River Roll Skate Center

Northland

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In a Nutshell

Pizza & soda fuel hours of skate-mounted fun at neon-lit rink with classic arcade

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Promotional value expires Apr 1, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. Not valid for special events or private parties. Not valid on Friday evenings. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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The Deal

$10 for a roller-skating outing for two (a $20 value)
$20 for a roller-skating outing for four (a $40 value)

  • The outing includes the following per person:
  • Skate rental and admission (a $6 value each)
  • One slice of pizza and one soda (a $4 value each)<p>

River Roll Skate Center

Since the age of 7, Skip Clinton has been hypnotized by the whirl of roller skates; among his fondest memories are those of boogying on wheels among hundreds of fellow skaters packed into one rink. Translating his love of the sport into a competitive drive, Skip won the 1986 Roller Figure Skating World Championship in Bogotà, Colombia, cementing his spot in the Roller Skating Hall of Fame. Still, none of that success could fully satisfy his dream of polishing skates in his very own rink.

In 1996, Skip connected with the new owners of River Roll Skate Center and helped restore the long-neglected rink to its modern glory, installing new floors, a jamming sound system, and computer-controlled lights. Three years later, decades of hard work paid off as he and his wife—also a competitive skater—took over River Roll Skate Center's operations full-time.

"There's never a day I don't want to go to work," says Skip with a glee normally reserved for children who get to eat pizza for breakfast, lunch, and dessert. He relishes duties such as keeping the floor immaculate—indeed, the polished arena reflects the ceiling's colored lights like a kaleidoscope—which, in his experience, is crucial to the success of any skate center. While Skip acknowledges that roller skating hasn't changed much over the years, skaters' expectations have. To that end, 35,000 songs populate the rink's computer, from '70s and '80s pop music to family-friendly hip-hop, rock, and country-western hits. Throughout the facility, video screens flash names of birthday celebrants, popular music videos such as Michael Jackson's "Thriller," and classic movies such as Footloose.

Elsewhere, the scent of fresh-baked pizza wafts from the concession stand, where rollers refuel with traditional snacks such as hot dogs or nachos, and an arcade dispenses entertainment and prizes with a variety of video games.

Customer Reviews

97 Ratings

We got a great deal and had a great time at the weekend skate.
Zach R. · February 21, 2016
Nice facility with plenty of seating for parents. Nice concessions, clean restrooms.
Shelly K. · January 21, 2014
Keep up the good work!
Amanda G. · August 26, 2012
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    Northland

    4720 NW Gateway Ave.

    Riverside, Missouri 64150

    816-587-0131

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