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.
Summer is almost here and families are looking for fun activities with their children. Roller skating indoors is the perfect summer activity! With a smooth skating surface and air conditioning, you and your children can enjoy spending time listening to your favorite music to skate at Orbit Skate Center in Palatine Illinois. Who wants to be outdoors on bumpy paths littered with sticks and stones when it’s hot and muggy or worse, raining cats and dogs? Don’t let the weather ruin your summer fun!
Since schools are out at the end of May this year, we are starting our summer schedule in June. Adding weekday sessions and value packed skate times, means there’s no better way to get exercise while having great fun. The changes to our summer schedule designed to give families great times during the afternoons on weekdays and a couple of weeknight sessions that have proved to be very popular. Our $2 Tuesday night sessions means everything is $2, with $2.00 Admission, $2.00 skate rental, $2.00 Pizza and Pop. On Wednesday Nights it gets even better with $1.00 Admission!
We know that you have many choices for summer entertainment, but you won’t find a more affordable option than Orbit Skate Center. Great food choices at the Cosmic Cafe and the Galaxy Skybar is open for adult beverage choices. Come find out why Orbit has been a local destination for so many generations!
If you need to learn to skate, our Saturday Drop In Class at 12pm every Saturday for just $4.00 gives you a group class and includes skate rental. Parents can take the class with their children and learn together. Roller skating is a sport that is enjoyed by just about anyone that can walk forwards and backwards. We work on balance which is a most important skill for young children and translates into a future that enhances any sport in their future. Balance for adults is surprisingly rare and learning to roller skates works on 80% of the bodies muscles. It is the one sport that burns calories even when you are standing still because you have to balance.
We would love to see you and your family skating indoors this summer where the weather is always 72 degrees, sunny and dry! Check out our summer schedule here.
- Quest Church begins services on 1/8/17 at 9am every Sunday for members and new members. This is a great fit for Orbit Skate Center because Quest Church is an open, welcoming non-denominational congregation for families and individuals. Come as you are, even Pastor Ed is in blue jeans! Live music brings a special element to the services and participants can stay and roller skate the 11a-3p open skating session afterwards for a special price!
- We hope that our local schools will take advantage of our new STEM field trips for elementary and middle schools. Taught during the day, $12 per student includes an hour STEM program on a variety of subjects relating to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math built around roller skating, rink design, sound, and the math principles that bring these exciting subjects to life and allows students in hands on activities to show how everyday life relates.
- Our new Saturday lineup of classes on 4 levels, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced and Adults only classes bring the love of roller skating to new visitors allowing for a lifetime of fitness.
- That our mission to provide excellence in after school care for our local Palatine CCSD 15 school district continues to grow. We hope that we are able to give families a chance to enjoy their family time together instead of trying to get homework done they are able to sit down to dinner and spend time having fun. The After School Club is open to all children grades K-8 and we offer very affordable care including transportation and healthy snacks along with really fun activities. Enrollment is always open and new students begin all the time!
- We hope and pray that roller skating continues to be a sustainable, family centered activity and enough skaters come to Orbit Skate Center to keep it the landmark destination it has been for 42 years. With all the challenges of doing business in Cook County, it has been very difficult to keep going and we all hope for a better 2017!
Have a great year and Happy New Year to all of you from all of us.
New Year’s Eve at Orbit Skate Center is always a fun, family centered event whether you attend the Young Families event from 12p 4p for our youngest skaters and their families or the All Ages event from 6p – 10p. Huge balloon drops with prizes add to the fun along with a Pizza Buffet and pop included in the ticket price. Babies 3 and under are free! You are invited to join us and celebrate the new year and you can save on tickets if you purchase them online at our store. Every year we have a theme and this year is no different with a Galactic Outer Space theme. Dress in your favorite space attire or alien costume or just come casual as you are and enjoy the party. The Cosmic Cafe and Galaxy Skybar will be open!
Online tickets are no longer available, just pay at the door!
The winter holidays fall on weekends this year, both Christmas Eve and Hanukkah start on the same night. We are going to be closed on Saturday, December 24th so our employees can enjoy time with their families but we are opening on Sunday night, December 25th from 7p-10p for Santa’s last hurrah. This was a great event last year after all the presents are opened and eating all day people were so glad to come out and skate with family and friends. We’ll play a mix of music, not all holiday music (we’ve been hearing that since before Thanksgiving, geese). Here’s our schedule for Winter Break at Orbit Skate Center including our Santa Skate on Dec. 10th and daily 1p-4p weekday skating during winter break.
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.
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.
Every year we celebrate Thanksgiving Break with added public sessions for our families and friends. We are so thankful for all our customers, we are offering a special rate of $5 Admission on each 1-4pm session from Monday, November 21 – Friday, November 25. We are closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday so our employees can enjoy time with their families. People of all ages can enjoy roller skating, it’s easy to learn and we have rolling skate mate trainers for just $5 for the entire session! We have free protective gear by the skate counter or bring your own. Roller skating burns up to 600 calories per hour, sort of important during the holiday that we eat the most food! Bring your kids, your guests and even the in-laws for a great time during Thanksgiving Break!
Every October we celebrate National Roller Skating Month at Orbit Skate Center. For 2016 we are going to flood the internet and social media sites with great photos and videos of roller skating and the hashtag #myskatemoves. Bring your camera, smartphone and help roller skating by showing your best moves and posting them to your favorite site like Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram and more! We’ll be open Friday October 14th 7p-11p for #myskatemoves. Admission is just $8.50 per person and $4 skate rental.