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Friday, February 28, 2020

Photo Gallery: Don't Miss Your Last Chance to Roll -- RECA Roller Rink to Close on March 1

 The Last Roll: 

Check out these photos of RECA Roller Rink throughout the years...

By Jessie Eden

All good things must come to an end. Unfortunately, it's the end of the road for RECA Roller Rink in Alexandria.

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10 West Vine St., Suite 30, Lexington, KY, 40507

The RECA Roller Rink began at that location in 1958. The Danner family took over the business in the 1980s, and the current owner, Kelly Danner, announced in October 2019 that the roller rink would shut down on March 1, 2020.

RELATED: Zone Change Clears Way for New Business at RECA Roller Rink Site

In honor of the long-standing business and its importance to the community, Pfaehler said he plans to name the location the RECA Business Center.

Alexandria Mayor Andy Schabell has officially proclaimed March 1 as RECA Roller Rink Day. The proclamation reads, in part; "Families have been coming to RECA Roller Rink for roller skating, birthday parties, school functions and many other special events for over 60 years and whereas RECA has been a source of fun, exercise and entertainment creating decades of memories..."

RECA Roller Rink owner Kelly Danner receives proclamation from Alexandria Mayor Andy Schabell.

Your last chance to roll is this Sunday. There are two events planned;

Afternoon Skate: 

Evening Skate: 

6p.m. to 10 p.m. skate with live music by The Skeleton Crew. (designed for all ages, RECA is offering a chance for guests to 'sip & skate')

Please enjoy some of the photos FTM found from RECA's throughout the ages; if you have additional photos, we would love to see them:

Kathy Wessling, 15, looking for a size in the skate room at RECA Roller Rink, Feb. 12, 1983.
(Img: Terry Duennes, KY Post, Kenton Co. Library)
Adam Browning, 4, at RECA Roller Rink, date unknown
(Img: KY Post, Kenton Co. Library)
Susan Turner, 18, & Maria Moore, 13, at RECA Roller Rink, date unknown.
(Img: KY Post, Kenton Co. Library)
Jack and Wilma Wessling, Owners of RECA Roller Rink, Feb. 12, 1983.
(Img: KY Post, Terry Duennes, Kenton Co. Library)

1 comment:

  1. So sad. IDK why it has to close. There's not enough children's entertainment now-a-days, outside of video games.