ABOUT THE CLUB
A member club of Skate Canada, the Delhi Skating Club
is a non-profit club with activities overseen by
a group of volunteers that operate in accordance with the
Rules, Regulations and Policies of Skate Canada.
The Delhi Skating Club was formed in 1952, although the
official opening of the Delhi Community Centre did not take
place until March of 1953. The first president for the club
was Dr. John Brown, a local dentist.
Many changes have taken place since the club was formed.
In the beginning, the Delhi Band would supply the music for
the Annual Carnivals. Now of course, the music is pieced
together from several different CD's.
The Carnival has always been a large part of the club's history.
The first one took place in the late 1950's and continues to
the present. The Carnival showcases the skaters progress
throughout the year and often performers from other clubs
were brought in for the audience to enjoy.
In the 1970's, the club formed their first precision team,
which proved to be very popular within the community. At one time
the club boasted four teams and over the years, they brought many
international awards to the club and added excitement to the Carnivals.
Many of the club's skaters have gone on to be Provincial and Canadian contenders.
Also, the club has produced many individual skating professionals.
For a small town and just a few dedicated volunteers
the Delhi Skating Club has much to be proud of.