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  • Leila Smith, 5, of Newport, N.H., skates for the first time at Great View Roller Skating Rink in Enfield, N.H. on August 31, 2013. The rink, which used to see visitors in the high double digits on weekend evenings, has faced declining attendance in recent years. Its 36th birthday is next Saturday, when there will be cake, games, and a visit by the Upper Valley Vixens. It will stay open from 12-10pm. Valley News - Elijah Nouvelage

    Leila Smith, 5, of Newport, N.H., skates for the first time at Great View Roller Skating Rink in Enfield, N.H. on August 31, 2013. The rink, which used to see visitors in the high double digits on weekend evenings, has faced declining attendance in recent years. Its 36th birthday is next Saturday, when there will be cake, games, and a visit by the Upper Valley Vixens. It will stay open from 12-10pm. Valley News - Elijah Nouvelage Purchase photo reprints »

  • The Swasey family dances to YMCA while skating together at Great View Roller Skating Rink in Enfield, N.H. on August 31, 2013. From left, Mariah Swasey, 17, Colleen Swasey, 11, and their mom Monica Swasey, all of East Thetford, Vt. The skating rink, which used to see visitors in the high double digits on weekend evenings, has faced declining attendance in recent years. Its 36th birthday is next Saturday, when there will be cake, games, and a visit by the Upper Valley Vixens. It will stay open from 12-10pm. Valley News - Elijah Nouvelage

    The Swasey family dances to YMCA while skating together at Great View Roller Skating Rink in Enfield, N.H. on August 31, 2013. From left, Mariah Swasey, 17, Colleen Swasey, 11, and their mom Monica Swasey, all of East Thetford, Vt. The skating rink, which used to see visitors in the high double digits on weekend evenings, has faced declining attendance in recent years. Its 36th birthday is next Saturday, when there will be cake, games, and a visit by the Upper Valley Vixens. It will stay open from 12-10pm. Valley News - Elijah Nouvelage Purchase photo reprints »

  • Leila Smith, 5, of Newport, N.H., skates for the first time at Great View Roller Skating Rink in Enfield, N.H. on August 31, 2013. The rink, which used to see visitors in the high double digits on weekend evenings, has faced declining attendance in recent years. Its 36th birthday is next Saturday, when there will be cake, games, and a visit by the Upper Valley Vixens. It will stay open from 12-10pm. Valley News - Elijah Nouvelage
  • The Swasey family dances to YMCA while skating together at Great View Roller Skating Rink in Enfield, N.H. on August 31, 2013. From left, Mariah Swasey, 17, Colleen Swasey, 11, and their mom Monica Swasey, all of East Thetford, Vt. The skating rink, which used to see visitors in the high double digits on weekend evenings, has faced declining attendance in recent years. Its 36th birthday is next Saturday, when there will be cake, games, and a visit by the Upper Valley Vixens. It will stay open from 12-10pm. Valley News - Elijah Nouvelage

Above: Leila Smith, 5, of Newport,
skates for the first time at Great View Roller Skating Rink in Enfield on Saturday. Right: Mariah Swasey, 17, Colleen Swasey, 11, and their mom, Monica Swasey,
all of East Thetford, dance to YMCA
while skating together at the rink. The rink will celebrate its 36th birthday next Saturday with cake, games and a visit by the Upper Valley Vixens.

Valley News photographs —
Elijah Nouvelage