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Roller Dance and Session Skating Forum Discussions about roller dancing, jamskating, rexing, rink session skating, dance circle skating, and similar types of recreational indoor and outdoor skate dancing .

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Old September 10th, 2019, 07:00 PM   #1
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Here's one you might not have seen yet...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ttmZXycZfxQ
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Old September 10th, 2019, 09:00 PM   #2
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Hi BretMan,

You've got some really Great Skaters there doing some very nice moves. Looks like a very Fun place to Skate & Socialize.

Sorry to see that Floor's Middle Section Walled up like that. I consider that to be Sacrilege of a Skate Surface to take it out of Skating service. Skate Floors should be Clear, Unobstructed, and totally available, so that All types of Skating can be done and enjoyed. (and thus available for more Skaters to be enjoying too)

Significantly Restricting what kind/type of Skating can be done there seems a bit foolish, and makes No Sense to me. Kinda like Shooting one's self in the Skate Foot, so to speak.

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Old September 11th, 2019, 04:55 PM   #3
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Thanks for the comments!

That deal with the center...that was built during the height of roller disco, right around 1978. It was a dance floor with seating, accessed by the stairway “bridge” going across the skate floor. I suppose that 40 years ago it seemed like an unique and innovative design.

I know that back in those days the building capacity was 1500 and on Friday and Saturday they would routinely have to stop taking admissions because the capacity was hit. There’d be a line outside of people waiting for someone to leave so that they could let someone come in! Fun times!

Over the years it’s been changed a bit. The dance floor in the center was removed, the walls on the ends pulled inward, and the table and chair seating was replaced by benches around the perimeter, and access added directly from the skate floor. The floor in the center is now good old fashioned wood skating rink flooring. So, you can “dance skate” if you want in the center area, or practice skate, or let the beginners have that entire area.

That video is from a local PBS documentary/anthology program. I have some more recent video that I shot myself, but am having trouble uploading it. I’ll keep trying and see if I can get it posted.
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Old September 12th, 2019, 10:31 AM   #4
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Here's one you might not have seen yet...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ttmZXycZfxQ
The video was great! The interviews with the skaters, the skating and the comraderie of the skaters... all made it a very nice clip.

Thank you for sharing!
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