The History of the Disco Ball

Roller Skate Disco Ball

When we say “disco ball” what is the first thing that comes to mind? Depending on your age, you’re going to have very different memories of the first time you saw a disco ball. Those of you in the Playland Skate Center family, we know exactly what comes to your mind when we talk about a disco ball – for the rest of you, keep reading to find out what we’re talking about!

The History of the Disco Ball

The first disco ball showed up in a Boston ballroom in 1897. The disco ball gained its popularity in the roaring 20s. In this era of wealth, younger generations were flaunting their new found freedom as they partied in nightclubs and speakeasies drinking illegal liquor. It was disco balls that lit these establishments. The disco ball found it’s next following in the 70s with the disco era. At a time when the music was intertwined with the disco ball and roller skating was also gaining huge popularity, you could find disco balls in just about any establishment that played the latest music and had a place to dance.

In the roller skating and family fun industry, the disco ball is something that we just don’t want to let go. We fell like if you walk into a roller skating rink that doesn’t have a disco ball, you’re missing out on an essential piece of the experience. Playland Skate Center has a very unique disco ball of our own. Suspended from the ceiling in the middle of our skating rink, it’d be hard for you to miss our HUGE roller skate shaped disco ball! It’s the only one like it that you’ll ever see!

Come on our to Playland Skate Center this weekend and make your own roller skating memories under the only roller skate shaped disco ball out there!

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