We’ve outfitted a step van with 150+ pairs of roller skates, pads and helmets for use at community events, schools and private parties. The goal is to take the healthful and empowering attributes of skating and derby out to the Portland community. This program is set up to be self-sustaining by hosting a balance of free community events benefitting Portland’s BIPOC and economically depressed communities and paid events. For more information, check out our FAQ page.
Skatemobile visits parks and community events renting out skates, pads and helmets, bringing the fun of roller skating outside. All events will include masks and social distancing. We are excited to find events that could be enhanced by the addition of Skatemobile. For pop-up skate rental events, Portlanders can tune in to Rose City Rollers social media to find out where the Skatemobile will be next.
Once safe, Rose City Rollers looks forward to using Skatemobile to bring skating and derby to after school programs and individual class events. We are partnering with Active Children Portland to pilot an on-site after school skating/derby program and then expecting it to grow from there. Some school programming will be free or grant funded, but we also invite schools and PTAs to reach about scheduling paid skate parties and classes.
Skatemobile is available to bring the fun to your party or gathering. You provide the flat surface and excited friends, we’ll bring Skatemobile. In addition to safely providing skates and protective gear, we can bring the music, skate instructors, a master of ceremonies. We can tailor your party to suit any vibe, whether focused on boogying to classic jams or including traditional roller rink elements like the Hokey Pokey and Red Light/Green Light. Let’s design an amazing socially distanced party.
If your business is looking for a new way to give back to your employees or do team bonding, consider Skatemobile. We’ll create a tailored event to bring your businesses culture to life on eight wheels. RCR’s dynamic coaching staff will be there to provide a safe and exhilarating experience.
All Skatemobile activities will include social distancing, mask wearing, a fresh air location, and signing a waiver created with guidance from Oregon Health Authority. All skates and gear will be sanitized between uses with CDC approved sanitization methods, including use of an electrostatic machine. To see the how seriously we are taking hygiene and sanitization, please refer to RCR’s Phased Reopening doc.
To Book Your Skatemobile Events: click on the below packages to get started or complete the contact form to discuss an event with RCR staff. Please note: RCR reserves the right to refuse service to those not able to ensure distancing, mask wearing and a general commitment to safety during COVID.
Thanks to generous support from the Trail Blazers Foundation, Oregon Community Foundation and the Nike Community Impact Fund for making Skatemobile possible.
When safe to return to live derby and larger gatherings, Rose City Rollers will revamp this page with additional special events like in-Hangar team bonding sessions, private customized events, and group ticketing packages for private scrimmage viewing — stay tuned Portland!
Not ready to book? Fill out this form and we’ll be happy to discuss your event plans with you!