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Old April 18th, 2008, 04:35 PM   #18
Jimbo64
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Man, a walk down memory lane...

In orange county California between the 57 and 605 freeways you had,

Skate ranch, skate depot, skate garden, skateway, skatopia, and a few more I cant remember the names of. Skateway had 3 or 4 rinks spread around socal I think.

I believe there were over 50 in the LA/OC area in the mid to late 70s, and maybe 25 left by the mid 80s.

The RSROA (roller skating rink owners assoc.) They said skating went in 7 year swings, in the 80s it never swung back

In the 80s there was one dirty word invented in the skate industry, "Rollerblades" lol.
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