People who grew up in the 80’s will be able to tell you about roller skating with great nostalgia. From getting a coke and fries at the snack stand to meeting up with their first crush and getting to skate the night away hand-in-hand. They will tell you about waitresses on skates, roller music, roller magazines and of course, the roller derby. We all remember our first time on roller skates and racing our siblings down the biggest hill in the neighborhood. Some of us even have scars to prove it.
We all remember scenes in classic movies with the waitresses on skates serving malts in poodle skirts. We also remember Ellen Paige competing in some hardcore roller derby. Those 90’s babies remember watching Rocket Power, where they rode anything with wheels. Whatever shows and movies we grew up on, roller skating was and will continue to be part of our culture.
No matter your age, roller skating has been a large part of social culture throughout the years. And we all have our favorite television and cinema moments surrounding roller skating.
Top Ten Moments in Roller Skating Cinema according to ifc.com:
- Boogie Nights (1997)
- Xanadu (1980)
- Whip It! (2009)
- Cant’ Stop The Music (1980)
- Mad Men (2014)
- Austin Powers Goldmember (2002)
- That 70’s Show (2004)
- Rollerball (1975)
- Van Wilder (2002)
- Skatetown U.S.A. (1979)
So whether you grew up roller skating or your favorite movie in Boogie Nights, roller skating can always bring out a type of nostalgia. What better place to host your high school reunion or a girl’s night out with sorority sisters? Check out our private party options as well as our upcoming events for all of the old school fun.