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