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Roller Skating in the News #19

(08/19/2023 to 08/25/2023)

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, don't hesitate to get in touch with directorcurator@rollerskatingmuseum.org!


LaSalle Park gets a new look including a roller-skate park and 61 new trees

08/22/2023 | Camille Sarabia | South Bend, In.

Work begins on the renovation of LaSalle Park after a $2 million in funds from the City of South Bend for improvements. See more: https://www.abc57.com/news/lasalle-park-gets-a-new-look-including-a-roller-skate-park-and-61-new-trees


Chip and Joanna Gaines Set Roller Dancing Competition Series at Max (EXCLUSIVE)

08/23/2023 | Jennifer Maas | Virtual

Chip and Joanna Gaines are ready to roll. The home renovation titans behind Magnolia Network are developing a roller dancing competition series for Max. See more: https://variety.com/2023/tv/news/chip-joanna-gaines-roller-skating-dance-competition-max-series-1235702860/


Multimillion-dollar roller skating rink is coming to this Peoria park

08/21/2023 | JJ Bullock | Peoria, IL

A multimillion-dollar roller skating rink is coming to Lakeview Park in Peoria.

State Rep. Jehan Gordon Booth and Peoria Park District Executive Director Emily Cahill will announce the development of the roller rink, which they said will be "state of the art," at a news conference Wednesday. See more: https://www.pjstar.com/story/news/local/2023/08/21/roller-skating-and-ice-skating-rink-planned-for-peoria-il-park/70641606007/


Groovy times return with Ricos 1976 Retro roller skating this Sunday

08/19/2023 | Natalie Eyster | San Antonio, TX


Meet Myesha McCaskill: 'Chicago's Best Roller Skating Guru' takes her talents citywide

08/23/2023 | FOX 23 Staff | Chicago, IL

If you ever wanted to learn how to roller skate but didn't get around to it, it isn't too late.

A Chicago woman is leading a movement to teach people of all ages to get moving on eight little wheels. See more: https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/meet-myesha-mccaskill-chicagos-best-roller-skating-guru-takes-her-talents-citywide


Roller skating fundraiser happening Friday

08/21/2023 | GuelphToday Staff | Guelph, Ontario, CA

Dust off those roller skates, because Retro Rollers Inc. are holding a roller skating fundraiser on Friday. See more: https://www.guelphtoday.com/local-news/roller-skating-fundraiser-happening-friday-7424473









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