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I Remember "Couples' Skate"

That bizarre coming-of-age ritual at the roller-rink. 73 People

    In My Early Teens....

    The roller rink was "the place" to be in the town i lived in. I went every weekend, sometimes 2x a weekend.  Everybody would hang out, and i raised a serious amount of chaos. I remember couples skate, but i rarely had a "couple" to skate with back. ...
    Shierke Shierke 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 9, 2008

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    No Offense...But F You, Lol

    Nah, I am just being bitter for a second because boohoo, poor little Chroni never had a girl to skate with during couples only skate songs at the rink. I know it's silly and everything, but back then I was so mad at everyone who had someone to skate with, well jealous really.
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Mar 11, 2011

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    Skategaurd!

    I remember great times ! My brother and i were both skate gaurds it was a great time, couples skate, shoot the duck , waltzes,train races, cart races, everyone skate backwards !! Blow the whistle and put them in the penalty box !! lol my brother was a great skater !1 I miss him...
    ou812310 ou812310 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 30, 2011

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    Wow.

    i have no idea what just made me think of this, but i thought i'd share. back in the 80's (those were strange times) our school used to have roller skating parties (bizarre count: 1) at the local roller rink (bizarre count: 2)  at certain points, the roller rink dj...
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter 26-30, F 12 Responses Dec 10, 2007

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    Roller Disco

    After the film Saturday Night Fever came out and roller disco was going strong, I remember the public address announcer calling for a couples skate. What a great way to hold your date tight and so very close! About the same time during the warm weather, you'd see couples...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M Jul 5, 2013

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    Rock With You

    I wasn't allowed to date back in the day but I was allowed to go to the skating rink with my girlfriends. There was a young man there, older and quite the "ladies man" hehe.  I thought I loved him  but now I know it was a crush;  and he must have liked me to...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 18, 2010

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    He was Straight Edge like me... We use to hangout a lot, skate, sing, and have fun. Eventually, he started losing his girl over another guy. Once he lost his girl, it went downhill...
    ImAMechanicalAnimal ImAMechanicalAnimal 16-17, M May 1

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    Especially Winter Sports-I still remember being outside in -20 degree weather wobbling in ice skates on a little fenced rink adjacent my elementary school. No this wasn't some...
    BeingOracleSince90 BeingOracleSince90 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    i know you dont love and will never i remember the last time what you said wow harsh i get it but i have write here at ep cause it helps me calm down my heart when it rains...
    Mdesires Mdesires 18-21, M 4 days ago

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