I was driving home from Target tonight and 'It Must've Been Love' by Roxette came on the radio. It instantly took me back to the roller rink we frequented when I was little and all of the sudden I wanted some fruit punch and ding dongs. It seemed like they were the venue provided birthday fare unless your parents paid extra.
I got my first Nintendo when I had my own birthday party in the back room with the carpeted walls. I once had a cute boy ask me to skate with him during a slow song and told him no. I remember the disco ball, the hokey pokey, and keeping an eye on a crush from across the rink. I had this same pair of plastic skates and velcro shoes (in blue) at her age (see above). I haven't been to a roller rink in years but I'm pretty sure I can still skate backwards.
What about you? Any stories?
Sources: 1) Suzanne Broughton, 2) I Am Krisan, 3) Kristopher Hannum, 4) WeHeartIt, 5) Pup Vs. Robot