Rollin’ along

Indian Lake landmark’s history shared


ABOVE: Indian Lake Rollarena, 330 Taylor St., Russells Point, has been owned and operated by the Moore family since 1965. It was the largest indoor skating rink in the world when it was originally constructed in 1939. IN TUESDAY'S EXAMINER: Kevin Moore discusses the history of the skating rink that has been in his family for over 50 years Monday during a meeting of the Indian Lake Historical Society. (EXAMINER PHOTOS | NATE SMITH)

A Logan County landmark bonding generations of children and adults endures still in Russells Point.

Indian Lake Rollarena, 330 Taylor St., is in its 78th year, owner Kevin Moore explained Monday to members of the Indian Lake Historical Society during a regular meeting hosted at the establishment. 

In nearly eight generations in business, the skating rink has had exactly two different last names on the deed to the building. 

“The rink was built in 1939 by a gentleman named Harry Lawrence. He was a well-to-do businessman in the coal business from New York, and was a big roller skating enthusiast,” Mr. Moore said. “The rink cost $48,000 to construct then, and at the time it was built was the biggest indoor skating rink in the world.”

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