When is the last time you went roller skating? That was too long ago. Now you have a great reason to enjoy it again.

On Jan. 1 the Rollarena Skating Center in Richland is conducting a fundraiser to help a shelter for homeless teenagers called My Friends’ Place, according to owner Alan Bacon.

The event is in its fifth year of raising funds.

For $7, people are provided roller skates and can use them from noon to 10 p.m. on Jan. 1. Proceeds for admission fees and concession fees are given to the shelter.

My Friends’ Place is part of the Safe Harbor Organization, which is southeastern Washington’s first safe overnight sanctuary for homeless teens.

“My Friends’ Place is currently providing immediate basic human survival needs for youth on the streets. It provides warm meals, showers, laundry and a safe place to rest, for youth ages 13 through 17,” said Bacon.

Rollarena Skating Center has served Richland for more than 60 years, and offers public skating, private parties and lessons.

The center is at 849 Stevens Dr. in Richland.

For more information, call 509-627-6620.

Rollarena Skating Center

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