Two hours: $450 (add $75 for each additional half hour). To check the availability of your preferred time, see the "Daily Calendar."
We prefer to offer our rental skates to private parties. We do use the category, however, to cover our increased personnel costs for larger parties. Depending on the number of skaters, we can determine a flat rate for rental skates that permits party attendees to get any type of skate they want without the need of a ticket.
SkateMate trainers are an excellent aid for young people who have never skated before. They accelerate the learning curve considerably. We provide the SkateMate trainers to the beginning skaters in private parties at no charge. The SkateMate trainers are not intended to be used as toys. For the safety of the other skaters, they can only be used for training purposes, if needed.
Aurora Skate Center's snackbar is always open during skating parties and public sessions. You can structure your party to include food (usually, a slice of pizza and a medium soda or a pizza buffet and open fountain) for a special discounted price or you can have the snackbar available to your skaters should they wish to purchase food for themselves. No food or drinks can be brought into the rink from the outside at any time ( excepting a birthday or celebratory cake).
We currently have over 90,000 songs in our computer system. Our DJs are very skilled in adapting our library of music to the tastes, age, and backgrounds of our skaters. Music with explicit language or content is never played during public sessions. The music played in a private party can be more flexible, but a responsible adult must decide what type of music is acceptable and can be requested by your guests.
No person wearing skates can pick up a child at anytime. It doesn't matter how good a skater you think you are! The recent death of a youngster (fortunately not in Illinois) serves to remind us of the obvious danger of a fall with a child in hand. Read FAQ for more insight into this issue.
Generally, no headgear of any kind can be worn on the skating floor. The reason is simple: if a hat, headband, or dew rag falls off the head, someone else can be tripped and hurt badly. Exceptions would involve recent surgery, chemotherapy, or religious requirements.
During public sessions, we do not charge spectating parents to be in the building. We do not allow any young people (excepting age three and under) to be in the building without skates on. Most parents appreciate not needing to be concerned about young people who are "Hanging Out." Private parties have some flexibility with this policy.