Introduction

Harbour Skating Club hosts adult (18+) public skating at Harbour Station most Mondays November to March.

Currently, Harbour Skating offers the only adult EVENING skating in the region. Local musician, Ron Maloney, provides live music. Any type of skate – hockey, figure or speed skate - may be used. Currently, skaters range from novice to veteran, from young to senior adults.

The Tradition

Adult recreational skating is a long-standing tradition in the Saint John area dating from the days of the Victoria Skating Rink (opened 1865) and the Victoria Skating Club. After that, Saint Johners have skated at the Forum, the Lord Beaverbrook Arena, the Peter Murray Arena and for the last 20 years at Harbour Station.


The Benefits

Skating provides adults with Great Benefits:

Harbour Skating Club Executive

The Executive of Harbour Skating currently includes:

The Music

Skaters have enjoyed a variety of music providers over the years. In the late 1800’s, the Victoria Rink provided a brass band to serenade skaters. In that tradition, the Lancaster Legion Band and the St. Mary’s Band provided “beside the ice” music for adult Saint John skaters until the 1980’s. Later live music continued with organists/keyboarders Pat Graham and Gordie Miller. And for the last 20 years at Harbour Station, Ron Maloney has kept the rafters ringing from his perch above the ice.

The Special Events for 2016-2017

20th Anniversary Finale – “Celebrating Our Skating Past”: To mark Harbour Skating Club’s two decades at Harbour Station, the St. Mary’s Band will play for skating on Monday, December 5th. The St. Mary’s Band was the last of the brass bands to play for adult skating in Saint John.

End of Year Dinner: Harbour Skating Club will hold an end of year dinner in late March 2017. Details to be confirmed later in the season.

Annual General Meeting: The Club AGM will be held at the close of the 2016-2017 season. Details to be confirmed at the final skate of the season.

After Skate Tim Break: Many skaters find their way to a Tim Horton’s after our skate nights. North End Tim’s is a favourite if you would like to join us.

The Invitation – COME SKATE WITH US!