Roller King Skating and Blading is trying to revitalize the skating days of the 1970s’ roller disco.
The family-owned skate venue has been open since 1976 and the love of skating is still prevalent, according to owner David Jacques.
“People enjoy it because it’s a throwback activity,” Jacques said.
Jacques remembers his own days of being a competitive skater and now his sons are following in his footsteps at the very place he learned to skate.
“It’s a low-tech activity,” Jacques said. “Opposite of everything else, there are no screens.”
Roller King has shifted its focus from regular skate days to hosting birthday parties, competitive skating, a speed team and roller derby.
Jacques also offers STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) field trips for local schools. Students learn about science and how it relates to skating, and then they have some free skate time.
A big draw to the skating rink is the ability for the entire family to join in on the fun.
“People say to me, ‘Oh, I came here when I was a kid and now I’m here with my kid,” Jacques said.
Jacques plans to keep the business in the family so his children and/or his sister’s children can continue on with the skating dream.
Between a snack bar, arcade and plenty of space to relax, Jacques hopes Roller King continues to be a staple in the Roseville community.
“We have got something for just about anyone,” Jacques said. “We are here. Come bring the family.”
For more information or to book a party, visit rollerkingroseville.com.