Back in the 1970s and 80s, the roller skating rink was the place to be every weekend for tweens and teens. Although the trend has died down somewhat, roller skating may be making a comeback — and not just with kids.
On days when you need an indoor activity to do with kids, roller skating is a good option! Check out these Indianapolis-area roller skating locations for classes, or just drop in for a fun afternoon of skating to music.
900 W. 30th Street, Indianapolis
Skate Fitness offers classes for children and adults of all skill levels, from beginners who have never put skates on their feet to intermediate skaters. By the time you make it to the intermediate class, you’ll be able to do basic spins and routines.
241 Casco Drive, Avon
This westside Indy skating rink offers skating, as well as an arcade, snack bar and family-friendly music. Hot Skates works with schools and teachers to develop fun STEAM field trips (that incorporate elements of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math), as well as host birthday parties and open skating hours throughout the week.
3902 N. Gen Arm Rd., Indianapolis
Skateland offers field trips and hosts birthday parties, and they’re also in the process of launching skating classes for all skill levels, from beginners through advanced. Skateland offers weekly open skate times nearly every night of the week.
6445 West Washington St., Indianapolis
At Roller City, visitors can skate and also do a host of other activities. Bring the entire family to try your hand at Dead Man’s Cove mini golf. Let little ones jump in the inflatables and teens have their fun in the arcade. Roller City also offers weekly skate lessons for those learning for the first time or hoping to brush up on their skills.
8734 E. 21st. St., Indianapolis
Roller Cave has been around since 1977, and offers a variety of activities, including roller skating, state-of-the-art batting cages and more. They offer group and private lessons for pre-skaters to advanced beginners. Learn the Kangaroo Hop, Surfer, T-Stop, Shoot the Duck and other classic skater moves.
- Most skating rinks have “skate mates,” which kids can push in front of them that helps them keep their balance.
- Call ahead to verify pricing and open skate availability.