Rollerskating in Muncie, IN

by Leslie Nierste

Rollerskating is a fun activity for kids and adults who prefer active lifestyles; you can spend a few hours at a rink to get in some amusing exercise and inexpensive family fun. If you live in or are visiting Muncie, Indiana there is only one skating rink nearby: Gibson Arena ( Gibson is located in New Castle, IN, 30 minutes from Muncie.

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Gibson Arena is an indoor, inline rollerskating rink for kids and adults. They offer lessons for all ages, host group events and offer snacks. Gibson Arena offers their patrons a variety of rental skates to suit a range of performance levels, but patrons are welcome to bring their own equipment.


On Wednesdays, the rink charges $5 admission and $2 skate rental per person; Fridays and Saturdays cost $7 for admission and $2 for skate rental. Those bringing larger groups (10 or more people) for group events are charged $5 per person -- including skate rentals -- and each guest receives a Gibson Arena t-shirt.


As of June 2011, Gibson Arena is open year round. Open skate is Wednesday night from 6:30-9:00 p.m., Friday from 7 -11 p.m. and Saturday from 2:00-4:30 p.m.


Birthday parties and other group events are held at Gibson Arena on Wednesday nights or Saturday afternoons. If you bring 10 or more guests every guest will receive a Gibson Arena t-shirt. Gibson Arena staff will set up a room in which your group can eat cake and ice cream; they will also clean up the mess!

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