What started off as a visit from out-of-town friends ended up becoming a business venture that would change lives for years to come.
Shane and Yettanda have known each other almost a lifetime. They not only have roller skating championships under their belts as individuals, but they also have accolades in skating pairs together. Skating has been in their hearts almost their entire lives.
Tony just happened to have many years of customer service and business experience, as did Shane. Being best friends with Shane and Yettanda, he was offered the opportunity to help a skating rink from shutting down.
Combining all of our roller skating and business experiences, we were sure to come together and bring this skating rink back.
Starting in mid-January, we had no clue what to expect. As the days wore on, we were soon realizing how rewarding it was to see the smiles on those children's faces. Because when the children are smiling, everybody's smiling.
It's an amazing feeling to be able to turn a skating rink on the brink of extinction back to life. All the sacrifices we have personally made to embark on this journey have been worth making.
We would like to take this time to thank everyone who has supported us in our dream!
If we didn't have the backing from the local elementary schools, daycares, parents and families, and especially from the skaters, then none of this would be possible.
It's the acceptance and appreciation from the community that keeps us going every single day!
Thank you once again from the bottom of our hearts!