In roller-skating, as in dangling from the edge of a cliff, it’s important not to let a fear of falling make you miss an opportunity to hold someone’s hand. Don’t leave today’s Groupon hanging: for $12, you get a roller-skating outing for two at Roller Kingdom (a $25 value). The outing includes:
- Admission and skate rental for two people
- Two slices of pizza
- Two small drinks<p>
A special lighting system illuminates Roller Kingdom’s rink as groups of skaters take to the circular stage to glide to tunes from the DJ booth. During skate sessions, guests can bop and weave to chart-topping melodies or request a favorite tune from Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen. Slices of pizza and drinks from inside the snack bar refresh weary rollers partaking of skating’s fitness benefits. A host of arcade machines challenge guests to duel for honor and prize tickets (not included in today’s Groupon), and special events enliven the rink with ’80s tunes, family games, or troupes of skating octopuses.
High above the rink at Roller Kingdom sits a DJ booth where record spinners select new hits and 80s-night tracks to send through the thunderous sound system. The melodies fill the rink and sync up with lighting effects that glisten on the sleek surface of the skating floor. During roller-derby bouts, the announcer's voice booms through the speakers to call out point tallies or impressive hits. Roller Kingdom keeps its vinyl rotating and music libraries whirring throughout the week, with special events such as haunted attractions during Halloween and extra-spooky Armistice Days.