Volunteers ready the roller rink to reopen this fall

The roller rink, a community gathering place which has been vacant the past three years, is slated to reopen this fall.

According to Jim Freeman, one of the cleanup coordinators, the rink, housed at the Church of God, was a mainstay of Wrangell social life in the 1980s. It was “one of the most popular things in town,” he said, and hopes that skaters will feel a sense of nostalgia once the facilities are up and running again.

Organizers are not yet sure when the rink will be open to the public, but they hope the space will be functional by Halloween. The organizers are doing what they can to re...


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