150 Completely Random Facts from the World of Roller Skating that we wrote!

  1. Veronica Harris from Houston, Texas holds the record title for the longest duration roller skating backward while hula hooping, with 33 minutes 1 second.


  1. Xanadu is perhaps the most famous roller skating movie. It features a romantic musical fantasy that features a love story built around a roller disco.


  1. Skating has also influenced sneaker culture. Certain sneakers have become popular for their compatibility with skateboarding and roller skating, and this has influenced the broader sneaker trends.


  1. Thanks to Ronald Reagan, October became National Roller Skating Month in 1983.


  1. 2004 NBA slam dunk champion credits roller skating for his accomplishment, saying “When I was younger, my parents used to take me to the skating rink at least twice a week. All the time I spent on skates strengthened my legs and helped develop my leaping ability.”


  1. Roller skating can burn up to 600 calories per hour.


  1. The Paris-based label Yves Saint Laurent sold one of the most expensive skates ever. They were high heels with wheels and were priced at $2,600.


  1. Rollerball is a science-fiction sports movie featuring a violent future sport that is a mix of roller derby and motorcycle racing.


  1. The LGBTQ+ community has used roller skating as a form of protest and demonstration. For example, the annual “Roll Out for Pride” event in New York City is a roller skate parade that coincides with the city’s Pride celebration.


  1. The largest parade of roller skaters took place in Paris on June 15, 2008, with 1188 participants who skated for 12.68 miles.


  1. In 2015 Shristi Sharma set a new record for the lowest limbo skating over 25m, traveling under a course of 25 6.69-inch (17 cm) bars.


  1. The activity of roller skating requires balance and coordination, skills that can be improved with regular practice.


  1. On August 11th, 1866, James Plimpton, creator of the contemporary quad roller skate, leased the Atlantic House Hotel in Newport and transformed the dining room into a skating rink. This was the very first public roller skating rink.


  1. As a weight-bearing exercise, roller skating can help to improve bone density, which could potentially reduce the risk of developing osteoporosis.


  1. Kansas City Bomber is a film starring Raquel Welch about a roller derby star trying to balance her personal life and her roller derby career.


  1. Monkeys can be trained to roller skate quite well.


  1. Roller Derby originated in the United States in the mid-1930s, and while it was initially a marathon skating race, it evolved into a contact sport with the introduction of physical collisions and falls.


  1. The “Power Slide” trick is done by skating fast, then turning sideways and sliding, often used as a stopping technique.


  1. The Skatebirds, a television show that aired from 1977 to 1978, featured three large, costumed birds on roller skates: Knock-Knock, a woodpecker; Satchel, a pelican; and Scooter, a penguin. Their nemesis was a cat named Scat Cat, who would chase the roller-skating trio.


  1. Roller rinks became popular in the United States in the late 1800s and were often used for social events and parties.


  1. In the 1950s and early ’60s, roller skating carhops became a common sight at drive-ins, making serving food easier and more fun.


  1. In the late 20th century, rollerblading (also known as inline skating) became a popular alternative to traditional roller skating.


  1. Although there have been a few companies to create electric roller skates such as Escend, and Atmos Gear, they have yet to become popular enough to reach a wide customer base.


  1. Roller Derby is known for its inclusive and empowering culture. It has a strong following among women and is one of the few sports with professional leagues for women. Many roller derby leagues also embrace people of all gender identities.


  1. Roller Boogie is a movie that combines two popular trends of the 1970s – roller disco and boogie music.


  1. Concrete, known for its durability and cost-effectiveness, is a popular choice for outdoor roller skating. When used in certain environments, it’s typically coated with a sealant or epoxy for a smoother finish.


  1. Roller skating is popular in several regions around the world. Some of the places where it’s most popular include:

– United States

– Europe

– China

– Japan

– India

– Southeast Asia

– Latin America

– Middle East and Africa


  1. The longest distance covered on roller skates is 8,596 km (5,341.3 mi) achieved by Peter Bögelein (Germany). Bögelein departed Würzburg, Germany on 1 June 1986 and returned to Würzburg on 16 September 1986.


  1. Renée Forrestall, who was attempting to pick up roller skating again in time for her 60th birthday, unintentionally purchased a set of skates she had previously owned 4 decades earlier.


  1. Professional roller skater Tinuke’s Orbit (aka Tinuke Oyediran, UK) has the record for most cartwheels on roller skates in one minute with 30.


  1. Roller skating has been used as a form of physical and mental exercise during military deployments. For example, Chief Warrant Officer 3 Victoria C. Corrigan from the 16th Combat Aviation Brigade formed a roller derby league at Kabul Air Base during her deployment in Afghanistan.


  1. Roller skating requires flexibility in your joints, particularly in the ankles, knees, and hips, which can be improved with practice.


  1. In the United Arab Emirates, particularly in Dubai, there’s a roller skating community known as Madrollers. It was launched in 2015 and has grown to have 700-800 active members who meet several times a week to practice and enjoy roller skating. The community is free to join, and they even provide training for beginners.


  1. Roll-on or Roll-off Flooring are temporary solutions made of plastic or synthetic materials. Their easy installation and removal make them ideal for temporary setups or events.


  1. Roller skating is an excellent way to boost cardiovascular health, as it offers aerobic exercise that can help strengthen the heart and potentially reduce the risk of heart disease.


