Bealeton, Virginia: Giant Roller Skate

Made of wood and plaster, it's been around since the 1980s, a relic of the Pre-Rollerblade Epoch. Skating rink is now a church.

Address:
12099 Marsh Rd, Bealeton, VA
Directions:
Four miles northwest of Morrisville on Hwy 17/Marsh Rd, just south of the Lois Volunteer Fire Station. Gravel parking lot, be wary of potholes.
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The Big Roller Skate, 2021.

Giant Roller Skate

We came by what used to be Hugo's skating; it is now Be The Light church. The skate is is in pretty good shape but no longer has Hugo's on it. We passed this often when I was younger.

[EC, 06/12/2021]

Big skate.

Giant Roller Skate

The Giant Roller Skate has been refurbished and looks great.

[Deborah, 05/28/2017]

Roller skate.

Giant Roller Skate

While still there, the skate is badly rotting at the heel and base and is starting to fall apart. Somebody save the skate!

[Sir, 04/25/2011]
Giant Skate

The skating rink is under new management and opened Feb. 06, 2009 for business. There are plans to repair the Giant Skate in the near future.

There is also Parks Flea Market located in the Dance Hall building on the same property.

[Ellen Parks, 03/21/2009]

Roller skate.

Giant Roller Skate

Visited in late October. The roller skate is still here, if a little worse for wear. I was expecting a fiberglass sculpture but was surprised to find it was wood construction with plaster and plywood skin. It's a sweet bit of road art. HUGO is emblazoned along the right side of the skate.

It stands along the road in a large parking lot of the former skating rink which is now a big flea market and Brooks Auction Transfer.

[Wondermachine, 11/12/2008]

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