Roller Skating Was Crazy Awesome!
Sidewalk Skates were basically just sneakers with wheels
According to O.J. Simpson, skating is, “The greatest thing in outdoor recreation since jogging.” While pop wheel skates were among the more popular, even more so were the sidewalk skates which is baffling since they were essentially ankle-snappers which most rinks wouldn’t let past the front door.
There were skating festivals full of shiny happy people
Skating was a huge deal, entire streets would be blocked off in major cities for skate festivals and races. Even the Golden Gate Park in San Francisco was once overrun with the happiest looking skaters ever photographed. They even managed to earn a world record at a Golden Gate event– “World’s longest skating serpentine.”
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