Orbit Skate Center celebrates Mardi Gras each year with a party! Enjoy a large balloon drop, mask contest and roller skating fun. Special 21+ drink offerings in the Galaxy Skybar and great food selections from the Cosmic Cafe. This is one of our most popular events. This year, Saturday February 25th 7-10pm is for all ages and adults 17+ can stay until 1am for the same admission price. Admission is $8.50 and skate rental is $4.00 if needed. This is the 3rd year we’ve had the Mardi Gras Party and every year gets bigger and better. We’ve seen some spectacular masks each year! Beads abound when you walk in, we have some for you so bring the family and friends and celebrate the best Mardi Gras Party on 8 Wheels!
Do you know how many people have fallen in a roller rink? Fallen in Love that is! We have a special fun date night set up for you! $35.00 for two includes a reserved table, 2 admissions and skate rental, 2 pieces of pizza and 2 pops. Even an ice cream sundae with 2 spoons. Call 847-394-9199 to reserve your table, space is limited!
- Quest Church begins services on 1/8/17 at 9am every Sunday for members and new members. This is a great fit for Orbit Skate Center because Quest Church is an open, welcoming non-denominational congregation for families and individuals. Come as you are, even Pastor Ed is in blue jeans! Live music brings a special element to the services and participants can stay and roller skate the 11a-3p open skating session afterwards for a special price!
- We hope that our local schools will take advantage of our new STEM field trips for elementary and middle schools. Taught during the day, $12 per student includes an hour STEM program on a variety of subjects relating to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math built around roller skating, rink design, sound, and the math principles that bring these exciting subjects to life and allows students in hands on activities to show how everyday life relates.
- Our new Saturday lineup of classes on 4 levels, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced and Adults only classes bring the love of roller skating to new visitors allowing for a lifetime of fitness.
- That our mission to provide excellence in after school care for our local Palatine CCSD 15 school district continues to grow. We hope that we are able to give families a chance to enjoy their family time together instead of trying to get homework done they are able to sit down to dinner and spend time having fun. The After School Club is open to all children grades K-8 and we offer very affordable care including transportation and healthy snacks along with really fun activities. Enrollment is always open and new students begin all the time!
- We hope and pray that roller skating continues to be a sustainable, family centered activity and enough skaters come to Orbit Skate Center to keep it the landmark destination it has been for 42 years. With all the challenges of doing business in Cook County, it has been very difficult to keep going and we all hope for a better 2017!
Have a great year and Happy New Year to all of you from all of us.
New Year’s Eve at Orbit Skate Center is always a fun, family centered event whether you attend the Young Families event from 12p 4p for our youngest skaters and their families or the All Ages event from 6p – 10p. Huge balloon drops with prizes add to the fun along with a Pizza Buffet and pop included in the ticket price. Babies 3 and under are free! You are invited to join us and celebrate the new year and you can save on tickets if you purchase them online at our store. Every year we have a theme and this year is no different with a Galactic Outer Space theme. Dress in your favorite space attire or alien costume or just come casual as you are and enjoy the party. The Cosmic Cafe and Galaxy Skybar will be open!
Online tickets are no longer available, just pay at the door!
The winter holidays fall on weekends this year, both Christmas Eve and Hanukkah start on the same night. We are going to be closed on Saturday, December 24th so our employees can enjoy time with their families but we are opening on Sunday night, December 25th from 7p-10p for Santa’s last hurrah. This was a great event last year after all the presents are opened and eating all day people were so glad to come out and skate with family and friends. We’ll play a mix of music, not all holiday music (we’ve been hearing that since before Thanksgiving, geese). Here’s our schedule for Winter Break at Orbit Skate Center including our Santa Skate on Dec. 10th and daily 1p-4p weekday skating during winter break.
National Ugly Sweater Day is December 16th, who knew it would come to this level! We are hosting our annual Ugly Sweater Party on Saturday, December 17th from 7p – 10p for all ages and adults 17+ can stay until 1am. The Cosmic Cafe and Galaxy Skybar are open with great food and beverages for adults 21+. Of course we’ll have a contest, so wear your best Ugly Sweater! Last years competition was tough!
Admission is just $8.50 per person and skate rental is $4. if needed.
Skate with Santa at Orbit Skate Center on Saturday, December 10th from 9am-11am. We are excited to have Santa and Mrs. Claus and our elves on hand to welcome in the holiday with hot chocolate, skating, photos and letting Santa know your holiday wishes. Take as many free photos as you wish with your camera, Santa will be sitting with the children listening to all their holiday lists. Babies in strollers are free. Admission is just $6 per person, skating or not. You can be out on the floor in your shoes. Holiday music is played, all family friendly and Mom approved for our littlest skaters 10&u and their families.
Every year we celebrate Thanksgiving Break with added public sessions for our families and friends. We are so thankful for all our customers, we are offering a special rate of $5 Admission on each 1-4pm session from Monday, November 21 – Friday, November 25. We are closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday so our employees can enjoy time with their families. People of all ages can enjoy roller skating, it’s easy to learn and we have rolling skate mate trainers for just $5 for the entire session! We have free protective gear by the skate counter or bring your own. Roller skating burns up to 600 calories per hour, sort of important during the holiday that we eat the most food! Bring your kids, your guests and even the in-laws for a great time during Thanksgiving Break!
Every October we celebrate National Roller Skating Month at Orbit Skate Center. For 2016 we are going to flood the internet and social media sites with great photos and videos of roller skating and the hashtag #myskatemoves. Bring your camera, smartphone and help roller skating by showing your best moves and posting them to your favorite site like Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram and more! We’ll be open Friday October 14th 7p-11p for #myskatemoves. Admission is just $8.50 per person and $4 skate rental.