In 1959, the hockey rink used by the Milwaukee Country Day School team got a significant addition when a series of nylon curtains were strung across the outdoor rink, at approximately 12 feet above the ice. The curtains were needed to provide shade on sunny days when the temperature surpassed 32 degrees. Henry Uihlein MCDS’39 convinced the school to cut holes in the curtains after strong winds nearly pulled the boards out of the ground. The 1985–86 school year marked the first season played on the Polly and Henry Uihlein Sr. Ice Arena on the River Hills campus [inset], which was made possible thanks to generous support from Polly MDS ’38 and Henry MCDS’39 Uihlein.
This year is the 100th anniversary of the hockey program at University School of Milwaukee and one of its predecessor schools, Milwaukee Country Day School. Read more on page 30, or visit www.usmathletics.org/hockey100.