When Austin’s newest skatepark (roller rink with wooden hills and a rubber-lined ceiling) opened in April, Wednesday nights became Old Man Night. The initiative proved so popular with the bus pass crowd that Monday night turned into Older Man Night. A mere $5 for over 18 year olds ensures clear runways, polite company and less chance of trampled dentures. “Without all the kids running at every ramp, the experienced skaters can watch each other, then try out new tricks,” comments Sam “Matlock” Peterson. Up-and-comers leave their elders in peace, preferring to watch pro skater videos from the lobby couch.
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