Chipper's Preschool Skate Policies

Age Limit: Chipper's Preschool Skate is for children 6 and younger only. Older children may only attend with a sibling who is 6 or younger; you must purchase admission for the older sibling to skate.

Purchasing: The number of admissions for Chipper's Preschool Skate offered each day is limited; to guarantee admission you must purchase admission tickets online in advance. Tickets are available for online purchase starting 40 days in advance. Walk-in purchasing is subject to availability. Each child must have a ticket; one adult may skate for free with a paid child. Additional adults are welcome, subject to capacity limitations; the admission rate applies to additional adults. If you wish to use a Chipper Card to book your tickets, call 503-233-5777 or email M-F between 9 AM and 4 PM.

Refunds and Cancellations: Chipper's Preschool Skate admission is non-refundable. Tickets are only valid for the date/time listed on the ticket. In cases of emergency, tickets may be rescheduled by emailing a minimum of 72 hours before the date/time listed on the ticket.

Skates: Conventional skate rental, starting at Toddler Size 7, is included at no additional charge.  Specialty skates are available to rent at the Skate Shop (subject to availability) for an additional fee of $3-$4.  Personal skates are welcome, subject to inspection.

Music: Preschool Skate features toddler tunes specifically geared towards young children.

Food/Beverages: Admission to Preschool Skate includes a snack of cookies and Alpenrose milk, served in Rick's Cafe. Outside food/beverages are prohibited with the exception of snacks for children with special dietary needs. The rink cafe will be closed during Preschool Skate; vending machines are available.

Safe Skating Practices: During Preschool Skate, guests are welcome to wear shoes on the skating floor. Strollers are also welcome on the skating floor during Preschool Skate. 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. 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. 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. Report all conflicts and safety concerns to the staff.

Group Lesson: As part of this specialty session, Coach Amy teaches a 15-minute group skating lesson that introduces young kids to the principles of body movement while helping toddlers learn to follow directions through fun skate games. The group lesson start-time varies. Caregivers are encouraged to participate with their children. A limited number of 10-minute private lessons are available during Preschool Skate for an additional fee; inquire at check-in on the day of your visit.

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.

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


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