Owasso couple brings a part of their love story back to town with 'Wheels and Thrills'

Posted at 9:36 PM, Aug 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-15 22:45:40-04

OWASSO, Okla. - A couple brought a piece of their love story back to their hometown, and they're calling it Wheels and Thrills.

“We worked at Ricks Roll Arena here in Owasso in 1983? Well, I worked there in '83," said Owner of Wheels and Thrills Robert Johnson.

It was the '80s, which meant neon lights, bright colors and...

"Another One Bites the Dust, anything Prince or Michael Jackson," said Owner of Wheels and Thrills Tammy Johnson.

And everyone knew where to find her and Robert.

"Every Friday and Saturday night we went to the skating rink, I didn’t go to football games. It was just what we did," she said.

They fell in love under the pink lights.

Tuesday, finally bringing a piece of their love story back to Owasso.

“Family is so important and community is really important.”

Although the name is now "Wheels and Thrills" the wood floors roll with the skates just the same.

“We used to shuffle skate together, I can’t keep up with him anymore. He gets out there and does it and I struggle to keep up.”

The flashy disco ball a reminder of the simpler times, when the only worry was what size skate to slide out of a locker.

“In 2014 I was diagnosed with cancer, and so every memory counts.”

The walls show their journey, a cancer ribbon beside their initials in slime.

It’s been their story ever since I can remember," said their son Robby Johnson.

Their three boys taking on the family business too.

“It’s finally nice to see their dreams are coming true and they’re finally succeeding after helping everybody else," he said.

The smiles, laughter and lights flying across the floor made every struggle roll into the past.

“To know that we’ve come through the cancer, we’ve come through this, [it's] full circle," Tammy said.

You can find more information about Wheels and Thrills here.

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