The St. Moritz Ice Skating Club is the oldest ice skating club in California. It was founded in Oakland in 1931 by a group of women so that they could book private ice time at the Oakland Ice Arena. 1

The first president was Edith Garthwaite (aka Mrs. John W. Garthwaite), and the first secretary was Mrs. Allen Wright. 2 Although the club was initially women only, by 1932 it had allowed men to join as well. 3

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Links and References

  1. Club History website
  2. St. Moritz Club Holds Thursday Skating Practice Oakland Tribune December 13, 1931
  3. Skating Club Will End Season Oakland Tribune May 1, 1932