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Time Traveller: Stardust Rollerskating Rink was always packed during 'Roller Disco' era

More than 1,000 skaters would hit North Vancouver's Stardust on a Saturday night during its heyday in the 1970s
Stardust Roller Rink

A North Shore hot spot for almost 20 years, the Stardust Rollerskating Rink opened in 1964 at 710 West 14th St. in North Vancouver.

Stardust was the brainchild of West Vancouver neighbours Mel Ross and Bud Allen. The rink catered to all age groups and ran programs for schools and families, however, it was particularly popular amongst teens and young adults during the disco craze of the 1970s – a.k.a. the "Roller Disco" era.

During its heyday, busy Saturday nights saw more than 1,000 people enjoying the rink. In the 1980s, the popularity of roller skating declined, and the Stardust closed in 1983.

Visit the MONOVA website for more information about the history of the North Shore and to plan your visit to MONOVA: Museum of North Vancouver, now open at 115 West Esplanade in The Shipyards.

Currently, MONOVA: Archives of North Vancouver ,at 3203 Institute Road in Lynn Valley, is open by appointment only. Contact:

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