Our most Frequently Asked Questions about Sk8 World of Portage Indiana

Can I bring my own food and drinks into the rink?

We do not allow outside food and drink during our public sessions. Our snack bar has a variety of food and beverage selections that are reasonably priced (unlike a movie theatre for instance). Our family-friendly prices make eating at Sk8 World affordable. If you have a reserved birthday party during a public session you may bring cupcakes or a cake for your party. Ice cream cakes are not permitted, we do not have room to store ice cream cakes.

Can I get a job at Sk8 World?

Sk8 World is always looking for stellar employees. We accept applications all the time even if we do not currently have any openings. We will contact you when and if we have an opening in your area of interest or corresponding skills. Stop by the office and ask for an application any time the rink is open to the public.

Can I go out on the floor in my shoes to take photos?

Parents are not allowed out on the skating floor with shoes on for any reason during an open public session. It’s too dangerous with skaters not watching for pedestrians walking on the floor. If your child needs your help, please let your hostess, a manager or a floor guard know and we will help your child get to you.

Can I use coupons on party packages?

Once your child has a birthday party at Sk8 World, you will receive monthly coupons and news unless you opt out. The month before your childs birthday next year you will receive a free coupon for the birthday child if you book your party at Sk8 World. You may use the Birthday Child free coupon that comes the month before your birthday but you cannot use any other coupon, 2for1 or free passes on our birthday party packages.

What happens in the rink when it's not open to the public?

Sk8 World has many activities besides open public skating sessions. If our schedule does not show the rink is open for a session when you wish to visit, we are not open and you are not guaranteed that someone will be there.

If you trying to pick up invitations for your reserved party, please come when the rink is open to the public. Our other activities might not have access to the office. Sk8 World has roller derby and other groups that use the rink when we are not open to the public.

Do you have lockers?

Yes, we have lots of lockers and they cost 50 cents. All personal belongings must be locked in a locker and not left on benches, tables, seats or under benches. If you lose an item and come up to the office, our first question will be “Did you lock it in a locker?”. If you do not have a locker key, we cannot help you. If items are left at the rink, we do have a Lost and Found and keep items for 30 days before donating them.

Do you have a skate shop?

Sk8 World has skates for sale in both regular roller skates and inline skates. We have sizes for children and adults. We do repairs, mounting and fittings. Our prices are great and we offer complete customer service. Our skate shop is open anytime the rink is open to the public, just ask at the skate counter.

Do you provide teachers for children that cannot skate?

We offer Learn to Skate Classes on Sundays from 11am – 12pm for $10 including rental skates. Stay for the afternoon session and use the skates for free, just pay for the session.

We also offer Private one on one lessons for $20 per hour. Ask at the office for more info!

For our Guests with Special needs we offer:

Our special Guests can experience roller skating is a couple of different ways. During our public sessions we allow wheelchair skaters out on the floor with a skating adult. They are welcome to skate the entire session including couples. We do ask that during more active skates like jam skate, any wheelchair skaters exit the floor for safety reasons.

If there is no adult with the skater that can skate, one of our floor guards will go out with the wheelchair skaters for a few times around the floor. We do not provide for a floor guide for the entire session. Adults are not allowed to walk on the floor in shoes. In our seating areas we can move tables to make guests in wheelchairs or with walkers more comfortable.

Do you have a Snack Bar?

Sk8 World has a terrific snack bar with food and beverage selections. Our pizza is great and we have other items like hot dogs, nachos with cheese and peppers, hot pretzels plain or stuffed, and all the candy and chips you could want! We have Pepsi beverages on hand and bottled drinks as well.