Minto Skating Club
|Headquarters||Minto Skating Centre|
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The Minto Skating Club is a competitive figure skating club in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, founded in 1904. The Club is a member of the Skate Canada figure skating organization in Canada, and was a founder of the predecessor organization to Skate Canada, the "Figure Skating Department" of the Amateur Skating Association of Canada in 1914.
Notable skaters who represented the club include Olympic and World champion Barbara Ann Scott and Olympic bronze medallist and World champion Don Jackson. Notable skaters include Melville Rogers, Lynn Nightingale, Kim Alletson, Gordon Forbes, and the dance teams of Paul Duchesnay and Isabelle Duchesnay, and Michel Brunet and Chantal Lefebvre.
The club was founded in 1904. The club's patron was the then Governor-General of Canada, Lord Minto, or Earl, and the Countess of Minto. Membership was drawn from the Rideau Skating Club. Skating was first held at the Governor-General's residence, Rideau Hall and soon moved to the Rideau Skating Rink. Skating was also held at the Dey's Arena in Ottawa.
In 1914, the club was a founding member of separate Figure Skating Department in Amateur Skating Association of Canada, located in Ottawa. At the first "official" Canadian Championships, Minto's Muriel Maunsell was the ladies champion.
In 1922, the Club moved to a new Rideau Rink on Waller Avenue in Ottawa. The Club subsequently took over the rink and renamed it the Minto Rink.
In 1949, the Minto Rink was destroyed by fire, and the Club built a new rink on Henderson Avenue. This rink was sold to the University of Ottawa in 1959.
In 1986, the Club opened a new facility on Lancaster Road in Ottawa.
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