I had a blast skating at my first proper skating rink, the venerable Golden Skate in San Ramon, which has been open since the 1970s. Sadly, the owners announced that they will be closing it after the holidays.
It’s a lovely old rink with a quaint, old-timey feel to it, from the country town motif to the Icee machine to the ticket sales only done at the door.
I was so happy to visit with my friend Kim, who went many times as a young person, and a crew of SF skate folks. I had to make this compilation video of some of the precious moments from that night.