Roller Skating Rink (Building)

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Roller Skating Rink (Building)
Type Sports
Activity Space
Park Section Center
Built 1906
Opened 1906
Closed 1906
Architect Frank L. Packard
Length 120 ft. (36.6 m)
Width 120 ft. (36.6 m)

A Roller Skating Rink building was built and operated at Olentangy Park in 1906.[1] Built just east of the Colonnade and north of the ravine, between the Colonnade and High Street.[2] There was an additional approach from High Street, most likely where Kinnear Place Drive is now. Famous local architect Frank L. Packard drew up the plans. It was designed to have a Spanish style and to be "one of the most elaborate and attractive buildings erected." The rink was 120 feet (36.6 meters) square. There were refreshment parlors, a band balcony, and retiring rooms for men and women.[3]

Since it was only mentioned in 1906 until another portable skating rink was built in 1915, it is unknown if it was only planned or turned into another attraction.

See Also


  1. "Olentangy Park." The Democrat-Sentinel (Logan, OH). 14 June 1906. Pg. 2. Clip 1 | Clip 2
  2. "Olentangy Park Opens on April 29." The Columbus Sunday Dispatch. 15 April 1905. Pg. 7.
  3. "Improvements in Park." The Columbus Sunday Dispatch. 18 March 1906. Pg. 31.