Lessons Learned on the Rink

By: Mr. Wilson on December 17, 2009
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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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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