Kids today will have a completely different childhood than I had, and that’s mainly because of the decline in popularity of Skating Rinks. It was almost a requirement to be a kid. It was an adolescent club featuring kids high off candy and adrenaline, little-to-no lights, and ear ringing music. Admission to this club was $10 short of an arm and a leg but was worth it. When inside, the first order of business was to grab a pair of skates then locate your “home base” for the day, lace up your 5 pound weights and hit the dance floor. The closer you got to the middle of the floor, the less conversations could be heard. My favorite part of skating is picking up high speeds going ’round and ’round, watching new people who don’t skate often, fall on their butts swearing never to skate again. Like all accidents, it’s funny until…..
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