Games and roller skating are classic fun. Put them together, and you’ve got the recipe for next-level good times! When it comes to planning birthday parties, holiday parties, and other group events, it’s always a good idea to have some “secret weapon” skating games in your back pocket. They’re not only fun to play, but can also help break the ice, raise the energy level of the party, and keep everyone in your group engaged. (Not to mention the fact that friendly competition makes anything more interesting!)
Whether you’re planning a roller skating party or looking for ways to improve the guest experience at your skating rink, these skating game ideas should get you started.
Roller Skating Party Games
Is it really a party at all if you haven’t played limbo? This party game is a classic for a reason, both on and off the skating rink. Put on some good limbo music and let everyone shimmy their way under the limbo pole. It’s harder to do on wheels, which makes it a fun challenge. As you continue to lower the pole, more and more people will fall, taking them out of the game for the rest of the round. Limbo gives everyone a chance to show off their moves and put a personal spin on it, so it’s a crowd favorite and a great way to get everybody excited.
For this game, you need one designated “caller” to keep their eyes closed, and however many players you want. All of the players will skate around the rink until the music stops. When it does, each skater must immediately go to the closest corner and stand there. The designated caller will call out the number of a random corner (1-4) and the skaters standing in that corner are out. Keep going until only one skater is left!
Relay races are a good team activity for when you have a lot of people playing, making it ideal for corporate holiday parties, private events, youth group nights, etc. Want to make your relay themed or seasonal? Have the racers pass off mini pumpkins (fake, in case they hit the ground) or balance a pumpkin on a wooden spoon, or use oversized candy canes as batons. The options are endless, so don’t be afraid to get creative.
Follow the Leader
To keep everyone dancing and having a blast, you can’t beat follow the leader! As everyone skates around the rink, they copy the moves of the designated leader. Switch it up and let different people be the leader so everyone gets a turn.
Do you have any surefire hits when it comes to skating birthday party games? We’d love to hear how you make the party experience memorable for your guests!