I just sent my documents for copywriting. So excited! Now, it’s time to find out history writing grants to make some things happen. I already reached out to one recommended source. I’m going to reach out to two more today. Thank God for the knowledge to find resources!
While watching WGN news this morning, they showed two young white men at the Orbit Skate Center in Palatine doing “Hip Hop Skate.” Well, I was offended as a journalist and skater for two reasons: 1. What the hell is hip hop skate?? It was JB skating! 2. It is my understanding that JB style […]
Rich City Skate, located at 4648 Sauk Trail in Richton Park, Illinois, is known for its upscale environment, JB skating, and top notch skating floor. Several skaters have attested to them having the best skating floor in the Chicagoland area. Owned and managed by the Alexander family, the rink is a dream come true – […]
I am seeking roller skaters 50 years old and older who have their roots in Chicago. Actually, I don’t care which state you’re from as long as you can give me roller skating history and your own personal story. Any stories, photos or other memorabilia would be appreciated. Please call me at 877.570.5228 to schedule […]
Looking for “seasoned citizens” who roller skated in Chicago in the 1920s, 30s and 40s. I need their stories. Contact me at 877-570-5228.
Markham Roller Rink (Markham) has been a source of fun and entertainment for African Americans for over 35 years. Opened on January 31, 1974, this family-run business, located at 16630 S. Dixie Highway in Markham, Illinois, has “survived presidents, corporations, competition, recessions, and many depressions,” says co-owner Steve Miller. Therefore, the staying power of this […]