Rock and roller skating sounds like an odd couple. Nevertheless in 2006 the Band The Rapture from New York selected the “Birthplace of Roller Disco”, the legendary Empire Roller Skating Center in Brooklyn, as location for the video of the song Get Myself Into It. Great capture of the atmosphere in the rink few months before the Empire was closed.
Many roller skating locations disappeared in New York. But there is a great alternative from spring to fall in the heart of the city.
Other kind of annual review: My year 2015 in roller rinks in the US. Finally I crossed 6 times the Atlantic Ocean to the US and visited 14 rinks in five US states.