Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Richmond Arena Roller Skating - 1957

From the April 26th, 1957 issue of the University of Richmond's newspaper The Collegian comes this ad for roller skating at the Richmond Arena. The Arena initially opened in 1908 as part of the Virginia State Fair when it was located in the area where The Diamond sits now. Over the years it had many uses, including a city garage, and later as home to the University of Richmond's basketball team. The building was torn down in 1997.

Click the ad below for the larger version.

Here's a shot of the outside of the Richmond Arena:

Richmond Arena roller skaters in action:

Ad courtesy of the University of Richmond's Boatwright Library/Digital Initiatives

1 comment:

  1. This is so cool! What a bummer it is no longer there because Roller Derby in Richmond would have swept it up.

    Thanks for this post,
    Christina Huffman
    Raci Lords
    River City Rollergirls