Looking for inexpensive fun for the whole family? Head to the roller rink and lace-up for some roller skating! New to the skating scene? Don’t worry! Many facilities offer family skating times and discounts. You and your family are sure to have a blast at any of these indoor roller rinks.
Have a kid with a winter birthday? Roller rinks are a great indoor birthday party option! Check websites for details.
Tips for Family Roller Skating
- Prepare for a workout!
- Wood floors are easier to manage than cement floors for beginners and parents back on skates for the first time in forever.
- Saturday or Sunday afternoons are the best times for young families. There will typically be smaller crowds, which will give your budding skater more room to practice their skills.
- If your kids are young, they may want to hold your hands for stability and you will have to bend over to help them.
- Some roller rinks have walkers available to help your young skaters and your back.
- Many rinks can tighten the wheels on skates so that they don’t roll as fast. This is a great option for young kids just learning because it will help keep them from falling so much.
Places to Skate:
708 S Railroad Street, Kimberly, Wisconsin
- Skate City has family nights on Wednesdays- a great night for beginners! They can tighten wheels so they don’t roll as fast.
5714 Integrity Way, Appleton, Wisconsin
- Wednesdays admission is just $2.50 with a can of food for St Joe’s Food Pantry.
- Friday & Saturday evening 7:00pm – 10:00pm and Sunday 1:30pm – 6:00pm are Family Day: $20 includes admission and regular skate rental for a family of four!
- You can obtain FREE skating passes for kids at Skaters EDGE! Visit Kids Skate Free to sign up for passes and to learn more!
- If your child loves to skate fast, Skaters EDGE has a kids speed skating team that competes locally and nationally!
Gem Roller Rink
1360 S. Oneida St., Menasha, Wisconsin
- Gem Roller Rink can tighten skates for little skaters and they have push walkers on hand for extra stability.
- Sunday 1:30pm – 4:00pm family special: 4 admissions and rentals for $18.
Fox Valley Roller Rink
1215 Gillingham Street, Neenah, Wisconsin
- Fox Valley Roller Rink has walkers available for use and can also tighten skates.
Rollaire Skate Center
930 North 18th Street, Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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