Barring any last-minute developments, a local mainstay – Roller Valley – will be closing its doors today (Friday) following the death of the skating facility’s owner.
Owner Colleen Bernstein passed away Aug. 1, and efforts to sell the over 40-year-old business, 9415 E. Fourth Ave., have been unsuccessful.
The announcement was made on Roller Valley’s Facebook page, and an Aug. 24 post stated that the rink had been up for sale for three years and “business began slowing down immensely.”
“It was Colleen’s personal wishes for the rink to close once she was gone,” the post stated. “Thank you everybody for your support.”
Roller Valley had been popular over the years for kids learning to skate, parties and as a practice facility for local roller derby squads.
“I’m thankful for many good childhood memories there,” Lindsey Rae wrote on Facebook.