Yelp Cincy is our go-to source for all the best hidden gems in the city. Like, roller rinks. (Remember those?) These blast-from-the-past places are guaranteed family fun, and open year-round! Thanks, Yelp, for putting roller rinks back on our radar — if you need us, we’ll be at Target buying knee pads and glow necklaces.
Without further ado, here’s Cindy from Yelp:
Looking for a way to entertain the kiddos in spite of this frigid winter weather? We know just the place! Keep warm and cure cabin fever with our list of top local roller skating rinks in Cincinnati. Let’s roll!
The Friday family pizza deal will have your family ballin’ on a budget. Every Friday night from 7:30-10:30 p.m., $30 will cover admission for four, four regular skate rentals, one pitcher of soda and one large cheese pizza!
In case you didn’t know, even OTR has a roller skating rink! Kids’ skate is open to the public on Friday evenings for only $1 with membership to the center and $2 without a membership. Yelp Tip: Use the Yelp app to find a place to eat after and make a night of it.
Skatin Place has been family owned and operated for more than 30 years! Talk about a staple in the community. Yelp Tip: Saturday is usually their busy day, so if you’re looking for a good night to take the kiddos, roll up on a Friday.
Saturday family night is budget-friendly at Independent Skateway! If you pay the $6 admission fee for 4+ people in your family, you’ll get free skate rentals and a free small drink and popcorn.
According to Castle Skateland, the rink here is the largest skate floor in the Tri-State area. Yelp Tip: Looking to invest in skates for the whole family? Check out their pro shop!
Westsiders, it’s been said that you haven’t grown up on the westside unless you’ve visited Western Rollarama. The retro vibe of this place will take you back to your grade school days and if the little ones have been here for a school party, then maybe they have some new tricks to show mom and dad!
Happy Skating, Cincinnatians! Be sure to download our free Yelp mobile app to bookmark these locations or to find a rink near you!