Roller Skating Comes Back Into Focus

Patrons wait for orders at the snack bar. P-J photo by Michael Zabrodsky

RUSSELL, Pa. — Roller skating is again gaining momentum.

In the 1970s and 1980s people would make a point to go roller skating. In the 1990s, along came in-line skates, which resemble ice skates more than roller skates, and they became all the rage.

Now in the 2020s, skating is experiencing a renaissance.

And the Russell Roller Rink is right in the middle.


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