JB Workshop Policies



This event is a special workshop focusing on Chicago's JB style of skating. The workshop features special guest Kelvin “Pooh” Holtzclaw, a 20-year veteran JB skater and an outstanding member of Chicago-based skate group “JB Elite”. This is a SWÖS production in conjunction with Swollerskates presented by D’Ghon Culpepper. Recommended for experienced skaters.



Age Limits: Workshop participants must be 12 or older. The minimum age limited to attend the Social Skate is 18.

Purchasing: Tickets are available for online purchase in advance. Walk-in purchasing is subject to availability. Each of the three workshop sessions, and the after-hours Social Skate, require a separate ticket unless you purchase the all-access pass. Tickets/passes are required for everyone who is skating; spectators are welcome at no charge. If you wish to use a Chipper Card to book your tickets/passes, call 503-233-5777 or email weborders@oakspark.com M-F between 9 AM and 4 PM by November 15, 2022.

All-Access Pass: The all-access pass includes admission to all 3 workshop sessions plus admission to the after-hours Social Skate and is a combined savings of $20. Age limits apply to the Social Skate.

Refunds and Cancellations: Tickets/passes are non-refundable. Tickets/passes are only valid for the date/time listed on your ticket. Tickets/passes may not be rescheduled or traded for Open Skate or Specialty Skate session tickets or for any other programs/events.

Skates:  Workshop admission includes rental skates. You must have your own skates to attend the Social Skate.

Venue: The Friday and Saturday workshop sessions and the Social Skate take place in the Roller Rink. The Sunday workshop session takes place in the Historic Dance Pavilion.

Food/Beverages: Outside food/beverages are prohibited with the exception of water bottles. Vending machines are available.

Safe Skating Practices: Headgear, headsets, Bluetooth headphones, and sunglasses may not be worn while roller skating. Hats may not be worn while skating except when secured with a hat clip. Loose items are not permitted on the skating floor, e.g., cell phones, cameras, stuffed animals, etc. Loose clothing draped around the body may not be taken on the skating floor. All guests must wear skates to be on the skating floor. For everyone's safety, the following behaviors are prohibited: jumping, fast or reckless skating, weaving, zigzagging, and practicing roller derby moves through traffic. Pushing, shoving, racing, chasing, or playing tag is not permitted anywhere in the Roller Rink. All skaters must keep moving while on the skating floor; skaters may not stop and stand along the sidewalls or eat and drink over the walls. No one may pick up and/or carry anyone while wearing skates, including parents of small children. Sitting on, or jumping over, the sidewalls is not allowed. Sitting on laps or showing excessive affection is not allowed. Report all conflicts and safety concerns to the staff.

Parking: Parking is available in the first-come, first-served parking lots.

Warm Weather Advisory: The Roller Rink does not have A/C. The main skating floor is cooled by a swamp cooler. Rick's Cafe is air-conditioned.

Skate at Your Own Risk: Roller skating is a physical activity with an inherent risk of injury; by participating you assume the risk of injury.

Additional Policies: Please view our guest guidelines for more info.

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