Roller skating craze briefly struck Moncton in the 1880s

For three short years in the 1880s, Moncton was home to one of the finest roller skating rinks in New England and eastern Canada.

The Victoria Block, circa.1921, at the corner of Robinson and Main Streets, of which the Victoria Roller Rink was once a part.
Built at the corner of Robinson and Main Streets on land purchased from W.J. Robinson, the Victoria Roller Rink held its grand opening on October 14, 1884.

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The Victoria Block, circa.1921, at the corner of Robinson and Main Streets, of which the Victoria Roller Rink was once a part.‘- photo from here

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