Do your games use tokens or coins?
All of our games use coins (quarters only) and cost anywhere from 25¢ to $1.00.
When is the best time to come for beginner skaters?
Although we can’t guarantee that these sessions won’t be busy, our absolute best time for beginner skaters is our Saturday morning learners session. It costs $6.00 per skater with the exception of their parents who may skate for free from 10am-12pm. Those that stay after 12pm that paid $6.00 earlier are welcome to stay until 5pm at no additional charge. Parents that got in free between 10am and 12pm will be required to pay $6.00 to stay beyond 12pm and up to 5:00pm.
Beyond our Learners Session, we would recommend any of our daytime weekend hours for beginners. On Saturday’s those hours would be between 10am and 5pm. On Sunday’s our daytime hours are from 1-5pm.
Do you offer lessons from beginners?
While we do not offer a lesson program, our floorguards are always open to being asked for help. They will be happy to show you the basics, to give you pointers, and to help you advance your skating skills!
What forms of payment do you accept
We accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and Cash. We do not accept personal checks for payment.
Do you sell gift certificates?
Do you have secure lockers?
Yes we do. They are .50¢ and .75¢.
Do you require the wearing of any type of safety gear?
We do not, however if you have your own helmet, elbow pads, shin pads, or other safety equipment, you are welcome to wear it if you wish. As you will see after reading our rules/safety policy, injuries can happen while skating just as with any other sport or athletic activity, so safety gear is always an option.
Can I skate if I am pregnant?
While that decision is between you and your health provider, we do not recommend it!
This recommendation applies to anyone who has any physical conditions that would put them at risk if they were injured in any way while on roller skates.
May I carry a child while I am wearing skates?
For the safety of the child you may not carry one while you are wearing skates. You may, however, hold a child as long as you are seated and off your feet.
What’s the difference between “inlines” and “quads”?
Inline skates or rollerblades are called inlines because all of the wheels are in a line, one wheel after another. Quads are the traditional style skates with 2 wheels side by side on the front of the skate and 2 side by side on the back. In lines were first invented in the 1800’s. Quads were invented later when skaters wanted to be able to do more difficult tricks on their skates.
How many calories can I burn?
16 laps around Jumpin’ Jupiter’s skating surface equals one mile. If you skate at any other rink, be sure to ask as the size of the skating surface vary from rink to rink.
How long does it take to learn how to skate?
It truly depends on the individual. Athletic ability, physical condition and motivation all play a factor. If a person wants to learn to skate the only one of these that will hold them back is lack of motivation. Athletic ability and physical condition can be improved no matter what, if a person is motivated. Having said that, for the average person just learning to skate, it takes an average of 5 to 6 lessons to move with confidence around the skating floor.
Are skates sized the same as shoes?
If you are renting skates, it is important to know that they do not come in half sizes but they do run a little larger than street shoes. So, if you wear a size 6 1/2 shoe, you should try a size 6 first and so on. Of course, if your first pair of skates do not fit, feel free to take them back to the skate rental counter. We will gladly exchange them for a different size. If you are buying a pair of skates, our skate sales staff can help you find the correct size, as the boots run slightly different from each manufacturer.
Do adults have to pay admission?
During our pubic skating sessions, non-skating grand parents/parents and their children that they take responsibility for, are the only “free” spectators. All others will be charged admission whether skating or watching. Note that on Friday Nights all paid admissions are required to wear skates at all times.
Do you allow kids to come in and just hang out?
Unless a parent stays to watch, all children/teens must wear skates and pay admission.
What if my child tries to leave the session early and I’m not there to pick them up yet?
We make every attempt to prevent this from happening, but we cannot stop them if they won’t heed our requests. If they continue on their own to leave the building/premises, we are not responsible. We recommend the child/teen stays inside until you come inside to pick them up. Except if the session has ended. It is your responsibility to be there by/before session ending time to pick them up. Once a child/teen leaves the building, they must pay in full to re-enter.
What size skates do you rent?
Starting at juvenile size 8 through adult size 15. If needed, we also have juvenile size plastic skates that go over the childs shoes.
Can I bring my own skates?
Yes, we allow all kinds of regular roller skates and inline/blade skates. We do not allow “heelie” type skates on our skating floor. We will inspect all personal skates for dirt an obvious safety concerns before allowing use.