Enjoy some of the best skating music ever when lines of skaters flocked to local roller rinks dressed in crazy costumes! Disco music is making a huge comeback and even a new genre called New Disco is hitting the nightclubs and entertainment venues. Orbit Skate Center entertained thousands of disco skaters and we are bringing it back for one night, Saturday June 17th from 7pm – 11pm. Enjoy food and drink selections from the Cosmic Cafe and Galaxy Skybar! Great for all ages, bring your family and friends.
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.
New Years Eve 2015 is best spent with family and friends old and new. It’s a great time to meet new people and even find love at Orbit Skate Center in Palatine Illinois. . Our evening party 6pm – 11pm and geared towards families with a ‘midnight’ countdown at 9pm while over a thousand balloons fall from above loaded with prizes. We have a pizza buffet going including drinks and it’s a party you don’t want to miss. Get your tickets online and save! The Galaxy SkyBar is serving up some special adult beverages just for this occasion!
If your children are very young, you might want to join us for the earlier afternoon party 12pm-4pm for only $12 per person and children under 3 are free.
Flashback to September of 1972, Orbit Roller Rink opened to throngs of skaters enjoying the music of the day – Disco! Lines of skaters waited to get into the huge new rink wearing all the crazy clothes and roller skates to strut their stuff and show off their skating skills. Roller Mania lasted for years and say what you will about Disco music, either love it or hate it, the music had a beat that was amazing to skate to. We decided to celebrate Orbit Skate Center’s birthday with a 1972 Rollback Party for all ages on Friday Night, October 23rd from 7-11pm. Admission and skate rental have been rolled back to 1972 prices, just $2.50 Admission and $1.50 skate rental! There will be food and drink specials at…you guessed it, 1972 prices, speaking of prices check out the Cost of Living in 1972. You won’t find those prices today so plan on joining us for the 1972 Rollback Party celebrating 43 years that Orbit Skate Center has been bringing the best in family entertainment and fun to generations. October is National Roller Skating Month, grab your skates, tell your friends and get back to the rink!
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.
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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Saturday, March 14th we’ll be celebrating St Patrick’s Day and the Orbit is going Irish for a Day! You are invited to join us 7-10pm for all ages and 10pm-1am Adults 17+ for fun at Murphy’s Pub (yes, the Galaxy SkyBar is going Irish for a day too) and our certified mixologist Cordero Murphy (yes, that’s his real last name) will be pouring $1.00 drafts all day of Green Beer and making crazy Irish drinks like the Nutty Irishman, Irish Flag, Irish Sunset and Everybody’s Irish.
The WSA Skate for Change Jam Skaters will be in the house doing a clinic from 5pm-7pm for all ages. Take the clinic for $15 and skate the 7-10pm session for free! If you want to learn to jam skate, this is the clinic you want to be. BreakSk8, of America’s Best Dance Crew will be here performing and teaching!
You are invited to a creepy party on Friday, October 31st 7-11pm for all ages. Celebrate Halloween with your best costumes and get ready for some contests, games and prizes. Don’t forget the creepy music that goes with the holiday! What’s your favorite monster mash? Orbit Skate Center has the most haunted fun anywhere!