I learned about Washington Boulevard Rink in an 1885 article. It was located at Curtis St. and Washington Blvd, which is Aberdeen (1100 W.) and Washington. This was near the previous location of Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Studios (1058 W. Washington). I didn’t find the open and close dates in my research. Note: This is […]
The LeGrand Roller Grand opened on November 3, 1884 on 430 N. Clark St. Note: This is the information I uncovered during my research. Please share any information you find about this rink in the comment section below. Thanks.
The Casino, the largest roller rink in Chicago in the 1880s, 0pened in 1883. According to an article I found, “it was not unusual to find 800-1000 skaters in formal dress gliding to the music of a live band.” Note: This is the information I uncovered during my research. Please share any information you […]
Opened on November 10, 1880, Chicago Roller Skating Rink was the first rink in Chicago. It was located on 16 E. Congress at Congress and Michigan. Note: This is the information I uncovered during my research. Please share any information you find about this rink in the comment section below. Thanks.
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. Honestly, it slipped my mind and I didn’t hear anything about it until yesterday, the […]
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 my absence. What’s Keeping Me Busy? Working on writing projects, promoting my blogging book through […]