OPINION

Did you know…

Larry Vodenik - Special to The Chief

Did You Know… what these are? These are sidewalk skates. These rollerskates clamped onto the soles of your shoes and were tightened down with your very necessary skate key. You were then set to skate on the sidewalk or driveway. Now you could not wear these at the rink in Pattee Park, you needed regular skates for that. Skating was very popular, with several indoor rinks in Perry over the years. I skated at Hanlons Rink but Melody Skateland & Skinner’s came along later. It was always a treat for me to go see the “Singing Wheels” shows in Minburn.

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Did You Know… what kind business this was, and where it was located?