Have a hoverboard gathering dust? No where to use it outdoors in the winter weather? We have an event for you! Saturday March 10, 2018 from 4:30-6:30pm we will have only hoverboards on the floor, no skating. Admission is $10 per person.
Who doesn’t love Mardi Gras! This is one of our most popular events each year and we don’t charge more than our normal fee but all patrons are subject to admission. We are doing a balloon drop, handing out beads and it’s a great time with family and friends.
“The origins of Mardi Gras can be traced to medieval Europe, passing through Rome and Venice in the 17th and 18th centuries to the French House of the Bourbons. From here, the traditional revelry of “Boeuf Gras,” or fatted calf, followed France to her colonies. Learn more at ” www.mardigrasneworleans.com”
Here’s the details on the party and hope to see you there!
Winter Break is a great time to skate at Orbit Skate Center. Enjoy the music of the season during our family friendly afternoon skates 1-4pm. Orbit Skate Center in Palatine is located right off Route 53 and Northwest Hwy, across from Arlington Park Race Track. Roller Skating is a great way to enjoy family and friends. Spend some holiday time making memories that your family will never forget. Admission is just $5.00 and skate rental is $4 if needed.
Celebrate New Year’s Eve with the kids at Orbit Skate Center! This popular annual event features a gigantic balloon drop filled with coupons, a pizza buffet including pop and fun for all ages. We have a countdown at ‘midnight’ and the children feel like they are at a grownup party! Our Minions and Spongebob will be on hand to add to the fun. Family friendly music is played along with games. Plan your trip now with our online ticket options and save. Click here to get online tickets now.
We will be open every afternoon during Thanksgiving Break 1-4pm for family roller skating fun. Admission is just $5 for holiday sessions and skate rental is $4 if needed. What else can you do for $5 for 3 hours of music, healthy activities and family fun!! Bring the family out and enjoy some holiday spirit and have a wonderful Thanksgiving! We will be closed on Thanksgiving Day to give our employees time to spend with their families. See you round the rink!
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!
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.
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!
Did you love the music of the 80’s? Some of the best upbeat roller skating music came from that genre. We are featuring all your favorites from 7pm – 10pm Saturday, August 19th with rockin DJ’s taking requests. Dress to impress, the clothes were wild in that decade! Michael Jackson, Boy George, The Human League, Madonna, Prince and Tears for Fears are just some of the great artists of the time.
Did you know the Internet was in its infancy stages and towards the latter part of the decade and was mostly used for academic purposes at this time? How far we have come!
Bring the family and friends to Orbit Skate Center on Saturday, August 19th from 7pm – 12am to enjoy all the fun of a Totally 80’s Skate Party at Orbit Skate Center in Palatine Illinois!