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Downtown Sacramento is Really on a Roll with New Roller Rink Now Open

Photo courtesy of Downtown Sacramento Partnership

A new Downtown Roller Rink opened June 28 that will transform the underutilized Ali Youssefi Square into a vibrant hub of community activity, offering public roller-skating sessions from June to September 2024. Beyond gliding around, the rink will be a festival of music, dance, family-friendly entertainment, and pop-up experiences, capturing the spirit of Sacramento’s rich history and showcasing its exciting present.

“We’re thrilled to introduce an extended family-friendly activation right in the heart of Downtown Sacramento. Our incredible city deserves such an exciting addition, especially in an area that has often felt neglected. We envision this roller rink becoming a source of pride for our community, bringing us closer together as we embrace all the wonderful activities our city has to offer,” shared Damian Lynch, Co-owner of HOF. “We can’t wait to welcome thousands of attendees throughout the summer, and our goal is to establish a successful model for this inaugural event, ensuring that the fun continues for many summers to come.”

“Now more than ever, it is important for city centers to invest in their communities,” said Michael Ault, Executive Director of Downtown Sacramento Partnership. “We’re eager to increase our collaboration with local creators to continue a more people-centered destination downtown, and a summertime outdoor roller rink fits that vision perfectly. Downtown Sacramento Partnership is fortunate to have decades of experience hosting large-scale events and programming, and we’re excited to use those skills to support and uplift community producers.”

The Downtown Roller Rink offers something for all ages: it provides a safe and fun environment for families to enjoy, engaging activities and entertainment for young adults, vibrant lunchtime and after-work activity for downtown employees, and a unique Sacramento experience for visitors and residents.

The Downtown Roller Rink will be available through September 17, 2024.


  • Tuesdays through Thursdays: 2 to 9 p.m.
  • Fridays through Sundays: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Admission details:

$10 for children 6 and under

$20 for regular admission

Admission includes skate rental

More information can be found at www.downtownrollerrink.com. The Downtown Roller Rink is made possible through the generous support of the Downtown Sacramento Partnership, Visit Sacramento, and other community organizations. 

About the author

Traci Rockefeller Cusack

Traci Rockefeller Cusack has 25+ years of media and public relations experience.  Her work experience includes News10 (ABC) as Promotion Manager from 1989-1998 (where she developed and launched “Coats for Kids’ Sake,” a winter coat drive that lasted 20+ years plus coordinated Oprah Winfrey’s first ever visit to Sacramento) and Fleishman-Hillard as Vice President from 1998-2005 (where she led the wildly successful statewide “California Grown” program and also produced the five-minute video that played on the Jumbotron on Opening Day at Pac Bell Park). In 2007, she launched T-Rock Communications and currently handles a wide range of marketing activities for a number of top-notch organizations.

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