Organizers would like to thank the four teams that competed in this year’s annual over-50s ice hockey tournament. After a grueling weekend of games the Mc Sticks beat out the Miracle Autobody team in a hair-raising shoot-out.
For the past 40 years the Martha's Vineyard Ice Arena has been a gathering place for Island families, and a place where rink rats grew into hockey and figure skating stars. On Thursday, August 21, the Ice Savours benefit takes place at Farm Neck.
Beth O’Connor was nine years old when she began skating at the Martha’s Vineyard Ice Arena. At that time, the arena had just a roof, and players hung tarps around the sides in the winter to keep rain and snow off the ice. In 1992 the arena was enclosed for year-round skating and locker rooms were added to the building a few years later.
“I’ve watched the arena be cut and pasted together over the years,” Ms. O’Connor said. “It’s been great to see it grow.”
They can fly, they feel pretty, they’re singing in the rain and on top of all that, they skate in a chorus line. The Martha’s Vineyard Figure Skating Club was on the ice at the Martha’s Vineyard Arena last weekend for its 25th anniversary show, A Skate Down Memory Lane.
Youth hockey season wrapped up last weekend with the Vineyard picking up a championship tournament trophy.
The Bantams, youth hockey’s oldest division (ages 13 and 14), defeated visiting Ludlow 6-1 in the final game of the annual Eric Maclean Tournament for the tournament win. The tournament was held Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Martha’s Vineyard Ice Arena.