Patrick, Warren A. (ed.) / Show world
(November 23, 1907)
Roller skating rinks, p. 15
THE SHOW WORLD Popularity is the Result of Perfection We have Manufactured and Sold more high-grade Roller Skates during the past three years than all our competitors combined. We do not manufacture Sidewalk Skates and recommend them for Rink Use. We do not sacrifice quality for cheapness. Scientific Construction, Simplicity, Perfect Adjustability and Beauty of Design are some of tie Essential Features Embodied in the RICHARDSON the Cushion Frame, Anti-Jar Ball Bearing Skates Used Exclusively in All of the Most Frominent Rinks in America and by All the Leading Skaters of the World. We put the first steel ball intoae skate roller, and have originated every essential feature in connec- tion with the manufacture of Roller Skates during the past twenty years. We carry a full line of Rink Accessories, including Admission, Skate and Wardrobe Tickets, Lithographs, lectrotypes. Floor Surfacing Machines, Maple Flooring'and Mechanical Military Bands. Write for Catalogue. Tells how to Open and Operate Roller Rinks. RICl-ARDSON BALL BEARING SKATE COMPANoY,501Wells Steeet, CH1ICAGO. Filmi~irn ourswhi inianci, con iCOPE It55aih'iL 'iHMll big drawie card and ean do remarkabl elever wvork. -oller skating in Canada is entering it- third year with the same rinks and busnss is still good. Some links have overdone the start l- a stead run all summer, bit t it tman-acters are nto- -ac-iale to elie tact t itt their patrons can gt too much of ai go1d thing and that roller skating to be a suc- cess must have its season like all amuse- ....I. I I -11-h it .,- till, s iS-------- 15 Slcafe THE BEST ICE AND ROLLER SKATES WVinslow's RinkSkatsfor f cars Iee eon larwith skaters heaue theywearlongerandcost No. 17 l ecss forrepairs. Ballsbearinganilain. Our new 17 ~ s illustrated catalogues are free. Wriie fora-copy. with "web" L ' s / THE SAMUEL WINSLOW SKATE MFG. CO. Steel Ball >-or WORCESTER, MASS., U. S. A. Bearing Rolls 84-86ChambersSt.,N.Y. 8LonoLane,E.C.,London skating rinks lIll -er tl S- lb r- :-----lilin AI W. RI(HAR'DSON, prsido'ntof the hifnk Ianagets Associatin of Amieria, has ittltt for thia dPattmnit of'Il ,oWV lthD the following articl- on the nanagemen.5t Of roller skating rinks. Mr. Richarls is a an tof wide experience and may be ,(lied up t as an authority otn tit mitter of which he speaks. -The asi'tarlIon (if nick otanagelro-lit, a sstlt ,vr andti uanagers hlae intercract.1t l, ist iatt oea, ill its nca-lt eati help as possible and thereby keep down iter payrolls. By keeping their doors oplen ill the tear round this looks go od for ;I ,an, but what of the future? The only successful conception of rink :-anagintnt is to have all your emplioye. n the pi1-.oll. Th-y must e on the alert ,Q the intterst of the rink r lose thi-ir Nsits. whereas if the itlD is only did ihat' their interest is of a SiItish Or per- stal ntature. There is nothing that will lie the tone of a rink quicker thal this. lr Patrons at first are tolrant of thes- attaches Iecause they desire to learn oin -kite. (tice they have been initiated it tIe art, howeve.r, thet Iecomeo olservant and rtical. And how they do love to talk ultt this and that. Mr. Old-Timier, tim I illt? Again. novices in the business hace ai rung desire to operate their rinks the year und. Now all sports are seasonable-wh I taller skating? if you art' in the husi- si flargailayou should e able to see tucat lirie it lore to be made in good winter asons ft years than itn two or three years t tonstant skating and killing the sport tir-ely. lose tour rink on tie night you I- ueiip,i tot closei! There is tat stirev ito of Irolngilc the life of your business pan yhekeecitig aour patrols hungry fot the sprt. Itrn't allowc thcent to become cue- fited. Clos-- Whets you open your doors for the ixt season -ou will have all your Id and t great number of new patrons. -Tlintk it etr, Me. Naice! Then get iii Ill Icerthe plsonationti tand it the dleat" -f the business. The writer can cite in- stane s of rink after rink compelled to clos, ts doors purely because they attempted to meat ith '(lead head' employes. (I1eall -'s, good music and legitimate emplot- till win out ivery timae. Good skates ar f course, a necessity' Chas. G. Kilpatrick, the famous one-legged fancy and trick roller skater and cyclist. was a rec-tt caller