SportsHouse, Redwood City, CA
The Armory at Red Morton, Redwood City, CA
Ages 7-10 Tuesdays, 4-5pm
Ages 11-13 Tuesdays, 5-6pm
Location: Armory Building at Red Morton Park
Redwood City Resident Registration: Tuesday, August 8, 2023
Non-Resident Registration: Tuesday, August 22, 2023
Unlike traditional roller skating rinks, Skate Open Spaces is mobile and designed to set up in your space in the San Francisco Bay Area. Whether it's a church, school, or business, as long as you have a large enough flat and safe surface, we'll call it a rink. At Skate Open Spaces we believe that parking lots and basketball courts are just roller rinks in disguise. If you have the space, we'll bring a trailer full of rental skates, music, games, and introductory lessons (if you want 'em).
Youth groups, after school programs, birthday parties, corporate team building, you name it. There is no right age group for skating and that's what we love most about it. It's for everyone and there is always something to new to learn. We can't wait to design the experience that is right for your group.
Based in Redwood City, Skate Open Spaces provides a mobile roller skating experience throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, including Belmont, Burlingame, Campbell, Cupertino, Fremont, Los Altos, Menlo Park, Millbrae, Palo Alto, Redwood City, San Carlos, San Jose, Santa Clara, and Sunnyvale. If your city isn't listed, reach out and we'll see if we can accommodate!
About 10 years ago we threw a birthday party at our local roller rink and it reminded us of the freedom we feel in that space. We knew we needed more of that in our lives. When the local rink closed, we wiped our tears and started looking for outside spaces to skate. We found some spots and some other skaters and met up for the freedom and comradery that skating brings. Now, we want to create a way to bring some of that rink joy into the lives of our community (even if it's rinkless). Come skate open spaces with us!
YES! We have a fleet of Sure Grip rental roller skates in sizes ranging from kids 10 (Please note that we do not have in-line skates for rent at this time.)
Yes. Whatever you love, you should skate.
While we support all forms of skating, we will defer to the event host for determining if skateboarding is allowed at the event.
Skater safety is our number one priority. If you have your own helmet and other safety equipment, we recommend bringing it. We do keep a supply of rental equipment that is available on a first come, first served basis.
Yes, all skaters must sign a waiver. Individuals under the age of 18 need to obtain a signed waiver from a parent or legal guardian. If you do not have safety equipment and decline to rent if from us, you will need to acknowledge that you accept this risk on the waiver.
That all depends on the venue, the desire, and sometimes the time of year. We would say that 2-3 hours is about right for a group event, but we're open.
For the most part, we just do the skating.
We expect your commitment through the following:
The size of the roller skating surface depends on the number of skaters you plan to host. A basketball court is a great size, but a smaller section of a parking lot can work for a smaller group. Reach out and we can take a look.
Yes. Skating in the rain or on a wet surface can be hazardous to you and damaging to skates. If you've booked an event and the weather isn't looking good, we'll work out an alternative date.
Roller skate wheels come in many different types. The main difference is the hardness of the wheels. Harder wheels are meant for indoor skating, softer ones for outside. A harder wheel is less forgiving on outdoor surfaces where the surface isn't uniform. We recommend bringing your skates and if they don't feel right, you can always rent some of ours. Ours have outdoor wheels that can also be used on indoor surfaces.