Perhaps it's hard to believe, but there were once multiple roller-skating venues in Tucson: Rollers on Alvernon Way, a place on 22nd Street which currently houses a medical-supply company, and two Skate Country locations. The regrettable era of the rollerblade stole all the fun from skating, but somehow, the 22nd Street location of Skate County soldiers on, playing quite a bit of the same music you remember from the glory days. Birthday parties there run around $100 for 10 kids, but the highlight for adults is the opportunity to go a few laps for nostalgia's sake. Ask the DJ nicely, and maybe he'll even play "Meeting in the Ladies Room" for you.
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