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“Heaven for 3rd grade through middle school”
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Skateland
Reviewed 9 July 2012

Classic 1950's skating rink. You rent your skates if you don't own your own -- and who does anymore? Well, the 10 year-old regulars do, that's who; the hotshots who compete in the grouped-by-age races. They play classic skate rink music, they still do the Hokey Pokey, they have a snack bar that sells giant red licorice strips. It's a favorite for birthday parties. It's a place when pre-teens can cut loose just a little, have vigorous fun, see and be seen, in a parent-supervised setting. But then there's mom out there too, skating along pushing the baby in a stroller. And there's the black clad 50-something expert, from anogther era, deftly weaving his way backwards through traffic.

Thank John R
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Reviewed 30 June 2012

I love Skate land. I've seen the roller derby team there. It's been around for a while. Nothing too fancy, but a decent place to skate. People are nice there. You can have birthday parties there and sometimes they have special events with DJs.

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Reviewed 29 April 2012

This place could be such a great family place to hang out. However it hasn't changed since the 80s! I'm not sure it's been cleaned since then either. It smells like stinky socks and bad carpet.

The staff aren't friendly but aren't rude either. They are tolerant. The music they play can be questionable at times, especially with children.

Such a bummer it wasn't a more pleasant place to visit!

3  Thank Michelle R
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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.

5  Thank thepalmclan
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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)

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