|Posted on October 15, 2010 at 10:56 PM|
On 13 and 14 October, the grand opening of Fort St. John multifunctional speed skating oval took place. The oval was renamed into Pomeroy Sports Centre and below you will find more information about the festivities that took place:
Below you can find a video from the opening
Below you can find 3 articles written for www.energeticcity.ca
Enerplex becomes Pomeroy Sport Centre
By: Adam Reaburn Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Photo: A young fan gets an autograph from Lanny MacDonald - Adam Reaburn/Energeticcity.ca
The Enerplex will now be know as the Pomeroy Sport Centre.
That announcement was made following the official ribbon cutting Wednesday evening. The Pomeroy Group has joined 9 other companies to sponsor the facility. In total the City has raised over $2.8 million dollars, that will be paid over the next 15 years through sponsorship that will be used for athletic programs in the facility.
Enerplex officially opens its doors
By: Matthew Lago Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Cutting the ribbon was Premier Gordon Campbell, Mayor Bruce Lantz and local MLA Pat Pimm, as well as other local dignataries. Also in attendance were hockey hall of famer Lanny McDonald and speed skaters Denny and Jay Morrison.
Morrison brothers race at speed skating oval
By: Matthew Lago Thursday, October 14, 2010
The speed skating oval is officially open at the Pomeroy Sport Centre and was celebrated by two of Fort St. John greatest athletes, Denny and Jay Morrison.
The Morrison brothers held the first race at the oval and were wildy cheered by the crowd. In a lighter moment, they raced against city councillors Dan Davies and Trevor Bollin, much to the delight of those in attendance. Somehow the councillors managed to fit in spandex, although some might argue that it was not a pretty sight.
While the races provided some light hearted moments for the crowd, the importance of the oval, and the facility as a whole, was not to be undermined. The appearance of Denny and Jay was an inspirtation to the young people in attendance and gives them hope to achieve the heights that the brothers have.
Jay Morrison says it always great to be back in their hometown and be an example for the city's youth.
His brother Denny added that the oval really makes Fort St. John a leader when it comes to the sport of speed skating.
While the results of the race really are not important, Dan Davies did manage to beat Trevor Bollin to earn some bragging rights in city council.
Below you can find a few pictures made by Brent Hodson
Fort St. John City Councillor Dan Davies, Jay Morrison, Denny Morrison and City Councillor Trevor Bolin