In roller skating, as in dangling from the edge of a cliff, it's important not to let a fear of falling make you miss an opportunity to hold someone's hand. Don't leave today’s Groupon hanging: for $20, you get a roller-skating outing for five with skate rentals at Roller Dome Skate Centers (up to a $47.50 value), valid at two Fort Worth locations.
Roller Dome Skate Centers has spent more than half a century ushering the retro entertainment of two hardwood arenas into the modern age with updated lighting, sound, and air-conditioning systems. Guests reconsider impulsive Segway purchases while test-driving a set of rental skates or peruse a multicolor array of wheels, bearings, and brakes in the pro shop. Open- skating sessions and special events at the north and south locations ensure customers take advantage of optimum skating and social hours. Though not valid with this Groupon, Roller Dome Skate Centers also host speed-skating classes and beginner lessons for patrons interested in learning how to wheel-walk or evade police after a bank heist.
Roller Dome Skate Centers' rates fluctuate throughout the week.
Roller Dome Skate Center
Stepping into the Roller Dome Skate Center is like traveling back in time to the 1950s. The two retro rinks on the north and south side of town are still run by original owner Marg Wall—now in her 90s—who is proud to say that the centers' gleaming floors and '50s decor still draw skaters of all ages. But some things have changed. Amid modern amenities including with air conditioning, advanced sound systems, and lighting, skaters can enjoy turns round the rinks during open-skating sessions and special events, such as birthday parties and family nights. The seasoned instructors teach newbies how to skate during group lessons, and in speed-skating sessions, skaters learn how to quickly race around the track, practicing avoiding banana peels left by gorillas in go-karts. Both centers also offer on-site pro shops, where guests can outfit their skates with colorful wheels and skate bags.