Jan 25, 2017
Author: McHenry Business Spotlight
In McHenry, when people mention “the roller rink”, you know they are referring to Just For Fun Roller Rink – Mchenry.
It has been around for almost 75 years. Your parents have probably told you some “Back in the day…” story about skating there as kids. Roller skating is a popular pastime for people of all ages.
Whether you are looking to get some exercise or just get the kids out of the house, Just for Fun can help. Lisa Duncan and Toby Tagliapietra took over the roller rink in 2001.
Since then, Just for Fun has seen its share of cosmetic changes, but it has remained a place for the family to spend together. They offer open skate during the week and special events through the year. They even offer their space for birthday parties and private events.
Lisa, a lifelong skater, enjoys seeing kids grow up at the rink and come back with their own children years later. Providing a safe environment for kids is her main focus.
McHenry has few places for kids to have fun so Lisa and Toby work very hard to keep Just for Fun alive. They have had some obstacles along the way, but with the help of devoted patrons, they have been able to keep the rink open. Even with having their own struggles, Lisa still makes time for those in need. In 2014 she hosted a coat and food drive to benefit local residents. Lisa invites you to stop in and check it out. You may be surprised to see how much it has changed over the years.
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