Skatin' Place

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Skatin’ Place, according to local legend, is home to a ghost named Gilbert who used to live in a farmhouse on this property. Poor Gilbert became trapped and met his demise in the swampy land, but his spirit lingers in the Skatin’ Place, turning on and off arcade games and lights and walking on the roof. Once report said the song Ghostbusters came on over the CD player one night after hours, although the system was off and no CD was in the slot. Another report from a customer said she saw a face appear in an air vent while she was skating.

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Geographic Information

Address:
3302 Southway Dr
St Cloud, MN 56301
United States

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GPS:
45.5147132, -94.16412550000001
County:
Stearns County, Minnesota
Nearest Towns:
Saint Augusta, MN (2.5 mi.)
Saint Cloud, MN (3.2 mi.)
Waite Park, MN (4.1 mi.)
Saint Augusta, MN (4.2 mi.)
Sauk Rapids, MN (5.3 mi.)
Pleasant Lake, MN (6.0 mi.)
Sartell, MN (7.7 mi.)
Saint Joseph, MN (8.2 mi.)
Clearwater, MN (8.6 mi.)
Rockville, MN (9.1 mi.)

Contact Information

Web:
http://saintcloudskatinplace.com/

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  1. I was one of the original employees at Skatin Place when it first opened, I also experienced unexplained things over the years but it was a different story, the spirit was a skater who died at Skateland in Brooklyn Park where the original owners of Skatin Place worked and the story goes that this man died on the skatei floor while Terry was working , Terry tried to save the mans life unsuccessfully, Terry moved to St. Cloud and the spirit followed him to Skatin Place. As a young boy I hung out with a friend who lived in that area, the land was always underwater and a great place to ride dirt bikes as a kid, one day they started pumping water out of the swamp land, and a sold sign was posted, I later in 1974 got a job at Skatin Place and worked thre for 8 years, I too had contact with the spirit who would turn on and off lights, music, signs swaying with no air movement, and the sound of crowds talking and music like it was full of people when the place was closed and locked,

  2. Amber Dubrosky  |  

    When I used to go there to skate there always has been a cold spot in a certain corner of the skating ring I used to also feel so weird like I was being watched all the time and if I went past the one cold spot I would some times feel like I was being tripped a little bit because I would almost fall on my face when I would skate in the certain spot

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