The Hub Roller Rink opened October 1950 at 4510 North Harlem Avenue in Chicago in an area that was really quite desolate. The HUB was a supersized roller skating rink for its time and housed a Giant Wurlitzer Pipe Organ, originally played by Leon Berry. The skating area was about 275 feet long and some 95 feet wide. The floor was much larger if you include the area outside of the rink railings that allowed skaters access to the rink floor. The rink was open every night and had matinees on Saturday and Sunday. Weekends always found huge crowds, some who never even put on a pair of skates.