About Ilderton Skating Club
Ilderton Skating Club is a not for profit Skate Canada sanctioned skating club offering Skate Canada programs. Ilderton Skating Club provides excellent Learn to Skate programs taught by NCCP certified Professional Coaches and amateur Program Assistants. These will prepare any new skater for hockey, ringette, figure skating, or recreational skating.
A Historical Overview
The Ilderton Skating Club, formerly known as the Ilderton Winter Club, is the London and area’s largest skating club. Ilderton Skating Club is located in the Western Ontario Section and the H.O.M.E. Skating Region (Huron. Oxford, Middlesex. Elgin)
Ilderton Winter Club was formed in 1972 when Ilderton Arena was newly built. The head coach was Dennis Silverthorne and the first president was Gerry Kay. Ilderton expanded to the newly built Hockeyland in south London. In 1975, Ilderton co-hosted Sectionals with the London Skating Club. Ilderton became the youngest club ever to host the Canadian Figure Skating Championships at the new G.W.Thompson Athletic Centre at the University of Western Ontario.
In 1977, Ilderton Winter Club hosted the first ever Canadian International Invitational Precision Skating (synchronized) competition at the Ilderton arena in March. The precision competition outgrew Ilderton Arena in just one year and was quickly moved to Thompson Arena for many years to come.
Did you know?
Home Club of Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir – Olympic and World Ice Dance Champions
Guinness Book of World Records Record Holder – January 29, 2013 – Longest Ice Skating Pinwheel – 80 skaters!
Coaches Sheri Moir and Cara Moir – Members of Team Canada 1 Synchronzied Skating team that won Gold Medal at World Championships 2009. First North American team to ever win!