Re: Roller rinks
Date: November 25, 2010 04:03PM
Actually, one of the best places to skate in the 80's was Disco Wheels (later Dancing Wheels) near Midway Airport in Chicago. That place ROCKED! The atmosphere was amazing, the polyurethane floor was one of a kind, and the sound system was WAY beyond other rinks in the area. People came from all over Chicago to skate there and it was packed every night, with lines out the door. They had the most contemporary hand painted mural on the wall and a dance floor with pulsating lights beating to the music! I have NEVER seen another rink of its kind...EVER!
Many first kisses took place there and love never seemed more exciting, skating hand and hand to the sweet sounds of the 80's. It was a GREAT place to spend your childhood and definitely a forgotten safe haven for teens and tweens. I miss that place and wish it still existed. I,too, was a southsider growing up, but would take the bus to Disco Wheels, because it was one of a kind. Fleetwood and Oak Lawn keep trying......NOTHING and I mean NOTHING holds a candle to the old DISCO WHEELS...GOD REST ITS SOUL!