Skate Parks and Places to Go Roller Skating in Grand Rapids

Strap on the roller skates and get your blood pumping at one of these roller skating rinks or skate parks around the Grand Rapids area.

Drop the remote. It’s time for some old-fashioned fun! Get moving and experience the thrill of skating by visiting a neighborhood rink or skate park in the Grand Rapids area. Whether you’re a bit wobbly or a pro on wheels, there’s a smooth floor or a mean obstacle course near you.

Many rinks offer lessons and affordable birthday parties, while entry into a number of the skate parks is free. So no matter your style, there’s a good time to be had by all.

Belding Skate Park at Central Riverside Park

  • Address: 200 Depot St., Belding
  • Phone: 616-794-1900
  • Type: Skate park

The shallow bowl at Central Riverside Park offers up twists, turns and dips for inline skaters to maneuver, and it’s only one reason those in Belding visit the park. Other amenities include lit tennis and basketball courts, picnic shelters, a sand volleyball court, a jungle gym for the youngest members of the family, and walking trails that offer scenic views along Flat River.

David L. Dirkse Skate Park 

  • Address: 1286 Ottawa Beach Road, Holland
  • Phone: 616-399-4520
  • Type: Skate park

Here, skaters have access to 13,000 square feet of bowls, rails, stairs, mini ramps and half pipes to show off their skills. Located right beside the Ottawa County Fairgrounds, this skate park was built in 2009 and has been swarmed by roller skaters and skateboarding enthusiasts ever since. Nearby find lighted tennis courts, picnic tables and grills, a basketball court and nature trails.

The Fun Spot Skating

Kentwood

  • Address: 14 52nd St. SE, Kentwood
  • Phone: 616-534-8106
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Byron

  • Address: 3651 84th St. SW, Byron
  • Phone: 616-878-7100
  • Type: Roller skating rink

These rinks have their original wood floors from 1949, but skaters wouldn’t know it as they glide easy over the smooth surfaces. Family-owned since the beginning, The Fun Spot offers lessons, Skate Mates, rentals, private and public parties. No matter your skill level, there’s no skating around a good time here.

Grand Haven Skatepark

  • Address: 16 Sherman Ave., Grand Haven
  • Phone: 616-847-3493
  • Type: Skate park

Catch some air beachside at this premier, 13,000-square foot skate park, made for boards, blades and bikes. Right on Lake Michigan’s waterfront, experience a full-sized bowl, quarter pipes, hubba box, rails, c-rails and stairs.

Hastings Roll-A-Rama

  • Address: 1907 S. M-37 Highway, Hastings
  • Phone: 269-948-2814
  • Type: Roller skating rink

At this neighborhood rink, experience all the fun that comes with strapping on a pair of skates at cheaper prices. It’s a family-friendly respite from video games and those bogged down by the workweek.

Home Roller Rink (The Rink)

  • Address: 12521 James St., Holland
  • Phone: 616-298-7118
  • Type: Roller skating rink

Geared toward outreach in the community, The Rink hosts open skate times, family skate at cheaper prices on Sundays, private parties, fundraisers and other events throughout the year. So drop in, strap on the skates, and watch the kids go.

Huizenga Park Skate Park 

  • Address: 350 Royal Park Drive, Zeeland
  • Phone: 616-772-0870
  • Type: Skate park

Located on the south side of Zeeland, here you can find a cement lot with a multitude of quarter ramps, rails and ledges to sick your blades on. This park isn’t only home to a skate park, but picnic shelters, a basketball court, baseball diamond, a pond to fish in and a nifty wooden playground known as Timberland. No matter your cares, there’s fun to be had here.

Jumpin’ Jupiter

  • Address: 1775 Evanston Ave., Muskegon
  • Phone: 231-773-5538
  • Type: Roller skating rink

At Jumpin’ Jupiter, the fun isn’t tethered to the rink, though there are plenty of games played on the floor, from Wiggle Jiggle Bug to 4 Corners. Unleash the little ones on Bounce Quest, which offers “soft-impact” fun on a multi-level jungle gym. There are arcade games for the older ones, and a café for those who work up a hunger. Kiddie car and Skate Mate rentals available for the kiddos new to skating.

Prairie Park Skate Park 

  • Address: 2250 Prairie Parkway, Wyoming
  • Phone: 616-530-3164
  • Type: Skate park

This green oasis outside the big city occupies more than 36 acres. A paved walking trail winds around the perimeter of the park and beside the woods, offering a great route for skaters to get in their aerobic workout. For those wanting to practice tricks, there’s a paved lot with rails, quarter pipes, stairs and benches. Make a trip of it and take the family. There’s a picnic shelter, restrooms and playground equipment for tiny siblings.

Roll Away Family Fun Center

  • Address: 805 E. Main St., Lowell
  • Phone: 616-897-0001
  • Type: Roller skating rink

Housed in a renovated 19th century schoolhouse, the skating rink is located on the second story above the Brunswick bowling alley. A laser tag arena occupies the third floor and a mini golf course has been remodeled on a plot next door. Here, there’s no shortage of classic games to play, making this center an ideal party place. Note that hours vary by activity. Call ahead.

Roller Fox Skating Center

  • Address: 12189 Apple Ave., Ravenna
  • Phone: 231-853-2971
  • Type: Roller skating rink

A family-friendly facility, this rink with multi-colored walls and wackily designed carpet hosts open skate Thursdays-Sundays, birthday parties and private events for cheap rates, All Night Skates where you can jam in your jammies and Custom Pizza Nights. So don’t deny this maple skating rink the fun you deserve.

Skate Estate

  • Address: 19224 M-46, Howard City
  • Phone: 231-937-5653
  • Type: Roller skating rink

Stop by Skate Estate and get the family moving in a fun way. This family-owned rink offers rentals at a cheap price, birthday and group parties, Bombshell Saturday Nights with lights, and there’s even a snack bar stocked with hot food, snacks and sodas for when skaters get the munchies.

Smallenburg Skate Park

  • Address: Fairbanks Ave. (near the corner of 16th St.), Holland
  • Phone: 616-928-2450
  • Type: Skate park

Drop in on this concrete, plaza-style skate park and get your legs pumping. Tackle the rails, stairs, ledges and quarter pipes all in the midst of this urban park. When you need to refuel, there’s a gazebo to grub in, a drinking fountain, and even a playground area in case younger siblings tag along.

Tarry Hall Roller Skating Rink 

  • Address: 3330 Fairlanes Ave., Grandville
  • Phone: 616-534-8235
  • Type: Roller skating rink

Big on weekend, seasonal and family public skating, the day dictates the music! On Fridays, the music is geared toward kids 12 and older, featuring hip-hop, dance and electric. On Saturdays, bring the entire family and groove to pop, country and the oldies, then listen to Christian, Kidz Bop and more on Sundays. There’s a pro shop and a snack bar onsite to beat those hunger pains, and there are even after-school specials on weekday birthday parties. Note: Closed on Saturdays and Sundays until fall.

This post was originally published in 2017 and is updated regularly.

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