In 1939, the Lakewood Winter Club (LWC) was formed as a member club of the United States Figure Skating Association. It opened its doors for figure skating, hockey and public skating in the Lakewood Ice Arena on the shores of Lake Steilacoom.
It flourished for almost 40 years until unexpectedly, the roof fell in and the building was eventually condemned. Where would the skating programs go? It’s often said, “When God slams the door shut, he opens a window somewhere.” Well, there was a window open. The newly constructed Sprinker Recreation Center had an Olympic-size and state-of-the-art ice rink. It …