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.
Ring in the New Year on roller skates! Orbit Skate Center has been celebrating with our New Year’s Eve Family Bash annually and the balloon drop is legendary! We drop 6,000 balloons every year on December 31st filled with coupons. A countdown at ‘midnight’ along with a pizza buffet, hats and horns and a live DJ to play requests, games and make this event so special. Save money with advance tickets sold here.
This event is great for all ages and is from 6pm-11pm on December 31st. No coupons or Groupons are accepted and everyone pays at the door.
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!
For those that love roller skating, not only from our childhoods but the future of roller skating a new book is published called Chicago Rink Rats by Tom Russo.
Chicago has always been a haven for some of the greatest roller rinks in the country, considered by many to be the Roller Capital of the United States. This new book describes a fascinating account of some of the best rinks that are gone but never forgotten. Judging by the number of people that come to Orbit Skate Center and stand in front of our museum display, there’s plenty of people young and old that are interested in where roller skating came from and why it continues to be an enduring sport for people of all ages.
My personal experience with Tom Russo was speaking with him in front of the the museum display at Orbit Skate Center that features skates, plates, wheels, skate cases, apparel, stickers and other memorabilia that has been displayed in the cabinet for many years. I’ve accumulated quite a lot of roller skating history and love when people learn more about the sport or tell me memories they have of the various rinks like The Hub, Fireside, The Axle, Rainbo, New Planet, North Ave just to name a few. Tom expressed an interest in a large photo of the 202nd Armory in Chicago during WW2 that is now a photo in the book that depicts a huge space with lots of people in suits and long dresses along with a wedding happening in the rink when the photo was taken. You just never know who you will meet at a roller rink and our friendship developed as I listened to his stories and experienced his excitement about his upcoming book. – Sandra Levin, Orbit Skate Center
We are hosting a signing of Chicago Rink Rats at Orbit Skate Center on Saturday, December 2nd from 7pm – 10pm. Tom Russo, the author will be on hand to share stories and sign sold copies!
The event takes place during Ladies Night, 7-10pm and admission is free for all ladies. Adults 17+ can stay until 12am.
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!