Liverpool needs an ice rink.
Not sure, but I heard there was one in Wavertree.
Max will know.
There isnt one in Wavertree but they are building one in Widnes
Yeah, the Ice Rink was called the Palace. Right next to the Curzen flicks. Used to go there lots when I was about 10-14. Then they banned hocky skates, that was the same time as I traded in me figure skates during the summer break. Needless to say I never went there again.
Btw, anyone remember the roller rink on Myrtle St? Went there lots too.
My mate Geoff and I went to the Silver Blades Ice Rink a number of times and he courted his future wife Rena there. Is that the rink that was on Prescot Road that you say was demolished? It was in the Old Swan area. This was in the late Sixties. Bob Wooler, the DJ from the Beatles' days at the Cavern, was the DJ at the rink, and I can remember "Everlasting Love" sung by the Love Affair pumping out over the ice.
The Palace was just down from Shiel Rd, on Kenny. That's the only one I knew of.
Okay here in the archive John Lemmon remembers "Silver Blades Ice Rink up the top of Kensington... and the ABC on a Saturday morning, Roy Rogers and Trigger blasting accross our silver screens..." And Lindy Lou says, "I was in the Silver Blades every week. My mum, nan & aunty all worked there ! My nan was a cloakroom attendant, my mum worked in the cafe/restaurant, my aunt worked on the sweet kiosk (but nor for long as she emigrated to Australia). I spent many Saturday afternoons watching the skaters.
The place no longer exists. It was demolished some time ago."
I have also seen it referred to as the Mecca Silver Blades and that Rory Storm of Rory Storm and the Hurricanes worked as a DJ there after the group broke up. (Maybe they couldn't do without Ringo.) Also in an obituary on Bob Wooler in the Independent, I see it says, "Wooler became a DJ at the Silver Blades Ice Rink until it closed in 1970. . ."
The only black DJ I knew of was Les Spain. I remember him from the clubs in town though, and not the ice rink. Don't suppose it would be him would it ??
Chris, re Bob Wooler DJ'ing at the Silver Blades; there was a DJ known as 'Robbie Rave' !! was that him ? ( Bob = Robbie ?)
No. Bob Wooler would have used his own name and wouldn't have allowed a nickname to be used. As I recall him, he was kind of a persnickety fella.