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Silver Blades Ice Rink

NoelleO 64

master brummie
I went there from 1975 to around 81 people could hear me .I had a big loud voice and made the noise of a seal .I new wilf o Riley the speed scarer he was so small in those days he called me over once to meet his mom bless him Halloween night was the worst in the first aid room as lots of novices went over on burst balloons.
I remember one of the speed skaters who had red coller length hair ,he was not very tall , think his name was Paul and a small girl who was one if not the fastest skaters I ever saw. long curl ley dark hair always wore Bayer red/blue/white boots.
 

mw0njm.

Brummie Dude
I went there from 1975 to around 81 people could hear me .I had a big loud voice and made the noise of a seal .I new wilf o Riley the speed scarer he was so small in those days he called me over once to meet his mom bless him Halloween night was the worst in the first aid room as lots of novices went over on burst balloons.
why?
 

oldMohawk

master brummie
Skaters would trip on the burst balloons lying on the ice.

I was once ice racing there and put my right skate on a matchstick which caused me to fall at speed coming out of a corner and my skates went up to the overhang on the barrier and smashed some flourescent tubes. I lay in a pile of broken glass with a few minor cuts.
:)
 

NoelleO 64

master brummie
Skaters would trip on the burst balloons lying on the ice.

I was once ice racing there and put my right skate on a matchstick which caused me to fall at speed coming out of a corner and my skates went up to the overhang on the barrier and smashed some flourescent tubes. I lay in a pile of broken glass with a few minor cuts.
:)
Matchs often went off in the box while the owner was still had them in there back pocket when thy fell over on the ice burnt bums and rear calf's were common in the first aid room on disco nights
 

NoelleO 64

master brummie
Matchs often went off in the box while the owner was still had them in there back pocket when thy fell over on the ice burnt bums and rear calf's were common in the first aid room on disco nights
Do you remember a lad red coat .a black lad called
noel. he and his blond girl friend with long hair organised a trip to Stretham ice rink only the coach driver got lost comming home took from 1100 till 4 or 5 am to get home that night.
D
 

oldMohawk

master brummie
Do you remember a lad red coat .a black lad called
noel. he and his blond girl friend with long hair organised a trip to Stretham ice rink only the coach driver got lost comming home took from 1100 till 4 or 5 am to get home that night.
D
I don't remember the lad you mention but I certainly went to Streatham many times. I think your time at Silver Blades was a bit later than most time I skated there. Maybe you visited the Heart Beat Club upstairs.

In 1967 my thoughts turned to marriage and my skating days were over ... :)

My favourite days of skating were at the old Ice Rink which later became a Roller Rink. Some old ice rink photos in this long thread.
 

oldMohawk

master brummie
All of the photos posted before 2011 were lost in a hack attack. You can see some photos by scrolling onwards through the thread from post#285
 

Ian Lennock

New Member
Hi, all,
New to this forum and reading your posts has brought back so many memories of happy times. I skated at the Blades as often as I could at the end of the 60s and the first half of the 70s - started in hockey skates and then graduated (very naughty) to cut down speed skates. Ron Hargreaves was the General Manager, Kevin Dawson the Catering Manager and later the General Manager, Bernie ran the skate shop and later married Kevin, Ethel Crowe was the Chief Cashier and Brian Bacon (Crispie) the engineer. I used to hang around with Paul Hough and other whose names I've forgotten, I remember Lesley and Sue Ryder and the DJ / organists Pete Roberts and Eddie Ruhier. Please get in touch if you remember me. Cheers, Ian Lennock
 

Mickzed

New Member
Have really fond memories of silver blades Birmingham.
I went there from 1966 thru to 1968. Didn't have much to do with any one who worked there or the mohawks.
But did most my growing up in as much as we managed under age drinking and meeting girls happy days.
Unfortunately in that growing up process when you meet someone you like you are to shy and naive to recognise the opportunity.
A lovely girl whose name was Jean and had a best friend called Carol I let slip through my fingers because of my ignorance girls can't wait forever she got engaged Andi assume married. When that happened I stopped going to silver blades ice rink. And went onto other things. One of the joys of the silver blades rink in the mid 60s was the number of pop groups appearing in the early stages of their careers such as Roy Wood ,Jeff Lynne and Steve Marriott. Any one remember those occasions?
I remember those days. I saw Amen Corner. The Kinks.Georgie fame with Alan price. Also small faces. We used to tie towels round our shoes to stop us slipping on the Ice. Used to skate 4times a week. Great times from when it opened in 64 to 69.Did anyone skate at the old place in summerhill Road before they turned it into the roller rink
 
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