  1. The first patented roller skate was introduced in 1819 by Monsieur Petitbled. These skates were like inline skates, with only three wheels and no way to turn.


  1. Engaging in roller skating can help boost mental health by releasing endorphins, improving mood, and reducing stress levels.


  1. Inline skates were re-introduced to the market in the 1980s by two American brothers, Scott, and Brennan Olson, who found an old pair of inline skates and decided to redesign them for off-season hockey training. They are the founders of the Rollerblade company.


  1. The International Federation of Roller Sports was the global authority for a variety of roller sports, including skateboarding, rink hockey, inline hockey, inline speed skating, inline alpine, downhill, roller derby, roller freestyle, inline freestyle, aggressive inline skating, inline figure skating, and artistic roller skating. It was founded in Montreux, Switzerland in April 1924 by Fred Renkewitz and Otto Myer, two Swiss sports enthusiasts.


  1. Roller skating helped popularize tube socks, particularly those with stripes at the top. In the 1970s and 1980s, skaters often wore these with shorts.


  1. Roller skating’s forward-thinking roots link back to roller derby and its enduring ties with feminist and queer groups. Conceived in the 1930s by Leo Selzer, a sports marketer from Chicago, derby was revolutionary for its time as it welcomed both men and women right from the start.


  1. The longest conga line on roller skates was done by the Shivganga Roller Skating Club in Inda. It totaled 308 people.


  1. Roller skating’s popularity has had its ups and downs. While the 1970s may be considered the most famous roller skating decade, the early 1900s also experienced a roller skating craze. In 1905, roller skating rinks opened in cities on the East Coast, and it became a preferred form of entertainment over dancing and other activities.


  1. The “Crazy Legs” trick requires the skater to cross one leg over the other while moving, creating a “wave” effect with the legs.


  1. Sk8fanatics is a California-based company that specializes in custom setups. From dress shoes to Jordans, they can make almost any shoe a high-end roller skate. They have made custom skates for many celebrities, such as Usher.


  1. The majority of roller skating injuries involve the wrist.


  1. The African American Roller Skate Museum was established to tell the story of roller skating in the African American community and to celebrate its history and contributions.


  1. Roller skate wheels are typically made of polyurethane, a material that offers good grip and bounces.


  1. In 1945, Paul Riedell, a roller skating enthusiast, founded Riedell Shoes, Inc. in Red Wing, Minnesota. He and his wife Soph became known for their high-quality, handmade skating boots that ensured great fit and comfort.


  1. Roller Champions is a competitive 3v3 roller sports video game where you take on the rival team with quickness, intelligence, powerful tackles, and audacious evasions. One secures victory by being the initial team to accumulate five points via successful hoop shots.


  1. Roll Bounce is a movie set in 1978 and revolves around a group of teens who are passionate about roller skating.


  1. There are two main types of roller skates: quad skates and inline skates. Quad skates have four wheels arranged in two rows, while inline skates have a single line of wheels.


  1. As the popularity of Disco rose in the 1970s, so did the installation of Disco Balls at roller rinks. This led to more roller rinks making their locations look and feel like nightclubs with widespread lighting upgrades.


  1. Similar to the iconic dance move, the “Moonwalk” has the skater moving backward while appearing to skate forwards.


  1. Inline skating can provide a significant aerobic workout. According to the Mayo Clinic, a person can burn between 210 to 311 calories in 30 minutes of rollerblading at a leisurely pace.


  1. For outdoor skating, a softer wheel is preferred (below 90A hardness), because it offers better shock absorption on rough or uneven surfaces. Conversely, for indoor skating, a harder wheel (above 90A hardness) is ideal.


  1. One of the most famous instances of roller skating intersecting with the Civil Rights Movement included a man named Ledger Smith, who skated 685 miles to attend Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.


  1. Founded in 1936 by John L. Wintz, SURE-GRIP International first made its mark with a rubber inlay wheel for roller skates in 1937. Made from durable phenolic, these wheels offered extended use and grip, replacing slippery wooden ones, and revolutionizing the industry. Hence, the company’s name, SURE-GRIP, aptly reflected its pioneering product. This success marked the company’s start as a trailblazer in the industry.


  1. The physics of roller skating can be taught as part of a S.T.E.M. learning program: Roller skating provides a practical and fun way to explore the principles of physics. Concepts such as friction, force, gravity, and momentum can be explored through the movements and mechanics of roller skating.


  1. The plate links the boot, trucks, and wheels in the roller skate setup. There’s a range of roller skate plates to choose from; constructed from nylon or metals, and with varied truck angles for enhanced agility.


  1. The DiscOasis at the Wollman Rink, in Central Park, NYC is a roller disco extravaganza, hosted by Nile Rodgers, the “Groovemaster”, and features open skate sessions, theatrical performances, live DJs, artists, and special guests.


  1. The “Cross Over Turn” move is commonly used when turning corners at high speed. The outer foot crosses over the inner foot, helping to maintain balance and speed during the turn.


  1. Some roller skate wheels have a hollow core to reduce weight. This is especially common in speed skating and roller derby.


  1. Roller skate wheels also come in different shapes, which can affect maneuverability. Narrow wheels are more agile, while wider wheels offer more stability.


  1. Each major American city developed its skate style during the 1970s roller revolution. Chicago became famous for JB skating, with its intricate moves borrowed from James Brown (“JB”).


