We live within 30 miles of 3 skating clubs: Skateworld of Vandalia, Rolling Hills Skate Club and 36 Skate Club but the closest is 36 Skate Club. Roller skating ebbs and flows in how much my children love it or don’t love it. Some of that has to do with how experienced they are and how easy it is to find a good pair of roller skates if we don’t own a pair in their size. We keep an eye out at garage sales for gently used pairs but we don’t always find the sizes that we need!
We usually only skate at 36 Skate Club for my nieces’ birthdays or with the free skate coupons that the kids receive during Summer Reading Club.
36 Skate Club offers ample parking for larger groups and school buses for field trips which is very nice.
I like that parents get free admission which encourages parents to stay during Open Skate times even if the parents don’t want to skate they can stay and chaperone. The newer carpeting around the skating rink makes for super fun Glow Skating.
The Record Booth is located near the Entrance so that it is easy to request your favorite song before heading out on the rink. 36 Skate Club offers a variety of skate time from Open Skate to Adult Skate to Church Night and also offers birthdays and fundraiser opportunities.
Roller Skating is a great way to get exercise during the Winter months or on rainy days during the Spring and Summer. We often forget about Open Skate and usually skate during a party or event no matter which skating location we go to.
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