Where exactly is Rat City?“Rat City” is the nickname for White Center, the area just south of Seattle’s city limits. There are a couple theories about the name; some people assume there was once a prolific rat problem in the 1940’s, others remember when there was a military Relocation and Training (RAT) Center in White Center during WWII, while others claim it’s an acronym for Restricted Alcohol Territory. No matter the origin, it’s a pretty badass name. We love it.
Southgate Skating Rink (in the map, below) in White Center was RCRG’s first home. We feel a true affinity for the area – we live, work, play and have even adopted a stretchy of roadway there. The history of the skating rink and the surrounding area is interesting to more than just rink rats like us; read more at HistoryLink.org here.
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