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 $16, you get a roller-skate outing for two at Ron-A-Roll in Vernon (up to a $33.50 total value). This outing includes:
- Two popcorns (a $1.50 value each)
- Two sodas (a $1.75 value each)
- Two pairs of rental roller skates (up to a $4 value each)
- Two rink admissions (up to a $9.50 value each)
Wheelers of all ages cruise Ron-A-Roll’s 14,000-square-foot rink atop well-maintained rental skates, pausing to fuel up at the snack bar or check the ample schedule of weekly events. After donning their rented roller heels, pairs of patrons can glide to the beechwood skating surface to hold each other's hands and skate backwards or hold a stranger’s hand and skate on thin ice. As mouths dry from high-velocity toe wheelies, skaters can retire to the rink’s snack bar to quench thirst with any two icy-cold carbonated sodas and crunch two orders of buttery popcorn. Patrons can also opt to attend during themed open-skating events such as cheap skate (Thursdays, 6 p.m.–9 p.m.), when all-you-can-eat pizza tests the marinara-repelling properties of whirling wheels.
Ron-A-Roll Indoor Roller Skating Center
Before IMAX movies and online social networks, roller skating reigned supreme as the favorite pastime of American youth. Ron-A-Roll Indoor Roller Skating Center smacks of this blissful era, with its colorful retro murals, classic beach-wood floors, firm prohibition of halter-tops and baggy pants, and the gratuitous use of the word "hogwash." The beeps and whistles of arcade games jingle across the 14,000-square-foot roller skating rink, faintly audible beneath the boom of current hits. Spotlighted by strings of hanging lights, skaters of all ages soar across the rink during open skate, skate lessons, and fitness-skating classes held throughout the week.
Off the skate floor, a team of technicians staffs a pro shop, peddling inline skates and gear for rental or purchase while extending mechanical expertise toward repair work, wheel rotations, and cleanings. Meanwhile, in the concession stand, servers dole out boxes of popcorn and pitchers of soft drinks to fuel laps around the rink and inspire skaters to experiment with their popcorn-float recipe.
85 S Frontage Rd.
Vernon, Connecticut 06066Get Directions