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 an architect at HiWorks. He also teaches at San Antonio College and is the interim editor of Texas Architect magazine.