Rollhaven Skating Arena
Yesterday afternoon, I went roller skating with a close, long-time friend and her kids at Rollhaven.
I hadn't been here since probably the Nineteen-Eighties.
I had an absolute blast!! The last time I went roller skating in the north Chicago suburbs, I was a mess out there, but this time, by the time it was over, you could barely get me off the floor.
They mixed in some songs I remember roller skating to - "Thriller"-era Michael Jackson, Olivia Newton-John, Whitney Houston - with current music. It all worked very well together - Kara, the DJ, did a fantastic job of mixing it up.
There was a fun, celebratory, clean and colorful atmosphere inside - with smiles everywhere.
It's like every time I go back to Flint, I rediscover something else I still love about going home.
South Flint, Michigan / Grand Blanc.
Sunday, January 15, 2012.