- July 15, 16, and 17
- $12 roller skating admission (includes skate rental); free admission for spectators
Showing off your skate-tastic moves at a vibrant, music-fun, kitschy 'n cool theme night is something of a cherished Southern California tradition.
True, some of those themed-out gatherings have occurred at our region's limited-time ice rinks, those wintry fantasies that pop up, for a few weeks, around the holidays.
But vivaciously vintage dress-up events can also snazzily rule a summer-style soirée, one that involves wheels rather than ice blades.
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And the throwback spirit will be strong when Roller Jam puts its sparkly toe bumpers down at FIGat7th over three joy-filled July days and nights.
The weekend-long whimsy, which glides from July 15 through 17, will kickily kick it all off on Friday with a day devoted to '80s and '90s favorites. Disco shall dazzle skaters on Saturday, and the 2000s?
You aught to get excited about this: The great tunes from that divine decade will be in the Sunday spotlight.
That's $12, and skate rental is included. Spectating? That is free, and no reservation is required.
The beneficiaries of the pop-up include Social Justice Learning Institute, the Los Angeles LGBT Center, and the Downtown Women’s Center.
There will be a Crowns & Hops beer garden, too, starting at 4 o'clock each day. The Black-owned brewery will be pouring their sublime suds, with IPAs, pilsners, and other craft classics on the line-up.
Keep in mind that the theme events will begin in the evenings, even though the rink will open earlier each day.
For the full rundown, as well as important-to-know tips, read up on Roller Jam and begin planning your old-school, catch-the-light outfits, from holographic tops to glittery jeans, now.