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

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).


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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