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Icicles cover the rubble of The Rink, a Mitchell roller-skating facility, Jan. 30, 1985, after a fire destroyed the building. (Republic file photo)

Mitchell's roller-skating culture vanished after 1985 fire

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Shawn Petersen can still remember the schedule of The Rink, from Monday’s private party night to the open skate nights on Saturdays and Sundays.


“We were there pretty much every minute they were open,” Petersen said of the popular roller skating rink, arcade and social spot that was located about six blocks north of the Corn Palace on Mitchell’s Main Street.

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