The Charm of the 1970s Roller Rink

By | May 18, 2018

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Vintage Roller skates

Oh, how much fun it would be to travel back in time to the 70’s. The counterculture was an unsettling time in the United States for many reasons. There were many social, moral, economic and political changes taking place. For some, it was uneasy and scary, but at the same time is was a truly magical time as well. While much of this era is now associated with many of the things that hit the 6:00 o’clock news each night, the 70’s was so much more!

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There was more to the 70’s than the controversial counterculture.

Social and political controversy aside, there were so many innocent pleasures that didn’t make the news. One that comes to mind is going roller skating on Saturday nights. Waiting in the long line outside of the roller rink, even if it was snowing, was part of the total experience.

In the cold weather, there would be hot chocolate available for sale while waiting in line. It was a blast to get there to find out who else would be there that night. It was one of the highlights of the week. If a girl was lucky, that guy that caught her eye last week might be there too.