  1. The popularity of roller skating was further fueled by social media trends, particularly on TikTok. Skaters such as Ana Coto (@anaocto), TJ Rossetti (@skaterboitj), Solomon Snowden (@idance_solo), and many more, received millions of views on their videos and inspired many people to pick up roller skating during the pandemic.


  1. In the 1970s, short shorts, also known as “hot pants”, were popularized in part by roller skaters, both men, and women.


  1. During World War 2 one of the USO’s most popular programs was roller skating.


  1. The renowned singer, Pink, has been spotted enjoying roller skating with her family during her leisure time.


  1. The Universal Skate Wrench is one of the most popular roller skate tools: this skate tool features a 15/16″ open-end wrench for adjustable toe stops, a 1/2″ socket for wheel axle nuts, and a 9/16″ open-end wrench for standard kingpins. This tool is perfect for beginner skaters as it will adjust your 3 main skate parts: toe stops, wheels, axle nuts, and your skate kingpins.


  1. “The Spin” trick involves spinning around in place, either on the toe wheels, heel wheels, or all wheels.


  1. The largest indoor roller skating rink in the world is Guptil’s Arena in Cohoes, NY. It has over 400,000 board feet of oak flooring held together by nine tons of nails.


  1. Regular roller skating can help to increase endurance over time, allowing you to engage in physical activity for longer periods without getting tired.


  1. Vinyl Tile is a durable, water-resistant material that provides a smooth surface for skating, which makes it suitable for many uses. It’s also relatively easy to maintain.


  1. In season 4 of Stranger Things, a surprising turn of events occurs at Rink-O-Mania, which is, in reality, Skate-O-Mania, located in Albuquerque, New Mexico.


  1. The “Toe Spin” trick involves spinning on the front (toe) wheels of one skate.


  1. Bill Butler, a black skater active in the 1970s, is credited with the inception of roller dancing. He originated numerous dance steps and glides on roller skates, earning the title of the Godfather of Roller Disco.


  1. There are now brands dedicated to creating fashion specifically for roller skaters, blending functionality with style.


  1. The first recorded marriage on roller skates happened in 1912 in Milwaukee.


  1. In 1984, the Apollo Victoria Theatre, in London, staged the premiere of Starlight Express, the world’s only musical performed exclusively on roller skates.


  1. The TWA Hotel at the JFK Airport, in Queens, NYC is a hotel that hosted the summertime fest “Roll-a-Rama at the Runway Rink.”


  1. During the disco era, roller rinks were popular hangouts. Fashion of this era translated to the rink with bright colors, bell-bottom pants, and satin jackets.


  1. Inline skates, or rollerblades, have a line of wheels extending along the center of the boot, usually ranging from two to five wheels.


  1. Roller skating is a full-body workout that engages various muscle groups, particularly in the legs and core, thereby improving muscle strength.


  1. Jam skating is a type of roller skating that blends facets of freestyle skating, breakdancing, and roller skating.


  1. Whip It Is a film directed by Drew Barrymore, the film stars Elliot Page as a member of a roller derby team.


  1. A technique for stopping in which one foot is placed behind the other, forming a ‘T’ shape is called the “T-Stop.”


  1. Roller skating is featured in many Cirque Du Soleil shows. One such example is in the show “Totem”, which explores the evolution of mankind. A couple is shown spinning on roller skates at high speeds during a wedding ceremony for the performance.


  1. Patrick Swayze made his big-screen debut as Ace in 1979’s Skatetown USA, a roller disco film.


  1. Roller skating originated in the 18th century: The first recorded invention of roller skates was in 1760 by a Belgian inventor named John Joseph Merlin.


  1. The sport of inline speed skating has been included in the World Games since 1981. Its inclusion has made it a global phenomenon.


  1. Moxi Roller Skates and Moxi Shop’s owner and founder, Michelle Steilen, had to start a second facility to handle all the back orders the company had amassed in 2020. “In April, [we] generated 12 times our typical sales. Now, it’s a lot more than that.”


  1. Boots are made into skates when the skate frame is attached to the shoe by drilling holes through the frame into the shoe and bolting them together. The bolts are then cut down to size.


  1. At 95, Gene Elliot celebrated his birthday by roller skating at Skateland USA in Hickory, North Carolina. He is one of the oldest roller skaters ever recorded on video.


  1. Maple hardwood is a highly sought-after skating surface due to its durability, resilience, and smooth feel. It’s often favored for surfaces where a bit of flexibility is needed.


  1. A bearing press/puller tool is used to remove and install bearings easily and efficiently. It is a two-sided tool that has one end to pull the bearing out of the wheel, and the other end is used to push the bearing into a wheel.


  1. Roller derby requires a lot of protective gear due to its physical nature. Participants typically wear helmets, mouthguards, elbow pads, knee pads, and wrist guards to protect themselves during play.


  1. Beyoncé has been seen roller skating for fun in her time and has even used it as a theme for a music video.


  1. Inline skates are used for a variety of activities, including fitness skating, racing, aggressive skating, and extreme sports such as aggressive inline.


  1. Roller derby is a contact sport played by two teams of fifteen members roller skating in the same direction around a track. The game consists of a series of short matchups (jams) in which both teams designate a jammer who scores points by lapping members of the opposing team.


