A few years ago, when the movies Roll Bounce and ATL hit the scene, it made you want to go skating. You know, the good old fashioned kind of skating with the flashing lights, loud music, and timid newbie skaters who became well acquainted with the wooden floor.
There was one problem–Jackson (the city itself) didn’t have a skating rink. So those who wanted to skate had to venture over to Clinton or Pearl to get their skate on. Jackson residents Craig and Kavivah Bradley decided that something had to be done about this.
A couple of months ago, the married couple opened The Palace Skate Rink in the Miller Center on Ellis Avenue. This isn’t the couple’s first venture into business. They already own C & K Phone and Tax Services–a business that has three locations in Jackson. This is, however, their first venture into the world of family entertainment, but the couple is excited about the possibilities.
More than anything, they are excited about being able to offer Jackson residents a place to skate within the city.
So if you’re looking to lace up your skates and glide across the floor in the city of Jackson, look no further than the Palace Skate Rink. By the way, I never did get the whole skating backwards thing down, so I may need a quick lesson!
The Palace Skate Rink
Owners: Craig and Kavivah Bradley
1219 Ellis Avenue, The Miller Center (behind Advanced Auto Parts)
7 p.m. – midnight, $10 admission
2 p.m. – 5 p.m., $6 admission
7 p.m. – 11 p.m., $11 admission
1 p.m. – 6 p.m., $6 admission
The Palace offers an optional Skate Club membership that allows members to receive discounts on admission and food. Membership costs $25
The venue is available for private parties for a starting price of $125.