Roller Skating Rinks in the Bay Area
By Lisa Renner
The Bay Area has lost some roller skating rinks to closure in recent years, but fortunately some carry on. Those that are open offer lessons for all ages, party packages and special theme days.
Cal Skate at Rohnert Park – This rink offers lessons, arcade games, party packages, WiFi access and more. Check the schedule for Home School and Kids skate sessions. Admission is $7-9 depending on time and skate rental is $5. 6100 Commerce Blvd., Rohnert Park. 707-585-0500.
Paradise Skate – This rink offers a six-week Super Skater program of lessons for all ages, a junior roller derby training camp, party packages, a snack bar and an educational program relating science, technology, engineering and math to skating. Check the schedule for special events. $8 admission, $5 skate rental. 1201 W. 10th St., Antioch. 925-779-0200.
The Golden Skate – This rink has a Little People session for kids 10 and under, all-you-can-eat pizza nights, a hockey league, party packages and free Wi-Fi. $10.50-$13 admission depending on the time; $5 skate rental. 2701 Hooper Drive, San Ramon. 925-820-2525.
Church of 8 Wheels – Located in the former Sacred Heart Church, this skating rink is only open to children on Saturdays. Skating lessons are 1-2pm (adults $20, kids $10 plus skates and safety gear for $10). Family skate session is 3-5pm (adults $10, kids under 13 $5, skate rental $5). 554 Fillmore St. at Fell Street. 415-752-1967.
Santa Cruz Roller Palladium – This rink has entertained roller skaters since the 1950s. The center offers sessions for tiny tots (age 8 and under) and party packages. Admission is $3.50 for the tiny tot session, $7-8 other sessions including skate rental. 1606 Seabright Ave. 831-423-0844.
Lisa Renner is a calendar editor at Bay Area Parent.