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113 posts
Sep 13, 2009
6:37 AM
what was your favorite roller skating rink?
6 posts
Sep 14, 2009
3:35 PM
I used to take my daughter Melody to Skateland downtown and it was upstairs and it had a huge window at the end of the rink. I used to stay and watch all the kids skate the boogie bounce and that skate called shoot the duck.They had alot of fun! She took skating lessons from Joyce and Lee. I remember she had a skating partner and his last name was Boggs.This was in the early 70's. In the early 60's I skated at the Beaver-Vu Skate rink. I liked the one downtown better.
283 posts
Sep 14, 2009
8:21 PM
all these years I was trying to remember if this rink was Roller or Ice. I never was part of the skate crowd (two left feet) but I remember this place well.
54 posts
Dec 15, 2009
12:19 PM
I always liked to roller skate at Triangle Park. The rink burned and was later rebuilt on Helena Street.
6 posts
May 04, 2010
6:08 PM
Kettering City Schools had Skate nites during the week during the school year,seemed like once a month or every other month,Seemed Elementary schools had different nites than junior high,But man the good times there in the 60's,never seen any drugs or fights,just good fun,and of course this was Beaver-Vue in B'creek

Last Edited by on May 04, 2010 6:09 PM
9 posts
Feb 11, 2011
10:54 PM
The Roller Drome on North Main Street.
6 posts
Feb 14, 2011
8:06 AM
When and where was a Roller Drome on North Main Street?
38 posts
Feb 14, 2011
4:32 PM
The Roller Drome was located just south of Forest Park Plaza near the intersection of Main and Nottingham. It was torn down some where in the late 80's (I think).
125 posts
Feb 14, 2011
9:02 PM
Around the late 80s sounds right, as far as the demolition goes. I skated in it in the 1960s. It must have closed somewhere around 1980 (?). There is a church built directly on top of where it stood. It was several hundred feet east Of Main Street on Nottingham Road. It must have been a leftover part of Frankie's Forest Park, which was across the road from it. I think Frankie's closed around 1960. From the way the Roller Drome looked, it was old, maybe from the 1920s or 30s?

Last Edited by on Feb 14, 2011 9:05 PM
23 posts
Feb 20, 2011
8:38 PM
We used to hit them all. I learned how to skate at Triangle. I can remember waiting in line on the steps to Skateland downtown to get in. After they closed, we alternated between Skyborn, Beaver Vu, and Huber.
8 posts
Feb 24, 2011
4:01 PM
I remember Skateland downtown. It was on the 2nd floor. I also remember the one at Forest Park.
2 posts
Jul 02, 2012
12:40 AM
The Old Skateworld Of Kettering when it was owned by The Original Owners The Corsons. I do remember goin to the Great Skate aka: Bus Stop Rollerworld as well. was sad to see it close had many a great times there.
luv my dayton
60 posts
Jul 06, 2012
1:12 AM
There was a Skateland on the corner of Stanley and Helena street many years ago and your parents got into a traffic jam just dropping us kids off there. Met alot of kids from all over the Miami Valley and various schools. Back then many of us girls actually had skating outfits we wore, which made us feel like up and coming stars. But dreams don't last long once you learn that being in motion is cool but not so cool when you never learned to stop properly except for crashing into the railing. Would love to be able to get out there and skate again but fear I could fall and break something.

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