Minneapolis speedskating: Bearcat 8mm film from 1950s
Adam Martin has posted some fun 8mm film footage of the Bearcat American Legion Post speedskating team in Minneapolis from the 1950s on youtube.
Adam’s father — John — and uncles — Jim, Tom and Michael — skated for the Bearcat team, as he related in a recent comment on my first speedskating post.
Have a look at that post as well as others on speedskating, then click this link (or the youtube.com link in Adam’s comment): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8ewShuJeEo
The first clips were shot at Powderhorn, I believe, but I don’t recognize where the clips at the end were from. Can anyone identify the other rinks featured — or tell us anything else about the clips Adam has provided?
David C. Smith minneapolisparkhistory[at]q.com
P.S. I just heard from Adam that his uncle identified the last clips as being shot in Winnipeg.