View Full Version : Ole Rocket Skating Rink



mrbob
02-07-2010, 07:07 AM
It burned down last night. What a shame , I have had some great times in that building. Went skating every Friday night. Another nostalgia place gone.

grantgeneral78
02-07-2010, 07:40 AM
Ok I am blank where was it located?

smooth
02-07-2010, 07:45 AM
Ok I am blank where was it located?

811 N Virginia. BTW. It did not quite "burn down." It was destroyed, and a couple of walls and part of the roof collapsed, but it did NOT "burn down." Buildings typically do not burn down.

rcjunkie
02-07-2010, 10:31 AM
It burned down last night. What a shame , I have had some great times in that building. Went skating every Friday night. Another nostalgia place gone.

How sad, I also use to go there every Friday night, back in the late 60's early 70's.

smooth
02-07-2010, 08:07 PM
811 N Virginia. BTW. It did not quite "burn down." It was destroyed, and a couple of walls and part of the roof collapsed, but it did NOT "burn down." Buildings typically do not burn down.

Actually, this one came close. There was one wall left. Still, it technically did not burn "down."

phinzup
02-09-2010, 05:25 PM
This place is TOO technical for me!

Generals64
02-09-2010, 07:09 PM
This place is TOO technical for me!

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papaOU
02-09-2010, 07:50 PM
Actually, this one came close. There was one wall left. Still, it technically did not burn "down."

So then did it burn "up"?:tiphat:

Generals64
02-09-2010, 08:24 PM
So then did it burn "up"?:tiphat:

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Probably "Burned" sideways.................Duh....It's not any good anymore.....Skating days are over on Linwood.....That used to be a fun place to go. Just like the old Agnew Skating rink.....They all wanted to fight over there though...When we (the Village Idiot and I) were younger (a lot younger) his mom got mad some older guys for some reason and she dropped us off to skate there...who do you think got the "tail end" of that program.....

Tall Girl
02-09-2010, 08:38 PM
At the Agnew Skating rink, was there a piano in there with someone playing it some of the time (live) or an Organ? Might have been one of my nightmares.

grantgeneral78
02-10-2010, 05:52 AM
So then did it burn "up"?:tiphat:

I think it burned in technically

ddavidson8
02-10-2010, 07:05 AM
It burned over.

Generals64
02-10-2010, 07:34 AM
It burned over.

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yEA!!!!! an unbiased opinion....You go!!!! However, didn't they used to played Hockey or practice or something like that at the Rocket????? I know it was always FULL of Cute Girls.......No Mustaches or anything like that....

rcjunkie
02-10-2010, 09:24 AM
I drove by the Rocket last night, it burned down, up, in and out.

smooth
02-10-2010, 10:34 AM
I drove by the Rocket last night, it burned down, up, in and out.

Except for one wall. That is not totally "burning down," or any other direction you want to use.

papaOU
02-10-2010, 03:23 PM
This has technically become The Frivolous Banter Thread II

CarltonsKeeper
02-10-2010, 03:58 PM
Except for one wall. That is not totally "burning down," or any other direction you want to use.
Who gives a rat's a** anyway?

smooth
02-10-2010, 04:02 PM
Who gives a rat's a** anyway?

People who prefer proper grammar. Now, I think it's time to move on.

papaOU
02-10-2010, 05:38 PM
Who gives a rat's a** anyway?

ME!!

I have two free passes for Friday night!!:tiphat:

CarltonsKeeper
02-10-2010, 10:51 PM
ME!!

I have two free passes for Friday night!!:tiphat:
Kan isa commme bi and piks yu upe, was gunna go me selff anywayS!! Hopes I dident dangle eny pardiciplees or anythang!!!

grantgeneral78
02-11-2010, 07:33 PM
Kan isa commme bi and piks yu upe, was gunna go me selff anywayS!! Hopes I dident dangle eny pardiciplees or anythang!!!

:boxing2::boxing2::boxing2::boxing2::boxing2::boxi ng2::boxing2::boxing2:.....NO EBONICS!

Generals64
02-11-2010, 08:51 PM
Hey, I got a brick from there how 'bout the rest of youse guys/gals....got one from Grant Highschool, Ho-Ho's House, redskin theater, Now the Rocket...tough collection to handle though.....

FRISKY
02-11-2010, 09:28 PM
Hey, I got a brick from there how 'bout the rest of youse guys/gals....got one from Grant Highschool, Ho-Ho's House, redskin theater, Now the Rocket...tough collection to handle though.....I have a small collection of bricks, but I can't remember where each one came from.

sam greenroyd
02-12-2010, 01:03 PM
Except for one wall. That is not totally "burning down," or any other direction you want to use.

Then it burned 3\4 down

rcjunkie
02-13-2010, 05:44 AM
Drove by the Rocket yesterday around noon, there must have been 7--10 pickups with people loading bricks, metal, etc;, wonder if they had permission or just collecting scrap metal to sell.

Generals64
02-13-2010, 03:40 PM
O/K/, i have a question:.........what were the types of skating that the announcer would announce??? I know they had an organ player at The Rocket Rink but what all would he call out????i.e. "Couples only"....

papaOU
02-13-2010, 07:19 PM
O/K/, i have a question:.........what were the types of skating that the announcer would announce??? I know they had an organ player at The Rocket Rink but what all would he call out????i.e. "Couples only"....

