Lessons Learned on the Rink

December 17, 2009 at 2:00pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in The Lincolnite Blog

I learned three important lessons last night:

  1. I was never a great roller skater. Age has not improved my skills.
  2. Helping a toddler learn to roller skate can be very rough on one’s back.
  3. Robbie is a surprisingly good skater. The little turkey hardly seemed to flinch with wheels on his feet.

I was pleasantly surprised to find that Skate Zone hasn’t changed a whole lot since I was last there over a decade ago. There are a few more coats of paint on the walls—and some of those walls have many coats of paint on them—but beyond that it’s basically the same place. They still do the limbo, they still play the number game, and skaters still dance the YMCA. A good time was had by all.

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Fortissimo December 17, 2009 at 4:49pm

You were “pleasantly surprised”?  I was incredibly disappointed the last time my daughter had to attend a birthday party there.  The parking lot is full of potholes, and the entire establishment looked run down and dirty to me.  I think the only reason that rink has stayed in business is because they do very little to maintain it.

Mr. Wilson December 17, 2009 at 5:14pm

“Pleasantly surprised” in the “Ahhh, memories” sense. If I had to spend more than an hour there I might change my mind, but my initial impression was pretty much in line with what I expect that sort of a joint to look like.

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