The Simoni family has been involved in Figure Skating for over 47 years. Albert and Joan were the parents of Allen and Marilyn. Both Albert and Joan served for many years on the Board of Directors for The Hamilton Skating Club when The Victoria Curling Club and The Hamilton Forum were used as two of the main ice surfaces for the club. Later, when the Hamilton Skating Club became the Hamilton - Stoney Creek Figure Skating Club, they served many terms on the Board of Directors and were involved in almost every competition and show in the Club.
Allen & Marilyn both skated from a very early age. Skating was our life all through our childhood and through our teens and early twenties. In the earlier days we started out just like every other young skater, learning the basics, getting our balance and progressed from there. We skated in the ice shows at the end of the winter seasons and that was a big thrill for us. For our parents, who were involved in various ways over the years, the shows were a lot of work and very time consuming for their already busy lives, but we all enjoyed them very much. I can remember one show that Marilyn and I performed in when a full orchestra was hired to perform all of the music. That particular show was performed at the Hamilton Forum which, of course, wasn't yesterday! Could you imagine the cost of doing that today?
Debbie & Allen prep for the 1974
Back Row: Brian Nilson - Roy Presnitz - Allen Simoni - Ed Pividori
Back Row: Roy Presnitz - Ed Pividori - Allen Simoni - Brian Nilson
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