Upon crossing the threshold at United Skates of America, a barrage of shimmering lights and colors assault the senses. A disco ball scatters rainbow shards of light across metallic streamers and low barriers striped with colorful lights. A glossy wooden rink acts as the centerpiece of the whimsical decor, packed with roller skaters during public hours. The vibe of open sessions evolves throughout the week in stride with rotating jams, from Top 40 hits to the hip-hop and R & B of the '80s and '90s. There are supportive Skate Mates, whom kids can grab hold of as they skate round the rink. Novice rollers glide like pros after skating lessons, held in five-week sessions by a team of veteran rollers, and partygoers zoom around the oval track during birthday bashes. An arcade and roller caf? offer safe haven for the athletically averse or those still mastering bipedality.
The Chiller Ice Rinks are owned and operated by JMAC, the majority owner of the NHL's Columbus Blue Jackets, ensuring constantly chilled surfaces and a bevy of creature comforts. Public ice skating allows gliders to practice toe loops, triple axels, or the skating scenes from Saving Private Ryan, and then change in public dressing rooms, spectate from the 1,000-person seating section or an enclosed second-story viewing area at the Lewis Center establishment.
The chatter from an arcade drifts across the rink at Skate Zone 71, coupled with the aroma of freshly made pizza filling the air near the cafe. There's also the alto blare of faux laser fire in a laser-tag area, and sometimes DJs spinning top 40, hip hop, and R&B. There are public skating sessions as well as evenings just for adults, and the space is an ideal venue for hosting children's birthday parties or gently breaking the fact that the wheel already exists to an excited inventor.
Sunbury’s gleaming floors have been buzzing with the hollow thrum of spinning wooden wheels since it opened in 1965, with only occasional breaks to use the concession stand and play a few arcade games. Whether you subscribe to roller/in-line separatist ideals or embrace the skate solidarity movement, Sunbury Skate Club accepts all denominations under its mirror ball and offers $2.50 skate rentals for those who don't bring their own wheels. For even more rides to share among all the disco divas in your life, buy extras as gifts. Free skate is every Tuesday (6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.), Friday (7 p.m. to 10 p.m.), Saturday (11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.), and Sunday (1 p.m. to 3 p.m.).
SKYBORN SKATELAND Family Fun Center opened in 1956 and still has that "Retro" feel. Skyborn Skateland serves the entire Dayton, OH market area. You can skate on an 80 X 170 Rotunda Maple Skating Surface and a GREAT Sound System and HUGE Video Screen! We have over 50 years of being Family oriented, providing Fun for ALL!
RiverScape MetroPark is one of 25 outstanding facilities operated by your Five Rivers MetroParks system. Founded in 1963 to serve the greater Dayton area, MetroParks protects over 15,000 acres of open space and provides year-round recreation, education and conservation opportunities. Today, Five Rivers oversees biking and hiking trails, campgrounds, and scenic locales for things like ice skating and cross-country skiing.