The rink was originally built in 1966. The rink had suffered from two fires in it's history. The first one was major and destroyed the rink in 1972?. It remained closed until it was rebuilt in 1976? The second fire was minor in the rear of the existing rink which was repaired more quickly. Neither rink had air conditioning when built. That was added in 2000. In the years leading up to 2016, some areas of the rink gradually began to fall into disrepair and the rink was at risk of permanently closing.
Sk8 47
In June 2016 Jim Ulrich, as the sole owner and president, formed Sk8 47 Skating & Fun Center, LLC. The rink property was leased shortly thereafter which allowed operation of the property as a roller skating rink to continue.
Countless hours were spent by Jim, his family and volunteers to throughly clean, paint and perform urgently needed repairs before Sk8 47 rink operations officially began on July 1, 2016. These efforts continue to keep the rink in tip-top condition. Jim has added some new  features, such as WiFi and an improved  sound system. Much of this was only made possible by the generous volunteers that came to help Jim in this effort.
Jim was born in 1994 and began roller skating at 4 years of age. His home rink was the Cherry Hill Skating Center but would skate other rinks if transportation allowed. Jim has always been well liked and became good friends with the staff and other skaters through the years. He worked at Cherry Hill Skating Center doing skate rental, floor guard and DJing. Once he began driving his travels would take him to rinks that were hours away and often hopping to two or three different sessions in one evening. Jim always dreamed of how great it would be to own his own rink. Seems he is well on his way.

Skating is not Jim's only passion. He studied Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) in high school at Camden County Technical School and became an EPA licensed handler of refrigerant as a Freshman. Participated in the NJ Skills USA competition for HVAC his junior and senior years and went on to win a Bronze medal at the competition. He was in the top 10% of his senior class and a NJ Stars candidate and was a proud member of the National Honor Society. He just recently gave up his full time job with an HVAC company to devote his full attention to the rink. He sleeps in his spare time - which isn't much!