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Adam: No More Skate Plaza Events

On his Facebook page, Adam Graves writes that his children “will not be attending anymore Skate Plaza Sorensen fundraisers. We just cannot, as a family with gay friends and family members, support the new owners of Skate Plaza who just wrote this piece to Tony Stewart, the head of the human rights institute, a man who has fought for the rights of many in our community.”


Candlelight Church Buys Skate Plaza

On Dec. 26, 1980, then Skate Plaza Roller Rink owner-operators Pat and Marvin Miller opened their brand new facility. Fast-forward nearly 33 years to Sept. 6. That's when the Miller family officially completed the sale of the rink property to its neighbor, Candlelight Christian Fellowship. “It wasn't an easy decision,” Pat Miller said Wednesday. The Millers' son, Major, and his wife, Michelle, also became owner-operators. “It was hard and very sad,” Pat Miller said. But, she said, the Miller family couldn't be more happy with the new owner and operator. “We felt really good that they were willing to continue it as a skating facility,” she said/David Cole, Coeur d'Alene Press. (Gabe Green's CdA Press photo: Pastor of Candlelight Christian Fellowship, Paul Van Noy and Carl Dahlman stand in front of rows of roller skates at Skate Plaza Wednesday)

Question: Do you think this purchase is good for the community?

Venomous Vixens To Meet Rollergirls

The Snake Pit's Venomous Vixens are ready to take on the Hellgate Rollergirls in a match Sunday at Coeur d'Alene's Skate Plaza. You can follow the local Derby Dames on their own website here.

Snake Pit Drops High Desert 208-142

The Snake Pit Derby Dames defeated the High Desert Darlins of the Tri-Cities 208-142 at Skate Plaza Sunday night, to finish the season 6-1. In this photo, Jada ‘Pippi Headstomping’ Bellrose (center) is trying to block out High Desert jammers, while Kristen “Holly Shyt” Binyon prepares to help her. (Courtesy photo: Rocky Castaneda, more of Rocky’s Facebook photos of bout)


Snake Pit Vixens Bop Hellgate 182-112

I don’t want to leave you hanging. Our Snake Pit Venomous Vixens stomped Hellgate Rollergirls 182-112 at Skate Plaza Friday night. Above, you see Vixens Angela Maris (front) trying to set up blocking for Kari Eff-Bomber Rettke (in green pants third to right) and Kristie Helraiser Blair (in green pants second to right). You can see 88 more photos of the action on Lillie Belle Photography Facebook page here. Snake Pit now is 1-1 on the season after losing to the Maidens of Mayhem (Lilac City Roller Girls) in July. Their next match is against Rolling Hills Derby Dames Sep. 19.

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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