Crazy Legs Skate Club, the last remaining roller disco in Bed-Stuy, has been shut down. The weekly roller-skating club, which was held in the gym of a Salvation Army center on Kosciusko Street, had been operating for six years on Wednesday nights, one of the last remaining places for adults to get their disco skate on after the closing of Empire Rolling Skate Center in Crown Heights in 2007. (We reported on a night in the place just last September.) But it looks like the die-hard roller skating fanatics are losing their weekly fix: As of January 1, the club has been kicked out of its space.
“Due to circumstances beyond our control, WE LOST OUR HOME,” a post on the club’s Facebook page read. “We are looking for a NEW SPACE to be able to offer our skate family ‘Adult Only’ skating at the same low cost of $10 on Wednesday nights.”
The administrator of the Salvation Army facility said that they were hoping to use the gym, which is undergoing renovations, for more children’s activities. “This is a gymnasium; this is not a skating rink,” administrator Maj. Irene Norman told DNA Info. “We allowed it to be used, but now we have to get back to community-based programs for the kids. We’re not really in the rental business.”
That’s a bummer for skaters. Since Prospect Park’s Lefrak Center has been given over to ice skating for the winter, the only full-sized skating rink in the city is on Staten Island. If you have any ideas for a new space for those skate-aholics, contact founder Lezly Ziering through the Skate Club’s Facebook page.