Roll, bounce, rock, skate—Philly, when’s the last time you laced up?

Many of us remember the days of the roller disco—the music, the wind in our hair and the outfits—oh, the outfits. While the days hot pants and high socks may be over, who says the fun has to stop?

Roller skating is a great way to burn calories—up to 600 if you skate for a full hour. An aerobic exercise that strengthens your heart, arms and legs, roller skating is a lot easier on joints than jogging or even dancing.

So grab the whole family and glide on over to some of our favorite places to skate:


Laura Sims Skate House—Free admission, $3 skate rental

210 S Cobbs Creek Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA 19139
Phone number (215) 685-1995

Monday-Friday 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Friday 6:00-8:00 p.m. (Family Skate) 


Blue Cross Riverrink—$3 admission, $10 skate rental
Memorial Day—Labor Day
Penn’s Landing
Columbus Blvd Market St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone number (215) 922-2386

Monday-Thursday: 1:00–11:00 p.m.
Friday 1:00 p.m.–1:00am
Saturday: 11:00 a.m.–1:00 a.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.


Palace Roller Skating Center— $9 and below admission, $3 skate rental

11586 Roosevelt Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19116
Phone number (215) 698-8000

Hours vary.