I’ve spoken to a few skaters and have uncovered several YMCAs where people roller skated. If you, or anyone you know, skated at any of the Ys listed below, share your roller skating memories in the comment box below. YMCAs Continue reading Did You Skate at a YMCA in Chicago?
Riverview Roller Skating Rink was part of Riverview Amusement Park located at 2528 Belmont in Chicago, Illinois. This is where DeVry University sits today. The largest and longest-running amusement park in Chicago, Riverview was opened from 1904-1967. Note: This Continue reading Riverview Roller Skating Rink
I know I’m late reporting this but Rich City Skate in Richton Park, Illinois closed on Saturday, July 30, 2016. Tina and Dyana, producers of United Skates Documentary, told me when they interviewed me for their project in July. Continue reading Last Roll at Rich City Skate Was July 30, 2016
Hi there! Just wanted to let you know that I’m still here and Real Skate Stories is still active. I haven’t been posting because I’m a team of one, although I truly appreciate everyone sharing their stories and memories during Continue reading Real Skate Stories is STILL Active
Happy 2016 all! I know I’m waaaaay behind on this site but there’s a good reason for it. I have been compiling my roller skating information and conducting more research to complete my roller book this year. I started researching Continue reading Chicago Roller Skating History Presentations
It’s a great honor to share this video of veteran roller skater, Calvin Small, on “In the Loop”. He’s been skating for a half century and was one of my skate instructors. Click on the picture to watch him in Continue reading Check Out Chicago Roller Skater Calvin Small on “In the Loop”