• Speed Skating
  • 1983
  • Athlete

Sybil Mitchell Beatteay (D)

If ever there was a young person who was pre-destined for greatness, it was Sybil Beatteay. Her grandfather was Elijah Ross of the Paris Crew, a 1972 Hall of Fame inductee; her coach was Hilton Belyea, a 1971 inductee, and her contemporaries were, inductees all, Harry Smyth, Willie Logan, Johnny Quigg and Oakie O’Connor. Her career covered a 13 year period from 1920 to 1933. In that span of time, she won countless age-class titles, 9 provincial and maritime senior championships, a second place finish in the North Americans, and in 1929, the Canadian Senior ladies Championship. At least in her case, pre-destination worked- for tonight she joins those other champions in her provincial sport shrine.

Enrolled in the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame, June 4th, 1983.

Quick Facts

  • Won Saint John, provincial and Maritime speed skating titles in the 10, 12 and 14-year-old class for girls
  • Won nine Saint John, provincial and Maritimes Senior Ladies speed skating championships between 1923-33
  • Was the Canadian Ladies Senior champion speed skater in 1929
  • Won second place in the ¾ mile event at the North American Women’s Speed Skating Championship in 1930
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