Since the news of Casper’s Wagon Wheel Roller Rink going up for sale broke in December, owners Beverly Vanhorn-Lunt and Larry Lunt have been making their way through the long process of finding a new owner.
Luckily, they seem to have found just the one to keep the legacy alive. The upcoming owners, Vanhorn-Lunt says, will keep the Wagon Wheel operating as a roller rink.
Ahead of the changes, the owners wanted to make some updates, including a fresh coat of paint and a brand new $4,000 floor for the rink and seating area.
“I wanted to make it turn-key for when they come in, just turn on the lights, turn on the music, and get skating,” Vanhorn-Lunt says.
The original paintings from the early days of the rink will also maintain their places on the walls. The landscapes were each painted in only one day by the artist on unique cuts of wood from a Wyoming lumberyard, according to Vanhorn-Lunt.
Without a set date to switch ownership, the current owners will keep the rink going until all of the paperwork is completed.
The Wagon Wheel will be open for regular hours starting Friday, September 6, with their first big event on the new floors to celebrate Halloween. Birthday parties and special events will also continue.