‘Everything must go’ says owner of the Rainbow Skate Center hosting a closing sale

JACKSON COUNTY, Miss. (WLOX) – The Rainbow Skate Center has decided to close its doors after many years and memories, hosting a garage sale to get rid of everything.



The Rainbow Skate Center has decided to close its doors after many years and memories, hosting a garage sale to get rid of everything.


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The Rainbow Skate Center has decided to close its doors after many years and memories, hosting a garage sale to get rid of everything.

The skating rink first opened back in 1980, and the owners expressed the expenses of the much-needed repairs and the overall upkeep.

“With the way COVID is now, it’s hard to make a living if you tried to spend as much money as it would take to redo it.” said owner, Robbi Cumbest.

Cumbest added “The facility isn’t in the best shape and would be out of a lot of money repairing only making very little profit.”

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New Philadelphia’s Skate Place closed, up for sale

Nancy Molnar Times-Reporter staff writer
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For many, memories of Skate Place date to their childhood. 

“I have so many memories here!” Lauren Rose told The Times-Reporter via Facebook. “When I was little at Indian Hills Christian School we would celebrate the 100th day of school here. In the morning we’d have a ‘read in.’ Kids got to curl up with books. We brought sleeping bags, blankets, pillows then in the afternoon we’d all head over to the Skate Place.”

“I spent almost every weekend there during my elementary years,”  wrote Madison Page, who lived about five minutes away from the rink in New Philadelphia. “And I went regularly from 2011-2015.

“I loved going with my friends to a safe place to skate and have a good time. I loved the arcade games and food too. I learned to skate there, and now that I am in high 

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