|BARLOWS SKATING RINK
Photo courtesy of Joyce Hughes
Believe it or not, Barlows starts here.....
( Bet you didnt know there once was a huge ice skating rink in Kanawha City )
idea that they thought an ice rink would fly in 1937 is very
interesting. They must have done a fairly good business that first
year however because one year later, they added 50 feet to the length
of the rink. They assumed that they would be hosting semi professional
Hockey. Another interesting thing is that it appears the rink was only
open in the winter, even though they had their own ice making
equipment. This rink was located on 35th Street and Virginia Ave.
And this is where Barlows comes in......
|After just a few years, the ice rink failed. Another wouldnt be built until the mid 50s when Mr Lynn built his at the Middleburg Auditorium, after opening it first as a roller rink. (That ice rink failed also.) So now we have a big empty building, and that's where Dick and Margaret Barlow come in....|
The year is now 1942, and Barlows opens in the old "Ice Sports Inc" location.
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