St. Louis Skating Club
|St. Louis Skating Club|
|Headquarters||Brentwood Ice Arena|
|Location||St. Louis, Missouri|
|Region served||Upper Great Lakes|
|Affiliations||U.S. Figure Skating|
St. Louis Skating Club was the first ever skating club in St. Louis. It was formed December 1894 on 13th Street in" North" St. Louis. The initial membership was twenty-four.
Inaugural Board Officers:
- Tom J. Lourence, President
- Sam J. Clifford, Vice President
- Otto L. Wuebbold, Secretary/Treasurer
Charter members: Orlinda Thias, Jessie Floreth, Maud Washington, Lotta Cooper, Letta Cornwall, Julia Durnan, Mary O'Donnell, Kate Lourence, Eva Lourence, Mamie Ross, Florence Mullally, Sadie Grace, John Beck, C.H. Hitchcock, Nacey Harkins, Julius Thias, RIchard Lourence, John O'Donnell, Richard Durnan, Thomas Clark and John Coffey.
Club members painted the top of their skates red and the runners white and blue striped. Their logo was two skates in the middle with the club name over the top which members wore on a button. Skating mostly on the Post-Dispatch Lake in Forest Park (St. Louis, Missouri), the club promoted both "fancy skating" and skating races. The members were interested in roller skating during the warmer months.
The club was formed again circa 1918, and then again in 1930.
- Erwin Philip Hilts, President
- Arthur Naslund, Vice-President
- William R. Cady, Secretary and Treasurer
Members: Mr. and Mrs. Hilts, Mr. and Mrs. Cady, Miss Janet Kauffman, Mrs. Walter F. Koken, Father Joseph A. McMahon, Mrs. Eugene T. Senseney, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kemper, Mr. Arthur Naslund, Dr. and Mrs. Walter Baumgarten, Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Beach, Dr. and Mrs. Louis Burlingham, Miss Pauline Bartels, Mrs. V. J. Azbe, Miss Margaret Bruen, Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Denby, Mr. Fred G. Durbrow, Miss Katherine Durbrow, Miss Nancy Durbrow, Miss Helen Dykeman, Mrs. Edgar Jennings, Mr. and Mrs. John S. Lionberger, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Mallinckrodt, Mrs. Richard Meade, Charles W. Moore, Miss Janice O'Gorman, Robert Piros, Miss Elizabeth Reflow, Dr. and Mrs. Horace W. Soper, William Shields, Mrs. and Mrs. H. B. Steinbreder, Mrs. A. B. Lawyer, Mrs. Edward J. Walsh, Miss Elizabeth Wright and Fred A. Stief.
The club skated at the Winter Garden Ice Rink located at 520 DeBaliviere, at the corner of DeBaliviere and Kingsbury Avenues. Monday 10-12 am & Monday and Wednesday 7 - 8pm. Coaches Mr. and Mrs. George Mueller
The current St. Louis Skating Club joined U.S. Figure Skating in 1932 and was the 12th club to do so.
The club was incorporated on April 2, 1938. The 1938 membership consisted of:
- Walter S. Powell, President
- Dorothy Hyland, Vice-President
- J.E. Banks, Secretary and Treasurer
Members: Jane Goddard Smyth, Margaret Ball Cady, William Cady, Len Fogassey, Margaret Banks, Josephine Fogassey, Mrs. Victor Azbe (Coyla), Martha M. Herman, E. J. Wallace, Martin M. Korwin, W.A. Handlan, Jr., J.A. McMahon, Henry Kemper, John B. Doolittle, Marion Kemper, A.D. Sargent, Myra Jean Azbe, Marian Henderson and Charles Herman.
The club skated at the Winter Garden Ice Rink located at 520 DeBaliviere, at the corner of DeBaliviere and Kingsbury Avenues. The building was raised in 1962 forcing the club to move to other area rinks including the Winterland Ice Rink and Castle Oak Ice Rink.
Gateway FSC of Missouri
Gateway Figure Skating Club of Missouri was founded in October 26, 1961. The club was headquartered for a period at Saints Olivette Ice Skating Rink, 1168 N. Warson Rd., Saint Louis, MO 63132
- William G. Rickard, President
- Robert McMullen, Vice-President
- Norma Wylie, Secretary/Treasurer
Board Members: Mary Ellen Young, Mary Abele, Rev. William Doyle, Eleanore Meyer, Paul Rogers, Nick Skrainka, John Tolcou and Harold Weissler.
- "Organized A Skating Club". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. December 30, 1894.
- State of Missouri. "Gateway FSC Articles of Incorporation". Retrieved 28 November 2012.
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