Shamrock Skate Arena | South Bay History
According to a Daily Breeze story about the rink’s demise, several young die-hard Shamrock regulars showed up on skates in front of Torrance City Hall on Friday morning, Aug. Description from blogs.dailybreeze.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images
Sunday Sightings - DIY Roller Skates
I admit, I'm not a great roller skater. Most of the time when I do skate, I spend it on the floor than whizzing around a rink, but it's still so much fun! I think that the appeal comes from the skates themselves, that old school 70s feel with lively,...
The Alexandria roller rink, also known as the Alexandria Arena, opened on November 23, 1948, at the corner of Madison and North St. Description from usarsarollerskaters.org. I searched for this on bing.com/images
From Ballrooms to Discos, Tracking 150 Years of Roller Rinks
The first time Americans gingerly touched skate to parquet floor in a public roller rink was just one year after the Civil War, in a rented hotel in Newport, Rhode Island, a space that had served...
Holiday has a wooden floor, which is requisite for a truly good rink, and although it needs refinishing, it's a good texture to skate on: not too slippery, and no notable rough spots. Description from yelp.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images
The performance was held at the Alexandria Roller Rink, which opened in 1948 and featured a hard wood floor and Wurlitzer organ. Description from retropopplanet.wordpress.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images
roller rink fun
You guys know how much I love to skate, right? On Friday night, we went out to our 'home-town' roller skating rink. Just us sisters. My sister's friend is in the town's roller derby team, and invited us over to watch them practice and skate with them--and so on we went. We opted for the clunky, old school skates. Caren and me...looking less than our best for a Friday night -- gasp! AND ONTO THE FLOOR!!! Our sister Dawna enjoyed skating with us since she's usually with kids her age. She…