Introduce your kids to a retro good time when you take them roller skating. These Seattle-area roller rinks offer everything you need to convince your kids you were cool…once. From classic skate spots that’ll bring you back to your youth, to those featuring game nights and plenty of extras (hello bowling!), we’ve got ten places to check out the next time you want to maximize family fun time.

Editor’s note: We’re making every effort to provide you with the most up-to-date information regarding area re-openings. Many of these roller rinks now offer fitness skating sessions, while a few others remain closed.

The Classic Skate Spot

Southgate Roller Rink
Editor's note: Southgate is currently open for fitness skate sessions Tues.-Sun., with family skate times available Sat. & Sun. Get the details here.

Locals love this rink located in White Center. It's got a reputation as "Seattle's Friendly Rink," and is sure to please any skate enthusiast. Weekends are dedicated to families which means you're guaranteed family-friendly music, games and an awesome time. In addition to open skate times, Southgate Roller Rink also offers a learn to skate class for all ages for $13 every Sunday from 11 a.m.-noon. The best part? The Family Skate session, immediately following the learn to skate class, is included in the fee.

Open skate session times and prices are as follows:
Fri., 6-8 p.m. Family Evening Skate, $9
Sat., noon-4:30 p.m. & 7:30-9:30 p.m. Family Skate, $9
Sun., 11 a.m.-noon Learn to Skate Class (includes Family Skate) $13
Sun., noon-4:30 p.m. Family Skate, $9

9646 17th Ave. S.W.
Seattle, WA 98106

Rental Fees: Roller skate rentals are free with admission; $4.50 for premium upgraded skates.

The Spot to Do It All

King Family Fun Center
Editor's note: King Family Fun Center is currently open for fitness skating. Families can participate during a family fitness skating session. Find details, reserve your spot and review safety information here. The mini golf park is currently closed due to a Sept. 8, 2020 fire.

This awesome rolling skating center in Puyallup features the state’s largest skating surface, new redemption game room and a snack bar that is a step up from others serving pizza, chicken wings and more to hungry skaters of all ages. Psst...if you have time, check out their outdoor mini golf course. It's awesome!

Open skate session times are as follows:
Tues., 5-8 p.m., $2
Fri., 5-9 p.m. Friday Night Live, $9; early bird before 7 p.m., $7
Sat., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. All Day Skate, $9; early bird before 1 p.m., $7
Sun. 1-5 p.m. Super Fun Sunday Family Skate, $9 or $28 (up to 6 people)

King Family Fun Center
1113 N. Meridian
Puyallup, WA 98371

Rental Fees: $7-$10.

Best Spot to Skate & Scooter Too

Editor's note: Skateworld is currently open for Fitness Skating Thurs.-Sun. Get the details here.

Skateworld Tacoma
With an eye on safety, Skateworld Tacoma (formerly Rollin' 253) is all about getting families out and being active. They make it easy for everyone in the family to take part, even if skating isn't their thing. Rent a scooter (they offer everything from toddler-sized scooters to scooters big kids can use) for reluctant skaters and let them follow along. Or encourage a shaky skater with a Skate Mate ($5) and a glowing roller skate necklace. Add in Two Buck Tuesdays where (almost) everything is $2 and you've got a great night planned for the fam.

Open skate session times and prices are as follows:
Tues., 5-8 p.m. $2
Fri., 5-10 p.m. Public Skate, $8
Sat., 9:30-10 a.m. Skate School, $12 (includes Public Skate session immediately following)
Sat., 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Public Skate, $10
Sun., noon-4:30 p.m. Public Skate, $10
Sun., 4:30-7:00 p.m. Family Skate, $5 (includes skate rental)

2101 W. Mildred St.
Tacoma, WA 98466

Rental Fees: Inline and quad skate rentals are available for $4.

The Best Spot for Beginners

Editor's note: Pattison's West is open for fitness skate as of Sept. 13, 2020. They offer family fitness skate sessions Weds.-Sun.

Pattison's West
If you're looking for an affordable, fun and safe place the whole family will enjoy, Pattison's West is for you. Providing family fun and entertainment to children, teens, and adults for over 30 years, this place is huge and not only offers a fab rink with a DJ, but a snack bar, arcade and hourly games with prizes. Planning a birthday bash? Have your party at Pattison's and you can rent the entire rink.

Open skate session times and prices are as follows:
Wed., 6-8 p.m. Family Skate Night, $6
Fri., 7-10 p.m. Friday Night Lights Skate, $9
Sat., 11-11:30 a.m. Beginner's Class, $10
Sat., 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Public Skate, $8.50
Sat., 7-10 p.m. Saturday Night Skate Session, $9
Sun., 1-5 p.m. Public Skate, $8.50
Sun., 5-6 p.m. Beginner's Class, $10
Sun., 6-8 p.m. Family Skate Night, $6

34222 Pacific Hwy. S.
Federal Way, WA 98003

Rental Fees: Regular skate rental is included in the price; save $1 if you bring your own. Interested in trying inline skates or quads? Add $2-$3 to the regular skate session pricing.

The Spot Where You Can Skate & Bowl

Editor's note: This venue remains closed.

Lynnwood Bowl & Skate
What could be better than a place that offers a bowling alley, a roller skating rink and full-service concession stand? Not much in our book which is why we think Lynnwood Bowl & Skate is an amazing choice for some fab family bonding. When your kid crew gets tired of skating, hit the lanes for a game of bowling and order up the kid's sampler platter.

