A long time ago, three gentlemen decided that they needed a business that would let them work nights and weekends. E.W. Ramsey, Jimmy Robertson, and Henry Crum built a roller-skating rink in Roanoke called the Skate-A-Drome.
As the rink got established, they found themselves buying and selling supplies for other rinks in the area and a skate distributorship evolved out of that rink. Eventually Mr. Robertson left the business. Then Mr. Crum and Mr. Ramsey split the business with Mr. Crum (and his sons) taking the rink and Mr. E.W. Ramsey (and his sons, Glenn Sr. and Wayne) taking over the distributorship.
There have been twists and turns, including a bad fire that let us to move into the current Roanoke warehouse. We opened a second location in Mableton, GA (an Atlanta suburb). Some of the third generation got involved and even one from the fourth generation (you don’t see that real often).
But that first rink was started in 1947, so that makes 2022 the 75th anniversary of the start of the business. We’d like to thank everyone along the way that helped us out. There are certainly too many to list off, we aren’t even going to try. But we wouldn’t have made it this long without a lot of great suppliers, customers, employees, and so many others.