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Roller Skating in the News #9

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!


Red Arrow Park to be converted into roller skating rink for new summer series, beginning June 16

06/15/2023 | Julia Marshall | Milwaukee, WI

Red Arrow Park in downtown Milwaukee will be converted into a roller skating rink for the summer, beginning June 16. See more here: https://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/red-arrow-park-to-be-converted-into-roller-skating-rink-for-new-summer-series-beginning-june-16


Frisch’s mobile roller rink returns to Court Street Plaza

06/13/2023 | FOX19 Digital Staff | Cincinnati, OH

Frisch’s mobile roller rink on Court Street Plaza, will do double duty this year as a pickleball court during the day. The rink will be open from Wednesday, June 14 through Sunday, June 18. See more here: https://www.fox19.com/2023/06/13/frischs-mobile-roller-rink-returns-court-street-plaza/


Long-ago roller-skating group recalls its 1950s heyday

06/14/2023 | Laura Marlow | Festus, MO

They’re octogenarians now, with bad knees and hearing aids and sensible shoes. But as they sit around a table, chattering, laughing and passing around photographs and mementos, it’s not hard to see the graceful young performers they were 12 presidents ago. See more here: https://www.myleaderpaper.com/news/rollercade-swingsters-skating-group/article_5a6c483e-0644-11ee-8bad-9bad5406d4b9.html


Gem City Roller Derby putting Dayton on the map

06/14/2023 | Kelley King | Dayton, OH

The Gem City Roller Derby is Dayton’s own women’s flat track team. They are one of the top-ranked in the world, and ever since they were founded in 2006, they’ve been making a name for themselves. See more here: https://www.wdtn.com/news/tell-me-good-news/gem-city-roller-derby-putting-dayton-on-the-map/


Entrepreneur Seeks Space for Roller Rink

06/15/2023 | Stephen Farrell | Yorkshire, England

Melissa Blackwood is the founder of Roller Girl Gang, a Leeds-based roller skate shop that offers classes to adults of all skating abilities. She is hoping to find a suitable space for a new roller rink to serve the growing numbers of teams and individuals that have taken up the sport. See more here: https://www.insidermedia.com/news/yorkshire/entrepreneur-seeks-space-for-roller-rink


Festival celebrating roller skating this weekend

06/15/2023 | | Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Time to dust off those roller skates! Calgary Roller Skate co-founder Theresa Tucci joins Global News Morning Calgary with more on Roll Out: Calgary’s Second Annual Roller Skate Festival. See more here: https://globalnews.ca/video/9770700/festival-celebrating-roller-skating-this-weekend


Waukesha Skateland celebrates 50 years

06/16/2023 | Isabella Kostolni | Waukesha, WI Fifty years ago, back when the area was still mostly farmland, a family with a mission bought a plot from the Ford Company and transformed it into a widely-loved local institution — Skateland. See more here: https://www.gmtoday.com/the_freeman/business/waukesha-skateland-celebrates-50-years/article_28147354-1c40-575d-a4e7-1328fe0d3ef3.html


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