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 with you 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 them with us!
‘Born for this’: 4th grader believes roller-skating should be an Olympic sport
Aiden Wu loves to roller skate. “It’s calming,” Wu said. “I like having a sport where I can just be myself.” So much so, in fact, that the fourth grader at Berkley Community School hopes to one day become a world champion. See more: https://www.wpri.com/news/street-stories/born-for-this-berkley-4th-grader-believes-roller-skating-should-be-an-olympic-sport/
Danbury Arena To Launch New Roller Rink
06/09/2023 | Richard Kaufma | Danbury, CT.
Danbury Arena is bringing back the nostalgia with a new roller rink at the facility. See more: https://patch.com/connecticut/danbury/danbury-arena-launch-new-roller-rink
Vancouver roller-skaters 'heartbroken' over proposed end of Sunset Beach rink
06/03/2023 | Sarah Grochowski | Vancouver, BC, Canada
'There's nothing like it,' says Vancouver roller-skating instructor Lorne Milne, who is trying to help save the rink at Sunset Beach. See more: https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/vancouver-roller-skaters-sunset-beach
Bazz's Roller Rink still rolling along 70 years later
06/07/2023 | Harley Tomlinson | Rensselaer, N.Y.
When Orvial “Bazz” Pugh opened a roller rink in Rensselaer in 1953, he probably didn’t foresee it being a local staple for 70 more years. See more: https://www.newsbug.info/rensselaer_republican/news/bazzs-roller-rink-still-rolling-along-70-years-later/article_5215a136-056c-11ee-9175-fffca930b68f.html
Roller skates available for rent at Stuart Park this summer
06/04/2023 | Brayden Ursel | Kelowna, B.C., Canada
It’s time to throw on some roller skates and cruise around Kelowna’s Stuart Park as The Roller Skate Guy has set up shop for the summer. See more: https://www.castanet.net/news/Kelowna/430124/Roller-skates-available-for-rent-at-Stuart-Park-this-summer
Library unveils new book kiosk at Rink n’ Roll
06/08/2023 | NewsWest 9 Staff | Odessa, TX
Citizens will have access to fiction and non-fiction books simply by swiping their Ector County library card. See more: https://www.newswest9.com/article/news/community/library-unveils-new-book-kiosk-at-rink-n-roll/513-c2f1b88f-031f-4ac8-8884-aa3dc54b738d
Southern Aroostook’s only roller skating rink to reopen June 23
06/07/2023 | The County Staff | Houlton, ME
It has been a long-time coming, but the Maliseet Rollerama will once again be bustling with activity. See more: https://thecounty.me/2023/06/07/news/business-news/southern-aroostooks-only-roller-skating-rink-to-reopen-june-23/