Monday, July 8, 2013

It's a crying shame

Dear Anachronistic Ones,

Hurry, I implore you, to your nearest roller skating rink.  Is it still there?  Tell me something good.    If it is still there, please keep it for me; I plan to skate it.  The rink in my town closed two years ago.

They have just closed another one I had hoped to visit:  Los Angeles' s World on Wheels.


Skating is even more fun than list-making.  Here's a list of rinks I got to in time:

Moonlight Rollerway, Glendale, CA.
Skate-Mor, Paso Robles, CA.
Skating Plus, Ventura, CA.
Redwood Roller Rink, Redwood City, CA.
Sunrise Rollerland, Citrus Heights, CA.
Rollertowne, Visalia, CA.
WaterCity, Marina, CA.
Skateland, Bakersfield, CA.
Cal Skate Clovis, Clovis, CA.
Family Fun Center, Sandy, UT.
Central Coast Sports Arena, Santa Maria, CA.
Deleta, Pocatello, ID.
Roller Kingdom, Reno, NV.
Rollerama 34th., Bakersfield, CA.
Roller Paladium, Santa Cruz, CA.
San Diego Skateworld, San Diego, CA.
Skateland Northridge, Northridge, CA.
San Jose Skate, San Jose, CA.
Crystal Palace, Las Vegas, NV.
Rollero, Phoenix, AZ.
Skate Country, Tucson, AZ.
Humble Family Skating Center, Humble, TX.
Rainbow Roller Rink, Conroe, TX.
Playland Skate Center, Austin, TX.
Paradise Skate, Antioch, CA.
Cal-Skate, Rohnert Park, CA.
The Golden Skate, San Ramon, CA.