Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Fun for the Family

Last weekend, our family spent the afternoon roller skating at The Den in Monroe for the first time in far too long. It was such a great place for the entire family.

The Den changed hands a while back, and the new owners are certainly doing a wonderful job making their establishment a place that is fun for kids of all ages as well as adults.

They have a choice of skate types available for rental. There is the classic roller skate that we grew up with, now called "quads." Some may prefer roller blades, and these are available too. Prices are very reasonable, with quads renting for $1 a pair and blades renting for $2.

The Den has three open skating sessions available every week. Two are on Friday evenings, either from 6 until 9 pm or 8 until 11 pm. If you are feeling energetic, do them both. Admission for Friday open skate is $5 per session. Sunday afternoon is when we visited, and the open skate runs from 2 until 4 pm for $4. The Den also has birthday party packages available.

There are some special events coming up in the month of February. They will be hosting a Lock In on February 27. Arrive anytime between 6 pm and 11 pm. The Lock In ends at 6 am the next morning. $25 per person includes admission, skating, face painting, pizza, soda, popcorn, games and prices.

The Den is also hosting a concert featuring 5 area bands on February 21. Doors open at 6 pm and the music starts at 7 pm. Tickets are $5 in advance or $7 at the door.

You can visit their website, but it is currently a work in progress and is best viewed in Safari or Explorer at the moment. You can also call 325-2534 for more information on anything.

We all need to get out and exercise. Skating at The Den is much more fun than a treadmill, and your kids will love it too.

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