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Old April 4th, 2008, 08:11 PM   #1
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Default Are These Pennsylvania Roller Rinks Still Open?

To our roller skating friends in and near Pennsylvania: Are all of these PA roller skating rinks still open? I'm sure I missed quite a few, so if any of your local rinks are not listed, let me know.

Roller Skating Rinks in Pennsylvania
http://www.quadskating.com/rinks/us/pa.htm

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Old April 4th, 2008, 09:21 PM   #2
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Kathie -

As our speed league includes teams based in PA, a few that I know of that are closed are Caln, Embassy and Skate 309. Ones that I know that are still open (and still have speed teams) are Fantasy, Skateaway Shillington, Skateaway Whitehall, iSkate81, both Olympic rinks, Valley. There is also a Skateaway in Bethlehem, PA, (a branch of SOS Speed is located there) 4500 Easton Avenue, Bethlehem, PA 18020, Telephone: (610) 865-4004. As far as I've heard, the Palace is also still open.

Hope this helps.
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Old April 5th, 2008, 02:09 AM   #3
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Thumbs up Central PA skating !

Fantasy - great Sunday evening Live Organ Session - Artistic and Speed Clubs
Fountain Blu - caters to kids rather than Adults and I believe Hockey Teams.
Olympic - Enola Pa - great Tuesday Evening Live Organ Session
Roller Motion - Live Organ Session (Thursday Evenings... I think)
The Skatery - Small, but "very nice rink" ... very nice people there!
Trout Pond - Muncy PA - sessions that Adults and Kids skate together... A few skater come down to Olympic on Tuesday Evenings

Many PA skaters head down to Sportsman's Hall, MD for a great Sunday evening Live Organ sessions...
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Old April 5th, 2008, 02:33 AM   #4
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I'm up to 165 roller rinks in PA....only 9 closed so far. It may take a while to call all these places, lol. Blessed to be living in the land of sk8ing but good grief
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Old April 5th, 2008, 02:53 AM   #5
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I'm up to 165 roller rinks in PA....only 9 closed so far. It may take a while to call all these places, lol. Blessed to be living in the land of sk8ing but good grief

Hi BellaDonna!!!
Yes we are Blessed in PA... Lots of active rinks and great sessions for all styles of skting.... Jam, Shuffle, Kids, Parties and our wonderful Competitive SKaters!!! Great Skating place to live!!!
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Old April 5th, 2008, 03:23 AM   #6
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http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en...767e93464c3930

Does this link work for you Regina? I told my hubby I'd never heard of half the towns and needed a map to see which were nearby...fiddling with google.
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Old April 5th, 2008, 03:57 AM   #7
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Hi NaNaDo,

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Fantasy - great Sunday evening Live Organ Session - Artistic and Speed Clubs

Many PA skaters head down to Sportsman's Hall, MD for a great Sunday evening Live Organ sessions...
Since you are obviously connected to some of those more mature Organ Skaters, who skate great, perhaps at your rink skates you can take the PA list and slowly update it over time... Include the Organ Player since he might travel farther.

Yours in Skating, MA/NY Skating Dave

P.S. I would like to hear if Blackman Street's SkateAway still has Organ Music.
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Old April 5th, 2008, 04:34 AM   #8
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Since you are obviously connected to some of those more mature Organ Skaters, who skate great, perhaps at your rink skates you can take the PA list and slowly update it over time... Include the Organ Player since he might travel farther.

Yours in Skating, MA/NY Skating Dave

P.S. I would like to hear if Blackman Street's SkateAway still has Organ Music.
Hello Dave!
Don't know Blackman Street's Skateaway... sorry, can't help you there!
Organist's :
>Fantasy - Lonnie Brooks 2nd and 4th Sunday's of the Month
>Olympic - Marty Dumic Tuesday Evenings
>Roller Motion - Corey Friedinger (spelling???) Thursday Evenings
>Sportsman's Hall MD. Sunday evenings Marty Dumic, Corey Friedinger, Ralph Brown rotate Sunday Evenings throughout the month.... doesn't matter which Sunday evening you choose to go... it's always "good" music!!! And a great place to skate... what a terrific floor!!!
>Have to mention Holiday Skating Center in NJ - Ralph Brown - Tuesday Evenings
>At one time a few of the Organ Skaters talked about Mt Gretna... but I haven't heard it mentioned lately.

And we get a "Great Treat" here in Central PA a few times a year when these Organist's get together and have an Organ Jamboree! Those evenings are very reminisent of the 70's .... Full House of great skaters that travel from all over PA, NJ, Deleware, Maryland to skate these sessions.... makes ya feel 25 again!!!

And Dave !!! some great news... Not "all" of the Organ Skaters are the "Mature Skaters" (love the way you classified that ) ... we have been getting a crowd of 35 and 40 year olds coming to Olympic on Tuesdays and there is a great variety of ages coming to Sportsman's Hall on Sunday's... Some Teens and young Adults are lovin' the Organ Music!!!
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Oh absolutely, Sportsmans is the place to be on Sunday nights! Thanks Pennsylvainia for lending us the GREAT organists!
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Default Use those Organ Grinders to Update PA

Hi Regina, aka NaNaDo,

I started skating as a teen in Wilkes Barre in the 60's.
And then mostly gave it up as I went to college in Bethlehem, PA

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Hello Dave!Some Teens and young Adults are lovin' the Organ Music!!!
OK, You know the Organ Players, which is good. BTW I always wondered if my grade school friend named Michael B. ever came back to playing the organ at skating places as he did when we were so so young. Gosh he could really play the organ..

My idea is for you to share with the Organ Guys, Kathie's list, and have them update it. Again I am not expecting you to know as much as they do since these Organ Guys travel in a greater circle.

Forgotten Point: Yes I have seen the young 30-40 year olds and even younger come and skate hard in PA (Trexlertown) and up here in MA sometimes seeded by us supposedly older skaters. It is great to have them and it seems like they like the interaction and WE like the value they add.

Yours in Skating, born PA-Skater, MA/NY Skating Dave

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Old January 12th, 2020, 06:30 PM   #11
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Criss Cross sadly closed several years ago as did the Skatery in Pillow. However, a really nice PA rink was not listed, Sunset Rink in Selinsgrove PA. They have sessions every night except Tuesdays and Thursdays. Monday from 7:00-10:30 is Adult Night. Saturday night offers double sessions from 6:30-9:00 and 9:00- Midnight.
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Old January 19th, 2020, 04:24 AM   #12
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Criss Cross sadly closed several years ago as did the Skatery in Pillow. However, a really nice PA rink was not listed, Sunset Rink in Selinsgrove PA. They have sessions every night except Tuesdays and Thursdays. Monday from 7:00-10:30 is Adult Night. Saturday night offers double sessions from 6:30-9:00 and 9:00- Midnight.
The Sunset is one my favorite rinks, also they have a really nice beginner rink
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