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Finding connection through roller skating during the pandemic

Finding connection through roller skating during the pandemic

Roll Around Seatown and Seattle Skates are groups bringing outdoor skaters together in a time of isolation. Scenes were filmed in Oct. 2020 before the state's newest COVID restrictions. (Erika Schultz, Corinne Chin & Ramon Dompor / The Seattle Times)

Roll Around Seatown by Jake Gravbrot

Roll Around Seatown by Jake Gravbrot

I caught up with @roll_around_seatown founder, Tiffany Mason to learn more about their social skates and what kind of help they need in the coming months, as we move into the dark and rainy season. I had so much fun and would highly encourage any of you to find a pair of skates and...

Judkins Park Has Become the Puget Sound’s Rollerskate Mecca

Judkins Park Has Become the Puget Sound’s Rollerskate Mecca

The twin concrete rinks tucked into a corner of Judkins Park just off 23rd Avenue are unassuming at best. A small plaque acknowledges Seattle as the birthplace of hardcourt bike polo...

Seattle roller skaters take on the pandemic: 'Reclaiming of joy under any circumstance'

Seattle roller skaters take on the pandemic: 'Reclaiming of joy under any circumstance'

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, roller skating is having a big moment. Skates are flying off shelves across the globe, as thousands pursue the activity in an effort to both stay fit and socialize in a socially distanced manner.