skate a while
First Prev
of 4
Next Last

Since: Feb 12

Location hidden

#1 Mar 5, 2012
How is it
Change

Lowville, NY

#2 Mar 6, 2012
Like stepping back in time.
Dazed and confused

Cortland, NY

#3 Mar 6, 2012
it sure is like stepping back in time!
and that's not a bad thing to me.

looks like the only things that have changed since '76 are mean gene tamburrino's hairstyle, the main skate floor (outer part is still the original) and the way the dj plays music. no more turntable & vinyl or cassettes- they've gone digital!
TRUBLU

New York, NY

#4 Mar 6, 2012
they need cops in this place! kids are doing drugs right out in the open!! It's a dump and no-one should let their child go there!! and yes,my friend saw it with my her own eyes!! actually,the place should be shut down!!!
i see stupid people

Canastota, NY

#5 Mar 6, 2012
TRUBLU wrote:
they need cops in this place! kids are doing drugs right out in the open!! It's a dump and no-one should let their child go there!! and yes,my friend saw it with my her own eyes!! actually,the place should be shut down!!!
your crotch should be shut down .
wow

Rome, NY

#6 Mar 7, 2012
And what did your 'friend' do when he/she saw this kid doing drugs inside skate-a-while???
Been There

Cortland, NY

#7 Mar 7, 2012
TRUBLU wrote:
they need cops in this place! kids are doing drugs right out in the open!! It's a dump and no-one should let their child go there!! and yes,my friend saw it with my her own eyes!! actually,the place should be shut down!!!
Jesus, get real. Anyone who knows Mean Gene knows without a DOUBT that he don't put up with that kind of shit. He is a great man.
It's not a dump and it should remain open as long as Gene lives and has the desire to keep it going. It's a landmark here in Rome! Virtually unchanged since it opened and I like it that way. My grandkids love it there and I take them often.
It was a great thing for Rome when it opened back in the 70's and it's still a great thing. The schools have family skate nights there and there are birthday parties there all the time. And you want it SHUT DOWN? Are you NUTS? It's a place for kids to go and have fun indoors when it's cold out and they are moving, getting exercise! It's not like Rome has much to offer for recreation.

And your "friend" who says she saw kids doing drugs inside the rink.... and I say "friend" because by your own words, it looks as if YOU are saying that YOU saw it.
-->> "my friend saw it with my her own eyes"<<--

What did YOU or your FRIEND do about it? Did you tell Gene or any of the other employees? Did you call the cops? Anything?
My guess is none of the above and you're just posting bullshit.
Remember

Boston, MA

#8 Mar 7, 2012
Shorty?
joker

United States

#9 Mar 7, 2012
i loved that place when i was a kid in the 70s,and i do remember shorty. i was happy to find out its still open.
why you so stupid

Brooklyn, NY

#10 Mar 7, 2012
I absolutely love skate-a-while! My uncle Mike used to DJ there so I practically lived there when I was a kid. I love taking my kids and reminiscing. It is so funny that everything down to the posters on the wall are the same.
I remember Shorty, he was the one bad thing about that place. He was a nasty perv. It is too bad Gene never realized it. He use to follow the young girls in to the bathrooms. I remember chasing him out one day and threatening to tell Gene and my uncle if I ever saw him in the girls room again.
Still the place is awesome and I hope that when Gene passes or is too old to keep up with the place there will be someone to take over.
hmmm

Rome, NY

#11 Mar 7, 2012
wow wrote:
And what did your 'friend' do when he/she saw this kid doing drugs inside skate-a-while???
They said MY before they said HER..more than likely they are lying about the whole thing.
Been There

Cortland, NY

#12 Mar 8, 2012
I agree with you on that. That poster is probably a disgruntled person that got tossed out the door for doing something stupid at the rink. Apparently, this was their weak attempt at "revenge". How sad.
Gene does NOT play and he WILL throw folks out the door if he's not happy with what they are doing.
Seen it many times over the years. And hey, it's cool with me. Act like an ass, get tossed out on your ass. SIMPLE.
BITCH YOU BE HATING

Rome, NY

#13 Mar 9, 2012
shorty was a great man he is my uncle and he will be missed its not the same there with out him and yes he was a perv but a great man
kikilickabambam

Brooklyn, NY

#14 Mar 9, 2012
Been There wrote:
I agree with you on that. That poster is probably a disgruntled person that got tossed out the door for doing something stupid at the rink. Apparently, this was their weak attempt at "revenge". How sad.
Gene does NOT play and he WILL throw folks out the door if he's not happy with what they are doing.
Seen it many times over the years. And hey, it's cool with me. Act like an ass, get tossed out on your ass. SIMPLE.
I went there maybe twice in the 80's and early 90's. What a scum hole! I would not let my dog go there. They should shut it down.
why you so stupid

Brooklyn, NY

#15 Mar 12, 2012
BITCH YOU BE HATING wrote:
shorty was a great man he is my uncle and he will be missed its not the same there with out him and yes he was a perv but a great man
A perv that liked to mess with little girls, doesn't sound like a great man to me.
r u joking

Brooklyn, NY

#16 Mar 12, 2012
why you so stupid wrote:
I absolutely love skate-a-while! My uncle Mike used to DJ there so I practically lived there when I was a kid. I love taking my kids and reminiscing. It is so funny that everything down to the posters on the wall are the same.
I remember Shorty, he was the one bad thing about that place. He was a nasty perv. It is too bad Gene never realized it. He use to follow the young girls in to the bathrooms. I remember chasing him out one day and threatening to tell Gene and my uncle if I ever saw him in the girls room again.
Still the place is awesome and I hope that when Gene passes or is too old to keep up with the place there will be someone to take over.
your uncle mike was a perv too chasing around young girls if his wife only knew what he was up to there!! mike im a scum ott!! perv
MeanGene

New York, NY

#17 Mar 12, 2012
MEan Gene hit n run on me like 15yrs ago, he was drinking and driving, and his mirror hit my elbow. knocked me off my bike, he kept on going. I was little at the time i had to go get my grandpa to go track him down, so the police and him beleieved gene over a kid of course even though my bro as a witness was there.

So anyone want to say anything good about gene, there you go. A drunk ahole who drinks and drives
I always skate

Oneida, NY

#18 Apr 16, 2012
Gene used to sell gasoline and then he opened the skating place and still sold gasoline and then the gasoline place turned into a breakfast restaurant but Gene didn't own it so he only owned the skate place. Man he must be old!!! God bless and live long.
A friend

Tully, NY

#19 Apr 17, 2012
Remember wrote:
Shorty?
Lol omg I Rember shorty lol he was so funny.
Lannie

New York, NY

#20 Apr 26, 2012
Anybody know if Gene is still around?

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 4
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Rome Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Fireworks in Rome July 4th ?? 15 hr Fred 1
4 wiccan discussion (Apr '10) 22 hr right 38
Frank Tallarino 22 hr Former Rome Tax P... 8
Rome's Next Mayor Thu BANANANANANA 161
Rome Animal shelter Thu mee2 23
ITT Exelis time to shut down (Jul '13) Wed Slammy 34
Matt and Sweat Wed Frank Restravenal 4
More from around the web

Rome People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

Personal Finance

Rome Mortgages