You are invited to skate with Santa, the Minions and Spongebob on Saturday December 9th from 10am – 12pm. Families with children 10&under and well behaved siblings are welcome. We will be serving hot chocolate and candy canes. Holiday music makes this morning so much fun. This is our 3rd annual event and it’s more popular each year!
Ladies Night is always a popular event at Orbit Skate Center in Palatine IL. We used to have one a year but they have proved SO popular we are going to be having this special event every other month! Our next Ladies Night is December 2, 2017 from 7pm – 10pm for all ages and adults 17+ can stay until midnight. Admission is free for Ladies of all ages and we feature drink special for adults at the Galaxy SkyBar.
Who doesn’t love FREE? Well, girls of all ages skate free on Friday October 20th from 7pm – 11pm. Admission is free and skate rental is $4.00 if needed. Get your girls together for a great time roller skating to live DJ’s taking requests, cosmic skate and lots of fun. Roller Skating IS the original social network.
As if Friday October 13th wasn’t creepy enough, the zombies are roller skating at Orbit Skate Center from 7-11pm! Costume Contest, creepy music and fun for all ages. Get your best zombie on and join us! Check out our ideas for zombie costumes on our Pinterest Board here.
This event is promoted by Henry B and everyone is invited to enjoy the music of Carl DeSanti at the organ live! Great for all ages, his music is contemporary including hits that kids will recognize from their favorite movies and more. The date is Sunday, October 8th from 5pm – 8pm. Admission is $10 per person, both skaters and spectators. Children 2 and under are free. Skate rental is $4.00 if needed.
The 90’s were a decade of exploding technology, boy bands and great music by Beyonce, Madonna, Gwen Stefani and more. Crazy clothes and colors were seen everywhere. Social Networking, cellphones and texting hadn’t taken over yet and some feel this was the best decade ever! Join us November 18th from 7-10pm for all ages and 10pm – 12am for adults 17+ (adults can arrive earlier and just pay the one admission). Admission is $8.50 per person and skate rental is $4.00 if needed.
Orbit Skate Center reopened in 1992 with new outer space decor, fantastic murals and the best skating surface in the area. We are celebrating 25 years of creating memories for families, schools and organizations. Keep the party going and come skate!
Every year we remember those that are not as fortunate as we are by doing a fundraising event or food pantry event. We chose Wings because of the work they do to help victims of domestic violence and provide shelter to the families and children affected by this. This year we are taking food donations, gently used or new clothing and personal items. Please bring generous donations and save $1.00 on your admission to skate at Orbit Skate Center on Saturday, November 4th 7pm – 10pm for all ages and 10pm-12am for adults 17+.
The year was 1967 and hippies were traveling to California to find a new life. The Summer of Love was full of music and art and free love. We are celebrating the great music that came out of that era with a Summer of Love Skate Party on Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 7-10pm for all ages and 10pm-12am for adults ages 17+. Beatles, Doors, Mamas and Papas, Jefferson Airplane, Moody Blues, Jimmy Hendrix, Rolling Stones, David Bowie and Sonny & Cher were on the front line of music making history with every song. Grab your beads, headbands and psychedelic shirts and skate to some of the best music of that time.
Parents all want the best for their children, that’s a fact. Childhood obesity is something every parent is and should be concerned with in this age of electronics both on a desktop and in their child’s hands. Children seem glued to electronic games and they use them wherever they are, at home, school and in the car. Trying to engage a child in a meaningful conversation without the interference of electronic devices can be a challenge for any parent. Add to the fact that families are trying to make ends meet by working a part-time job on top of a full-time job, finding affordable family fun that includes exercise is yet another challenge.
How can we help our children become healthy happy adults that do not battle obesity as adults starts when they are young. Engaging in activities that are active as well as interactive can make a lifelong road to health easier and more fun not to mention drawing the family closer together. Roller skating can help! Check out these facts below from the Center for Disease Control:
Childhood Obesity and Child Wellbeing
Childhood obesity has immediate and long-term impacts on physical, social, and emotional health. For example:
- Children with obesity are at higher risk for having other chronic health conditions and diseases that impact physical health, such as asthma, sleep apnea, bone and joint problems, type 2 diabetes, and risk factors for heart disease.4, 5, 15-17
- Children with obesity are bullied and teased more than their normal weight peers,18 and are more likely to suffer from social isolation, depression, and lower self-esteem.19
- In the long term, childhood obesity also is associated with having obesity as an adult,23 which is linked to serious conditions and diseases such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and several types of cancer.24–25
Scary isn’t it?
Roller skating is an activity that can be enjoyed by all ages from children as young as 18 months to adults ages 65+. Roller rinks are great places for children to form friendships and have the entire family enjoy the visits. It is proven that if a child skates twice a week their overall health will improve, their social skills dealing with peers are enhanced and they become more confident in themselves. At Orbit Skate Center in Palatine Illinois we have seen children and adults lose as much as 100 pounds just by roller skating and having fun. The music played is current and makes you want to get moving. Making the roller rink a destination for the family fun a couple times a week means they will enjoy family time together, not glued to a television or game console and you will create memories for your children that last a lifetime.
It is said by many that roller skating is a ‘retro’ sport from the past but we disagree! Roller skating should be at the forefront of any other sport due to the fact that you learn the most important skill of balance. Even standing still on skates takes balance and that balance carries forward to all other sports like soccer, gymnastics, lacrosse and bicycling. A child that learns to be truly balanced learns every other sport more easily. Learn to skate at Orbit Skate Center on Saturdays from 12pm – 1pm for only $5.00 including skates.
Affordable family fun and a road to healthy living is as close as your local roller rink. Make it your destination this week!