Amazing Scenes From a 1970's Skating Rink

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Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink

Early Smoker

CNN

Yates discovered the Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink by accident. He was on a drive through suburban Florida looking for subjects to take photos of and happened upon the rink.

"Something told me to hang around and shoot," says Yates. "I went back the next weekend. And I just kept going back."

Looking at the photos, it's easy to see why his attention was captured. Like this man who looks about fourteen, with a cigarette languidly hanging out of his mouth.