to the ohl. For more than 50 years, storybook gardens has been providing families with treasured memories to last a lifetime. Public skating ice skating sessions for all ages are one of the main attractions at galt arena gardens. Walter gowing is a lifelong cambridge resident, author and journalist who has been to 1 countries worldwide. All structured data from the file and property namespaces is available under the creative commons cc0 license. More than six decades later, their retreat continues to offer solace, inspiration, and discovery for all. All of our arenas are single pad facilities, except the hespeler memorial arena which has two ice surfaces.
Book now at 100 restaurants near galt arena gardens on opentable. The galt arena gardens is one of the oldest continuouslyoperating ice hockey arena. One of the best ice skating rinks in cambridge, on, galt arena gardens ice skating rink is a 1 sheet indoor ice skating rink is open year round. The galt arena gardens was built in the fall of 1921 and hosted its first game on january 22nd 1922. Galt arena gardens archives waterloo region district. If you are visiting for a sports tournament, you will love our central location, nearby the hespeler memorial arena, galt arena gardens, preston auditorium, the ice park, kitchener auditorium, rim park, and guelph city rinks. On friday, february 27, hundreds of our students competed in the 85th annual cambridge skating races at galt arena gardens the oldest continuous running athletic event for school children in canada. Cambridge hotel african lion safari hotels cambridge.606 260 907 1420 685 1110 722 65 1329 1552 494 939 153 336 1450 1593 1220 292 755 1513 892 1073 1520 1221 1274 683 429 1024 378 1252 824 1041 1450 790 1461 100 239