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Women — Liquid Salt | Surf Magazine Kelia Moniz #SundanceBeach #Seea #LadiesOnlyContest

Women — Liquid Salt | Surf Magazine Kelia Moniz #SundanceBeach #Seea #LadiesOnlyContest

Roller skating has always been popular in Coney Island, dating back to the Sea Beach Palace Roller Rink of the 1890s. The Palace, located on Surf Avenue at West 8th Street, was transformed from a railroad terminal into a rink that hosted roller dancing and roller racing events. There were also rinks at Dreamland, Luna Park, and Steeplechase. There are photos of Babe Ruth, dressed like a farmer, whirling around the Steeplechase Pavilion on roller skates.

Roller skating has always been popular in Coney Island, dating back to the Sea Beach Palace Roller Rink of the 1890s. The Palace, located on Surf Avenue at West 8th Street, was transformed from a railroad terminal into a rink that hosted roller dancing and roller racing events. There were also rinks at Dreamland, Luna Park, and Steeplechase. There are photos of Babe Ruth, dressed like a farmer, whirling around the Steeplechase Pavilion on roller skates.

1960s Nash Sidewalk Surfboard Tournament No. 7 with clay wheels. Skateboard pioneers rode concrete waves (sidewalks) when the surf was poor.

1960s Nash Sidewalk Surfboard Tournament No. 7 with clay wheels. Skateboard pioneers rode concrete waves (sidewalks) when the surf was poor.

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