Like learning to use chopsticks, roller-skating takes patience, dedication, and a particularly dexterous set of toes. Show off how flexible your feet are with today's Groupon: for $5, you get one admission to open skate and a pair of rental rollers at Orbit Skate Center (up to an $11.50 value) in Palatine.
Boasting a hardwood rink that spans a half-acre, Orbit Skate Center gives skaters all the room they need to hop, skip, and race with ease. In addition to the egalitarian excitements of open skate, Orbit Skate Center often plays host to specialized soirees such as Cosmic Skate, when laser light shows and black lights illuminate the rink in a mélange of sweeping illuminations, and Organ Music Night, when skaters can glide to the sounds of a live and limber organist as he plays sad, sweet tunes of a youth spent dreaming of health-care reform. Rentals are available in a variety of roller formations, including inline and traditional.
After enjoying the lightsome sensations of hurdling through time, space, and polished floorboards, rollers can take a break from whirling their dervish to replenish rocket fuel at the snack bar.
Orbit Skate Center offers admission and rental pricing during certain days and times that may be a better value than this deal, but this Groupon can be used at any time. Plan ahead to make sure you're redeeming your Groupon at the most opportune time.
Orbit Skate Center
At Orbit Skate Center, the glide of wheels on a half-acre of wood floors adds a percussive underscore to live music and colorful lights. As visitors skate the rink, DJs spin contemporary hits or throwback '80s and '90s favorites on retro nights. Some evenings feature the Galaxy SkyBar and Cosmic Cafe, as well as races, dodge-ball games, and light shows. Guests can strap on brand-new quad- or inline skates inside Orbit's pro shop, or sign up for all-ages lessons to improve basic skills for manual or automatic-transmission skates.