at the general offices of THE SHOW WORLD. Mr. Kilpatrick Itas just returned from a most successful tour If tie copper country and reports that roller skating i being taken up by the best peo- Ple with a v tim which should make the pres- nt seaston a Itt- st successful one. L. M. -lla dalst i pesideit of the Richardson It-IIBealicg Skate comanyt- tecentlty Ion- Snted hict with a old-plattid skate. Th- hate is ost handsome and is a beautiful tlisitistt cit the l)ltite's, at. It willo io remeof titerd tat Mr. Kilpatrick il4 hcwn tie wst sti-s af the eapiti I at ii~chisgtoltt D. it. a ta-at ttever -a--itt. plished before nor since, and from that sen- sational ride ie originated his famous Cap- ital Steps ride which has been the leadi 1 Itottuee caitt his other Sensations, wit all lho lugecirtuses, State f-ales atd expotsitiotts in the country. He also swam the Missis- ippo river at Alton, Ill., last month, a feat Ihich created a distinct sensation. Prof. A. P. Demers, te fancy and trick xthibition skater, has met with great sue- ss in ery city and rink that he has ap- traced. He has on file over 500 letters from link managers that want his act, and is oneo If the oldest exhibition skaters now befor the public. His exhibition is a guaranteed attraction and he has done much to ad- lane the interests of roller skating in this untry. He also has a large collection of mdIals and trophies won by his skatorial 'kill. This week Prof. Deiers is the attrac- tion at the rink at Atchison, Kan. `1 . * . The White City and Auditorium skating ltihs at Springfield. Mo., are both oing cod businss, The obstacle race was a re ent Special feature at White City rink. Prof F. W. Demers gave an exhibition of fancy skating at the tWhite City rink last wveek. The management of the Victoria rink at St. John, N. B., has been offering season 'ickets for the rink as prizes and has at- elacted large croc-dis by this method of tploiting the merits of tihe rink. Williams & Waggoner recently played the Riverdale tink, Toronto, Can. The team do -lms good juggling and acrobatic work. The El Ray Sisters have spent six weeks in Canada playing the best rinks. They are taw in Pennsylvania. These juveniles are a aiderid very bright by the managers of the 1best rinks. The Riverdale roller rink at Toronto, Can., is the largest rink in Canada and is equipped ciith 1,200 pairs of skates. Manager C. W. Smith also citrols the Jubilee roller rink at 1la Ian's Point, which is one of the larg- est sumic-er resort rinks in America. He is about to inaugurate a series of city cham- pionship races for valuable prizes. The Park City rink at Bridgeport, Conn., offered as alt attraction for the wseek of Nov. 11 Adelaide D. Vorak, the champion speed skater. Tihe Hutchinson Bros. & Fle- ning are the managers of this rink. 'Itt- Exto skating rink at Pittsburg is daily filled with thousands of devotees of the sport. ie followers of the game in that city prefer it to the exclusion of other amusements. The Coliseua roller rink, Elgin, Ill., under the management of C. E. Aldrich, resumed business recently. New instructors have been engaged and this rink is rapidly be- coming a very popular place of amusement. The Coliseum rink at Touisville. Ky., is doing good business and the management will shortly offur special attractions. The Southern Vaudeville Agency sa that securing the business. Most of the rink managers who have adopted the plan Icae met with very favorable results. There are over thirty-eight rinks in the south and the Southern Vaudeville Agency, which is lo- cated at Paducah, Ky., have over 400 aets on their books. It would seent a good prop- osition for rink managers to investigate The Bijou roller rink at Hot Springs, Ark., opened for its second season Nov. 4, with Prof. A. P. Demers as the opening at- traction. The Rexos will le the Thanksgiv- ing week attraction at the Bijou rink. This is a return engagement for them. The Music Hall skating rink at Cincin- nati, 0.. had as their principal attraction last week a skating race for ladies. The contest excited much interest and large crowds were the rnto. The Riverside rink at Asheville, N. C., opened for the season last week and a jo-ly crowd of youngsters took advantage of the opportuntiy. Tihe rink is oien in the after- noon for the school children and in the eve- ning for the older devotees of the sport. Mr. Simpson, who recently opened a the- atorium at Hillsboro, Tex., is now busily en- gaged remodeling a store into a roller skat- ing rink. A new maple floor is being laid, dressing rooms provided for the ladies. and all other arrangements necessary to make a t ink Ill overy respect. L. D. Nich- etc le-i lit entgage-d as tltor mnager. ''letitte ta(it the finaI openting-is still to he uninoticed. 