Plaza de Acho. Lima, Peru

by Robert N. Corbet

In the 1970's, I was a professional figure skater from the U.S.A. and we toured South America and played for overone month at Plaza de Acho, Lima. They made a canvas over the stadium so I would not melt.
I loved it there.

We also became a part of a circus there, called El Circo del Norte Americano. We had a tank of ice for us, a center ring which had the tigers, elephants, lions camels, etc. and high wire acts and clowns.

I really did love my time at the arena and would love to come back one day and to see it again.

I would love to have a picture of the Plaza de Acho.
I was too busy skating, doing up to 11 shows a week, to take any.

Thank you for letting me tell my tale.

Robert N. Corbet

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Mar 10, 2009
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by: Anonymous

Hello there, this is Robert,

My wife and I got married a few days ago and we are thinking about an ice show put together by us, I'm from Peru and my wife is from Germany she is a fantastic Ice skater and I'm a bussiness minded person so if you have any tips fro us I will really love it.
My email is
soon I will fly to Lima. I'll try to get you some pics of Paza de Acho.

Oct 12, 2008
Plaza de Acho brings fond memories from Lima!
by: sylvia

Oh gee, I had not heard the words "Plaza de Acho" in many, many years, but the minute I saw them I just had to click to read about it! I never went to a bullfight there, but I did not knew they used it as a skating ring too! I was born in Lima, you see, but left my country donkeys years ago! is my email address

Oct 12, 2008
Lovely story Robert...thank you
by: Daniel

Please tell us more about it if you ever feel like it.
Thanks again.

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