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Kids Skate Free This Summer! How to Get Free Skating Passes All Year Long

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If you’ve got kids, they'll probably celebrating their last days of school soon. And you might be scrambling to schedule activities to keep them busy for the next three whole months. We’ve got lots of parents here at Krazy Coupon Lady and we’re right there with you. Moms and dads on our team are constantly trying to come up with summer freebies or inexpensive dollar-store ideas for summer. Whenever we come across a good one, we hurry to spread the word. And we’re here to tell you about the Kids Skate Free program (if you aren’t already familiar!).

Below you’ll find all the details about the Kids Skate Free program, which gives your kids two passes for free skating at participating venues all year long. If this sounds like a blast for your kids, check out Kids Bowl Free for free bowling passes all summer.

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What is Kids Skate Free?

two kids putting on roller skates

The Kids Skate Free (KSF) program is sponsored by the Roller Skating Association International (RSA) and it’s all managed through a platform called Hownd/MyHownd. Basically, it’s a super easy way for families to get their kids involved in some fun physical activity without spending a fortune. Through their sponsorship, RSA aims to make roller skating more accessible to children across the nation and foster healthy lifestyles in a safe environment.

Note, as of Jan. 2024, you must be a member of the Kids Skate Free Club in order for your kids to participate in the Kids Skate Free program. You must have an annual membership ($4.99/year) per child.

Find a participating skating rink near you.

a person on the kids skate free website on their macbook

Before you get started, make sure there’s a participating skate center in your area. Use the search feature on the KSF website to either search for a specific center or for participating locations in your state. If you don’t see your local skating venue on the list, reach out to them and let them know about this program. They can get in contact with KSF to join the Kids Skate Free program as an owner.

Here are all the states and locations currently participating in the Kids Skate Free program. If your state isn’t listed, unfortunately there is not a location participating this year.

Alabama

Arizona

California

Colorado

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

Ohio

Oklahoma

Pennsylvania

South Carolina

Tennessee

Texas

Virginia

Washington

Wisconsin

Read the rink’s guidelines closely before signing up for Kids Skate Free.

children and their parents rollerskating

Once you find a location near you, be sure to read the guidelines before taking the time to register. Rinks have age restrictions and also specific hours for skating with passes. Many of the locations allow children aged 12 and younger to participate, while others have more limited age restrictions, such as 6 and under. They also list the days of the week and hours for free skating so you can plan accordingly.

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Register and you’ll get two passes per child each week for free skating.

Okay, so you’ve found a participating rink near you? Awesome! Now all that’s left to do is sign up for the Kids Skate Free club and register your kids. There are only a few easy steps to get signed up.

  1. First, go to www.kidsskatefree.com and find a participating rink near you.

  2. Click on the link and enter your information into the form.

  3. Download the MyHownd mobile app (Android) to access your passes. (For iOS users: You can redeem your existing coupons and purchased promos by providing your name at the participating rink’s check-in counter. If you’re new to Kids Skate Free and you just signed up, your first passes will be available on Monday.)

  4. Make sure you sign into MyHownd using the same email you used to sign up for Kids Skate Free. Your passes will arrive within 30 minutes of signing up.

Once signed up and logged in, you’ll find two passes per child in your account every week. The passes are valid for that week only and will expire at the end of the week to be replaced by new passes every Monday.

Bring your own skates for free or pay to rent them.

Summer vacation? Check. Kids Skate Free passes? Check. Skates? Bring them or rent them. With your own skates, this summer outing is completely free. But most skate centers will rent four-wheel roller skates or in-line skates to you for about $3 – $4. It should tell you in the skate center’s guidelines, but if you are unsure just give the center a call directly to ask about skate rental with free skating passes.

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