Ladies Night is one of our most popular events! Everyone is asking for another one so here you go – April 22nd 7p – 10p for all ages and adults 17+ can stay until 1am for same admission. Admission is free for ladies of all ages and skate rental is $4 if needed. Bring your girlfriends out for a night of fun. The Galaxy Skybar will be open for our 21+ guests and great music and roller skating just adds to the fun.
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.
Calling all ladies of all ages, Saturday night 7-10pm is for you! Ladies are free and adults 17+ can stay until 1am for free. Skate rental is extra. Don’t miss this popular event, this is the first of our special events lined up for roller skating fun at Orbit Skate Center in Palatine IL. Here’s all the details!
How fun is green beer, good company and roller skating all rolled into one! Be Irish for a day and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Orbit Skate Center. Bring your friends and family for this unique venue. The party starts at 7pm until 10pm for all ages and 10pm until 1am for adults 17+ with live DJ’s taking requests. Admission is $8.50 per person or $25.50 for a Family up to 4 and skate rental is $3.00 if needed.
Ladies Night at Orbit Skate Center in Palatine Illinois is becoming one of our most popular events! Ladies enjoy free admission Saturday night, January 23rd from 7-10pm for all ages and 10pm-1am adults 17+. We have drink specials too, this month is $3.50 for Juicy Lady and Hot Mama’s during our evening sessions. Bring a date to skate! What about a girl’s night out? Invite all your friends to roller skate at the largest roller rink in the Midwest with the Galaxy Skybar and Cosmic Cafe serving up great food and beverages!
It’s that time of year again! We had the ugliest sweaters you ever saw last year including one fellow who wore his grandmother’s boiled wool sweater that was so small we wondered how he fit into it! This year we are combining Ugly Sweater Night with Retro Night – they just seem to go together right? Music of the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and a contest for the ugliest sweaters on the planet. Thank Chevy Chase in National Lampoon for this fun tradition, so raid the Salvation Army, Goodwill and your Aunti’s closet to find the one that wins the prize!
With Fall coming many employers are trying to think of ways to get their employees to know one another better and create a team approach to work. Studies show that employees that enjoy spending time together are able to accomplish more in the work environment. While there are many choices for corporate and team building events we feel that having a skating party at Orbit Skate Center is a great way to reward your employees and their families.
Orbit Skate Center offers corporate party options but also team building games that are out of the box and unique. Certainly not your typical event and our 100 foot long Tug O War rope is just one example of the games we have prepared to make your corporate party a big hit with your employees. We have custom designed games that will help build relationships while having tons of fun! Roller Skating is an interactive sport with Live DJ’s that take requests and provide games and activities to keep your employees and their families entertained.
We are able to host small to large parties with a huge facility and cafe and full bar. Our menu choices are varied and we also cater in from a few local pre-approved vendors. If you want to keep it casual with a Pizza Buffet to a fully catered Italian Feast, we can provide everything from the decorations to dessert. The Make Your Own Sundae bar is always a big hit with our corporate events.
Our skilled events and party coordinator can stick to a budget and our well-trained staff is ready to make your holiday or team corporate party a big success. To reserve your date and time, give us a call on the Party Hotline at 847-754-8350 and Leah will be glad to help.
10 Top Reasons to have a Roller Skating Party at Orbit Skate Center
- It is Fun! Roller Skating is fun you can feel. It combines exercise, a place to gather with family and friends, gives children a safe place to enjoy a sport in an adult supervised facility and more. With all of that, Roller Skating is just FUN!
- Cool Lights and Effects! Check out our specialty lights and the mirror balls. They are a favorite with our skaters.
- Orbit Skate Center is a clean and newly remodeled facility. While roller skating is our main focus, did you know we offer the Galaxy Skybar? We also cater? We’ve hosted weddings, bridal showers, corporate events and more. We even have custom designed team building games.
- Live DJ’s, Light Shows and other games! We party for a living and know all the best ways to make your time at Orbit Skate Center fun and exciting.
- Great food at the Cosmic Cafe! Our customers love our food and with our awesome pizza, homemade milk shakes and tons of new menu items, you can be sure there’s always something special waiting you and your friends.
