The first roller rink was built outdoors and slicked with oil, a design scrapped when many skaters dangerously sped up, suddenly took flight, and left behind all they knew for life among the clouds. Experience earthbound delight with today's Groupon: for $25, you get admission for four (up to a $36 value), four roller-skate rentals (an $8 value; speed/in-line skates not included), one pizza (a $10 value), and four small drinks (a $6 value) at Dreamland Skate Center.
Dreamland Skate Center's recently refurbished arena entices skaters of all ages to roll the hours away with a fun, lively atmosphere and theme nights that incorporate old-school styles and dazzling light and sound. Kid-pleasing murals, colored lights, and fireflies sporting rhinestone vests bathe visitors in a warm glow as they lace up their wheel-shoes and glide over to the newly refinished floor. Depleted calves can congregate around a hearty pizza and quartet of soft drinks from the concession stand, and breathers from the rink reveal an arcade stocked with classic games such as Pac-Man, To Kill a Zombie Mockingbird, and Space Invaders. Open during daytime and evening hours throughout the week, Dreamland lights up with a 15-to-20-minute Cosmic show every Friday and Saturday night, when neon lights bump and grind to pulsating beats.
Dreamland Skate Center's prices vary throughout the week.
Dreamland Skate Center
Dreamland Skate Center accommodates wheeled escapades in a recently updated facility that features airbrushed wall art and refinished flooring. After lacing up pairs of roller, speed, or inline skates, duos can orbit the baby-blue rink while listening to DJ jams or whistling a medley of cartoon theme songs. Cosmic laser lights permeate the premises on Friday and Saturday nights, when the center extends its hours until 11 p.m. In the laser-tag area, glowing beams propel competitors into hiding or spur them into action against faux foes. Nearby, an arcade attracts stationary visitors with air hockey, driving games, and a colorful prize wall.
2607 E Olive Rd.
Pensacola, Florida 32514