“Howe Happenings” feels need for speed on ice

Written by Gordie Howe Sports Complex staff

November 9, 2020

Bon Lowe skates at the Clarence Downey Speed Skating Oval. (Photo by Darren Steinke)

Lions Speed Skating a staple during winter months

The Saskatoon Lions Speed Skating Club has produced many outstanding skaters over the years including Bon Lowe.

Lowe is the main feature story for the new content that went live on Monday on the “Howe Happenings” blog. Lowe has been involved in skating since starting around the age of three.

He is a 17-year-old student in Grade 12 at Evan Hardy Collegiate and is entering his first year of junior competition in speed skating. Lowe, who stands 6-foot-3 and weighs 172 pounds, is aiming to specialize in skating in longer distances due to his tall height.

Along with the feature on Lowe, the new content for “Howe Happenings” also includes a feature story on the history of the Saskatoon Lions Speed Skating Club. The piece was moved over from the main Gordie Howe Sports Complex website.

The Lions have a storied history and are best known as the club that produced famed speed skater Catriona Le May Doan. She is one of a number of skaters the Lions have produced who have gone on to skate on the international stage.

You can find these stories on the “Howe Happenings” blog at howehappenings306.blogspot.com.

New content will be released on the ninth day of each month, and snowstorm cleanup in Saskatoon couldn’t stop the content that was posted on Monday. We hope you will enjoy the stories that make up the posts on the “Howe Happenings” blog.

The Lions Skate at the Clarence Downey Speed Skating Oval. (Photo by Darren Steinke)