History Remembered: Groton’s skating rink gone, but memories roll on
5 Nov 2021
Groton’s Galaxy Roller Rink, the only roller skating facility in southeastern Connecticut, closed just over three and a half years ago. The recent announcement of the sale of the building that housed the rink, and the strong probability that it will be torn down, brought a considerable amount of disappointment to the many who had enjoyed skating there for over a half-century.
After receiving several inquiries about the background of the building and rink, I decided to put on my “research hat,” dig into the past, and pen a short article to pass along the history about this unique Groton business.
So, let us begin.