San Diego’s wide-open spaces and almost perfect weather are why locals and visitors love playing outdoors. Favorite activities include surfing, cycling, and everything skating – on boards, blades, and four wheels. And although roller skating seems to be making a comeback, in San Diego, roller skating culture never went away.
Whether you are dusting off your skates or are just discovering this “trend,” let the good times roll at these outdoor San Diego spots perfect for roller skating.
Derby United opened its doors in early 2020 as a roller derby training and competition facility. As roller skating started to regain popularity, it switched gears, opening its two-acre space to the public. For a fee, roller skate enthusiasts can enjoy sessions and lessons on its large outdoor flat track. Classes are 60 minutes and include beginner recreational, intermediate dance, youth instruction, and figure skating. Sessions are open to all levels and divided into matinee and night. Glide into the golden hour during a matinee session; open for all ages during the afternoon and sunset. Night sessions take place after dark, featuring live DJ music with fun party lights on Thursdays and Saturdays. Don’t have skates? Rentals are available for any class or session at no additional charge. Reservations and masks are required.