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Settling In: Highlighting 50 Years of Kitimat's History

Sports & Facilities

Alcan sponsored a sports association and soccer and hockey were the competitive sports for the town.  The Rod & Gun Club built its clubhouse and curling rink beside Kitimat River.

The Snow Valley Figure Skating Club formed in 1965 with 100 skaters.  Over the years, many awards have been won.

Wellspar Loggers Hockey Team

Wellspar Loggers, Northwest Hockey League, March 27, 1971

Kitimat Little League, Atom Motors team

Kitimat Little League, Atom Motors team, July 7, 1969. 

Marlin Swim Club

Marlins Swim Club, April 18, 1985. 

Tamitik Arena

Tamitik Sports Complex opening, November 17, 1980.

Sam Lindsay Memorial Swimming Pool

Sam Lindsay Memorial Swimming Pool, June 21, 1971

Y.M.C.A Swimming Pool

Swimming pool at the YMCA, now Riverlodge, July 26, 1962. 

Knights of Columbus Mixed Bonspiel

Start of the annual Knights of Columbus mixed curling bonspiel between Kitimat, Terrace, and Prince Rupert, February 7, 1970. 

New Tamitik Ice Rink

New indoor ice rink, City Centre, replaced the outdoor ice. Photographed September 26, 1964.

Soccer crowd in Kitamaat

Soccer crowd in Kitamaat - Portuguese and Haisla match, 1956. By 1958, the Haisla of Kitamaat and ten other teams were in Kitimat's soccer league. The crowds were passionate about the game, and sometimes punches were thrown, but the league did manage to provide a way for different cultural groups to come together.

Sports Trophies for Fishing

Fish Derby winners, March 2, 1968. Pryde Automotive Ltd. and Kitimat Sporting Goods sponsored the event.

Mr. Ludwig, Big Fish

Mr. H. Ludwig with his big fish - a 125-pound halibut caught near Bish Bay on the Douglas Channel, May 17, 1968. 

Young Skaters at Carnival

Young skaters pose behind the scenes during the Ice Carnival held annually by the Snow Valley Skating Club, April 18, 1973. 

Kitimat's first ice rink

Kitimat's first ice rink was outdoors and located where Super Valu is now.