October 16, 2013

Those Places Thursday ~ The Skating Rink

Sicily Island Skating Rink in 2011

When I was in junior and senior high school, the Skating Rink drew teenagers from surrounding towns in Catahoula, Concordia and Franklin Parishes.  Whether you loved skating or just visiting with friends, it was the place to be on Friday and Saturday nights.

Sicily Island Skating Rink in 2011

History of the Skating Rink:

  • In 1957 Edgar Garrison bought land and had the skating rink built.  He later sold the business to Howard Cater
  • Howard Cater sold the skating rink to James David "J. D." Weeks, Jr.  
  • After the 1968 death of J. D. Weeks, his wife (Lillie) hired Willard Posey to operate the skating rink
  • Following the death of Lillie Weeks in 1973, Jerry and Elva Weeks Golmon became the owners of the skating rink and operated it through 1984
  • Jerry Golmon's brother, Ray, Jr., purchased the skating rink in 1986 and continues to own and operate it today

1 comment:

  1. Kendell Coney HortonOctober 16, 2013 at 9:40 PM

    Had some good times there! I can just hear the song "Love Will Keep Us Together" by the Captain & Tennille and "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" by Kiki Dee and Elton John. 70's music was awesome!