New York City is all about the holiday spirit. There’s hardly a Christmas movie or New Year’s song that doesn’t bring to mind skating in Central Park, goggling at the bright lights and crowds on 5th Avenue, and packing into Times Square on New Year’s Eve to watch the ball drop. Something about sharing the festive feel of the holidays with a community makes us remember the wonders of the year that’s ending and refocus our hopes on the future. Ring in the New Year with your friends at Skate World as we bring all the magic, memory, and roller-skating fun of a season in the city to our home in Lakeland, FL.
New Year’s Parties in Review
The New Year is almost here, bringing with it thanksgiving for the year behind us and fresh hopes for the future. But what do you know about New Year’s celebrations across the world? Here are some fast facts to help you ring in the New Year:
- Caesar chose January 1st as the start of the New Year
- Singing Auld Lang Syne isn’t just an American tradition; most English-speaking countries sing it at midnight on New Year’s Eve
- The tradition of making New Year’s resolutions comes from ancient Babylon
- The Chinese New Year starts on January 31st
- 1 million people watch the ball drop in Times Square, while roughly 1 billion watch the celebration on TV
New Year’s Lock-In
Skate World is bringing New Year’s tradition to the big screen. We’re broadcasting a night of all-star singers, colorful performances, and exclusive commentaries live from Times Square, culminating in a celebration we cherish year after year: ringing in another year with the NYC ball drop. But Skate World has plenty to offer besides the main event. Get ready for a night of roller-skating, tasty treats, engaging games, holiday movies, and more! The party goes from 7pm-7am, and the fun doesn’t stop there. Dart home for a quick nap and head back to your favorite Lakeland skating rink for our New Year’s Day $2 special at noon.
Whether you’re skating off the holiday stuffing or simply cutting ties with the season’s stresses, there’s no better place to ring in the New Year than Skate World Lakeland!