The Ramona Roller Rink was originally built in 1928 as a dance hall, the Ramona Dance Pavilion. It was built by the first owners the Adams brothers, and all the big bands played there like George Jones and the nine Hawkeyes, Stan Norris and Orchestra, and Jack Windel and his famous orchestra. The average admission cost in the opening era ranged from a dime to quarter, and the dancing was amazing as Ramona became the hot spot of all of Sister Lakes.
In the 1950s Ramona had adopted roller skating alongside the dancing. As the storied history tells it, “the blue floors were a sea of inviting tides to skaters everywhere.” Roller skating was a way to fill the holes that dancing was not. The type of music that was played in the opening era of skating at Ramona was organ music. People were rolling in to try the new trend in entertainment which hit it’s stride in popularity in the 1970s. The average cost to get in then ran about a buck to a buck-and-a-quarter. [MoodyOnTheMarket.com]