  1. The first recorded game of roller hockey took place in London in 1878.


  1. ABEC Scale: The quality of bearings is often graded using the ABEC scale (Annular Bearing Engineers’ Committee), which rates them from 1 to 9. A higher ABEC rating means better precision and efficiency.


  1. A trick where the skater squats down on one leg and extends the other leg straight out in front is called “Shoot the Duck.”


  1. Roller skating culture has inspired certain hair and makeup trends, such as brightly colored hair, glitter makeup, and vibrant nail colors.


  1. The Roller Skating Rink Operators Association was established in 1937 by a group of skating center owners to promote roller skating and establish good business practices for skating rinks. They hold a convention every year and also have a trade show where companies showcase the latest products geared to roller skating and operating roller skating rinks.


  1. The boots of inline skates can be made of different materials, from plastic for recreational skates to carbon fiber for racing skates, which allows for more speed and better maneuverability.


  1. Actor Brandon Perea became the youngest professional Jam skater in history at the age of 13.


  1. Freestyle Slalom Inline Skating is a form of inline skating where tricks are performed around a linear arrangement of uniformly spaced cones. While most freestylers prefer inline skates, a few opt for quad skates.


  1. Particularly for children, learning to roller skate can boost confidence and independence as they master a new skill.


  1. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, a Minneapolis, Minnesota-based firm, Rollerblade, Inc., created by Scott and Brennan Olson, extensively publicized inline skating under the registered trademark Rollerblade. This label has evolved into a generic trademark for inline skates.


  1. Roller skate and inline bearings are typically made from steel, although some higher-end versions may be made from ceramic or titanium.


  1. Roller skates have been used in various sports, including roller hockey, speed skating, figure roller skating, and roller derby.


  1. The rapper Snoop Dogg has been photographed on several occasions showing off his roller skating skills.


  1. In 1995 Nike bought Bauer and started producing Nike-branded inline skates. As the popularity of inline skating slowed in the early 2000s, so did Nike’s interest in the market, and they ended up selling Bauer for $200 million on February 21, 2008.


  1. Inline skate wheels are usually larger and harder than roller skate wheels, which makes them faster and suitable for different kinds of terrain.


  1. The World Roller Games is the largest global event for roller sports and includes several disciplines such as speed, hockey, derby, and freestyle skating.


  1. In 1979, Cher released a song called “Hell on Wheels,” and the accompanying music video featuring roller skating was one of the first modern, MTV-style music videos.


  1. James Plimpton, an American, invented the “rocking” skate in 1863. This design, known as the quad skate, improved upon previous designs and is the design most used today.


  1. The Church of 8 Wheels in San Francisco, California, is an old church converted into a roller rink that offers a unique skating experience. It hosts different events, including roller disco parties.


  1. Roller skates have also been used in the military. During World War II, the United States explored using roller skates to help move infantry more quickly.


  1. Americans who skated at a roller rink in the late nineteenth century would dance to brass bands or small orchestras. However, as the century ended, rink owners were increasingly reliant on the mechanical band organ, a less expensive alternative that produced excellent music.


  1. Tarra is considered the world’s only roller-skating elephant. She lived in Matilija Canyon during the late 1970s and early ’80s with her owner and trainer Carol Buckley.


  1. There are many roller rinks throughout Europe. Amsterdam is home to the famous Roller Planet.


  1. The film Boogie Nights is set in the late 1970s and features a character known as Rollergirl who is always seen with her roller skates.


  1. The modern roller skating scene often embraces a DIY aesthetic. This includes customized skates, homemade skate accessories, and personalized outfits.


  1. RollerJam USA on Staten Island is New York City’s last remaining indoor roller rink. It was severely damaged during Hurricane Sandy, and it took $750,000 and six months of extensive repairs to reopen.


  1. Aggressive inline skates are marked by a resilient, rugged boot. Still, the distinguishing features are the soul plate and the groove, also known as the H-block, of the frames, facilitating secure and comfy grinds.


  1. The design of inline skates was inspired by ice skates and was initially used as a summer training tool for hockey players.


  1. Inline skating skills are valuable for camera operators in the film industry who need to move smoothly and quickly around a set while shooting. This can include both indoor and outdoor shoots.


  1. One of the disciplines in Artistic skating is “Figures,” where the individual follows the figure circle line on a specific edge. Figures become progressively more complex with the addition of turns and the use of the third circle.


  1. Rollerblade brakes are typically found on the back of the skate, with some designs allowing for the brake to be moved from one skate to another, depending on user preference.


  1. Despite their typically technology-averse lifestyle, Amish communities have used roller skates for decades. However, during the Rollerblade craze in the 1990s, only a third of Amish congregations approved their use.


  1. In the late 1800s, concern over potential accidents between roller skaters and walkers led certain areas of London to consider prohibiting roller skating. Winston Churchill refused to agree to a by-law that banned skating on pavements, “as it affords outdoor exercise for young people, which is badly wanted in London”.


  1. The recent resurgence of roller skating has brought with it a revival of 1980s fashion, including neon colors, high-waisted jeans, and crop tops.


  1. In 1994 Roces made the first adjustable inline skate called the NRjr. Size adjustability has now become a standard quality for children’s inline skates.


  1. Detroit also has its roller skating style that started in the Motown era. “The Hatch” is a popular Detroit skate where a group of three to four skaters, holding hands, alternately twist their bodies from right to left as they skate. They must be completely in sync for it to work.


