Steinberg Skating Rink opened on November 11, 1957. It was named for Mark C. Steinberg, who operated a brokerage firm in St. Louis that became very successful in the mid-20th century. Steinberg died in 1951, but his wife Etta generously donated money to the city so Forest Park can have a skating rink. Etta was reportedly inspired by the skating rink in New York City's Central Park. Since that time, it has become an iconic piece.
|Since I couldn't go in I decide to take a shot of the indoor neon sign|
I have never learned how to skate, be it ice-skating or roller skating or blading. I don't mind watching people do it. I'm not really sure why I never got into it, but I remember the days at the old Cottonwood Skate Corral in Glen Carbon I wasn't allowed to go skating with my older sisters, so I kind of held a grudge about it since then. I've also been invited to skating parties in my younger days but I was the benchwarmer who was very closed-minded about it. It's not the fear of falling, but I guess I just didn't want to get involved, that's all....
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400 Jefferson Drive, ST. LOUIS, MO, 63110
Cake artist: Ian Greenlee