Albuquerque roller skating rink celebrates its grand reopening

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A popular northeast Albuquerque roller skating rink is preparing for a grand reopening in just weeks after three successful days of business over the weekend.

Back in June, a major storm ripped off part of the roof off Roller Skate City near I-40 and Juan Tabo, forcing the family-owned skating rink to close. Since then, the owners have struggled to control flooding in the building as crews worked to repair the damage.

Now, the whole facility has been renovated from top to bottom and the management says they’re ready for a fresh start.

“I’ve restructured the entire business from the ground up… There was a lot to do, everything’s going to run more efficiently,” said Blake Ballew, General Manager.

The rink is also getting a new name, which was actually its original name when it opened 30 years ago, “Roller King.”

The rink reopened last Friday. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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