Goroskop Maia 2012
People Children Skating
“We were always busy”

Rivka Olley ice skating on the frozen tennis courts behind officers’ row in the late 1950s.


We rode our bikes, played tennis, climbed the rocks. I went fishing a lot. Walked around, went in the mortar pit area, you know, got into things you weren’t supposed to do. We were always busy.”

-Rivka Olley, lived at Fort Slocum 1956 to 1962

(interviewed 2007)


Some of the fondest memories were during the winter; my father would tell his people that worked for him to go fill the tennis courts with water and we would ice skate on there.”


-Jim Castagneto, son of post commander Colonel Frank Castagneto

(interviewed 2007)