  1. Roller derby participants often adopt a “derby name”, a nickname that’s typically punny, fierce, or humorous. These names are part of the fun and camaraderie of the sport.


  1. Peter Bögelein from Germany holds the record for the longest distance traveled on roller skates, covering a total of 8,596 km (5,341.3 mi). Bögelein embarked from Würzburg, Germany on the 1st of June 1986, making his return to the same city on September 16, 1986.


  1. The first World Championships for speed roller skating were held in 1938. By 1979, the sport was included in the Pan American Games program.


  1. In France, there is a police unit made up of 9 inline skaters that are training for utilization during the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.


  1. Founded in 1980, the National Museum of Roller Skating offers the community a chance to understand the roller skating sport and its origins. The museum displays roller skating across the ages through exhibits featuring relics from the early 19th century.


  1. Artistic roller skating mixes figure skating, dance, and gymnastics, showcasing choreographed routines to music. Performances can be solo, in pairs, or team events. It’s competitive, with global contests, but also a popular recreational activity due to its expressive character.


  1. Roller skates were initially seen as a form of transportation, rather than for recreation or sport.


  1. Established on Jan. 9, 1955, during the Civil Rights period, RollerCade is among the oldest persistently open, black-owned rinks nationwide.


  1. Toe Caps: Toe caps are protective accessories that cover the toe area of roller skates. They provide an extra layer of durability and can help prevent scuffs and damage to the front of the skates.


  1. The first roller skate with adjustable tension via a screw was patented by James Leonard Plimpton in 1863.


  1. When drive-in restaurants started to gain popularity in the United States in the 1950s, roller-skating waitresses first appeared. These restaurants discovered that hiring roller skating waiters was a successful option when they required a quick and effective way to serve customers who were in their cars. While collecting orders and bringing food and drinks to clients’ cars, the waitresses would roll out on skates. The restaurant business immediately adopted this idea and it started to become popular.


  1. In Berlin, roller skates were elegantly introduced into society through the debut of the German ballet Der Maler oder die Wintervergn Ugungen (The Artist or Winter Pleasures). The ballet required ice skating, but due to the impracticality of creating ice on stage at that time, roller skates were used instead.



  1. Roller skates themselves have become fashion accessories. Skates can be found with a variety of colors, patterns, and even light-up wheels.



  1. The Rink (1916) is a silent short film that showcases Charlie Chaplin’s comedic roller-skating prowess. Chaplin, also the writer and director, portrays an awkward server with exceptional skating talent.



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Summer Camp Field Trips at Roller Kingdom: Fun, Learning, and Cool Comfort

Located in the vibrant cities of Tyngsboro and Hudson, MA, Roller Kingdom is an iconic destination for exhilarating fun and unique experiences. Our two venues, each spanning over 25,000 sq ft., are the top choice for summer camp field trips at Roller Kingdom, providing a blend of enjoyment, exercise, and education.

The Roller Kingdom Summer Camp Experience

Roller Kingdom is more than just a roller rink—it’s a hub of entertainment. Our rinks come alive with programmed light and sound shows, creating an energetic atmosphere where campers can let loose and have fun. Off the rink, our video arcade and the karaoke and dance “Beat Box” and thrilling laser tag games offer a variety of entertainment options. Our friendly and attentive staff are committed to making each visit memorable.

Kids enjoying karaoke and arcade games during a summer camp field trip at Roller Kingdom.

Our Facilities

Our expansive facilities set us apart. Each Roller Kingdom location offers a large, well-maintained roller skating rink, comfortable seating areas, and a fully-stocked snack bar. Designed to accommodate skaters of all levels, our rinks ensure everyone, from beginners to seasoned skaters, can enjoy their time with us. Plus, our air conditioning systems keep the facilities cool and comfortable, even during the peak of summer.

View of the spacious roller skating floor, a favorite spot for summer camp field trips at Roller Kingdom.

Our Skating Equipment

At Roller Kingdom, we prioritize safety and comfort. We provide high-quality roller skates and inlines. Through regular maintenance and stringent quality checks, we ensure that our equipment remains in excellent condition, offering a safe and smooth skating experience for all.

Roller Kingdom’s Summer Camp Services

We offer a range of services tailored to meet the needs of summer camp groups. From private bookings s for roller skating and laser tag to accommodating various group sizes, we strive to make each visit as hassle-free as possible. Our dedicated staff members are always on hand to assist with group events, ensuring a memorable and fun-filled experience.

For more information about our private party pricing and packages, visit our Private Parties page:  https://rollerkingdom.com/private-parties/

Safety Measures

Safety is our number one priority.  Our rinks are regularly inspected and cleaned to ensure a safe environment. At Roller Kingdom, parents, and camp leaders can have peace of mind knowing their campers are in good hands.

Fun and Educational Aspect

A field trip to Roller Kingdom is both fun and educational. Skating helps improve balance, coordination, and physical fitness. Roller skating and laser tag at Roller Kingdom can naturally foster cooperation, communication, and leadership skills among campers. By participating in these fun activities, they gain valuable experiences that contribute to their overall personal development.

Recreational group enjoying a summer camp field trip, roller skating at Roller Kingdom under the supervision of their group leader.


With our unique blend of fun, safety, and learning, Roller Kingdom is the ideal venue for your next summer camp field trip. Our top-notch facilities, dedicated services, and commitment to safety ensure an unforgettable experience for all campers. Book your summer camp field trip at Roller Kingdom today – where fun, learning, and cool comfort roll together!

