I am all about old-school fun and finding different ways to get kids moving during this time of year. One of my favorite childhood activities was roller-skating! I used to skate around my neighborhood, skate on smooth tiled floor in the front of an old movie theater in the heart of the city and when I was really lucky, I got to go to a local skating rink. Skating rinks are still around and still provides the entertainment I remember from yesteryear. There are several rinks located throughout the metro area, check out your local options below:
Cumming – Let’s Roll Skate n Fun Center – 5065 Piney Grove Road, Cumming | Phone: 770-888-5000
Lilburn – Skate-A-Long USA– 744 Beaver Ruin Road, Lilburn | Phone: 770-921-0800
Various Locations – Sparkles Family Fun Center– Kennesaw, Smyrna, and Gwinnett
Woodstock – Hot Wheels Skate Center – 228 Farm Ridge Drive NE | Phone: 770-592-4688
KIDS SKATE FOR FREE
Kids Skate Free is a program where kids get a free pass to roller skate at a local roller rink (skates are extra). Participants must register with their local rink and then receive emails with passes.
Roller Skating Atlanta rinks that currently participate in the program are listed below. For a list of other rinks, visit the Kids Skate Free website. Once you find your preferred local rink, click on the green “Register for This Skating Center” banner and fill out the form. Shortly thereafter you will receive an email asking you to confirm your email address. Once confirmed, you’re a registered member of “Kids Skate Free”! The first set of passes is emailed the Sunday following your registration.
Remember, each skating center has their own age requirements; so check your preferred rink’s rules.
Kennesaw – Sparkles Family Fun Centers of Kennesaw– 1000 McCollum Pkwy | Phone: 770-428-3941
Lawrenceville – Sparkles Family Fun Centers of Gwinnett– 1104 Grayson Hwy | Phone: 770-963-0922
Smyrna – Sparkles Family Fun Center of Smyrna– 666 Smyrna Hill Dr | Phone: 770-432-6222
Woodstock – Hot Wheels Skate Center– 228 Farm Ridge Dr NE | Phone: 770-592-4688
ATLANTA CHURCH SKATING
A few local churches open up their large gyms for afternoon skating. Although it may not be like the fancier skating rinks listed above, they can still offer great, affordable family fun! Often, you don’t need to be a member of the church and some even have skates you can rent. Here are a few we know about and be sure to call for additional information and availability.
Northside United Methodist Church – 2799 Northside Dr NW, Atlanta | Phone: 404-355-6475
Peachtree Presbyterian Church– 3434 Roswell Road NW, Atlanta | Phone: 404-842-5800
Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church– 2715 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta | Phone: 404-266-8111
Ice Skating Rinks
As the weather heats up, there’s nothing better than cooling off on an ice rink! No need to wait for winter, these local ice skating rinks are open year-round and offer public skating.
Alpharetta – The Cooler, Alpharetta Family Skate Center– 10800 Davis Dr, Alpharetta | Phone: 770-649-6600
Cumming – TheICE– 1345 Atlanta Hwy, Cumming | Phone: 678-845-0103
Duluth – Atlanta IceForum– 2300 Satellite Blvd NW, Duluth | Phone: 770-813-1010
Marietta – Marietta Ice Center– 4880 Lower Roswell Rd #900, Marietta | Phone: 770-509-5067
Sandy Springs – Center Ice Arena– 750 Roswell Rd, Sandy Springs | Phone: 404-549-8425
We’d love to know on how your fun went! Be sure to share your pictures with us on our Facebook page!