What does Oklahoma City have in common with Venice Beach, Peachtree City, Washington D.C., Brooklyn, and Cincinnati? At first glance you might think not a whole lot. But we have joined the ranks of hotspot cities for outdoor roller skating and rinks. At a time when we are looking for fun things to do outside and at a safe social distance, roller skating has seen a resurgence in popularity.
Some locations offer boardwalks – Venice Beach – and others paved trails – Peachtree City Pathway – and there are those that offer rinks – Anacostia Park in Washington, D.C.
Not only is roller skating fun on the pathways of the Scissortail Park, Sky Rink has been a hub of activity since it opened last summer. Located in the southeast corner of the Park near Skydance Bridge, the rink sits under the event pavilion and offers nearly 5000 square feet of skating surface for both traditional quad skates as well as inline skates.
Sky Rink has been the place for birthday parties, family get-togethers, themed skating nights, and even a practice facility for the junior program of the Victory Dolls Roller Derby Team.
The Park was part of a national round-up of roller rink hotspots featured in the Amsterdam News in Amsterdam, New York. Check it out!