There were two.
The skating rink at 10750 Almeda Genoa was the first.
From the HCAD records, the building at 10750 Almeda Genoa was constructed in 1970
But the business seemed to have started the following year.
Sherrie, back in the day
Sherrie has been indispensable, providing most of the photos used in this post.
She runs this Facebook group Almeda Kirkmont Skate Ranch.
Her work shirt survives!
Sherrie's son Lewis started early. Here he is at age 3 at Almeda for his birthday.
I remember kids a whole lot older doing the same thing at the wall every time I went skating.
The correct address is 10800 Blackhawk, currently home to Aerolift Machine
still my favorite, from Michelle Roeder's little brother's birthday set. All the school shirts!
Sadly, the Almeda building did not survive, although it stayed in business as the Skate Ranch for much, much longer than the Kirkmont Location.
It's very last skate was July 26, 2015.
The building was purchased by the car dealership nearby, demolished, and turned into a parking lot.
Sherrie's last find on the demolition grounds.
Solicited comments on memories of the rinks this past month on the FB page: