Mix Time: Sundays at The Red Barn Roller Rink, 1983-1988

Skating backwards was easy, but I never learned how to stop correctly. Instead, I'd slam myself into the carpeted wall outside the rink. I wasn't the only one--there was a reason it was carpeted. But then I hit puberty...and couldn't really do that without causing serious pain. Everybody outgrew the skating rink, but not everybody had the same reasons.