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Prime Time: Speed skater took up the sport at age 60

Bill Sheldon takes a few laps around Saratoga Springs Ice Rink on Weibel Avenue.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
Bill Sheldon takes a few laps around Saratoga Springs Ice Rink on Weibel Avenue.
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Bill Sheldon started speed skating when he turned 60, and now, almost five years later, is skating three times a week and entering competitions across the Northeast.

“I played recreational hockey for 20 years,” Sheldon said.

The 64-year-old town of Malta resident is a retired metallurgical engineer who worked in the Benet Laboratories at the Watervliet Arsenal for many years.

“I kind of got tired of hockey,” Sheldon said. He played in Over-30 hockey ...

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