I have added another roller rink to my list: Epic Rollertainment. The wonderfulness of the thing is that it is practically brand new- opened just two years ago! Yes, it filled me with hope too. Maybe the revolution is coming after all....
I have been expanding my notions of what a place to skate is- Inspired by Chicks in Bowls, some pals and I tried the skatepark, with its terrifyingly fast skateboarders. I was fortunate, there were only a few fast skateboarders, and they didn't even gawk at my clumsy, aged skating. Those boys were real princes about keeping their opinions to themselves!
Tennis courts I have skated on, at least when the Racketed and Serious Tennis Playing People are not in them, and basketball courts, too.
A few days ago, I used a perversely large parking lot, at night, inspired by the notion of Dave Hickey's; that one is either a Pirate* or a Farmer.
What do I have on my wish list of places to skate? Big Box Stores. Have you seen those polished floors?! Whoa nelly! It's the season for wishing, and so I wish you well in your scofflawing schemes, your roller skating, and anything else you have an itch to try.
Enjoy this film featuring some of the Moxi Skate team skating all over the places we don't yet dare to try our wheels on!
* Pirates use parking lots at night, or anytime they want to, and they don't use them for parking cars. The security car drove right by me, did the vehicular equivalent of a double take, and then drove on, probably shaking their head in amazement.