Rolling Along

By: Mr. Wilson on December 16, 2009
We were invited a party at Skate Zone (48th & Q-ish) recently, and that got me thinking about the skating rinks of Lincoln's past. Can you help me remember the skating rinks that have come and gone? Two perished relatively recently:
  • The one on West Van Dorn
  • The one in the former Hy-Vee location at 40th and Old Cheney
I remember the interior of at least one more -- they had Kangaroo -- but I can't for the life of me recall where it was located. Up around Gateway somewhere? What other skating rinks of Lincoln's past am I missing?


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December 16, 2009 at 2:22PM

There was one on 1st and Cornhusker in the 80s.

December 16, 2009 at 3:06PM

Where the Fort Western Store is.

December 16, 2009 at 3:46PM

The one near 9th & Van Dorn was “Galaxy Skate World”.  The one at 1st & Cornhusker was called “Star” something…Star Light?  Star City?

Is it just me, or does a slice of birthday ice cream cake roll sound good about now? 😊

Mr. Wilson
December 16, 2009 at 3:54PM

Oh man, I LOVED that stuff! I could also go for a round of Altered Beast.

Mr. Wilson
December 16, 2009 at 3:55PM

That used to be a skating rink? Boy, I don’t remember that one.

December 16, 2009 at 4:52PM

I thought there was a skating rink at 48th and Old Cheney when the Fort moved from there to 56th, but wasn’t the Fort the original tenant at 56th?

December 16, 2009 at 6:33PM

No, the Fort took over the roller skating rink area.  I spent a lot of time there in middle school 😊  48th and Old Cheney was the Fort, it was this old wood building with railroad ties in front.

December 16, 2009 at 6:39PM

I think I do remember the rink on 56th now.  The Alamo replaced it, right, as in tore it down?

The wood building/railroad ties triggered that memory.  Geez I’m getting old.

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