A ’90s Roller Rink Pops Up for Freeform’s ‘Cruel Summer’

Cruel Summer debuts on Freeform on April 20. Photo: Freeform/Bill Matlock

A 90s-themed outdoor roller rink hits the Westfield Century City Mall on Saturday, April 24 and Sunday, April 25 for the release of Freeform’s new teen thriller, Cruel Summer

Cruel Summer is set over three years in the 1990s. It stars Chiara Aurelia as Jeanette, an awkward teen who transforms into the most popular girl in school until she becomes a suspect in the disappearance of the small town’s former it-girl, Kate (Olivia Holt). The series debuts on Freeform on April 20, with new episodes dropping the next day on Hulu. You can watch the trailer, with an era-appropriate soundtrack from Garbage, below. 

The Cruel Summer roller rink will be in the Atrium of the mall, where DJs Daisy O’Dell, Sky Sky, and Memmi will spin the best jams of 1993-1995. Skaters will also have a chance to win swag. 

The event is free, but you’ll have to book a 20-minute time slot in advance. Reservations are good for two people. Masks, temperature checks, and social distancing will be in effect. Sign up here.


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