With its combination of friction-free motion and wholesome fun, roller skating quickly replaced ditch digging and dancing frenetically to "Shipoopi" as America's favorite first-date activity. Rediscover the appeal of the wheels with today's open skating Groupon to Rich City Skate in Richton Park. As of the current summer schedule, open skating is available on weekends, Monday nights, and Wednesday afternoons. Choose from the following options:
- For $10, you get admission and skate rental for two to any open skate (up to a $21 value).
- For $19, you get admission and skate rental for four to any open skate (up to a $42 value).
- For $29, you get admission and skate rental for six to any open skate (up to a $63 value).
Dedicated to fostering fun, healthy exercise with strapped-on wheels and turned-up music, Rich City Skate hosts open skate sessions throughout the week in a safe, secure environment. On Saturday and Sunday afternoons, skaters hit the boards for open family skate, circling the rink awash in glow lights and pulsing tunes for all ages. Starting at 9 p.m. on Monday and Friday nights, the Rich City rink exclusively opens its doors to adults, where skaters 18 and older hold hands to ease their arthritis as the speakers blast R&B favorites and FDR fireside-chat recordings.
In between laps, for an extra fee skaters can refuel on popcorn and nachos at Rich City Skate’s concession stand. Lessons ($3 extra) take place one hour before afternoon open skates on the weekend, and demonstrate skating techniques such as proper form, braking, and the subtle difference between turning left and crashing into the wall.
Rich City Skate's rates fluctuate throughout the week.
Rich City Skate
At Rich City Skate, enthusiastic staffers emphasize the athletic benefits and sheer fun of skating. Kaleidoscopic washes of red, yellow, and blue sheathe the voluminous facility, which houses a sprawling hardwood arena. Skaters soar in circles while mustering the courage to hold their sweetheart’s hand or knock the fez off a nemesis' head. Clacking billiard balls pair with the bleeps and bloops of arcade games in the food court, which serves all-beef hot dogs and fizzy sodas. Skating lessons are also available, instructing beginners on the proper posture, basic technique, and how the rise of roller skates came to render horses obsolete.