Looking for a way to connect with your kids? Dust off your skates and head over to Skateport Plaza or Great Skate Roller Rink for some good, old fashioned fun.
Skateport, 408 Weidman Road in Ballwin, has been around since the mid 1990s and not much has changed, explained owner Randy Kline. Its decor and ambiance have retained its retro, vintage charm that second generations of skaters now are enjoying.
“Kids might change, but some things remain the same,” said Kline, who has owned Skateport for the last 20 years.
Great Skate Roller Rink offers a rolling good time at 130 Boone Hills Drive in St. Peters. The rink has been around since 1990, but Rob Egan, owner since 1995, said updates like LED lighting and a computerized sound system keep it fresh and modern.
For those hankering for days gone by, an 80s-themed party is available. For field trips, Egan has created a STEM program where teachers can choose between seven lessons, such as friction, sound waves or even art. Skating and roller hockey lessons also are available, too.