Do you sell skates?
YES! We sell quad skates (roller skates), inlines (roller blades), bearings, wheels, toe stops, skate cases, helmets, pads – even light up laces! – From the leading manufacturers in the US including Sure Grip, Riedell, Chicago and more! We also service skates – bring yours in to have your bearings cleaned, order new wheels, laces, breaks and more.
Do children need to have lessons before coming to the rink?
No, however we do recommend it – lessons provide a calm, fun environment for kids to learn. A child’s first time at the rink during a busy, open session can be intimidating and they can be more likely to get discouraged. Our staff is there to give tips and help during an open session, however we cannot give full attention to your child during this time. Your child will receive more attention and assistance during one of our group lessons, or private lessons.
Can my group, school, or church borrow a pair of your rental skates?
No – This question comes up frequently however, this can void our insurance policy as our skates are a part of our business. HOWEVER, Skates can be purchased for children and even adults suitable for such occasional uses for anywhere between $50 and $80 brand new – you can also check local Good Will Stores, Flea Markets, Garage Sales, Ebay or Craigslist. You can also ask around – a lot of people have skates in their attic or closet! They are easier to find than you think!
Which skates are easiest to learn?
This depends, but generally we see that roller blades (inlines) are easiest for most people. Quads, or roller skates can be difficult at first, but can be picked up with time and practice.
Can I bring my own skates?
Yes, however we will have to inspect them for cleanliness, safety, and to make sure there are no protruding parts that will scratch our floor. If you have worn your skates outside, we highly recommend that you thoroughly clean them before bringing them with you as dirt, gravel, or other debris may fall loose while skating and cause a hazard on our skating floor.
Do you have half sizes?
No, we do not carry half sizes, however your skates should fit snugly for support, and not be loose. You may try different sizes (provided they are available) until you find the best fit.
Do you have walkers that my child can use to learn how to skate?
No, we recommend that a parent skate with their child for support, or near the railings until they get their balance. Children will gain their balance faster without depending on support.
Can I walk on the floor with my child in my socks? Can I wear shoes or walk on the floor?
No, we do not permit anyone to be on the floor unless they are wearing skates. We recommended signing up for lessons before coming skating.
Can I skate in the center with my young child?
No, we do not permit skating in the center during session. If your child is new to skating and/or is very young, we highly recommend signing up for lessons or joining us for our Tiny Tots Skate on Saturday mornings.
FREE PASSES – Can I use expired passes? Are they valid during Special Event Skates?
EXPIRED FREE PASSES are NOT ACCEPTED for ANY skating session. VALID free passes are only valid during our regular scheduled sessions, and are NOT VALID on special event skates such as New Year’s Eve, President’s Day, Halloween Costume Skate, Black Out Skates, etc…