Berkeley Iceland Memories Stirred...

Berkeley Iceland - Multicultural Staff

Seventy Six years ago yesterday, a European-style ice palace opened in the Southwest corner of central Berkeley. Over the decades it hosted grand events, including three US National Figure Skating Championships, was training ground to Olympians, including Brian Boitano, Kristi Yamaguchi, and much of the 1960 US Olympic team. More importantly, it became an informal community center for an increasingly diverse city. This was Berkeley Iceland.