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Roller Skating in the News #16

(07/29/2023 to 08/04/2023)

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

After 70 years, a Napa couple's love rolls on (and on)

07/30/2023 | Jennifer Huffman | Napa, CA The two first met in the 1940s at a well-known Napa hangout: the Gildrome Roller Rink. Read more: https://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/joy-joe-paniagua-napa-married-70-years-roller-skating-rink/article_3118db0e-2cc4-11ee-b341-9b3d2911d37f.html


Where linoleum and lights meet: Kern hosts mental health event at Rollerama

08/02/2023 | John Donegan | Bakersfield, CA

In an age of near-nihilist national politics and the threat of a warming planet looming overhead, some may chalk up life to a roller rink: a slow-skim around a circle, coursing to nowhere in particular. Read more: https://www.bakersfield.com/news/where-linoleum-and-lights-meet-kern-hosts-mental-health-event-at-rollerama/article_49c276d6-316c-11ee-9f66-93c31b11fac9.html


Spectacular launch party welcomes new roller rink to Brighton Seafront, located at Brighton i360

08/02/2023 | Laura Pauley | Brighton, East Sussex, England

The grand opening kicked off with a high-energy DJ spinning iconic tunes that spanned from 1970s-1990’s. Read more: https://uk.news.yahoo.com/spectacular-launch-party-welcomes-roller-100201834.html


City of Boise hosts grand opening of new skate park in Southwest Boise

08/01/2023 | Daisy Bautista and Amanda Niess | Boise, ID

Grindline Skateparks designed downtown Boise’s Rhodes Skate Park back in 2016 and took the opportunity to design of Molenaar’s new skate facility. With a series of rails, boxes and a mini bowl, this new park is over 15,000 square feet with plenty of room to experiment and learn. Read more: https://www.ktvb.com/article/news/local/local-molenaar-park-and-grand-opening/277-31814303-6d8c-467e-821e-7c26c77360b0


‘Damn, I wanna be like her!’: London’s female skaters – photo essay

07/31/2023 | Olivia Harris | London, UK


Plans shaping up for ‘Eighties Night’ First Friday event

08/03/2023 | Linda Harris | Steubenville, OH

Friday’s First Friday “Eighties Night” is shaping up to be a special one. Read more here: https://www.heraldstaronline.com/news/local-news/2023/08/plans-shaping-up-for-eighties-night-first-friday-event/













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