Charles Phoenix's Slide of the Week: Skating Ass, Indio, CA 1960

Charles Phoenix’s Slide of the Week: Skating Ass, Indio, CA 1960

People parked at the curb line the main street for the annual date festival parade. Among the paraders is a snow white ass. This is not any old ordinary barnyard ass. This is an ass with special skills. It has roller skates attached to its hooves and it’s roller skating down the street. I love it when animals skate.

With all the talk of roller skating lately, with planning the Moonlight Rollerway Jubilee and all, I can’t believe how many people tell me they can’t skate. Even I can skate. And you can’t possibly be more uncoordinated than I am. I can count on one hand the times I’ve been skating since I was in third grade and took skating lessons at the Holiday Roller Rink in Montclair. So, since its been a while, tonight I went to the rink to practice a bit before the big show this weekend. Before long I was gliding around the well-skated wood floor like I had wings on my heels. It was wonderful and I can’t recommend it enough!

This weekend I host the moonlight Rollerway in Glendale at Southern California’s most historic roller rink! Come experience a cast of more than 60 thrilling champion skaters in a spectacular variety of costumed musical acts, I’ll be doing a slide show story of roller skating and there will be an after show all skate party – All this to live Hammond organ music by the world’s greatest rink organist, Dominic! Free snack bar treats will be served!

SATURDAY NIGHT May 17 at 8pm – . STANDING ROOM TIX ONLY (Seating for this Saturday’s performance is sold out!)


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Here’s to Asses that can skate and YOU!

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