How to Roller Skate for Beginners?
Skating is all about rolling and balance! If you are having a hard time on quad skates (roller skates) we recommend trying out inlines (roller blades) because they are typically easier for most people to use. HOWEVER, we would really like to see everyone using roller skates! But how do you get there? Watch these how to roller skate videos!
Can I bring in a Birthday Cake?
We welcome all groups wishing to skate for their birthday! However, we are not like other “activity centers” where you can walk in, reserve a table and bring your own treats as we have limited space – please call to schedule one of our Birthday Party Packages with us. If you don’t want to sign up for a birthday package, please note that you will not be able to bring in a cake or treats into the rink as No Outside Food or Beverages are permitted.
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, brakes and more.
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.
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, 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 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. Signing up for lessons is also recommended for beginners of all ages.
Can my Private Party bring alcohol?
NO – Alcohol is not permitted in the rink. If you are having a private adult party, we recommend coming for the skating fun, pictures and memories then going out for drinks afterwards 🙂 .
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, All Day Skates, etc…