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There’s a Pop-Up Roller Skating Rink Coming to Union Station This Month

August 9, 2019 by Jonathan Tolliver
Union Station Old Ticket Room
The old ticket room at Union Station. Credit: Steve and Julie via flickr

Take off those TRAINing wheels, and lace up your finest retro skates, because Union Station is transforming the historic ticket course into a wheels up boogie wonderland over two days from August 24-25.

Union Station’s Retro Roller Rink will feature a 3200 square foot pop-up rink soundtracked by a DJ spinning classics from the 70s, 80s and right now (because you deserve to hear Earth Wind and Fire and Nicki Minaj in one place, you really do).

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As an added bonus, the renowned LA Roller Girls will be on hand giving hot tips to skaters of all levels and showing off their moves, presumably.

Regarding costs: A one-hour skate costs $7 in advance and $10 at the door, and skate rental is included in that price, though you are allowed to BYOS: Bring Your Own Skates. All ages are welcome.

There’s also a skate-tastic photo booth where you can commemorate this free-wheeling day. Beer and soda will also be sold on site. Buzzed cola, anyone?‪

The weekend rink is open noon to 9 p.m. on August 24, and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday August 25. Union station is super easy to get to on public transit, obviously, but you’re welcome to park nearby or take an Uber.‬

Tickets are available here.

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