June 28, 2007 at 3:16 pm | Posted in Matthew Hurst, Photo Essay | Comments Off on Rollercade


Following our previous post about the Big Muddy Beach Ball at The Skatium and after last weekend’s 2nd game of the Arch Rival Rollergirls, we can’t help but wax nostalgic for the roller rinks of our youth.  But instead of waiting for another incarnation of last summer’s Greatest Show on Wheels, we decided to check out those old rinks for ourselves.  What’s surprising is how little seems to have changed in what was clearly dated decor and facilities in our own youth, much less today.  See for yourself in greater detail (and size) on our FlickR photoset previewed above.

Needless to say, if you can get past the obnoxious tunes tailor made for today’s youth (I’m looking @ you Radio Disney) blasting from the speakers, these spots are in desperate need of documentary photo essays as they slowly go out of business.  So to start off that process, here’s my photo essay documenting the Rollercade skating rink in South County.  And let us know if you would like to contribute to this project, so we can make a FlickR photo group to help organize and share our photos.


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