For many area residents, the Maysville Roller Rink is associated with their first time of lacing up a pair of roller skates that didn't require a key and making a wobbly attempt to stay upright.
The rink, located on Lexington Street, was once a warehouse, opened in 1954. The original floor began as a portable floor, set up under a tent in a park during the summer. When the owner of the portable rink retired, the floor was sold to Mr. and Mrs. Ray King, who installed it as a permanent indoor fixture in the former warehouse.
The rink burned in 1967 but was rebuilt and has been providing entertainment and a gathering place for young and old alike ever since.
For many, the roller rink brings back fond memories of childhood friends, school or church field trips, or even a first date. From learning to stand on skates, to turning corners or skating backward, Maysville Roller Rink was likely the scene of the event.
And who can forget boot skates with pompoms and the disco ball and lights flashing in time to the music and the Hokey Pokey.