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Old April 15th, 2008, 09:39 PM   #2
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Location: Southern California
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In SoCal, probably 90% or more of the rinks are gone. In the 70's when skating was most popular there were rinks everywhere. It used to be said around the rinks that Rollerskating, as a participant sport, was bigger than Baseball, Football, Basketball and Hockey combined. I don't know whether it was actually true or where they got their info but it seemed plausible. I don't remember the names of all the rinks that I have been to that are gone but I have included a partial list of cities where there were rinks that AFAIK are gone.

Santa Ana
Buena Park
El Monte
West Covina-2
La Puente
Long Beach
Monterey Park
Costa Mesa
Garden Grove
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