Aurora Skate Center was recently featured on Illinois Homes, one of the top sites for Aurora Real Estate. Check it out here: Feeling of Flight: a Blast from the Past at Illinois Roller Rink.
Studies done by the Consumer Products Safety Commission show that roller skating is 2x safer than playgrounds, 3x safer than football and baseball, 4x safer than basketball and 5x safer than riding a bicycle. Don't forget to share photos of how you're celebrating National Roller Skating Month using the #NRSM hashtag!
Aurora Skate Center has been a community resource since 1955. We pride ourselves on our hardwood maple floating floor (81x174; considered a large intermediate sized floor).
Our "School and Skate" programs include:
We have a huge selection of music (157,183 songs and counting!!!) in our computer.
On Mondays we host a live organ-music dance session with Frank Pellico, organist for the Chicago Blackhawks, playing the only triple-deck Hammond X-66 Pipe Organ (w/ 26-ranks of pipes) in the country. See Friday and Saturday night on the "Daily Calendar" for "Fresh Fridays" and "Old vs. New School Saturdays!"
A live organ-music programmed dance session with Frank Pellico, organist for the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center, playing the only triple-deck Hammond X-66 pipe organ in the country with 26 ranks of pipes. The structured program is geared toward traditional skate dance numbers. All ages are welcome to attend, although most of our regulars range in age from their 40s to 80s. Session includes four dance sets, foxtrots, moonlight waltzes, the trio and conga, the rhomp and power rhomps, etc. Occasional potluck parties, costume parties, and celebrations (our skaters frequently bring a cake for everyone on their birthday or anniversary...they get in free that night). See the "Daily Calendar" for information on potluck & costume parties and other special events on this evening.
Fitness Skate: Wednesdays, 10:00am-12:00pm
followed by the Adult Class from 12:00-1:00
All ages can enjoy this Wednesday morning session (Coffee Clutch, Stroller Skate) that we now call the "Fitness Skate." The participants tend to be adults who are free in the morning and want exercise. All ages are welcome so bring your friends and visiting relatives!
Children with disabilities program on Wednesdays from 5:00-6:00pm. WDSRA (Western DuPage Special Recreation Association) generally hosts an 8-week and a 6-week program in the fall and then the spring. See the "Daily Calendar" for the scheduled dates.
Adult R&B Soul Night: "Steppin and Skating"
The second Wednesday of the month, in the evening from 8:00-11:30, we host an Adult R&B "Steppin & Skating" session with DJSteveSoSmooth (Steve Wilkerson, who teaches steppin at the Rink Fitness Factory on the East side). Steppin teachers every week to guide you into the wonderful world of Steppin. Admission: $10 (includes rental skates, if needed).
Exercise, fun & games, and fellowship during our weekly roller skating session for homeschooled children and parents (parents skate free). Admission: $6 (includes rental skates, if needed). Snackbar will be open. Music: Christian rock and Radio Disney acceptable. Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 begins the new season.
Come join us for exercise, fun & games. Admission: $6. Skate Rental: $4 (regular, speed, and inline). Snackbar will be open.
Our most popular session for young people. All ages welcome. "Get Your Skate On!" Mixing Live with DJ Suavesmooth. Live world-wide internet radio, broadcast on www.247hitz.com & www.djsuavesmooth.com! Top 40 & all of those Classic Skate Jams. Big Battle, Games, Races! All ages welcome. This is a skating party!!! Admission: $8. Skate Rental: $4 (regular, speed, or inline). Snackbar will be open.
Saturday evening is our "Old vs. New" session. Lots of families and young people. DJ Patrick mixing live. We go back and forth between Old-school and New-school all night long! All ages welcome. Games, races & more! Admission: $8. Skate Rental: $4.00 (regular, speed, or inline). Snackbar will be open.
Our popular Saturday and Sunday afternoon sessions for young people and families. Think moms and dads and kids and birthday parties. Great fun, games, four corners, the hokey-pokey, backwards skate, couples (we call it "buddies and partners," 2 or 3 people holding hands), the races, nd prizes. Admission: $6 (spectating parents and grandparents welcome, no charge); Skate Rental: $4 (regular, speed, and inline). Snackbar will be open. Please remember that everyone in the building is required to have skates on (except spectating parents, grandparents & babies and non-skating toddlers three or four and under). The Aurora Skate Center is not available for hanging out.
To see our "Schools Out" schedule go to the "School and Skate Programs" link for the 21 Rebate Skate dates tied to the school district schedule and also see the "Daily Calendar" for day-to-day activities at the Aurora Skate Center. See the "Daily Calendar" for the Winter Break and Spring Break schedules.
The summer matinees are held every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 1:00-4:00pm from June 9, 2015 through August 13, 2015. Everyone is welcome, all ages. Admission: $6 (spectating parents and grandparents welcome, no charge); Skate Rental: $4 (regular, speed, and inline). Snackbar will be open. This summer, 106,000 passes were distributed to the elementary and middle schools in 11 school districts that allowed the students to skate free (no admission) once-a-week for ten weeks. The passes must be in your possession and are for the person holding the pass only. Everyone is welcome each day; the passes can only be used on the designated day (yellow-Tuesday, blue-Wednesday, green-Thursday).