Last Roll at Rich City Skate Was July 30, 2016

By | August 1, 2016

Rich City Skate - Richton Park, IL


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 day after the rink closed.

It’s disappointing to know that the only black-owned rink in Chicago is gone. The Alexander family is really cool and I wish them the best in their endeavors.



Image: Rich City Skate


2 thoughts on “Last Roll at Rich City Skate Was July 30, 2016

  1. Kim

    Hi Marcie. I came across your site & saw your title as the # 1 historian on Chicago Roller Skating. Currently there’s a Facebook debate over when the skate events organized by Vanessa Poindexter / Skaters Edge started. Do you have any information on that. All agree it was in the 1990s but that’s where agreement ends.

    Thanks for any info you can share.

    1. Ms. Marcie Post author

      Hi Kim, I do not. I’m focused on the history of roller rinks. However, I’ll be sure to share if I learn this information.

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