Roller Skating Fun at Roller Kingdom – Enjoy A Great Time During April Vacation!

Looking for a fun and entertaining activity to do with your kids this April Vacation? Look no further! Roller Kingdom is the perfect place to take your kids. The rink offers a fun and safe environment for skaters of all levels. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced skater, Roller Kingdom has something for everyone.

The Benefits of Roller Skating & How It’s the Perfect Activity for Your April Vacation

Roller skating is the perfect activity for your April vacation! It’s a great way to stay active, have fun and make memories that will last a lifetime. Not only that, but roller skating has many physical and mental benefits. It can help improve balance, coordination, flexibility, and strength; it can also reduce stress and anxiety. So if you’re looking for an activity to do with your family or friends during your April vacation, why not give roller skating a try? With its positive physical and mental effects as well as its ability to create lasting memories with loved ones, it’s the perfect activity for any type of person.

Something for Everyone!

With a variety of activities available, you’ll be sure to find something that’s just right for you. From roller skating and laser tag to arcade games and karaoke, there’s something for everyone at Roller Kingdom, and your kids will be entertained for hours. Spend your April vacation having fun with friends and family at one of the most popular recreational centers in town!

Kids at skating rink

Check out more videos and pictures of our Arcade here: https://rollerkingdom.com/about-us/arcade/

Schedule and Pricing

Admission is $15, and rentals are just $3 – now that’s a great price! Enjoy all the fun activities without breaking the bank. Come join us today and make memories that will last a lifetime. Parents get free admission during the afternoon sessions, and it is just $3 for skate rentals.

Valentine’s Day Gifts

Valentine’s Day is a time to show your love and appreciation for your special someone. If your special someone is a roller skater, then you are in luck! There are so many unique and fun gifts that you can get for the roller skater in your life this Valentine’s Day. From new wheels and bearings to stylish apparel, here are some great Valentine’s Day gifts for a roller skater.


    • New Wheels and Bearings: Every roller skater loves to try out new wheels and bearings. Not only do they add to the performance of the skater, but they also look really cool. Get your special someone a new set of wheels and bearings so they can look and feel their best when they hit the rink.

    • New Skates: Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to show your special someone how much you care. And what better way to do that than with a pair of new roller skates from Roller Kingdom? Not only will they make them feel loved and appreciated, but when you buy with us, you’ll get a rebate card for future admission. So not only will your special someone have a great Valentine’s Day gift, but they can also look forward to more fun times in the future!


    • Roller Kingdom Gift Certificate: Looking for a unique and memorable gift for your loved one this Valentine’s Day? Look no further than a Roller Kingdom gift certificate! It is a great way to show your appreciation and gives the recipient a chance to enjoy some fun and exciting activities at Roller Kingdom. Whether they love to skate, play laser tag, or hang out with friends, there’s something for everyone at Roller Kingdom.
Stop by Roller Kingdom today and let us help you find the perfect gift for your roller skater sweetheart!

Annual Halloween Costume Party

Halloween Costume Party

Roller Kingdom is the perfect place to celebrate Halloween. We’ve been hosting our Halloween party for many years, and it’s always a big success.

The party will include decorations, games, and of course, skating! We’ve got something for everyone – whether you want to dress up as your favorite character or have fun with your friends.

Join our Costume Contest!

The annual costume contest highlights the most creative and imaginative costumes.
Dress up as your favorite character, wear your best costume, or come up with something new and creative.
We will be selecting the winner based on creativity and effort. So show up in your best costume, and you will automatically be entered to win a prize!

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Fun Halloween Games

  • Guess the weight of the pumpkin.
    Contestants have to guess the weight of a pumpkin. The person with the closest guess wins the pumpkin!

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  • Guess the amount of candy corn.
    To play this game, you must guess how much candy corn is in the jar. The contestant with the closest guess wins the entire jar of candy corn!

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To play this game, you must guess how much candy corn is in the jar. The contestant with the closest guess wins the entire jar of candy corn!



Roller skating Costume Contest Winner

Costume Contest Winner

At this event, everyone who dresses up gets candy. In addition, the first, second, and third place costume contest winners will get a big prize

Date and Time

Our Halloween party will happen at both locations on:
Friday, October 28 / Night Session
Sunday, October 30 / 1-5 PM

Hawaiian Themed Sessions

Hawaiian Themed Session at Roller Kingdom

The Hawaiian party is back for the second year in a row! We know that people enjoyed our last one so much that they want us to do it again. So we will have all your favorite games and roller skating.

What is a Roller Skating Hawaiian Party?

This event is a celebration of the end of summer and all the fun we had this year. We will be celebrating with games, prizes, and Hawaiian-themed icees! It’s the perfect way to end summer with family and friends.

We will also give out FREE leis to everyone who attends.


Date and Time


We will have two Hawaiian-themed sessions: one in the afternoon and one in the evening.

The party will take place on Friday, August 19th, during our night session, and on August 20th, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at both Tyngsboro and Hudson locations.



Games and Activities You Can Participate In

This event will feature games such as limbo and a hula hoop contest. We will also have specialty icees, and a selfie wall where you can take pictures in your best Hawaiian costume.


The best Hawaiian costume will receive a prize!

