News: Spencer History – Roller Skating


Surnames: Stoltenow, Burnside, Graves

Source: Spencer Centennial Book (1874 – 1974)

Spencer was fortunate to have citizens who provided good recreation for the youth in the late 1800's and early 1900's.

A favorite pastime was roller skating and Charles Stoltenow built a rink, the only one between Stevens Point and Ashland at that time.

The skating rink in the Opera Hall, with Mr. Burnside as manager, advertised skating Tuesdays and Thursdays for 10c and 15c, Saturday was 15c with their own skates, and 25c if rink skates were used. Spectators paid 10c.

People also skated in halls over Graves Store, and in the Woodman and Krueger Virean Halls.



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