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Corona in Queens County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Skate Rental

 
 
Skate Rental Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, October 16, 2016
1. Skate Rental Marker
Inscription. The New York State Pavilion was reborn as the Roller Round roller skating rink in the early 1970’s. Thousands of people skated on the protected map floor and enjoyed music and a snack bar.
You are looking at a cart filled with actual skates from Roller Round, as found within the original skate rental area. Near this room, the Skate Rental sign remains on an interior pavilion wall. Pictured below as it appears today, the sign has been preserved by the NYSP Paint project.

 
Location. 40° 44.611′ N, 73° 50.669′ W. Marker is in Corona, New York, in Queens County. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Corona NY 11368, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. New York State Pavilion (here, next to this marker); Remnants from the ruins (here, next to this marker); Live Performances (here, next to this marker); Mezzanine Tour of New York State (here, next to this marker); “Lucy Day” at the New York World’s Fair (here, next to this marker); World’s Largest Suspension Roof (here, next to this marker); Observation Towers (here, next to this marker); World’s Largest Map (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corona.
 
Categories. Entertainment
 
The preserved "Skate Rental" sign image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, October 16, 2016
2. The preserved "Skate Rental" sign
Salvaged Roller Round materials image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, October 16, 2016
3. Salvaged Roller Round materials
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 26, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 87 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 26, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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