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Lloyds Roller Rink in Calgary is closing down

A message on the website indicates the last skate will be early next year.

Lloyds Recreation has been active in Calgary for more than 50 years.

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Lloyds Recreation has been active in Calgary for more than 50 years.

After giving Calgarians decades of rink time, Lloyds Recreation has announced it will be permanently closing next year.

“Thank you to all of our loyal customers over the last 53 years. Lloyds Recreation will be permanently closing,” reads a message on the company website, www.lloydsrollerrink.com.

Their last public skating session will run Sunday, February 18, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

A representative from Lloyds told Metro they have no comment on the closure at this time, but on Facebook they did offer a brief comment to a customer query on the closure.

"Owner passed ... building sold," read the comment.

Many on social media are already lamenting the loss of the iconic Calgary rink.

"The hours I spent there as a teen (were) some of the best memories," posted user Connie Hamilton. "Such a pity."

"Super heartbroken to hear about this!" added user Em Crowhurst. "Me and my daughter enjoy going there almost every week."

Lloyds first opened on March 15, 1964. Since then it has offered food and roller-skating fun, catering to birthday parties, private events and or just the sudden urge to skate.

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