Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Skating is Great!

Since I've been posting about birthdays a lot this past week, I figured I would continue the tradition with a post about my sister's birthday party. Her party with her friends was at Magic Wheels, a skating rink that has been in this town since I was turning 8...and who knows how long before. Seriously, this place is ancient. (also, the title "Skating is Great!" is what is on the outside of the building...this place preaches truth, y'all)


I didn't really know what to expect, but I walked in and it was like a blast from the past...NOTHING HAS CHANGED. I half expected to run into the guy that worked there when I was kid. I remember him well...he looked like the love child of Danny Zuko and The Fonz (if that were even possible). He even had the Danny Zuko walk down...it was impressive. I may have had a small crush.



Sister and her friends skated for a while...but there really wasn't much of a crowd. It was kind of depressing how few people were there, but I guess it was good for the party. At least Sister and her friends had a safe, empty floor to skate on.


They also did a little party in one of the side rooms (which also happen to look the same). It was pizza, ice cream and cake. I still remember how hard it was to move around in those rooms with your skates on. You'd try to get up and just plop right back down because you couldn't get going....ahh good times.


 They did rearrange some stuff in this area, so I guess they did change SOMETHING


I'll be honest, I was dying to get out there and skate with them, but I didn't bring socks. It would be fun to get a group together and have a flashback skating party here...I'll work on this. In the meantime, maybe I'll throw on my skates and skate around the neighborhood.

I hope you all have a great Wednesday! This is my Friday this week because we get off for Fall Break. That's one of the huge perks of working at a University...you get to take some of the breaks with the students!

8 comments:

vintage eye said...

You do the Hokey Pokey & you turn yourself around...good times! :)

Hollie said...

Bryan has been trying to talk me into going skating lately. I kinda want to. :]

alicia said...

oh my god! i'm so jealous of how nice that place is! and it's EMPTY!!! i have to fight for my life on the floor at skateaway! that honestly looks like the best birthday party ever. EVER!!!

lynn said...

That reminds me of the bowling alleys here, they are exactly what you remember from when you were young, but no one is there. Looks like a fun party and it reminds me of the skating rink I went to when I was younger.

Ana McMurry said...

I've never skated, how tragic does that sound!:-) But Zoey's birthday party at the skating rink made me want to go find one (preferably empty) and give it a go:-)

LenoreNeverM♡re said...

how FUN!
imagining great 70s music in the background somehow!

cb said...

What a fun birthday! Tom and i really need to go to the rink and get our groove on with our matching skates! Winter is coming so it will be the perfect time to go!
Xo,cb

Jody McDowell said...

Wow, does this ever take me back in time!