Frequently Asked Questions


Have your next party at Skateworld!


When can I come in and roller skate?

We are open for Public Skating Sessions on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Please check out our SCHEDULE for times, prices, and age requirements* (*Tuesdays ONLY).

What happens during Public Skating Sessions?

During our Public Skating Sessions, people may come & pay admission/skate rental to skate at Skateworld. We play music, games (such as Limbo, Lucky Dice Game, Races, etc.), and have ‘special skates’ (such as Cha Cha Slide and the Hokey Pokey). Our DJ and floor guards make sure everyone is safe and skating at a reasonable speed and in the regular skating direction.

How do I get to Skateworld?

Skateworld is located off the 163 which is near the 8. If you are driving south on the 163; take Genesee, take a right on Genesee; and then a left on Linda Vista Road. We are located about a mile down on the left hand side after Yum Yum donuts.
If you are driving north on the 163 take Genesee West, right on Genesee and left on Linda Vista Road. We are located about a mile down on the left hand side after Yum Yum donuts. To open a Google Map Link, CLICK HERE.

What size skates do you rent?

From toddler size 8 to men’s size 15. We offer both Roller Blades and Roller Skates for rent.

Can I bring my own skates?

Yes, just make sure they are in good working order, with no metal parts or pieces hanging off that could scratch the floor.

Do you have lockers to store my stuff?

We have lockers for rent, small for $4.00 and large for $5.00. You may go in and out of your rented locker as many times as you wish during the skating session. 

What forms of payments do you accept?

We accept Cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. We also sell gift cards as an acceptable form of payment.

Can I pay with a check?

Sorry, we do not accept personal checks.

Do you offer group rates?

Yes, groups of 10 or more save $1 on admission; groups of 20 or more save $2 on admission. All admissions must be paid in a single transaction. Please email us at at least 24 hours in advance to receive discount.

Do you have an ATM onsite?

We do not; however, we allow credit/debit payments at our ticket office, pro shop, and snack bar. The nearest ATM is located one parking lot adjacent to Skateworld in the Bank of America kiosk.

Do you sell gift cards?

Yes! Gift cards may be purchased inside our Pro Shop or at the front Ticket Office during any of our Public Skate times.

Will you donate something to my child’s school fundraiser?

Yes, Skateworld is happy to donate products/services to nonprofits. Please email or snail mail a written request with company letterhead to us with at least 3 months’ notice before your event.

If I am meeting a friend and just want to watch, do I have to pay to enter?

Yes, you will need to pay for admission and skate rental in order to enter the building.

Do you charge for parents to watch?

We do not charge for parents to watch their children during regular Public Skating Sessions. We do charge a minimal fee for parents chaperoning their child during a Birthday Party or Private Event which either the hosting parent or the individual attendee pays.

What should I wear roller skating?

Wear athletic clothing that is breathable and comfortable. Remember: skating is an athletic activity, so come ready to be active! It’s easy to forget in San Diego, but make sure to wear socks!

Do you take requests for songs?

Yes, and we have an extensive music library. Feel free to make requests to our DJ during Public Skating Sessions. Please note that depending on the session and time of day a song may not be appropriate.

Do you sell skates and accessories?

Yes. Our Pro Shop sells everything a quad roller skater should need, including roller derby, general skating, outdoor skating, and jam skating equipment & accessories.

Do you sell socks?

Yes, we sell tall socks at the ticket office or pro shop for $2.50. We carry three different sizes that fit most skaters.

Is Skateworld Hiring?

Skateworld is a great place to skate and work. We hire seasonal staff during January thru June and during other times of the year as well. If you bring an upbeat attitude and a willingness to help people enjoy their skating experience, then come down and fill out an application Monday–Friday 2–8pm.


What types of skating lessons do you offer? Do you have kids or adult lessons?

We offer lessons for all abilities and skill levels. Please check out our Skate School page for our class breakdowns.

How much do skating lessons cost?

Group skating lessons are $10 per class and include ½ hour lesson and ½ practice after. Private lessons start at $20 per half an hour and do not include admission.

If I have no skating experience, can I still take a lesson?

Of course! We are very experienced at teaching skaters with no skating experience learn how to skate.


Do you sell food and drinks?

We sell a large assortment of food, including Pizza Hut Pizzas (ordered through us), Hot Dogs, Churros, Nachos, Icee’s, and Pepsi products.

Do you sell alcohol?

No. Unfortunately, we do not sell or allow any alcohol at Skateworld, nor do we allow anyone who looks or acts intoxicated to enter the facility.

Can I bring in outside food and drinks?

We do not allow outside food or drinks, with the exception of individually-sealed bottled water. Public Skate Party guests that have booked through our system may bring in their own cake with no other food or drinks allowed.


What is the difference between Public Skate Party and Private Events?

Public Skate Parties are held during our Public Skate Sessions and are geared for smaller birthday parties. They start at $225 for a 10–person party.
Our Private Events are held during non–public skating hours and are geared for parties or events that would like the entire rink to themselves. They start at $400 for up to 100 people.

What if you are completely booked for a day that I want my party?

Unfortunately, if we are completely booked we recommend choosing a different party package or different day, or just planning the party portion at home and bringing a group skating. With this option, you would not be able to bring in any party items, gifts, cake, etc. To avoid this problem, simply book your party in advance in order to get your preferred timeslot!

How far in advance do I need to make party reservations?

Public Skate Parties MUST be booked at least a week in advance (although we recommend two OR MORE!). Private Events require at least two weeks’ advanced booking, though they generally book up to three months in advance. Please check our Private Booking page and Public Booking page for all available dates and times.

I am having trouble filling out the birthday form, what is wrong?

First, make sure the time-slot you are requesting is available if you cannot click on it, it isnt available, otherwise it will not allow you to continue with payment and booking. If your time-slot is not available, our system will not let you book. Lastly make sure you filled out the form in its entirety!

Can I hold my school’s fundraiser at Skateworld?

Of course! You are welcome to hold a Private Event with us, and we will help you to make it beneficial for your nonprofit or school. These types of events work best when your group has 100 people or more. Please give us a call to discuss specifics.

May I bring in my own food for my party?

A birthday cake is allowed if you have booked a birthday party with us and have chosen to bring your own. If you have ordered a cake with us, you will not be allowed to bring in an outside cake. No ice cream or additional outside food or drinks are allowed.

May I arrive early to set up for my Public Skate Party?

Please arrive at your scheduled time. Due to events and activities previously scheduled we cannot guarantee a set up time prior to your event.

May I arrive early to set up for my Private Event?

Please arrive at your scheduled time. Due to other events and activities previously scheduled we cannot guarantee more than a 5 minute setup time.

May I decorate my party tables?

You may decorate your designated party tables as you see fit, although for Public Skate Parties we do the decorating for you! We do not allow banners, signs, or anything that does not fit at your tables. If you are hosting a Private Event with us, please contact us to discuss any extras you would like us to accommodate.

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