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.
Orbit Skate Center in Palatine Illinois is proud to announce a new program for STEM field trips for schools! We pioneered educational field trips with our Newton Knew IT! program, the physics of roller skating, a few years ago. It was enjoyable seeing the excitement of the children from kindergarten to 8th grade when they saw first hand how physics related to something they all love: roller skating. Now, we are taking the next step and showing the relationship between Science, Technology, Engineering and Math and roller skating. This 4 hour program includes the STEM component, learn to skate time and lunch for only $12 per student. Here’s the first flyer about this new and exciting concept and expanded educational offer. Call us today at 847-394-9199 and book your dates for the 2016-2017 school year. This program is also offered to day camps, home schools and organizations with at least 50 participants.
Spring Break is here and children that love to roller skate are celebrating! Orbit Skate Center is open every day during the days of March 21-25 for roller skating fun and Monday, March 28 too. Our sessions are a bit unique and tailored to fit our families that have different ages of children. Our first public skate is from 10am-1pm and designed for ages 12 & under and their families. The afternoon public skate session is 1pm – 4pm for all ages. We even have a Wednesday Night session from 6pm – 9pm for our working parents with children that features $5 admission and wayback music fun. Bring your requests and enjoy this retro favorite night. Students that received one of our 30,000 free skate passes for Spring Break can use them on any of the listed sessions on the back of the card. Skate rental is extra if needed. The Cosmic Cafe offers tasty food choices like our homemade pizza with all kinds of crazy toppings on a hand tossed or thin crust making this a favorite with our guests. Try the sausage, bacon and mushroom thin crust, it’s one of my personal favorites! Here’s our lineup of Spring Break skating sessions at Orbit Skate Center:
School is out on Monday, October 12 and Tuesday, October 13 for Columbus Day and a Teacher thing on Tuesday. Come join us for roller skating fun at Orbit Skate Center in Palatine IL! We love the Young Family Skate from 10am-1pm each day giving families with children 12 & under a time of their own and the music is family friendly and top 40. The afternoon skate from 1pm – 4pm is so popular with all ages. It’s a great way to spend the afternoon making family fun memories and enjoy an outing no matter the weather! It’s National Roller Skating Month, come find out why roller skating has endured through generations of families and an exciting fun way to get exercise!
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!
Kids Skate Free Reaches 1/2 Million Milestone
June 18, 2015 – released by the Roller Skating Association International
The Roller Skating Association International, the official voice of the roller skating industry, is thrilled to announce that in just three months since acquiring Kids Skate Free, a milestone record has been reached – 1/2 million kids have now registered to receive two free roller skating passes weekly for their participating home rink.
To celebrate this milestone, the 500,000th child registered, Cobey Greer who registered at Skatin’ Station in Canton, MI, will be receiving a prize pack valued at more than $500, which will include roller skates and other incredible prizes donated by Pepsi, Southeastern Skate Supply, Rebecca’s Toys and Novelties, Riedell Skates, Roller Bones and more.
The Kids Skate Free program, acquired in March of 2015, encourages children to stay active and fit by offering them two opportunities every week to visit their local participating roller skating rink. RSA President, Robert Bentley, is thrilled with the program and its ability to spread the joy and benefits of roller skating to families around the globe. A rink owner himself, Bentley launched the program in all four of his rinks and was blown away by the response. “In today’s era of technology and with a mounting concern of childhood obesity, the Roller Skating Association is committed to health and fitness by encouraging member roller skating rinks to offer free passes through the KidsSkateFree.com program. I signed up all four of my rinks immediately and already have thousands of parents who have registered their children – a true testament to the power of this program. It’s a win for parent’s wallets, children’s health, and roller skating.”
A few fun facts about roller skating:
Parents who wish to participate may visit www.kidsskatefree.com and click on their state to begin finding their participating roller skating rink and register to receive free passes. If your local roller skating rink does not participate in the program, the RSA encourages parents to notify the rink that they would like them to participate in the program by downloading the letter available at www.kidsskatefree.com and providing to their local rink.
Sources: American Heart Association, Consumer Product Safety Commission, and studies done by the Human Performance Laboratory – St. Cloud State University in Minnesota, University of Wisconsin Medical School, and the University of Massachusetts.
Wayback Wednesdays has grown into a fun mid-week time for skaters of all ages to enjoy a night out. Can’t wait until the weekend to get together with friends and enjoy some mid-week fun? Meet up at the rink, the cafe and bar is open and everyone heads home at 9pm so you can still get up for work the next day. If you are using roller skating as your main fitness outlet, you’ll burn up to 600 calories per hour skating to great music from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s that everyone loves. Skating music has that beat that gets you movin and groovin to your retro favorites. Our DJ takes requests too!
A retro admission of only $5.00 is very affordable and skate rental is $3.00 if you need them. We have our regular and adult birthday party packages available on this session too. This session runs all year round and we hope to see you and your family or friends rolling in soon.