National Geographic : 1961 Dec
Ballerinas on Blades Etch Fire on Ice in Darkened Mount Royal Arena Four teen-age skaters wearing ankle lights take a how after tracing graceful move ments of the D)utch Waltz across the rink. Fifth bulh-lit performer, caught in a time exposure, apl))ears enmeshed in a tangle of golden twine after concluding a scratch spin. All are members of the ' igure Skat ing Club of Mount Royal, Quebhec. Advice from an expert: Jacques I'lante, star goalie of the Montreal Canadiens, counsels young amateurs in the Mount Royal arena. Ice hockey is Canada's na tional game. Mr. Plante was the first goalie in the National Hockey League to use a plastic mask, noxw widely accepted. Puck Bounces Away as Embattled Goalie Blocks a Score Leg raised as if to stamp teammate skates in to Action occurs between teams of the Pee Wee class, whose members * range between 1(t and 12 years. Mount Royal Mu nicipal Arena sponsors some 40 junior hockey teams and conducts class Aes for young figure skat ers, some from the U. S .