Skate World knows how to throw a birthday party, and our nation’s birthday is no exception. But instead of birthday candles and glow accessories, we’re celebrating with a patriotic spirit, great prices, and plenty of American music. Deck yourself in red, white, and blue and celebrate our country’s freedom with your friends at Skate World.
4th of July Activities
Whether you’re pumping yourself up for late night fireworks or for another round of skating at Friday Night Jam, our 4th of July festivities are a day of fun you won’t want to miss. Busy moms can keep kids active—and out of the way—at Skate World while they finish prepping burgers and strawberry shortcakes for their 4th of July cookouts. Come as a family and teach your kids about the blessings of liberty, or send your kids with their friends while you head off to buy sparklers. There’s no better bonding experience than roller-skating! Our 4th of July skating session runs 12-4pm on Friday, July 4th. Admission to our afternoon session is only $5, and our 7:30-10 Friday Night 4th of July JAM is only $6 admission. Bring your own roller-skates or rent a pair for $3 a session.
Fun Facts About Independence Day
- America began celebrating Independence Day in 1777, the year after The Declaration of Independence was signed.
- Francis Scott Key didn’t write “The Star Spangled Banner” until 1812; it became our official national anthem in 1931.
- When our nation began, we had an estimated 2.5 million citizens. Today we have roughly 318.3 million.
- America’s population rises by one person ever 13 seconds. You can watch the progress online at the U.S. Population Clock.
- The American folksong “Yankee Doodle” was first sung by British military officers during the Revolutionary War to mock the disorganized colonial soldiers.
- Two other countries celebrate the 4th of July as a national day of freedom. Rwanda celebrates “Liberation Day” and the Philippines celebrates “Republic Day.”
- Americans eat about 155 million hot dogs on the 4th of July each year.
Join Skate World in celebrating our freedom next Friday at noon.