Things are really rolling with the roller skating community in San Francisco these days. The new roller skating mural on the asphalt of Golden Gate Park’s Skatin’ Place opened in mid-June — a project that happened in large part thanks to the effort of Church of 8 Wheels founder David Miles. And now he’s gone the extra mile again to create a new public roller skating rink, as NBC Bay Area reports a new outdoor roller rink called San FranDisco opened Saturday at Fulton Plaza, outside City Hall at Civic Center.
"I'm happy our families, kids, and residents are going to be able to come down to roller skate right across from City Hall at Fulton Plaza," Mayor London Breed said in a statement to NBC Bay Area. "Bringing our City back is going to require everyone in our community working together on ideas like this rink that get people excited about San Francisco.”
Let’s roll! The NEW San FranDISCO Fulton Plaza Roller Rink opens this Saturday, October 15th! It's a new, one-of-a-kind rink in the Heart of the City that's a great time for all ages.— SFOEWD (@sfoewd) October 14, 2022
Learn more and buy tickets at: https://t.co/vmBuDqmswa#sanfranDISCO pic.twitter.com/2NLqorE02s
The rink is 5,000 square feet or red-and-yellow checkered surface, and while it’s outdoors, it does have a roof to protect skaters from the sun and rain. Live DJs spin music, and the SF Standard has photos of Mayor Breed skating at Saturday’s ribbon-cutting.
You do have to make a reservation online to roller skate at SanFranDisco.com (which really just redirects to an Eventbrite page). It’s $15 for adults and $5 for kids under 18, a price which includes skate rentals. The rink is open Wednesdays through Sundays from 12 noon - 8 p.m., and is available for private rentals on Tuesdays.
The San FranDisco roller rink is scheduled to remain at Civic Center December 31, though it’s a two-and-a-half month pilot program that could be extended further.