When I photographed the building that had been the Jackson Skating Rink in 2010, it had already morphed into another use. On a drive to Marble Hill a few weeks ago, I saw that the rink was no more. (Check out the link to learn some interesting things about the history of the rink going back to the early 1950s.)
I don’t think I ever skated there, but Brothers Mark and David did.
I was confused
In fact, I posted some pictures of kids skating back in the 60s and thought they might have been taken inside the Hanover Skating Rink. Several readers said I was wrong, and some others thought it was the MaryAnn Rink. After a lot of give-and take, Fred Lynch provided proof that it must have been the Jackson rink by the process of elimination.
Follow this link to weigh in (it also lists a bunch of other skating-related posts).
Floor no more
All of us who grew up hearing our wooden wheels click across wooden floors like this one find modern rinks strangely silent.
You have to wonder how many beginner bottoms bounced off those boards.