Here’s what you need to know: The best Hawaiian costume receives a prize! So get yourself a Hawaiian-themed costume and join us! 

Our event is about having a good time and dressing up in awesome Hawaiian costumes.

April Events

Roll into Spring Break!


Our spring skating session is back by popular demand! Get your wheels turning and your body moving by joining us at Roller Kingdom. If you missed out on our winter break and New Year’s celebrations, then you will certainly want to be in attendance during spring break. Drop in for skating sessions Monday, April 18th through Friday, April 22nd. Roller Kingdom’s Hudson and Tyngsboro locations will have special hours to help you say “goodbye” to winter and “hello” to spring.


Skate for a Cause


Roller Kingdom aims to set a positive example for our customers when it comes to generosity and kindness. As such, we have organized a Skate for Ukraine event on Tuesday, April 5th, from 5-8 pm at both our Hudson and Tyngsboro locations. According to UNICEF, an estimated two million children have fled Ukraine in search of safety abroad while over 2.5 million more are displaced within the country since the war began. We have the power to help. Skate sessions are $16 dollars during this event including skate rentals. All proceeds will go to United for Ukraine. Donations help cover the costs of food, medicine, and shelter, as well as formula and diapers for children.  


Vacation skating hours and admissions


Our Hudson, MA location features a beautiful skating floor and plenty of activities to keep kids entertained for hours during spring break. Check out the air hockey table or try your hand at winning a plushie from the claw machine. Collect game tickets for special treats at our well-stocked prize shop.


Extra hours at the Hudson, MA location are (M-F) 4/18, 4/19 4/20, 4/21 and 4/22 from 1-4 pm. Parents enjoy free admission. Kids’ admission is $13 with a $3 skate rental fee.


The Tyngsboro location features a brilliant white skating floor that gives the impression of a fresh, trendy rink. Enjoy arcade games, karaoke, and a well-stocked prize shop.


Extra hours are (Mon )4/18, (Wed) 4/20, and (Fri) 4/22 from 1-4 pm (MA school vacation week) AND 4/25, 4/27, 4/29 from 1-4 pm. Like Hudson, parents at the Tyngsboro location enjoy free admission. Kids’ admission is $13 with a $3 skate rental fee.


Vibe with Roller Kingdom


Our goal is to continue to provide a modern skating experience for kids and teens to help keep them engaged. There are a ton of reasons to join us for spring break:


  • 25,000 sq feet of sensory engagement. We have specialty lights and speakers throughout creating an energetic environment.
  • Affordable skate rentals from toddler size to adult.
  • Come hungry! We offer food, drinks, and treats kids love such as pizza, hot dogs, fried dough, slushies, nachos, and popcorn.
  • The Roller Kingdom security team and experienced staff help ensure the safety of our guests.
  • Skating games hosted by the team.
  • Wide variety of skates available for sale or purchase through exclusive catalogs such as Southeastern Skate Supply, Riedell, RollerBlade, and Tour Hockey.


Can your skating skills use some help?


No problem. Roller Kingdom has got you covered.  Bonnie and Diane are our amazing skating teachers at the Tyngsboro location. If you decide on heading to Hudson, be on the lookout for Heidi.


Don’t let a lack of skills stop you or your child from getting in on the action. Join our Saturday morning skate group classes or inquire about our private lessons. Be prepared for the upcoming spring and summer events at Roller Kingdom!



December Vacation at Roller Kingdom

Roller Kingdom


Come Skate during Winter Break


We believe winter break is meant to be enjoyed and skating is the perfect indoor activity. Therefore, Roller Kingdom has special hours during Christmas vacation to give kids a break from their televisions, phones, and games. From 12/27 through 12/31, both the Hudson and Tyngsboro locations will be open from 1:00 – 5:00 pm in addition to regular hours. Admission is just $13 and skate rentals are available for $3, unless of course, you picked up one of the gift certificates we have available. In that case, your child can select a brand-new pair of skates and accessories as an extra special present.  


12/31 New Year’s Eve Countdown Party


Kids and teens feel the excitement of the coming new year too. Make sure to include them in the celebration by ending the year on a fun and energetic note. Both Roller Kingdom locations are open from 1:00 – 5:00 pm on New Year’s Eve, which gives adults plenty of time to prepare for any evening activities or parties.


Roller Kingdom will make the night memorable and festive. The rink is modern, clean and has both great sound and colorful lighting. We will have our regular menu items available, so all you need to do is show up ready to roll. The countdown to 2022 begins at 3:00 pm. Admission includes party hats, leis, and of course, noisemakers for everyone. Also, this is the perfect time to glow from head to toe. Show off those smooth moves with Luminous Light Up Wheels for just $9 each. There are several colors available but be sure to get yours early because they will go quickly!


What New Year’s Eve Party would be complete without the best music? We will keep the energy going with a countdown of all the top songs of 2021 and of course some of our signature games.