"All skate." Let's all skate".......

"Girls only" "Girls only skate"......

"Backwards skate" "Backwards only"...

"Good night and look out for flying chairs" (This was generally the last skate of the night)

FRISKY
02-13-2010, 07:43 PM
^^^ You left out the "Hokey Pokey" and the "Fast" skate.

papaOU
02-13-2010, 09:38 PM
^^^ You left out the "Hokey Pokey" and the "Fast" skate.

I didn't want to use them all (LOL)

papaOU
02-13-2010, 09:40 PM
One I remember real well is the fall on your butt skate.....

Had some friends talk me into going three or four years ago and I did it well.

My mind knew what to do but my feet would not follow.....

Hug that wall......

rcjunkie
02-14-2010, 02:30 AM
One I remember real well is the fall on your butt skate.....

Had some friends talk me into going three or four years ago and I did it well.

My mind knew what to do but my feet would not follow.....

Hug that wall......

Your thinking of a different skating rink, the Rocket has been closed for at least 15 years.

papaOU
02-14-2010, 02:38 PM
Your thinking of a different skating rink, the Rocket has been closed for at least 15 years.

I know it was not at the Rocket!!:fighting2 (not a Grant Grad you know, or are you a Grant Grad and unable to concentrate on more than one thing at a time?)

But I am sure there were many who participated in the "fall on your butt" skate at the Rocket......

oneforone
02-14-2010, 02:46 PM
One I remember real well is the fall on your butt skate.....

Had some friends talk me into going three or four years ago and I did it well.

My mind knew what to do but my feet would not follow.....

Hug that wall......

You may have went to Southwestern Skate Center which used to be Skate A Rama. They also own the old Skate Arena in Moore which is now Skate Moore.

Home | Southwest Skate Center (http://www.skatemoore.com/)

papaOU
02-14-2010, 04:18 PM
You may have went to Southwestern Skate Center which used to be Skate A Rama. They also own the old Skate Arena in Moore which is now Skate Moore.

Home | Southwest Skate Center (http://www.skatemoore.com/)

OMG!!!

I give up.

I know it was not the Rocket or Skate-arama.

Don't know the name of the place but it was in far n.w. okc...

I was merely making a joke which included a reference to the Rocket.....:fighting2

CarltonsKeeper
02-15-2010, 07:32 AM
OMG!!!

I give up.

I know it was not the Rocket or Skate-arama.

Don't know the name of the place but it was in far n.w. okc...

I was merely making a joke which included a reference to the Rocket.....:fighting2
Maybe it was the Agnew!! LMAO Are you sure it wasn't the Rocket!!

papaOU
02-15-2010, 10:40 AM
Maybe it was the Agnew!! LMAO Are you sure it wasn't the Rocket!!

I remember now.........

Farmers Market!!!!:busterbun

Elliot
03-05-2010, 12:57 PM
There was a roller skating ring in the 1960's across from TAFB on S.E. 29TH between Air Depot and Sooner - anyone remember the name of it? Looked like a metal quonset hut.

gen70
03-05-2010, 01:07 PM
There was a roller skating ring in the 1960's across from TAFB on S.E. 29TH between Air Depot and Sooner - anyone remember the name of it? Looked like a metal quonset hut. I went skating there a few times and I don't remember the name either.

ddavidson8
03-05-2010, 09:26 PM
Don't forget Fun Skate at N. Penn and 122nd. Now a church or something.

papaOU
03-05-2010, 11:14 PM
Don't forget Fun Skate at N. Penn and 122nd. Now a church or something.

And that place got real rough towards the end. Gang problems, fights, shootings. I know several parents who would not let their kids go there.:fighting4

ddavidson8
03-06-2010, 09:09 AM
It always looked kinda rough. Even in it's heyday.

NikonNurse
03-10-2010, 10:15 AM
We frequented Comet Skating Rink on 36th and The "U" (in the disco skating Xanadu hey day).

And you forgot "shoot the duck"

Generals64
03-10-2010, 10:20 AM
We frequented Comet Skating Rink on 36th and The "U" (in the disco skating Xanadu hey day).

And you forgot "shoot the duck"

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I'm OLD....what's shoot the duck????

FRISKY
03-10-2010, 12:57 PM
We frequented Comet Skating Rink on 36th and The "U" (in the disco skating Xanadu hey day).

And you forgot "shoot the duck"Thanks for that! I couldn't remember what it was called.

"Shoot The Duck" was when you skated on one skate, in a squatted down position, with one leg straight out in front of you. (Your leg was the "gun".)

Generals64
03-10-2010, 04:41 PM
Thanks for that! I couldn't remember what it was called.

"Shoot The Duck" was when you skated on one skate, in a squatted down position, with one leg straight out in front of you. (Your leg was the "gun".)
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Don't tell me YOU and Prunepicker did that trick...????? OMG, I'm glad I'm old that is a tough picture to focus on.....

Lcb
08-14-2012, 04:52 PM
Joyland Skating Rink. WAs operated by the Guffey family. After their son was killed in Vietnam in 1968, they closed up.