The City of Madison is bringing roller skating back to the Madison Civic Center and the public support has been strong for the initiative.
Steve Byus, the city’s emergency management coordinator, said deputy director Brandy Conrad presented the idea.
“We were brainstorming and looking for new events and ways to help pay for the Madison Civic Center and she mentioned that as a possibility and we just ran with it,” he said. “The community response has been really positive and the feedback from social media has been good.”
Roller skating at the civic center was at peek popularity in the 1970s and 1980s, but surprisingly to organizers there has been a response from adults as well as local youth.