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Oaks Park announces the Roller Rink is reopening for limited public Open Skate Sessions starting March 1, 2021.
• Sessions are limited to 50 skaters.
• Masks and social-distancing are required.
• Increased sanitation will be performed by Oaks Park staff throughout and between sessions.
• Admission = $10 per skater
• Admission includes conventional skate rental
• Tickets must be booked online in advance at oakspark.com/tickets. On sale now.
• Open 7 days a week; hours vary. Sessions are 2 hours long.
Our Roller Rink has been closed since March 13, 2020, with the exception of a brief reopening in early November when we were able to operate for just 10 days before a revision to the Multnomah County COVID mandates required us to close again. This has been by far the longest closure in Oaks Park Roller Rink's 115-year history. During Oaks Park's extended closure, we have gone from a staff of 250+ to just 8 employees. With capacity sales for each session, this reopening will allow us to bring back up to 4 full-time employees within the first few weeks with more full and part-time staff to follow. Getting our staff back to work is our top goal for the reopening.
Oaks Park Roller Rink is the nation's premier roller skating facility and the largest rink west of the Mississippi. First opening to skaters in 1906, one year after the amusement park grand opening, generations of Oregonians have enjoyed family fun, date nights, special celebrations, and fitness classes at Oaks Park rink. The only floating roller rink in the world, The Oaks has survived 2 floods through the ingenious barrel floatation system the stands ready should the Willamette ever breach her banks again. The Oaks Park Roller Rink is also the last roller rink in the world to feature a live pipe organ, which is played live on Thursday and Sunday nights.
Source: Oaks Park