Nancy V. Strahan ’73, left, and Robin Ward Puleo ’74 in the 1971 Princeton Figure Skating Club ice show. Photo courtesy of Nancy V. Strahan ’73

My roommate, Robin Ward Puleo, and I came to Princeton in the Class of ’74 as accomplished figure skaters. We wanted to continue our testing and competitive careers and were delighted a rink was so nearby. We were able to open up the rink (ourselves!) at 6:45 a.m., so that we could skate for a few hours before class. We also taught some basic figure skating classes there for the phys ed department. However, when we tried to sign up for the club ice hockey team we were informed that ice hockey for women was “too dangerous!”

Nancy V. Strahan ’73
Baltimore, Md.