Most frequent questions and answers


Our schedule changes seasonally. Please check our Hours and Pricing for the most current schedule.

Prices are generally $8 admission and $4 skate rental, but we do offer special nights like our cheap skate night Two Buck Tuesday and other themed nights throughout the year that may be more expensive.

There is parking available in front of our building and in the north lot. Please be mindful of our neighbors in front and around us and read and follow all signs and directions.

During our Public Skating Sessions, people may come & pay admission/skate rental to skate at Skateworld. We play music, games (such as Limbo, Lucky Dice Game, Races, etc.), and have ‘special skates’ (such as Cha Cha Slide and the Hokey Pokey). Our DJ and floor guards make sure everyone is safe and skating at a reasonable speed and in the regular skating direction.

We rent both quad and inline skates. Quads range from toddler size 8-mens size 15. Inlines range from Y13-Mens 14.

We do! During our public sessions we offer a discount of $2 off admission for 10 or more and $3 off admission 21 or more. Please book your group rate discount here. Advance notice is required.

We do not charge for non skating parents or family chaperoning their kids. Everyone else must pay admission to enter and skate rental if needed.

Yes, just make sure they are in good working order, with no metal parts or pieces hanging off that could scratch the floor.

Shoes (to accompany children who are struggling to skate) are allowed on the skating floor on Saturdays 10am-12pm, but all other times are strictly skating only.

Yes. Our Skate Shop sells everything a quad roller skater should need, including roller derby, general skating, outdoor skating, and jam skating equipment & accessories. We generally match (or beat) online prices so stop on by during any Public Skate session.

Yes! We sell skate themed socks in the Ticket Office and Skate Shop for $3.00 per pair.

We accept Cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. We also sell gift cards as an acceptable form of payment.

We do not allow outside food or drinks, with the exception of individually-sealed bottled water. 

We sell a large assortment of food, including Pizzas, Hot Dogs, Churros, Nachos, Icee’s, and Pepsi products.

We sell select beer and wine to adults 21+ with proper ID. We do no allow anyone who looks or acts intoxicated to enter the skating floor.

We not not have an ATM on site, but there are several bank ATM’s located within walking distance. We do accept cards in all parts of our facility.

Yes! You can purchase a giftcard for any amount you wish at the Ticket Office.

Yes, Skateworld is happy to donate products/services to nonprofits and fundraisers. Please email or snail mail a written request with company/organization letterhead to us with at least 3 months’ notice before your event.

Wear athletic clothing that is breathable and comfortable. Remember: skating is an athletic activity, so come ready to move and sweat! It’s easy to forget during the summer months, but make sure to wear socks!

Yes, and we have an extensive music library. Feel free to make requests to our DJ during Public Skating Sessions. Please note that depending on the session and time of day a song may not be appropriate.

Skateworld is a great place to skate and work. We hire seasonal staff during January thru June and during other times of the year as well. If you bring an upbeat attitude and a willingness to help people enjoy their skating experience, then come down and fill out an application Fridays 5-7pm and speak with our manager.

Of course! You are welcome to hold a Private Event with us, and we will help you to make it beneficial for your nonprofit or school. These types of events work best when your group has 100 people or more. Please give us a call to discuss specifics.

We do try to accommodate filming at our location, but usually you will have to book and pay for a special time with us so as not to infringe on the general public. Email us with questions at info@skateworldtacoma.com.

We have a changing table located in each of our bathrooms. We do not currently have a dedicated nursing area, but you are welcome to feed your baby in any area of the lobby you wish. 

We do not allow anyone 11 and under to be dropped off without supervision. Youth 12 and older are welcome to be dropped off, although we do reserve the right to give warnings, and if the warnings aren’t headed, they can be asked to leave and have their parent pick them up. Please review our Policies before dropping your child off.

Visitors may be filmed, photographed, or recorded by Skateworld for promotional uses, including for posting on the rink website and social media platforms. Please inform the Ticket Office if you prefer not to be photographed. Skateworld allows still and video photography only for personal and/or noncommercial use. Working members of the media MUST obtain permission from Skateworld Management and be escorted by a Skateworld staff member while in the building. For photoshoot information and rates, contact Skateworld Management.


Public Skate Parties are held during our Public Skate Sessions and are geared for smaller birthday parties. They start at $150 for a 10–person party.

Semi Privates are held during public skate sessions and an entire party room is reserved for just your group. Our party rooms can fit 50-75 people and offer an affordable option with great time frames.

Private Events are held during non–public skating hours and are geared for parties or events that would like the entire rink to themselves. They start at $400 for up to 100 people.

Unfortunately, if we are completely booked we recommend choosing a different party package or different day, or just planning the party portion at home and bringing a group skating. With this option, you would not be able to bring in any party items, gifts, cake, etc. If you are trying to figure out a time that may work for your group you can also email info@skateworldtacoma.com with your concern and we will try to help or point you in the right direction!

Public Skate Parties MUST be booked at least five days in advance (although we recommend two weeks OR MORE!). Private Events require at least one week advanced booking, though they generally book up to three months to one year in advance. 

For Public Skate parties a birthday cake is allowed if you have booked a birthday party with us and have chosen to bring your own. If you have ordered a cake with us, you will not be allowed to bring in an outside cake. No ice cream or additional outside food or drinks are allowed.

For Semi Private and Private Events certain concessions are allowed and must be discussed and approved by a skateworld staff member in writing. Please contact us directly for details.

Please check out our Birthdays page for more Birthday FAQ’s or send us an email at info@skateworldtacoma.com.