Special skate part Road Trip

The Big Kansas Road Trip and the only Skating Rink in Jewell County


Five-year old Leah Childs practices skating backwards at the Formoso Skating Rink. The rink is the only one in operation for miles around. Leah is the daughter of Kurt and Kelly Childs of Belleville. 

This year, to celebrate the Big Kansas Road Trip coming to the area, the Formoso Skating Rink will have a special skate from 7 to 9 p.m., on Saturday. Plus, there is a pulled pork supper beginning at 5 p.m. at the Formoso Fire Hall. The proceeds from the supper will fund skating rink improvements and make sure the record-breaking crowds of skaters keep on rolling.

In yesteryear, one could skate in Formoso and several area towns. The late Rex Headrick remembered tents for skating on South Central in Superior. There was a skating tent in Jewell also. The late John Edwards was a "skate boy"...

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