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Old August 31st, 2008, 11:05 PM   #54
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Default More from Arizona

Originally Posted by Madcow View Post
These rinks are not on the list.

Shadow Mountain
Tempe Skateland
All of the above rinks are now closed

Additional rinks not on the list (from what I can remember):
Skate World – Chandler (later Sports Spectrum, later Skateland Chandler) (open - artistic club)
Rollero – Phoenix (open)
Skateland – Mesa (open – artistic club)
Rollerworld - Tempe (later Skateland Tempe, later Surfside Skate) (closed)
Great Skate – Glendale (aka Skateland Glendale) (open – artistic club)
North Baptist Church - Phoenix
Skate Town – Prescott (later Roller Rave) (open)
Skate Ranch – Prescott Valley
Roller Ranch – Kingman (closed)
Roll-A-Rena - Kingman
Marty’s Roll-A-Round – Coolidge (closed)
Roll-8 – Casa Grande
Skate Stop - Casa Grande (closed)
Skate Country East – Tucson (open – artistic club)
The Bull Rink – Bullhead City (closed)
Rollerland - Yuma (closed)

There was also a rink in Flagstaff (very very small) but I don't remember the name.

I was fortunate enough to skate at every single rink on this list including the ones in the quote.

My Roller homes were:
Skateworld (Phoenix) was my very first skating rink. 76-79, 86-92
Rollerland (Phoenix) 79-82
Greate Skate (Glendale) 82-84, 92-98
Rollercade (Phoenix) 85-86
Surfside Skate (Tempe) 98-05

Of the Arizona Rinks posted by brikke, none are in operation. Rollerland was the only one operating when I skated there in ’79. I believe it closed around '82.
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