Tuesday, February 17, 2009

And I call myself an Angeleno

I have lived in West Los Angeles my entire life (save for 4 years of college education in Arizona) and yet I did not know the magic of World on Wheels.

I'm embarrassed but I'm coming clean today.

Todd was going to be in Minneapolis for Valentine's Day (oh, the perils of long-distance love) which left me dateless. Randomly I thought I needed to get a group together to go roller skating. (I'm telling you, living inside my head is not for the faint of heart.) A quick search on the Google lead me to World on Wheels, the only skate rink in Los Angeles.

So. Much. Fun.

We only skated for about an hour and a half (with copious amounts of breaks) but holy wow was it a workout. And the people watching? Fantastic. The kids who skate are nothing short of amazing. We're going to go every week. No, I'm not kidding. Its that much fun and its that much of a workout in a this-is-too-much-fun-to-be-burning-calories sort of way. Free this Saturday? We'll be there at 7pm. I'm not kidding. Regina was just pricing out skates on lowpricedskates.com and yes that really is a website.

A few things to note:

If you're at San Vicente and Venice & you see a Ralphs, you're in the right place. The skate rink is around back. And yes there is a bowling alley right above it. Seriously, does it get much better?

There's a disco night on the last Saturday of the month. (I can't be there this month since I'll be in Florida but I will remind you for the March date since I will be there.) There's also a goth night. Sinful Thursday is apparently the place to be but I hear its so crowded that you probably won't skate. Personally, I'll go one week just to see it since I keep hearing about it.

You think you can't skate. Don't tell me that. There were people of all ages, sizes, and personalities on that rink. There were people alone, people in groups and a few couples.

Want to come skating with us? Drop me an email or leave a comment. We'd love to have you join us. The more the merrier!!

And a huge thanks to Catherine, Laurie Ann, Russell and their respective entourages in making this Valentine's Day one of my all-time favorites!

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Blogger woolanthropy said...

That's not the only roller rink in LA. There is the Moonlight Rollerway in Glendale and Skateland in Northridge. Skating is fun. I think it's funny that one leg gets more of work out because you roll around in one direction. I will have to try and meet one of these nights.

12:44 PM  
Blogger jenna! said...

I *knew* someone pull the valley card. Glendale is its own city so that's an easy one. Whereas Northridge? That's far. Even with no traffic that's a hike.

Please, come join us sometime! We'd love to have you.

1:29 PM  
Blogger Ellen Bloom said...

What? No photos?!?? I want to see all of you rollin' 'round the rink!

World on Wheels is in my 'hood. We'll come on down one of these Saturdays. I hear that the coffee shop in that complex is good too.

1:39 PM  
Blogger Annika said...

I am SO coming along one of these days. Maybe not this week but SOON.

7:58 AM  

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