Captain’s Log 5,716
Things you learn about your parents.
Just when I thought my parents were geeks, I found out they were very skilled dance skaters. My dad could whirl my mom around like a princess across those lovely wooden floors.
It all started here. I learned to skate here. My dad taught me there was more to skating than just clamping those steel skates to my shoes and speeding like a maniac down the street. There was style. Skill. Beauty. Grace.
I skated here with my dad until I graduated from high school. Love the memories. I would stand on the side (left) and watch the skaters through the window. My dad would come up behind me and ask, “Wanna go a few spins with your dad?” I never turned him down.
So many hours here having such fun as a kid.
The rink was there a long time. All gone now…like so many wonderful places that are no longer considered cool or safe or any of those ridiculous things. Kids are meant to fall down. Kids are also meant to fall in love with their daddies who teach them to skate.