Ice Rink on Olive Av

~
Nothing struck fear into a young boy like the high dive tower at Blakely's. Or perhaps you preferred the water slide at Maple Plunge. But to a young man, Lake Millerton or Lost Lake was the destination. Remember the ice rink in Pinedale? Post your favorite Summer Activity here.
~
Stan the Man
Posts: 6
Joined: Sat Feb 12, 2011 1:13 pm

Ice Rink on Olive Av

Postby Stan the Man » Sat Feb 12, 2011 1:18 pm

Does anyone remember a ice rink on Olive Av a block or so east of Fresno st? I remember going there as a young kid in the late 50's to view a ice capades type show.

chuck84
Posts: 2
Joined: Sat Apr 09, 2011 5:45 pm

Re: Ice Rink on Olive Av

Postby chuck84 » Sat Apr 09, 2011 5:52 pm

from chuck84 I sure do i went there to skate in 1939 to 40 great times thanks for reminding me

TimBarrett59

Re: Ice Rink on Olive Av

Postby TimBarrett59 » Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:11 pm

My parents taught at the old Rink on Olive from 51 to 53, the moved to San Francisco then returned and bought the little ring in Pinedale in 61. While I never got to skate in the Olive rink I have heard so many things about it from family and Friends that I get a chill every time I drive past Olive & Fresno

Big J
Posts: 145
Joined: Tue Aug 17, 2010 3:25 pm

Re: Ice Rink on Olive Av

Postby Big J » Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:46 am

Olive and Fresno - trying to picture this. Is the original building still standing? Which side of Olive was it on?

TimBarrett59

Re: Ice Rink on Olive Av

Postby TimBarrett59 » Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:44 am

The North East Corner, right about where the post office is now.
Attachments
The_Fresno_Bee_The_Republican_Sun__Mar_29__1942_.jpg
Fresno Bee - March 29, 1942 / Click to Enlarge

Stan the Man
Posts: 6
Joined: Sat Feb 12, 2011 1:13 pm

Re: Ice Rink on Olive Av

Postby Stan the Man » Tue Apr 12, 2011 2:58 pm

Does anyone recall the name of this ice rink?

Drakonyx
Posts: 51
Joined: Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:47 pm

Re: Ice Rink on Olive Av

Postby Drakonyx » Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:59 pm

It was called the Fresno Ice Arena and, for a brief period, the Fresno Sports Arena when they played high school basketball games there around 1948.
Attachments
Olive Ice Rink.jpg
Fresno Bee - Sept. 10, 1952 - Fresno Ice Rink ad


Return to “Public Pools, Roller Rinks and Lakes”



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest