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|Chester Cole Memorial, Lorne Street, Sackville, N.B.
|CHESTER ARTHUR COLE
1926This memorial, placed by the Cole Family and Town of Sackville in 1996, commemorates speedskater Chester Cole of Sackville.In 1926, Cole placed first at the World Junior Championships held at Lily Lake, Saint John. In 1927, he brought home his first medal from the United States and the following year, as a 16-year-old, he won the Maritime Intermediate Championship in Saint John. Cole dedicated himself wholeheartedly to his sport and, to further his skating career, he joined the Iceland Skating Club in New York. He consistently placed first or second in races held in the United States and throughout the Maritimes. Tragically he died in 1930 as the result of an injury suffered in a skating competition at Madison Square Garden. Many believe he would have been a top contender at the 1932 Winter Olympic Games.
MEMORIAL BALL FIELD IN MEMORY OF CHESTER COLE,
1926 WORLD JUNIOR SPEED SKATING
CHAMPION, WHO DIED IN 1930 AS A RESULT
OF AN INJURY RECEIVED WHILE RACING
AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN IN NEW YORK.
THIS MEMORIAL IS DEDICATED TO
THE YOUTH OF SACKVILLE BY
THE COLE FAMILY IN CO-OPERATION WITH
THE TOWN OF SACKVILLE.1996
|Dobson, Terry, “Sports Hall of Fame Recognizes Chester Cole As ‘Sports Pioneer'”, Sackville Tribune-Post, 1 March 2000, p.7.
Chester Arthur Cole on Sackville’s Sports Wall of Fame.