Open skate session times and prices are as follows:
Wed., 6-9 p.m. Open Skate ,$9.25
Fri., 7:30 p.m.-midnight Open Skate, $10.50
Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m.-noon Learn to Skate (includes noon Open Skate session) $17.50
Sat., noon-midnight Open Skate, $10.50
Sun., noon-10 p.m. Open Skate, $9.25

6210 200th St. S.W.
Lynnwood, WA 98036

Rental Fees: Admission includes quad roller skates. Inline skates are $3.75 additional. You are welcome to bring your own skates as long as they are clean and in good condition. sure to join Lynnwood Bowl & Skate for their learn to skate class on Saturdays from 11 a.m.-noon. The class is $17.50 per person and includes the noon skate session.

photo: Auburn Skate

The Best Spot to Save Money

Editor's note: This venue remains closed.

Auburn Skate
The folks at Auburn Skate are all about families and they show it with their family-friendly perks and pricing. Family skate times always mean kid-friendly music and games (limbo anyone?). While their Saturday night pricing means parents skate free when they bring their kids. Add in the fact kids four and under never pay to roll and you've got a good time that wont' cost too much.

Open skate session times and prices are as follows:
Sat., 11 a.m.-noon Learn to Skate, $13
Sat., noon-4:30 p.m. Family Skate, $9
Sat., 7:30-10 p.m. Family Evening Skate, $10 (free for parents)
Sun., noon-4:30 p.m. Family Skate, $9

1825 Howard Rd.
Auburn, WA 98002

Rental Fees: Skate rental is included in admission price. Add $3 to the tab if you want to rent inline skates.

photo: Everett Skate Deck

The Spot to Skate on a Day Off

Editor's note: Everett Skate Deck will reopen Sept. 18, 2020 for limited fitness skating, Fri.-Sun. They offer family fitness skating sessions on each of these days.

Everett Skate Deck
Home of the Jet City Roller Girls Roller Derby, Everett Skate Deck has been in business for over 50 years and it's easy to see why they are a family favorite. They really have it all covered between the rink complete with a mirrored disco ball and DJs playing your favorite tunes, to the inflatable toys, arcade games, concession stand and big screen TVs. If you've got a crew of newbie skaters, beginner skate classes are offered on Saturdays from 11 a.m.-noon for $60. The price includes four classes along with roller skate rentals. The first class starts on the first Saturday of every month.

Open skate session times and prices are as follows:
Fri., 7:30-10:30 p.m. Public Skating, $9
Sat., 12:30-4:30 p.m. Public Skating, $8
Sat., 7:30-10:30 p.m. Public Skating, $9
Sun., 12:30-4:30 p.m. Public Skating, $8

9700 19th Ave. S.E.
Everett, WA 98208

The Best Spot for Variety

Editor's note: Marysville Skate Center is currently open for fitness skating. They offer public skate options Weds.-Sat. and family day is Sunday.

Marysville Skate Center
Step back in time with music from the '70s to current hits, and skate on a real maple hardwood floor at Marysville Skate Center. We heart their retro, glow and hot hits skate sessions, but their Sunday family special has stolen our hearts. Held on Sundays from 1-4:30 p.m., they include free cotton candy, games and prizes and at $6 a person or $20 for a family of four, it's a deal that's hard to beat.

Open skate session times and prices are as follows:
Fri., 7:30-11 p.m. Friday Night Live Hot Hits, $7
Sat., 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Morning Cheap Skate, $5
Sat., 1-4:30 p.m. Public Session, $6
Sat., 7-10:30 p.m. Retro Skate & Glow Skate, $7
Sun., 1-4:30 p.m. Family Day, $6/person or $20/family of 4

7313 44th Ave. N.E.
Marysville, WA 98270

Rental Fees: All admission prices include free quad rental skates. Specialty speed skates and inline skate rentals are $3 more.

The Best Bang for Your Buck

Editor's note: These community centers remain closed.

Seattle Parks and Recreation Community Centers
During the school year, two of our area's community centers host Friday night skate sessions. The best part? It only costs $3-$4 per skater and includes skate rentals. Both centers follow a school schedule so there's no roller skating on holidays or during the summer.

Alki Community Center
Kick off your TGIF by heading to the Alki Community Center where they offer family skate every Friday night during the school year starting in September. Kick the weekend off right with awesome games, music and some serious roller skating fun.

Open skate session times and prices are as follows:
Fri., 5:45-7:45 p.m., $3

5817 S.W. Stevens St.
Seattle, WA 98116

Rental Fees: Skates are provided with admission.

Bitter Lake Community Center
After a long week, relax and have some fun at family skate night at the Bitter Lake Annex. A popular spot for families, this is a perfect place to meet up with some friends or make new ones. Family skate night takes place on Fridays during the school year.

Open skate session times and prices are as follows:
Fri. 6:30-8:15 p.m., $5

13040 Greenwood Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98133

Rental Fees: Roller skates are included with admission. Feel free to bring your own skates or borrow a pair from the Community Center. Toy skates are not allowed.

—Allison Sutcliffe, Jeffrey Totey, Kristina Moy & Allison Rasmussen

featured photo: Oak Park Roller Skating Rink


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