In his Allegory of the Roller Cave, Plato posited that a person chained in a cave watching shadows roller-skate across a blank wall would believe he was having real fun. Today's Groupon achieves the Platonic ideal of roller revelry. For $6, you get admission, skate rental, a 16 oz. soft drink, and a slice of pizza at Roller Cave. This Groupon can be used during any public skate time.
Originally invented in 1876 to give young men a pretext for putting their arm around a young lady's waist (which until 1934 was considered third base), roller-skating has provided good clean American fun to all ages ever since. Roller Cave maintains that family-friendly atmosphere. During the early afternoon's Family Fun Skates (Saturdays noon–4 p.m., Sundays 1 p.m.–3 p.m.), little kids get to wobble-wheel their way around the rink while bopping to their favorite pop, rock, and Disney music before the floor gives way to Family R&B Skate (Fridays 6 p.m.–9 p.m., Saturdays 4:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m., Sundays 3:30 p.m.–6 p.m.). Once the entire fam is finished rolling out to their favorite R&B, old-school rap, pop, and even a little gospel, the volume cranks up and the night belongs to the older set. During the Jam Zone Skates (9 p.m.–midnight Fridays, 7 p.m.–11 p.m. Saturdays), the polished floor pulses with the top rap, hip-hop, and R&B of the day. When pairs of pubescent paramours get tired from holding each other's hands, they can recharge with a soda and a slice of pizza.
If strobe lights, mirror balls, and gliding in circles make you dizzy, take a break in Roller Cave's indoor batting cages, slam-dunk basketball, miniature golf, dance floors, and bounce houses (these are not included in the Groupon). Once you experience how much more fun walking is with little wheels on your feet, don't be surprised if you find yourself attaching wheels to your office desk, pets, and favorite foods.
- The Roller Cave is a great place for kids and families. They throw a GREAT birthday paty [sic] and the kids always have fun! – Elizabeth, Parents Connect
- It was great to get out and skate, and the Roller Cave provided and [sic] outlet for a skater lover to do just that. Great music classic skating everything. – Kimberly, Google Maps
In 1977, a man known as Mr. B opened Roller Cave. Having spent much of his own childhood rolling around his hometown skating rink, Mr. B wished to keep his favorite pastime alive for future generations. To this day, he and his son, Luke Boston, continue to operate the family-friendly establishment. Strobe lights and mirror balls flash across the rink's polished floor, and DJs spin pop, rock, R & B, and Disney music for children. Beginners learn basic techniques during skating lessons. Patrons can take a break from skating to snack on slices of pizza or visit the indoor batting cages, dance floors, and other attractions of the Bat Cave entertainment zone.
8734 East 21st Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46219Get Directions