A roller-disco rink opens this weekend in Fairfax

Mosaic Skateland in Fairfax opens on Saturday. Photo courtesy of EDENS.

If you’re in the mood to get back to the dance floor and know how to skate, you might want to add a new roller-disco rink in Virginia to your weekend plans. The outdoor rink Mosaic ice rink opens on Saturday June 26, next to Strawberry Park in Fairfax. Saturday night fever is every night instead seven days a week, which will be open until September 12.

Tickets are available online and in person (it’s $ 15 an hour for adults and $ 13 an hour for children, with skate rental included in the price of admission). If you forget your socks at home, the rink sells pairs to avoid the sticky dilemma (not to mention the stench) of rolling barefoot on the checkered floor. Lockers are also available for hire if skaters need a place to store their shoes.

Those who curl up on opening day from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. you can browse to the sound of live music, courtesy of the funk band Groovalicious. Half of the proceeds from the opening rink tickets will go to the Pride of Fairfax County Public Schools.

Mosaic ice rink. 2905 District Avenue, Fairfax, Virginia. Open Monday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. From Friday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11:15 p.m. Sunday 9:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

To get you in the mood, check out this extremely retro clip of a 1979 roller-disco scene from the TV show Fries.

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Daniella Byck joined Washingtonian in August 2018. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she studied journalism and digital culture.

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