Patrick, Warren A. (ed.) / Show world
(April 4, 1908)
LaDuque, W. A.
Roller skating rinks, p. 18
THE SHOW WORLD 11 5 - - es' - is1'- Or I BY W.A. LA DUQUE. AMd, presen0ting h1 erewith a few rules I iav coipiled on fancy skating in hopes that they may prooe of interest and mayliay benefit to amb10itious skaters. The ult-s are: The front rollers of the skate should cone directly under the ball of the foot. The action oi the- rubber should be suflt- clent to mk atiall circle. There is a fibre whel now on the market 1hat will hold any floor surface without the Its, o tiiuit 0ston cr i 0t . It is valu- ,able tor racetrs or fanlcy s kati10,. ''The po livered in a strobe should 10 studied with care. The iower must be venly a1 p lied throughout the stroke, grad- ually raisin the heel and extendinlg toe to end of stroke. ilying tllhe power 0rat the end of stroke is wcrItong iiant is thoe basis of lost mnotion, There are four counts or stops in all round, dancing or )romenade turns. Corre-t aniin tgurns are made onl wheni th skater is able to deliver loner in the strok at any and all times during the turns. 1Dur1ing waltzos wiheir partnors face each It"ior ie lead should le hld skating bick- waril, whoen starting or revrsing a turn. I-lax al musles whie skating, iolding the hody irmli, only a slight strain being re- quiril wIen exertion is really nIcessary. Alwa1s hold the 1ody rct. Ftrm the numiber of orders N ing receiVed bv promin, iet Amriiinn skate inuatictur- it wouIld iippear that roiler skating wtill soon he an popular in Eurnpe is it is on this side. * * * I hear that Freil Nali c-tonplati- going abroad to represeint n populr Iller skate. The3 couldn't seeure 1-iter maln as Nall is one of t he oldest ani bist ii-.n in the country. WVhat is the iattoer? Can't suome rinitt ma-nor ct Moore and Daidson togelthr? SIch an event night he th reasn forinne- turing holes ini existiic reeorIs. Richard AndrSon, ti1e Ant.ur 0IlO 21im1s atree- lin1 of 2: -' for ith miile. maile at Riverl ie 0 rih, Chir-ago, rutIi. woyuld make a good opponenit for Ilhe io. I am receiing hlitms of names of rink mloll fmi all pailts of Atmerica who are 1rililing tionelves in thl American Rink Mianager'l Association. Til temporary halauarters are located in Chicago atnd the location for ti- enisuiln ye-ar is to be lotermoind laiter popular moembrslhip vote frIom (acl state. i'lhe sltate which has the lnrget vote at the enral election oc- urrin next fall will be selectod. Oflicers should be elected io each state at once. Mr. Ilink Manager: Send in vour sched- uls and dates of carnivals, races, attrac- tiotins aind pots of all kinds. I want the nalet of every rink moanager and emptoe in the busiilss to be filed with the Rinkt iManag-rs' Association for reference. All inquiries, suggestions, records, world chiampionships and news pertaining to roller skatingi will fdid place in these columns Swonallthe ne and Diamond edalsat skathe recent World's Championship 1 o1. ler Skating Races at Pittsburg and Cincinnati. First, second and third in every final event. The same old story. Have held all World's records for 24 years. Our regular rink skates embody the same scientific construction as our racers. All promi- nent skaters, fast or fancy, use the Richardson, and all of the largest and most success- ful rinks in America are equipped with them. We supply everything pertaining to the rink business. Write for catalogue. Richardson Ball Bearing Skate Co. promiptlY if addressed in care of THE S11010 -ORLDl. While performing at the Coliseum rink at 3E1gin, Ill., recenty, I was delighted to f1I so many gracc-ful and well-behaved katcis. Ipon intiquiry I found that it can altlbe attributed to the successful way in whicih Manager C. E. Aldrich operates the iink. Milr. Aldrich caters only to those who aIe willing to comply wsith the strict rules lie his laid dow-. Exhibition skater: All fancy and trickh skaters are invited to join the American Association of Professional Exhibition Skat no, being formed for the purpose of n11111ing a Combined list of cards in THE R1O W1 - ORLD under the above heading. Ail acts m0ust furnish legitimatoe clippings to prov that their act is of the highest tandard. Credit will leo given those already adiertisin Inquiry: If you have an outfit for operat- ing a roller rink you will find plenty o SUImer park advertisers in THE SHOWY WOHLD wioho have large buildings which can be devoted to rink purposes. If they hve 110 building you can reint a tent and build a floor to feet from the soil on high ground, thus making an elegant sun1- moer proposition. The Rink Newos, a magazine devoted to the i terests of roller skating, has sprung into promilnence lately owitig to the- spark ling m.. anner in which thir first edition was edited. I want to request all exhibition skaters and'1 racers to foirad their routes whicn will be published pioptlyI-. In thi way you soill keep in touch wiithill th rinks Ito Amierica and their migers will know iwhrre to find you. A line in time makes 1 ooking fine. S. T. MlcQuown, mnana1ger of the rollec rink at M101m0outh1, Ill., ritcs that Babatz &G Gibson filled a thitc nights' engagement as trick and fancy skaters at his rink, and their work elicited so much favorale com- tlint that he desired to recoimimenod them to all rink managers. Messrs. McCochrane and Brown, proprie- 11rs of ti Bolton Hall rink at Troy, N. Y., wri te. 1Last week was the most successful week of loliniless since thc oponing of our rink, duo to the wonderful performance of Miss Adelaide D'Vorak. Miss D'Vorak's act is far in advance of any attraction wse have 0 t 1ooked and the attendance, at each ses- sion. showid the value of this attraction. Our attendance was more than doubled and 11, gladly recomiend this attraction to any rink ianager w-ho is booking nothing but the ver best. Mliss D'Yorak's racing as well as the fancy skating captured the people and her return engagemient wsill be anxiously waited for 100 the 1001110 litrOils of ouit tint>" Tis cmianoil hs beeno insolicited. It is given for the benefit of managers who are bo0king good attractions. G. F. Gordon, of Gordon's roller skating 499 and 501 rink, of Fairbanks, Alaska, wishes to b placed in communication with both profes- sional and fancy roller skators who can be induced to go to his section of the country for the purpose of giving exhibitions. He is operating quite a lrge rink. Prof. TV. C. McConnell, manager of te Hippodrome rink at Birmingham, reports xceilent business. This is one of the larg- est amusement houes in the south. Prof. of Keith & Proctor's stage managers at the iPali Garden in Fifty-eighth street, New York, last week. Two bands of music made thinegs lively. The managers wiere on hand to cntertain their guests and nearly every oaudeville artist playing in or about New York was on hand. The grand march was 1,bIy Gertrnde Hoftman and a mysterious iiidividttal said to lie the Duke of Catnter- lur-. Prizes were awairded for the hand- smest aid iost unique costumes. "Our ServiceSpeaks For Itself" FILM SLIDES EDISON KINETOSCOPES POWER'SCAMERAGRAPHS FORSALEAND RENT MINSKY &CO. 247 Sixth Avenue, NEW YORK FULL BAND CARDBOARD ORGANS ForSUMMERPARKS.Shows,CarnivalCo's., DanceHalls, Skating Rinks and Merry-GO- Rounds. < ~ Largest and Finest in the world. Made in PARISby GAVIOLI & CO1. Latest American Songs Made to Order With- out Delay. office and Wareroomns, 31 Bond St., New York City. mm * m I Wells Street, CHICAGO C. W. 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