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.
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!
What is free style music and why do skaters love it? Mention Stevie B to an old school skater and they’ll jump for joy! There’s a certain beat that roller skaters love and some of the best music to skate to is called Freestyle or Old School music. Examples include Don’t Stop The Rock, I Wanna Be the One and Dreamin of Love. Well we have a party for you! Join us on July 15, 2017 from 7pm – 11pm for the best in Freestyle and Old School music that roller skaters love! If you want to hear a great playlist, click here to listen on Spotify!
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.
Enjoy all your favorites by the great and late music legends of our time! Skate to the best music from Michael Jackson, George Michael, David Bowie, Freddie Mercury, Whitney Houston, Donna Summer and more. Great for all ages 7p-10p and adults can stay until 1a for the same admission $8.50pp and skate rental is $4 if needed. Enjoy the Cosmic Cafe and Galaxy Skybar!
Ladies Night is one of our most popular events! Everyone is asking for another one so here you go – April 22nd 7p – 10p for all ages and adults 17+ can stay until 1am for same admission. Admission is free for ladies of all ages and skate rental is $4 if needed. Bring your girlfriends out for a night of fun. The Galaxy Skybar will be open for our 21+ guests and great music and roller skating just adds to the fun.
- 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.