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
I need stories and memories from our roller skating neighbors in Gary, Indiana. I know that people from Chicago used to go to Indiana to skate, but I want to hear from people who lived and skated in Gary. If Continue reading Looking for Gary Roller Skaters Who Lived in Indiana
Did you know that people used to roller skate to organ music? Early skating was done to dances like the Waltz, Foxtrot and the Tango. In fact, if you visit Glenwood Roller Rink and other rinks where “seasoned” citizens roll, Continue reading Seeking Information About Chicago Roller Skating Rink Organists or DJs
The Rink Fitness Factory http://youtu.be/bG2IgGCdYVk The Rink is currently one of two roller rinks in Chicago, both of which are located on the South Side of Chicago. It is one of the three black-owned roller rinks in the immediate and Continue reading Did You Skate at The Rink Fitness Factory on Ashland or 87th Street in Chicago?
Roller skating would not be what it is without music. From the early days of skating to the late 1960s, organists provided the music. Yes, gifted people earned their names in history because they played the organ at roller rinks. Continue reading What Were Your Favorite Roller Disco Skating Jams?