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
While looking for a particular roller rink in Chicago, I happened upon Craig’s Lost Chicago. Included in his gone but not forgotten places of amusement in this city, there were quite a few pictures of roller skating rinks and rink Continue reading Roll Down Memory Lane on Craig’s Lost Chicago
Last night, I spoke with radio personality, Al Greer, who shared his experience as a roller skating DJ. He said that he DJ’d at Rollerina (I’m not sure if this the correct spelling) on 103rd and Calumet in Chicago and Continue reading Did You Roller Skate at Rollerina on 103rd & Calumet in Chicago?
There were two such rinks in Chicago in the 1950s and 60s: Riverview and White City. As I conduct my research, I am learning that Chicago has a history of everything, including being home to the Chicago Skate Company, which Continue reading Did You Know Roller Rinks Were Attached to Amusement Parks?