In Pictures: How Kirkcaldy Ice Rink was built in 1938

Kirkcaldy ice rink was built in the shadow of WW2, and remains one of the town’s most important community assets.

Wednesday, 20th March 2019, 4:01 pm
Updated Wednesday, 20th March 2019, 4:33 pm

These rare images show just how the contractors built the Gallatown landmark that is home to Fife Flyers.

Laying the foundations at the start of the project, which cost around £40,000
It began to take shape.

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The back wall was first to rise up.
The walls are up, and the roof is beginning to form.
Building Kirkcaldy Ice Rink, 1938
It wasn't long before the familiar outline of the Kirkcaldy landmark took shape.
The boiler is lowered on tracks into the bowels of the building.
Once in place, the engine room would become a central part of the ice rink's operations.
Some of the workers and first ice hockey players, including Len McCartney left), and Norman McQuade, who scored the very first goal, (second from right)
Laying the pipes below the ice pad
The pipes run for almost ten miles under the ice pad
Nearly there!
The interior of the rink takes shape.
What began as a shell would soon look like the ice rink we all recognise.