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Roller Skating in the News #11

Let the good times roll! The NMRS is here to update you with recent news from around the country and abroad. Each week the NMRS hopes to share the most recent news on all areas of roller skating -- sport, recreation, and business. If you know of any news articles that highlight roller skating and would like us to share them, please let us know by contacting directorcurator@rollerskatingmuseum.org!


Coaches artfully attract students to roller skating

06/28/2023 | Michael Roknick | Hermitage, Pa. There were some head bobbles here and there along with some wobbly feet, but it was good enough for Debbie Wahlig. See more: https://news.yahoo.com/coaches-artfully-attract-students-roller-192100642.html


Motown Roller Club brings together community on wheels

06/30/2023 | Alysia Burgio | Detriot.

If you're up for a trek around the Motor City this summer, there's a group skating their way through the parks. See more: https://www.cbsnews.com/detroit/news/motown-roller-club-brings-together-community-on-wheels/


Roller skating glides back to Ottawa on a wave of nostalgia and also bids for new fans

06/24/2023 | Joanne Laucius | Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

The last time Ottawa had a permanent roller rink, the year was 1982, disco had just been unceremoniously dethroned and roller skating went with it.Fast forward four decades and Ottawa again has an indoor roller rink. See more: https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/roller-skating-glides-back-to-ottawa-on-a-wave-of-nostalgia-and-also-bids-for-new-fans


Public roller skating glides into Kelowna’s waterfront park

06/29/2023 | Kathy Michaels | Kelowna, B.C., Canada

Visitors to Kelowna, B.C.’s waterfront ice rink are probably familiar with Kevin LaFlamme. See more: https://globalnews.ca/news/9802647/public-roller-skating-kelowna-waterfront-park/


Sheryl Crow Roller Skates Around Bonnaroo Playing Her Hits on Accordion: Watch

06/27/2023 | Jo Vito | Manchester, TN

Since she debuted in the ‘90s, Sheryl Crow has been celebrated for her many talents, including songwriting, singing, acting, and more. But two weekends ago at Bonnaroo, Crow demonstrated two of her more unsung talents: roller skating and playing accordion. See more: https://consequence.net/2023/06/sheryl-crow-roller-skates-bonnaroo-watch/


Roller rink host skate nights for adults who want to feel like kids again

06/30/2023 | News Staff | Sand Springs, OK.

Skates Roller Skating Entertainment Center now hosts adult nights for those who want to relive those awkward yet nostalgic middle school days. See more: https://www.fox23.com/news/roller-rink-host-skate-nights-for-adults-who-want-to-feel-like-kids-again/article_019c7ace-173a-11ee-90e4-7fa35628f24e.html


Olympic Skate Park opens in Port Angeles

06/24/2023 | Leah Leach | Port Angeles, WA

Port Scandalous Roller Derby team members tried out the Olympic Skate Village rink during a demonstration the evening before the facility opened to the public on Friday. See more: https://www.peninsuladailynews.com/entertainment/olympic-skate-park-opens-in-port-angeles/


Skaters can get their roll on at Gray-8-Skate summer camp in Gray

06/27/2023 | Brandon Johnson | Gray, Ga.


Community Invited To 'Peace Skate' Event In Newark

06/28/2023 | Eric Kiefer | Newark, NJ

It’s time to strap on those roller skates – in the name of peace. See more: https://patch.com/new-jersey/newarknj/community-invited-peace-skate-event-newark


For the queer skating community, Rainbow Skate Night is one of SoCal’s hidden gems

06/24/2023| Yannick Peterhans | Glendale, CA.

Beneath a shimmering disco ball, skaters dance and groove to the sounds of The Bee Gees and ABBA. With their roller skates laced up and bedazzled outfits shining, skaters take to the floor for Rainbow Skate Night. See more: https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/nation/2023/06/24/rainbow-skate-night-safe-space-lgbtq-community-los-angeles/70328219007/


Special Olympics: Pingalwara athletes win1 gold, 3 bronze medals in Germany

06/27/2023 | Neha Saini | Amritsar, Punjab, India

Pingalwara wards MD Nisar, Sita and Renu have joined the elite list of international Olympians as they bagged four medals at the Special Olympics World Games held in Berlin, Germany, between June 17 to June 25. See more: https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/amritsar/special-olympics-pingalwara-athletes-win1-gold-3-bronze-medals-in-germany-520955


North St. Louis church fire a 'huge blow' to skate community

06/29/2023 | Newsradio 1120 KMOX staff | St. Louis, MO

An 19th century North St. Louis church went up in flames Wednesday night and with it, a popular skate park and hangout for youth was destroyed. In recent years, local skaters and artists had worked on the building to create SK8 Liborius, a group named after the St. Liborius Church, constructed in the late 1800s. See more: https://www.audacy.com/kmox/news/local/north-st-louis-church-fire-a-huge-blow-to-skate-community











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