Roller Skating Overview

Jordyn Voisin features editor Roller skating became a popular pastime across the United States in the 1880s and made its way to South Louisiana in 1869 when the first rink opened in New Orleans.  Since then, multiple rinks have come and gone along Southeast Louisiana, including Aggies Skate Connection in Houma, Wheels R Rollin in […]

Aggie’s Skate Connection

Zoe Hebert Staff While many skating rinks in the Bayou Region have closed, Aggie’s Skate Connection in Houma is still going strong, celebrating their 25th anniversary March 7. “I love watching my customers smile, laugh, and truly enjoy themselves,” says current owner Tish Aguillard, who has managed Aggie’s since 1998. “I try to play all […]

Plaquemine Pop-Up

Victoria Davis- Abad Staff The Plaquemine Skating Rink, also called the Plaquemine Pop-Up, opened in 1953 and closed in the late 1970s to early 1980s. The wooden floor rink was in an off-the-ground, temporary tent that was set up as soon as school closed for summer. The skating rink even sparked a Facebook group with […]

Wheels R Rollin

Dominic Lasseigne Staff Wheels-R-Rollin was a roller skating rink located in Schriever, Louisiana, open from 1980 to 2014. The rink offered public skating sessions on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. They also offered private parties, group events, and skating lessons. According to Gerard Clement, the current owner, the rink was remodeled in 2012 and renamed Skooter […]

Patterson Skating Rink

Kelby Toups Staff The Patterson Skating Rink once drove the youth scene in the small town of Patterson, Louisiana. The property where the skating rink used to be was owned by the Letchworth family in the 1970s.  John Kimball, the current owner of the property, says they would call it “the skating rink across the […]