Winnipeg is a great place to roller skate. There are many different places to enjoy this activity.

Here are just 2 of the best places to go roller skating in Winnipeg!

1. Wheelies Family Roller Centre

Wheelies Family Roller Centre

Wheelies has room to accommodate any last minute birthday parties as well as group gatherings!

Wheelies is open to the public for various roller-skating sessions.

Wheelies can be rented privately for:

  • Roller-skating
  • Licensed Dances
  • School Outings
  • Sports Wind-up
  • Birthday Parties
  • Fundraisers

210 Enniskillen Avenue just off of Main Street

2. Sk8 Skates

Sk8 Skates

Sk8 Skates is more than just a skateboard store, it is a family of individuals committed to strengthening the Winnipeg skateboard scene.

Sk8 Skates has been locally-owned, by skateboarders, since 1987 and is one of the longest standing skateboard shops in Canada.

They specialize in skateboards, snowboards and apparel. Find men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing and footwear.

Of cause, if you are roller skaters, they most probably will welcome you to join them too!

564 Main St Winnipeg, Manitoba (204) 452-4802

3. Galaxy Skateland

Galaxy Skateland

Built in 1908 as an Ice rink, the doors opened for the first time on Friday December the 4th 1908 and closed its doors for the last time on June 3rd 2007 for a total of 35,976 days (98.6 years) The first ad in a newspaper for the Winnipeg Skating Rink was in the Winnipeg Tribune December the 8th 1908. The cost of a single admission was 25 cents.

The blueprints of the building show the many rooms allocated as change rooms for hockey.

The first professional hockey game played in the building was between the Maple Leafs and the Shamrocks on December the 11th 1908.

The first ad that appeared for Roller Skating in the building was in the Winnipeg Tribune May 15th 1934. That would have been at the close of the ice skating season.

Ice resumed in the winter of 1934 and Roller skating in the spring of 1935. It looks like they did this again for the year and in the spring of 1936 an small story appeared in the Winnipeg Tribune proclaiming “350 tons of ice and enormous quantity of sand have been removed and the roller floor is in fine shape.”

It would appear that in 1936 was the last year they did Ice and then roller skating as there are stories and ads about ‘Winter” roller-skating and on Monday December the 14th 1936 in the Winnipeg Tribune there was a story with photos called “Roller Skating Becoming Leading Winter Pastime in City.”

Over the years the rink changed names a few times, from the Winnipeg Roller Rink to Winnipeg Roller Sports Centre to Dj’s Roller City and then finally the Galaxy SkateLand.

June 3rd 2007 was a very somber day for the city as the longest standing recreation building in Winnipeg closed.

4. Community Club Woodhaven

Community Club Woodhaven

Woodhaven is located in one of the most beautiful parts of St. James, bounded by Sturgeon Creek, Assiniboine River and the St. Charles Golf Club. It still has the “little country” feel even though it is within Winnipeg. The picturesque neighborhood is covered with mature oak trees, large green fields and a meandering creek.

200 Glendale Blvd. Winnipeg, MB R3J3J1

Conclusion

In conclusion, there are many great places to go roller skating in Winnipeg.

Whether you’re looking for a place to skate with friends or somewhere to take your kids, there’s sure to be a rink that’s perfect for you.

So! get out there and enjoy the fresh air while getting some exercise – skating is a great way to do both!

Author

My name is Patricia Toh. I was born in the southen of China but I live in Hawaii. I work as a translator. I love skating. But in the future, I’d like to try yoga too."

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