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HOOVER SKATE ARENA

We are asking for any pictures of the Hoover Skate Arena. Please email to RalphEStokes@charter.net

HOOVER SKATE ARENA
Dayton, Ohio
MORE THAN HALF A CENTURY OF SUCCESS

When it comes to the history of Black owned skating rinks, it appears there are no records to show just what rink can claim to be the first. In Ohio, however, the owners of Hoover Skate Arena are quite confident that their rink deserves that honored title.

Hoover opened in the post World War II era and in the same year that Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier to become the first Black to play Major League Baseball. That year, 1947, was when Estella and Mark Mayo opened a 7500 square foot facility, on McCall Street, in the city of Dayton.

The rink was an instant success because back then there were not many social outlets and once word of the rink spread, people would come from miles away to enjoy themselves at Hoover.

The rink has always served a predominantly Black clientele because of the large population in Dayton and surrounding cities like Cincinnati, Columbus, Indianapolis and because they are near two historically Black colleges.

That original rink remained open until 1964 when it was moved to a new location on Hoover Avenue. This move was also the transition of rink management to the Mayo’s daughter Juanita Barnett, her husband, George and nephew Harry Mayo Jr. Today the rink remains a family operation run by Juanita and Harry.

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Anyone have a copy of the Roth High School Alma Mater?

ROTH ALMA MATER

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HERE WE SING IN SOLEMN WORDS DEAR TO US.

ROTH OUR ALMA MATER IN THEE WE TRUST.

WORDS OF TRUTH SONGS OF PRAISE TO YOU ROTH HIGH.

YEARS COME AND GO AS OUR LIVES GROW.…

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Created by Ralph Stokes Jun 9, 2008 at 8:16pm. Last updated by Ralph Stokes Jan 1, 2012.

Falcon Notes

Welcome to Roth High School Website!!  I discovered that Nettie Lee Roth High School was completely unavailable on the internet.  I was shocked!! So, I believe that we can restore the history, memories, facts, and information so that we that were a part of Nettie Lee Roth High School can have something to point to that helps us or our children or grandchildren to know that our experience was real!!  If anyone has any Roth High School yearbooks, please share the…

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Created by Ralph Stokes May 23, 2008 at 8:35pm. Last updated by Ralph Stokes May 5, 2012.

Roth High School History: Falcons Fly High

Falcons Fly High

Nettie Lee Roth High School was opened in 1959 and graduated its first Senior Class in 1961.  A legacy of achievement in sports began with Roth High winning its first Football City Championship in 1963, with an undefeated 10-0 season, and won again back-to-back Football City… Continue

Created by Frank Stokes Jul 9, 2008 at 3:55pm. Last updated by Frank Stokes Aug 2, 2008.

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