Norfolk is all geared up and ready to roll into summer with the grand opening of its outdoor roller rink at Downtown Norfolk’s MacArthur Mall. The rink will be open Thursdays through Sundays from June 2 through July 30. Tickets are $12 per person, which includes skate rental – but if you have your own, feel free to bring them.
The rink comes with a DJ! That’s right, you will have all the jams thanks to Astro Entertainment, who will be spinning up the classics. Specialty-themed nights will feature music from the 70s, 80s and 90s, and you are encouraged to dress decade-appropriate – groovy headbands and legwarmers welcome! Speaking of which … The Legwarmers, an eighties cover band, will be playing at Norfolk’s the NORVA on June 10.
Roller Rink Events Calendar:
Rockin Rollin: Friday, June 2, 5-11 p.m. Get ready to rock & roll this summer! Join us for the grand opening at MacArthur Center of Hampton Roads’ first outdoor roller rink.
Roller Derby Exhibition Bout: Friday, June 2, 7 p.m. This is your chance to watch the Dominion Derby Girls in an Army vs. Navy exhibition.
Food Truck Rodeos: Every Friday, June 2-28, 5-9 p.m. Eat the Streets 757 offers your favorite food trucks every Friday night. Yum!
Roller Dance Parties: Every Thursday-Sunday night from Friday, June 2, through Sunday, July 30, come out and join Astro Entertainment for themed dance parties from the ‘70s, ‘80s, ‘90s, country music, beach music and disco. Dressing up decade- and theme-appropriate is encouraged!
Rolling Rainbows to benefit Hampton Roads Pride: Saturday, June 10, 8-11 p.m., join MacArthur Center as we celebrate PrideFest! Drag performers will entertain the crowd from 8:30 to 10 p.m., and 10 percent of admissions will be donated to Hampton Roads Pride.
Roller Derby Red Cross Blood Drive: Friday, July 7, 3-7 p.m. Roller Derby girls have been known to shed a little blood during competition; however, they are coming together for a good cause – a special American Red Cross blood drive.
Roll Over Cancer Survivors Skate with the American Cancer Society: Friday, July 7, 7-9 p.m. Join the American Cancer Society for a special skate as we celebrate survivors and raise awareness about cancer.
Christmas in July: Thursday, July 13, through Sunday, July 16. A Christmas Celebration in July with nightly falling snow, skating Santa and your favorite holiday tunes. Don’t forget to stop by on Wednesday, July 12, to watch “Elf!”