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21 March 2013

1877 – The Margate Skating Rink & Aquarium, Kent

Architect: Mr. Bedborough The Margate Skating Rink & Aquarium, Kent as proposed and published in The Builder, September 8th 1877. The imposing title of the Marine Palace was that chosen by its Victorian...

11 December 2009

1931 – Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario

Architect: Ross & Macdonald The Gardens was built by Leafs managing director Conn Smythe in a six-month period during 1931 at a cost of $1.5 million. The site was purchased from The T....

13 October 2009

1879 – Southport Glaciarium & Ice Manufacturing Co., Lancashire

Architect: Bell & Roper One of the earliest artificial skating rinks in the world was constructed at Southport. The foundation stone was laid by Lord Clarence Paget on April 5th, 1877, it cost...


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