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“Skating is great! Skateland, not so much....”
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Skateland
Olympia, WA.
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45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Skating is great! Skateland, not so much....”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2012

I know that skating is a wonderful thing to do for both your health and for fun! I do wish Skateland would clean up their facility. For years, the roof has leaked all through the building, and the rain water collected into trash cans. The women's bathroom floor has holes covered with duct tape and the stall doors do not close or open properly. The concessions stand is good enough, but the staff are not always friendly. It seems you are bothering them.

I do think the owners are wonderful people. They just need to upgrade their building.

Visited December 2011
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English first
Olympia, Washington
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503 reviews
111 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
“Back to the Future!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2012

I first went roller skating at Skateland in 1962, and it hasn't changed much. Roller skating is a healthy, wholesome family activity, and Skateland provides that. For under $5 you can rent skates, or bring your own, and spend a couple of hours there. We went to the 11:00 a.m. Saturday session and it was a great time to go with little ones. There were many families skating as well as the "regulars". We had a great time and we'll go again, specially on a rainy weekend. The negatives to Skateland is that it was filthy and in need of an update badly. The floor in the snack area was strewn with garbage even though we went to the first session of the day. Another negative is that there doesn't seem to be much in the way of surveillance. For example, there isn't anyone particularly watching the exits or bathrooms. Adults can go skating without children, so this raised the "Stranger Danger" alarm for me. However, having said that, Skateland has been operated for years by the Lewis family who are wonderful. If you come often, they will get to know you and your kids, and will keep their eyes on them. Skateland has a large party room to use to celebrate birthdays. There is the usual music, Hokey Pokey, races, and games for the kids. So, yes, I recommend Skateland for a great physical activity and a fun time. (Hopefully they will remodel - replace that icky carpet - someday)

Visited February 2012
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