Alex Babbitt skating party at Lakewood Ice Arena. A woman costumed as a Christmas Angel and a "tropical paradise" man (with distorted false teeth) prepare to give the hand made doll a once around the floor.
Alex Babbitt skating party at Lakewood Ice Arena. Babbitt was assistant manager at the Bank of California National Association. Couples dressed in silly outfits form a line on the ice. Four grouped lights hang in the center of fabric covered ceiling.
George and Leah Mueller pose for a publicity photograph outside the Lakewood Ice Arena. The Muellers were hired in 1942 by arena manager Floyd B. Murphy to replace instructor John Johnsen, who left to serve as an intelligence officer for the government during World War II. The couple relocated from California and were touted in the press as "internationally known professional figure skating instructors." The couple stayed with the arena until 1947. ("The History of Figure Skating in Pierce County")
George and Leah Mueller, skating instructors, pose outside the Lakewood Ice Arena at 7310 Steilacoom Blvd. S.W. in October of 1942. The German born couple was hired in 1942 to replace John Johnsen, who would spend World War II in Europe working as a US counter intelligence officer. They were internationally known professional instructors and had previously taught in Boston, in Toronto with the Granite Club, St. Louis and six seasons with the famous Philadelphia Skating Club and Humane Society, which dated back to Civil War times. They stayed with the Arena for six years, enjoying the Northwest and the Arena's abundant talent. Due to anti German sentiments, they were introduced in Tacoma as the "Millers." (TNT 10/19/1942, pg. 6)
George Mueller strikes a pose for publicity photographs inside the Lakewood Ice Arena. The Ice Arena was known for its Bavarian theme. George Mueller and his wife Leah taught skating lessons at the the Arena from 1942- 1947.
Leah Mueller poses in her skating outfit inside the Bavarian themed Lakewood Ice Arena. Professional skating instructors Leah and George Mueller were hired in 1942 to replace John Johnsen, who was serving as an intelligence officer in World War II. The German couple remained with the Arena until 1948, when they were replaced by the returning Johnsen.
Iceskaters Patsy Hamm and Jack Boyle at Lakewood Ice Arena, Mrs. Clarence Boyle. Patsy Hamm and Jack Boyle are caught mid-air during a leap from the ice wearing skating costumes. Patsy and Jack, representing the Tacoma Figure Skating Club, won the Northwestern State jumping pairs in the tournament at Lakewood Arena, thereby qualifying for the Pacific Coast championship finals at Seattle. Patsy, age 15, is the daughter of Larry and Virginia Hamm. Jack, age 16, is the son of Clarence and Eleanor Boyle. (TNT, 2/1/1948, p. A-17)
High School hockey team. Times, Metcalf. The 1948 Stadium Ice Hockey team was practicing at Lakewood Ice Arena. Dick Milford was coach, standing on right. The goalie is wearing a padded vest for some protection against a puck coming his way. Names listed. (T.Times, 3/23/1948, p.10)
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Action shot, Patsy Hamm and Jack Boyce. Times, Metcalf. Patsy Hamm and Jack Boyle were the Pacific Coast Jr. Pairs Champions in figure skating's jumping pairs. They had qualified for the Nationals at Colorado Springs, Colorado, March 31st, April 1st, 2nd and 3rd. They are shown practicing at Lakewood Ice Arena. Patsy and Jack played a major role in the ice show the evening of March 20th. The proceeds went towards their expenses to the Nationals. Patsy and Jack learned to skate at the Lakewood Figure Skating Club. It was reported in April that Patsy and Jack placed 4th in the Junior Pairs in Colorado. (T.Times, 3/18/1948, p.15; TNT, 4/2/1948, p.22)
Studio shot in ice skating costume, Diane Jacobsen and Patsy Hamm, Mrs. Larry Hamm. Diane Jacobsen (left) and Patsy Hamm appeared in pair and solo numbers in the "Ice Capers of 1948" at Lakewood Ice Arena. The Capers was an 18 act revue. The show was sanctioned by the United States Figure Skating Association. (T.Times, 4/21/1948, p.t)
A bevy of beautiful ice skaters in top hat and tails pose at the Lakewood Ice Arena. They will be taking part in the "Ice Capers of 1955" presented by the members of the Lakewood Winter Club in 8 performances 6/7-11 & 6/15-19. Over 175 pairs of flying skates would swoop over the ice during the show. The first half featured juvenile performers. The second half revolved around the theme "Roaring Twenties." These beauties are most probably the "Caperettes" that skated in the Blues and Charleston numbers. (TNT 6/5/1955, pg. D-6)