Skate Country

7980 East 22nd Street
Tucson, AZ 85710



Skate Country started as a growing, multiple facility, corporation out of Iowa. Founded by Donald Laughlin, Richard Nemmers and three other individuals, Skate Country first opened its doors in Tucson in 1972 with this 7980 E. 22nd St location. It is Laughlin and Nemmers, and their wives, Kathy and Marianne, who all stayed active with the corporation through the year 2000, in which everyone who has ever shared a happy moment while at Skate Country, owes a world of thanks. Laughlin and Nemmers, while never being in the skating business before, brought their deep rooted family values to the City of Tucson. Within a few years Skate Country added a second Tucson facility on Oracle, which shortly after that moved to 2700 N. Stone. By the early 1980’s, Skate country had 9 locations in four states. In the early 1990’s, Skate Country started to sell each individual business. This 22nd St. location was purchased by Robert Snellstrom in 1992. And thanks to the City of Tucson, this skating business is alive and well. . Skate Country is of course a skating business. But much more than that, Skate Country is a family business. We take pride in the fact that we share the same family values as this great City of Tucson. At least eight current employees had past generation family members that once worked at Skate Country or still work at Skate Country. In fact, Skate Country’s eight member management crew has 140 plus years on the job! We will always strive for perfection and the true indicator of perfection for us is 40 years and counting of happy customers and fond memories

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