The Birdie's Perch property has a long history in Leamington—including stints as a music pavillion, an arcade and a pizza place. But it is best known as the former home of the Leamington Roller Rink.

“People are always quick to tell us, 'The happiest days of my life were at that roller rink!' It was a local icon, a legend,” says Dan Yetman, who owns Birdie's Perch with wife Kathleen.

Did you know? Roller skates were first invented circa 1743!


British Federation of Artistic Roller Skating

Facebook: Roller Skating Rocks

Observer (Sarnia): “Open house for Rose Gardens [roller rink] fans,” by Paul Morden

Orillia Packet & Times: “Roller rink still draws crowds; ODAS park roller skating surviving,” by Sara Ross

RollerSkatin.ca: enthusiast website

Skate Canada: including ice and roller skating

Wikipedia: Roller Skating