- Orbit Skate Center is a great place to meet new friends! Roller Skating is the original Social Network. Many marriages and relationships have begun at roller rinks.
- Roller Skating is Healthy Exercise! Not many sports let you burn calories standing still, and get rolling for up to 500 calories burning each hour.
- Parties at Orbit Skate Center are Affordable! Our different party packages make having a roller skating party affordable for any budget.
- What about the music? You can request all kinds of music from Pop, Oldies and Top 40 music. Book a private event and even provide a playlist or Ipod song list. Theme your party by celebrating on our popular 80’s Night every 3rd Saturday night of the month.
- It’s easy to organize. We help you plan your event down to the last detail! You can reserve your party here. For private parties please call 847-394-9199 and Leah will call you back promptly.
Ladies of all ages are invited to join us for our first annual Ladies Night at Orbit Skate Center. Saturday, April 11th from 7-10pm for all ages and 10pm – 1am for adults 17+ is going to be a very fun night! With special cocktails and kiddie cocktails for our littlest ladies, the Galaxy SkyBar is your spot for $3.50 Strawberry Margaritas and $3.50 Shirley Dimples. Dress is creative and pink!
When you think of a roller rink, what comes to mind? Old music, old skates, old people? Not at Orbit Skate Center here in Palatine Illinois. Orbit has been the premier roller skating facility in the northwest suburbs of Chicago for more than 2 decades. Owned and operated by the same family since 1992, the rink has been constantly upgraded and updated to keep roller skating fresh and new. Orbit Skate Center is a space themed facility with 40 foot murals on the end walls, 3D black light party rooms for Glo Crazy Parties and equipped with the Cosmic Cafe and Galaxy SkyBar to create an experience for all ages and levels of enjoyment. We have hosted weddings, school reunions, bar mitzvah and bat mitzvah celebrations, quinceanera parties, corporate parties that are out of this world fun for everyone.
Our events are centered around roller skating with a twist. Winter events include family parties like New Years Eve and Mardi Gras with balloon drops that are attended by hundreds of people each year. Summer events like the 4th of July are enjoyed by our Parade Crew of about 150 skaters that love to skate the Arlington Heights and Palatine parades with us. This year we have a huge party on July 4th that starts at Midnight until 6am with adults from all over the country bringing some of the best R&B and JB skating to Orbit for one amazing night.
Our upscale food is another area you don’t expect at any ordinary roller rink. We have a full menu of delicious fresh food to offer our guests that can be viewed on our website. From the pizza to milkshakes, everything is prepared on site and as natural as we can with no preservatives and using the freshest ingredients like our crazy lineup of pizza toppings. We don’t serve anything we wouldn’t offer to our own children and grandchildren. The bar appetizers like toasted nacho cheese ravioli is a big hit!
Community is very important to us. Our families that have their children in our After School Club trust us to provide a welcoming and wholesome environment. We reach out to our local schools, offering incentives to do better in reading with our Reading Rocks program, learn physics with our Newton Knew IT! program and raise money using our new FUNdraising skating parties. During the school breaks of Winter, Spring and Summer we provide over 100,000 free passes to school children to skate free when school is out of session. We are one of the first rinks in the Chicago area to participate in KidsSkateFree.com, a nationwide initiative to fight childhood obesity by sending member families 2 free skate passes each week for their children until they are 14 years old. With over 6,000 kids enrolled at Orbit Skate Center and approaching half a million kids nationwide, we believe we are making a difference in ways that matter!
Lately, there’s been an article in Reuters.com recently about the demise of roller rinks and citing that it’s a difficult business to keep going and showing an image of really bad rental skates that we would never provide to our guests. While this may be true for some roller rinks in some areas, at Orbit Skate Center we have seen an upwards trend of new skaters, corporate and birthday parties and the desire for families to spend time together doing something that appeals to the entire family. Our challenges are not that roller skating is on the decline but the costs of doing business, from property taxes to increased minimum wages and increased regulations make staying in any kind of small business a challenge. We personally feel that in order for roller rinks to survive and thrive, they must keep up with the times and invest in their own facilities to make roller skating a sport that will continue for many generations to come.
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