Happy 2016 all! I know I’m waaaaay behind on this site but there’s a good reason for it. I have been compiling my roller skating information and conducting more research to complete my roller book this year. I started researching Continue reading Chicago Roller Skating History Presentations
If you have any articles, images or memories of roller derby history, particularly Chicago roller derby history, please share. For as huge as it was in its heyday, I’m having challenges finding information. I did get a few responses to Continue reading Seeking Information on Chicago Roller Derby History
During the month of October, you can roller skate and bowl one game for free at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park Center at 1219 W 76th St. in Chicago in celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. October is Continue reading Roller Skate for Free Every Wednesday in October at MLK Center 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?
I was supposed to return in August but I was enjoying my blogging break so much that I decided to break a little longer. Remember, I was only breaking from blogging. During my time off, I started going through all Continue reading I’m Back…Plus Roller Skate Research Updates
Roller skating is fun but it would not be as fun without music. Good music makes for a good session; great music makes for an amazing session. Neither is possible without the talent and passion of DJs. What is a Continue reading Where Are the Roller Skate DJs?