From Off Tha Map:
The Skateland U.S.A. roller rink opened to the public on January 6th, 1984. ... With the opening of Skateland U.S.A. in 1984, it provided a safe haven for the local communities and those plagued by the onslaught of criminal activity. The roller rink became a staple of entertainment for the African-American community of Compton and provided many jobs for the local residents. The roller rink featured concerts, album release parties, radio promotional events, and weekly dances, dance occupancy was 1,700 people but held as many as 2,000 for concerts. Before Skateland U.S.A. opened, the building was formerly a certified AMF 36-lane bowling alley.