Saturday, July 08, 2017
Rollin' into Stardust
Surrey's Stardust roller rink was just such a place. Even its slogan offered an invitation: "Where meeting people is half the fun!" Only now, after many years (and who knows how many round-and-rounds of wheels), the Stardust is saying its last farewell.
Today is the last day the rink will be open to skaters, with a kind of finale event tonight.
I was surprised to discover that there is no entry on Wikipedia for the Stardust rink. I hope that this will change. One of my best memories of the place was a Grad fundraiser at the school where I worked. We had an all-night skate, or 'Roll-a-Thon' where parents and friends sponsored us to skate from midnight to dawn. Tiring, but fun -- with even a fair bit of money raised for the cause.
The building will be replaced with a 55-storey building, but I'm sure there are more than 55 stories with their origin this particular heritage site.