For the month of June, POPSK8, California’s first themed pop-up outdoor roller-skating rink will open on Saturday, June 1, at Westfield Woodland Hills.
Open daily, POPSK8, a full-service outdoor roller rink created and produced by Ann Potenza, is meant to be an immersive experience, featuring a mix of classic songs from a themed time frame, sprinkled with current tunes and movie scores from the same period.
Swing-Time Mondays (1940s and ‘50s), Groovy Tuesdays (‘60s), Disco Wednesdays (‘70s), I Want my MTV Thursdays (‘80s), DJ Mega Mix Fridays and Saturdays (‘90s-Y2K), and Show-Tune Sundays (musicals), make up a diverse program.
Each day, patrons will be encouraged to participate in contests, games, group popsk8-a-longs, and surprise pop-up performances, all the while sharing experiences with the community through #popsk8live.
“Classics never go out of style,” said Potenza. “Our goal is to have everyone fall in love with roller-skating. We have taken a much-loved activity, added some of our own special sugar and spice for a modern twist and bring it to a new generation. It is the perfect place to hang out with friends and family.”
POPSK8 will be open Monday through Thursday, 2-10 p.m.; Friday 2 p.m.–midnight; Saturday, noon–midnight; and Sunday, noon–10 p.m. Admission is $15 per person for all-day wristbands and includes quad skates, although patrons can bring their own quad or inline skates.
Non-skating patrons can still participate in certain activities. No charge for children under three with non-skating guardian. A variety of discounts will be available throughout the season and tickets are available for pre-purchase.
Private cabanas will be available to rent for special occasions: birthday parties, family reunions, friends’ night out, school functions, and corporate events.
June 1–June 30, Westfield Promenade, 6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA 91367
For those who want more, follow POPSK8 as it rounds out the season July 6–August 4, at Westfield Culver City, 6000 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230.
For more information: www.popsk8.live.
The people behind POPSK8—Ann Potenza has produced and managed many family-friendly live events in Los Angeles including The Feast of San Gennaro Los Angeles, and Ice at Santa Monica. Josh Smith, co-producer and production manager of the international ice rink company, Ice Rink Events, is the builder of each venue. Grammy-nominated music producer and DJ, Chris Cox, serves as the musical director; and art director Andrea Mignea creates visual media to round out the POPSK8 experience.