For more than 30 years, theAnacostia Rollers and Friendshave become as much a part of the community as the park they are named for. Led by former dance champion skater Betty Dodds, the group has performed across the city and is best known for presenting their summer series “Show on Skates.”
During three separate Sundays, the skaters have presented an afternoon-long event of entertainment that includes skating routines and tricks. But due to a change in how the National Park Service hopes to manage the events at the Anacostia Park Skating Pavilion, Dodds and her skaters may not be able to roll like they’re accustomed to.
The group’s first show was scheduled for Sunday, but it has been canceled.
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