Meridian couple aims to open Treasure Valley Skate in March By Holly Beech email@example.com HollyBeechMP Sep 8, 2017 (…) Facebook Twitter Email A preliminary rendering shows the future Treasure Valley Skate at 4712 W. State St. in Boise, formerly 20th Century Lanes. The skating rink is slated to open in March. Courtesy of Scott Stevens Facebook Twitter Email Print Save Scott and Tammy Stevens are getting closer to their dream of opening a roller skating rink in Ada County. Treasure Valley Skate is slated to open in March.The couple will lease 21,000 square feet at 4712 W. State St. in Boise, formerly 20th Century Lanes.“When it came available, we jumped all over it,” Scott Stevens said. “It’s a natural transition for us, making that a roller skate rink. … A lot cheaper than building.” The bowling alley closed in June after 57 years in that location. On May 30, 20th Century Lanes posted to Facebook: “Today we have officially been given word that our lease offer has been rejected and a new tenant will be moving into our building. The news is very sudden and still seems surreal.”The Stevenses originally planned to open a rink called Meridian Skate near the southwest corner of East Franklin and South Locust Grove roads. That location, however, didn’t work out.“I tried to find a facility in Meridian,” Scott said. “I couldn’t find a building suitable. I couldn’t find the right group of investors.”Still, the Stevenses are excited to open the rink in Boise, Scott Stevens said. They’ve brought on general manager George Cogswell, who has owned skating rinks in Oregon and Illinois.Treasure Valley Skate’s maple rink will be 140-by-80 feet. The fun center will feature a DJ booth, concessions, event room and roller derby leagues.“It’s all about the kids,” Scott Stevens said. “It’s about getting them off of their phones and getting them to do something that’s social (and) build long-term relationships as they grow up.”The Stevenses and their two daughters — Alyssa, 15, and Miley, 9 — moved to Meridian from the Seattle area two years ago to be closer to Scott’s father. They were surprised to learn there was no roller skating rink in Boise or Meridian. Back home, there had been probably 10 rinks in a 30-mile radius, Scott Stevens said.Skateworld Boise closed several years ago, making Nampa Rollerdrome the nearest rink.“The community and the growth of this area and the new schools and the families that are moving in — the fact that there’s not a roller skating rink in Boise was astounding to us,” Scott Stevens said. “You got all the family entertainment venues, right? But where do you put on a pair of roller skates? You don’t. Well, you do now. It was a no-brainer.” More from this section Meridian Police search for men who stole 9 guns, 3 bows Posted: 5:12 p.m. Dog of the Week: Buddy Posted: Feb. 19, 2018 March for Meals March 17 at Kleiner Park Posted: Feb. 19, 2018 Grow announces Idaho Senate candidacy Posted: Feb. 19, 2018 Albertsons now offers grocery delivery with Instacart Posted: Feb. 19, 2018 Facebook Twitter Email Print Save HollyBeechMP Follow HollyBeechMP Close Get email notifications on HollyBeechMP daily! Your notification has been saved. There was a problem saving your notification. Whenever HollyBeechMP posts new content, you'll get an email delivered to your inbox with a link. Email notifications are only sent once a day, and only if there are new matching items. Save Manage followed notifications Follow HollyBeechMP Close Followed notifications Please log in to use this feature Log In Don't have an account? Sign Up Today Comments Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything. Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person. Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. Latest E-Edition Meridian Press Read the latest edition of the Meridian Press in our e-edition format, which combines the familiarity of the printed-paper format with the convenience of reading on your phone, tablet or desktop computer from anywhere. Issues prior to August 18, 2016 YouReport This is your chance to be the reporter. Tell us what's going on with you, your kids, and your community. Share your child's latest achievements, talk about that pothole that never gets fixed, or just speak your mind on what is happening in your community. Submit Your Articles Share the news that is important to you and your community. Post articles about local events, sports teams, community organizations, and more! Submit Your Photos Do you have a great local photo that you want to share with the world? Add it here!