News: Hatfield Roller Rink -
New Owners (Darlings – 2006)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Darling, Rendmeister
----Source: Banner Journal (Black River Falls, Jackson Co., WI) 10/25/2006
Hatfield Roller Rink Under New Ownership (Darlings – 2006)
Brian and Shawn Darling took over ownership of the rollerskating rink in Hatfield in September. Now known as Club Twilight, the building is going through some updating. It’s still open for business though and, while skating appeals to skaters of all ages, it’s a great pastime for young teens. Located in downtown Hatfield. Club Twilight is planning its Halloween Party set for Oct. 27. JoDee Brooke/Banner Journal
By JoDee Brooke
In today’s world of roller blading and skate boarding, it’s so nice to know there’s still a place to go roller-skating. The roller-skating rink in Hatfield has been around a long time and while it’s still in the family, its new owners, Brian and Shawn Darling and their daughter, Alex, are looking forward to their new business venture.
The Darlings bought the roller rink, now known as Club Twilight, from Gene and Yvonne Rendmeister and Randy and Lisa Rendmeister.
Built in 1962, the roller rink building is going through a little bit of a “tune-up,” but its still open for business and the Darlings are planning this year’s Halloween Party set for Friday, Oct. 27.
While the trend has been younger skaters coming to enjoy the rink, the change in hours has started to attract more 13-to 25-year-old skaters Friday and Saturday nights when Club Twilight is open a little later.
“We’re starting to draw the crowd we want,” said Brian. “We have Sunday afternoon skating, which is better for the young children.”
Friday night hours are from 6 p.m. to midnight and Saturday 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday afternoons welcome skaters from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Open year round, the rink attracts a lot of summertime campers and provides an activity for families to do together.
“It’s always a little slower during high school football season but it picks up after that gets done,” noted Brian.
“This is a good place for kids to be,” explained Brian. “They’re occupied and they have no other pace to go once they get here. It’s good exercise for everyone. If you want them to act responsibly when they are 16 or 17 years old, this is a good place for them to start being responsible, and with supervision.”
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