The Rollercade has been home to indoor skating since 1959.
The Rollercade, 223 Recoleta Road near San Pedro at Jackson Keller, has been home to indoor skating since 1959. Credit: Courtesy / Brantley Hightower

This month the Rollercade celebrates its 60th birthday. The skating rink is a local institution and generations of San Antonians have skated across its smooth wood floor. In this chapter of the San Antonio Storybook, we’ll tell the story of how the Rollercade came to be built and the family responsible for keeping the Alamo City rolling.

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Brantley Hightower

Brantley Hightower is the founder of HiWorks, an architecture firm, and the author of the 2015 book The Courthouses of Central Texas. His podcast, San Antonio Storybook, can be found at the Rivard Report.