'tice large patronage of the new roller skating rink at Oskaloosa, la., continues to l. a surprise to the management. All the kates ott hand, at the Snyder are sold out -ur--ly it the evening and as soon as one kater tires, another is ready to take his or iae place ott tie floor. Myers & Logwood, formerly identifiedwith tic, -ar-er Eniciprises. havc secured tite -ontrol of the Band Auditorium it Inde- pIndence. Kan., for a skating rink, wlhich ipened Stturday, Nov. 16. The Auditorium tas refitted and an entire new equilpment of tiachardson 1all hearing shates installed. The building is 110 feet in diameter and seats ' ii,5-ic1 people. Myers & ILogwood int- forI i I that 'Th Girl from Bagdad will not lake the road until after tii first of cite sear. The arescentA aty (era House okating richs-at Neii Albtanlit Incd., aie ding ax- Scalient business. Commencing next week. inucd-vill and other attractions will le of- fered. Tite C'asinos ritik tit Jeffersonville, Id., opened fosite seson Mtodat -eitng. Spe- cial features and good music were offered. "The, coast of death" isas the attraction off--red at the Mtammioth rink. Denver, Colo., last w-ek. The coast down tihe long slide tl ithe- atcamtin.-intg leap over ti altdles furenishedi at fittitg ilimax tot-a gre--at nci- ier of tihrilliing feats performed by the visit- ing pof ssional. Tihe -ashington Amusement company, preprietors of the skating rink on Wcest iseau stee' -t, Washington, Pa., have bought a floor-secraper and will use the machine - ,ttci' 1t cceelk Ottcite elicik flour to ]test) it in lf,'ct siape. Tice nacite, wici is set- h"eavy but may easily be tak,,n apart aInd Iemtot'l to tt any place desirei, wats pur- I as-d froI the Amrican Floor Surfacing ,.ornpany of Toledo, it. The Chutes rink, Chicago. 11., is doing a tremccndou businc-. Thtie large caIll is ,-rinwd'd nightly clIth a merry throng of 1t1in es d tic .ianagnitent report very aratiintg eesult,. Manager Nail of the Music Hall skating ilk it Cincinnati has atn nct-ti that the - il eariica tic lie hteldi att this tuck 'aill 1).' nttaly itgtttdt-iuott the enening-it Nos . l. it -isill he5 th' first of cthe seasont andt prizes -ill le awardead for the most appro- priate tnd elaborate costumes. Floyd Riley, a young Atron, 0., boy, grad- tated fron t ianateur it the professional cl-ass of skatarial -artists last cs-sc -isittn lis made his final appearance at the rink lit his home town. The young performer will make Strip of the Unid States, appearing at a es-r at nuncher of thcs leading rnks. Tice Southside rink at Hirmingiam, Ala, recently gav a fancy dress liall and carni- vail. The Carnival continued throughout the eek and there were many maskers and on- lookers in :tteidanice. NE'" A(CROBA'1IC 'TEAM. BIell, Henry tin(] Zeno to Enter Vaut- deville This Season. 1t- Scianton Zeno now on hter honeymoon. - i rcently ias married to Pete Bell, of t-n faious elown team of Bell and Henry, will i-tirk i- - comedy acrobatic act on tItel tItein circutit tice first of the year. She cill t-e asited bt ier husband, whose an- ties v tc th tarnunil & Bailey shows tit'-id ttie titan ti million laughs. Bell tic-I lenry are now playing time for the IW''letc nudoville Managers' Association. The----- t-w ta will Ibe known as Bell, Henry mnil Ze no. Mis. Zeno-Bell does "doubles" to the net wcith alt case and g-race that are mystifying. ,\t one performance she turnedi thirty-four ci-si utive somrrsaults. This is the record fer th past three years. About that time tb -tam of ATtlf an<1 Milton made the record, but Mlts. B-l it, bi holds the laurels. The o-w t'elamu I s tIl- well wishes of their wa ic friends. I; is 1 - i -it 4 November 23, 1907. PETE BELL AND I.NA C(IlIANTO N Z N). A well-known team of comedy acrobats, formerly 'aith Bainumi & Bailey's show, who tire about to embark in vaudeville, is composed of Pete Bell, the famous funmaker, and his bride, Eva Scranton Zeno. They have been booked by the Western Vaudeville Managers' Association.