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Skateland

4843 Stenstrom Rd, Rockford, IL
(815) 874-6500
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Ranked #11 of 17 Attractions in Rockford
Type: Sports Complexes
Owner description: Skateland is a family owned and operated roller skating center that offers public roller skating, private rink rental, birthday parties, and youth... more » Owner description: Skateland is a family owned and operated roller skating center that offers public roller skating, private rink rental, birthday parties, and youth hockey. « less
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Stillman Valley, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We love Skateland! My kids have fun, it is clean and the music is good. There are extra things like homeschool skate days and roller hockey. The food is as good as food is at roller skating places. Plus they have fun coffee for the adults!

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Machesney Park, Illinois, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

It was a lot of fun we took our son who is five and he had a blast they gave him skates that the wheels don't actually move and roll so it was a lot easier to keep him upright and not on his butt

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Skateland, Owner at Skateland, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We hope you have been back to see us. We use the tightened wheels to help the little one get the idea that the skate as to have all four wheels take the floor at the same time. If they try to "walk" by placing the heel down first as you do when you... More

Chicago, Illinois
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332 reviews 332 reviews
227 attraction reviews
607 helpful votes 607 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

PROS: a good alternative to places like Chucky Cheese or Volcano Falls where the children are involved in engaging physical activity. Large parking lot, clean facilities, reasonable rates. CONS: none.

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Skateland, Owner at Skateland, responded to this review

Thank you Big_bro_1_usa for your kind review. Hope you to see you back soon! More

Rockford, Illinois
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51 reviews 51 reviews
3 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

I visited this facility personally. Although the rink appears overall clean, below I have presented some observations and have offered some possible suggestions for improvement which are intended to be constructive. The interior could be updated a bit to be brought current, as the overall theme is somewhat outdated. A fresh paint job with current colors would be attractive. Although... More

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Skateland, Owner at Skateland, responded to this review

We appreciate your suggestions. We are not sure when you visited but one of us (owners) are present at almost every session or private party with the exception of Saturday evenings. Every year we invest money into the upkeep of our facility. Some years we can do more than others, depending on the cash flow. Just this past December we... More

Rockford, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

My son goes skating there every Friday and loves it! The owners are very nice and I have many memories from when I was young and would go there all the time as well.

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Skateland, Owner at Skateland, responded to this review

Thank you Kristina for the kind review. We have owned Skateland now for 20 years so we see many kids whose parents skated at our facility when we first took over. We continue to work hard at providing a safe place for the kids to come and be with their friends just like we did "back in the day", when... More

Rockford, Illinois, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

The girl like it but what a terriable place to skate. Only good thing is it is cheap. Crappy music, no good food, dangerous part of town.

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Skateland, Owner at Skateland, responded to this review

Sorry to hear that you did not like our facility. Let’s tackle some of your issues. As for the part of town – we are located on the southeast side of Rockford in an industrial complex.Our building sits between Stenstrom Rd and Sandy Hollow. This part of town is not considered “dangerous”, as far as we are aware. In regard... More

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78 reviews 78 reviews
41 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

It is fun to come here for a birthday party. The skating is alot of fun since they play music and do contests too. My children love this place. They have school nights too. Well, worth it and you can get alot of exercise at the same time.

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Skateland, Owner at Skateland, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We work hard at providing affordable family fun. More

Rockford,IL
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

Kids really love it there. The place is older, but has been very well taken care of and not trashy looking. The only complaint I have is the hours. They are closed on Sunday in the summer. You would think that would be one of their busiest days. Hours are really weird. Theyre open for a couple hours here.. and... More

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Skateland, Owner at Skateland, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. Since purchasing the business twenty yrs ago we are constantly reinvesting in the business trying to keep it looking fresh and clean. As for the hours, many skating rinks across the USA are closed on Sundays during the summer because this is a slow time of year for our business. Since we are a... More

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