Roller Skating is a Win-Win

Both the owners and employees at Roller Kingdom pride ourselves on creating an entertaining atmosphere for kids and teens to not only have fun, but get exercise as well. Roller skating is a form of fluid/low-impact aerobic exercise that does wonders for the mind and body. Here are a few examples of what we mean:


  • Roller skating helps improve balance and coordination. Its total-body motion means muscles in the core, back, and legs work to keep the body stabilized.[i]
  • Given that it is low impact, roller skating is an excellent alternative to contact and high-impact sports and activities such as football, tennis, and running.
  • Aerobic exercise is also known to help fight fatigue by strengthening the heart and lungs meaning more oxygen circulates through the system providing steady energy.[ii]
  • Time spent at the roller rink is good for kids’ mental health because it releases endorphins (hormones associated with positive moods) and builds lasting memories.[iii]


Additional Info:

  • Keeping with the holiday cheer, parents enjoy free admission for all afternoon sessions during the winter break.
  • We offer the best brands in roller skates with several unique colors and patterns available. Our skate deal is like no other because they essentially pay for themselves. You receive a gift card for the purchase price to be used towards admission. (1 admission per person).



[i] https://www.healthline.com/health/fitness/is-roller-skating-good-exercise#muscles-worked

[ii] https://www.parents.com/fun/sports/exercise/10-benefits-of-physical-activity/

[iii] https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/320839#what-are-endorphins

August 2021 events at Roller Kingdom

When you want a fun day out with your family, Roller Kingdom is the place to go. Roller skating has been around for decades and it’s still popular today! What better way to spend an afternoon than by going roller skating? With this blog post we hope to inspire you to make plans now for August so that you can enjoy some of these events at our rink.
The energy in the building is electric, the music pumping through the speakers, kids laughing as they race each other down the length of the floor, parents cheering from the sidelines – it’s like being at a carnival without all of that pesky waiting in line!

August Events:

Tyngsboro location:

Thursday, August 12th – 730-1030pm –  We have latin music night. If you like artists such as Bad Bunny, J Balvin, Rauw Alejandro, Karol G, and more this night is for you. Dj Jensway is the dj and she will be spinning all the hottest latin hits. She dj’s clubs all over MA and NH and keeps the dance floors packed.

Hudson, MA location:

Saturday, August 21st 7:30-10:30pm. Adult Night. Must be 18+. This night will be awesome. Adults only woohoo. No kiddies to avoid and just the music you want. Old school hip hop and r&b mixed with some new hits. DJ MannyReese will be on the scene and mixing it up. He is known around all of New England as the roller rink adult night mix master. Bring your skates or your blades and have fun tearing it up without the little ones. Roller skating at Roller Kingdom on Adult Night is super fun and no stress. Meet your friends and make some new ones. The AC will be pumping on this hot summer night.

Both locations:

Friday Night August 20th, and Saturday August 21st 1-4pm- Hawaiian Night. The summer fun continues with our Hawaiian themed fun. We are giving out prizes for best costume, having specialty icees, and doing a bunch of fun activities. Celebrate summer with a fun night of island fun.

We can’t wait to see you in August at our awesome roller skating events! Come and skate with us. You’ll be able to meet new people, make friends, have fun and get exercise all while enjoying the thrill of rolling around on a rink. Roller skating is not only an enjoyable activity but it’s also good for your health too; so we want everyone from kids to seniors out there having some fun this summer!

April Vacation Roller Skating

If you are looking for a way to have some fun with your family and friends during April vacation, you should consider checking out Roller Kingdom. 


While many people think that roller skates and blades are just for kids or teens, the truth is that they are a great way to have fun, exercise, and they can do wonders for your reflexes. 


The truth is that you can use roller skates and blades on the street or a skateboarding park. However, if this is something you never did before, it is better to try it in a place like Roller Kingdom. Besides the huge area (more than 25,000 sq ft.), you can also benefit from air conditioning. 

Oh, and if you are worried about COVID-19, we can assure you that we are taking all precautions. Besides regular cleaning throughout the day, we do an extensive cleaning every night. In addition, we have plenty of hand sanitizer spread all over our spaces, social distancing is mandatory, and masks are required. This means that you’ll be able to enjoy an incredibly fun activity with your loved ones or alone in a safe environment. 



April Vacation Skating At Roller Kingdom


In case you are wondering about our April vacation schedules:


  • Hudson, MA:


4/19 – 4/23 1-4pm every day


  • Tyngsboro, MA:


Open Mon, Wed, Fri, 1-4pm for both weeks MA and NH VACA.



Why You Should Take Advantage Of April Vacation Skating At Roller Kingdom


#1: Healthy Exercise:


Skating is just a great exercise. Besides burning a lot of calories, you can do it for many hours. Ultimately, it will allow your core and legs to be stronger. 


#2: It’s For All Ages:


As we mentioned above, roller skates and blades are for all ages, they’re not just for kids and teens. Overall speaking, you won’t be looking to be a pro. You just want to have fun. 


#3: Great For Reflexes:


As you can imagine, roller skates and blades require a lot of control and focus. They will not only help your balance and you will also learn how to fall without hurting yourself. 


#4: It Is Pretty Fun:


There’s no question that roller skates and blades can be a lot of fun. Between learning and then mastering your skills with some falls in the middle, you can be sure that you will have a few laughs. 



#5: Perfect To Forget About Problems:



We are living a difficult time with the new coronavirus pandemic and all its effects on our lives. Some of us really need some time to escape from all these problems that are always on your mind. And roller skates and blades may be just what you need to simply relax for a bit and smile.



#6: It’s Not Difficult To Learn:



In case you never tried it out, you need to know that riding on roller skates and blades is not difficult at all. While it may take you some time in the beginning, as soon as you can maintain your balance, you’ll see how easy it is.



Ready to try out Roller Kingdom?