Found this LP at local garage sale few years back.
It was very early on a cold February morning when Dick Button and a crew of six arrived at Wollman Rink to record this album. Within sight and sound of New York’s famed Fifth Avenue, Dick, wearing a microphone around his neck and carrying a wireless transmitter in his hip pocket, skated to the tempo of the big city awakening to another busy day.
You may hear in the background the call of the ducks and birds greeting the frosty dawn, the honking of the cabs, the street sweepers helping to make a cleaner New York and the blades of Dick’s skates as they cut perfect figures on the smooth clear ice. These sounds plus Dick Button’s voice were transmitted to receiving equipment one hundred feet away, at the edge of the rink.
Here amidst the hustle of a teaming metropolis, Dick Button and hundreds of New Yorkers gather to participate in one of the greatest of all sports – both for personal enjoyment and the challenge of competition. Learn to skate correctly and you’ll have more fun than you’ve ever had before – and remember- there are rinks just like Wollman’s in most of the major cities, ponds are a short distance of all villages and towns and indoor rinks can be found in all parts of the country, north and south.
As this recording was nearing it’s completion a group of 40 youngsters took over the ice with their instructor, all hoping to emulate the great Dick Button, whom they had just been watching, spellbound, as he skated while recording this album.