Foothill Skate Inn Inc

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Our daughter put on skates for the first time two months ago, right at Foothill Skate Inn. She asked for lessons, so we signed her up - what a DEAL! Four one hour group lessons, skate rental, then a 2 1/2 hour skate session for $20.00! The teachers were all professional, patient, and fantastic to all the kids - from the newest novice to the most accomplished. The public session is fun - great, family-friendly music, friendly staff, inexpensive concessions - a great experience. The facility is not new, but is in good condition, and the restrooms are clean. The concession stand is not "health food" friendly, but that's to be expected.
As for the staff and owners, I can't say enough - they are helpful, friendly, and have bent over BACKWARD to accommodate us with a smile. CLEAN, SAFE, a GREAT VALUE, FAMILY-FRIENDLY - does it get any better? Not for MY family, it doesn't!

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★★★★★

Our daughter put on skates for the first time two months ago, right at Foothill Skate Inn. She asked for lessons, so we signed her up - what a DEAL! Four one hour group lessons, skate rental, then a 2 1/2 hour skate session for $20.00! The teachers were all professional, patient, and fantastic to all the kids - from the newest novice to the most accomplished. The public session is fun - great, family-friendly music, friendly staff, inexpensive concessions - a great experience. The facility is not new, but is in good condition, and the restrooms are clean. The concession stand is not "health food" friendly, but that's to be expected.
As for the staff and owners, I can't say enough - they are helpful, friendly, and have bent over BACKWARD to accommodate us with a smile. CLEAN, SAFE, a GREAT VALUE, FAMILY-FRIENDLY - does it get any better? Not for MY family, it doesn't!

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well are class is going on may 19 we are so excited about this day i took my time to read oyher peoples reviews an was not happy at all but yet again were going as a private party well the lady jan there is awesome i called she was very helpfull

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well are class is going on may 19 we are so excited about this day i took my time to read oyher peoples reviews an was not happy at all but yet again were going as a private party well the lady jan there is awesome i called she was very helpfull

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Foothill Skate Inn is a retro looking rink that has a rich history and I even learned to skate there myself 18 years ago. Sadly, it has been ran down since then. The admission fees are cheap as are their skate rentals (if you need rentals) and the rink floor is fairly soft wood which doesn't hurt much at all if you fall (when compared to other rinks.) This is the extent of the positives.

The negatives are: mediocre staff in terms of friendliness; disorderly teenagers who are regulars there but yet still skate aggressive and cut people off; poor surrounding neighboorhood; and the rink is not well maintained...there are many places where the wood is warped and if you try to do tricks, you may fall if you hit one of these many bad spots. This place is not fit to hold artistic skating clubs or competitions.

PROS: Cheap skating, forgiving wood floor for falls
CONS: Unrule teen regulars, employees are blah, and rink floor is way too ill maintained for serious skating.

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★★☆☆☆

Foothill Skate Inn is a retro looking rink that has a rich history and I even learned to skate there myself 18 years ago. Sadly, it has been ran down since then. The admission fees are cheap as are their skate rentals (if you need rentals) and the rink floor is fairly soft wood which doesn't hurt much at all if you fall (when compared to other rinks.) This is the extent of the positives.

The negatives are: mediocre staff in terms of friendliness; disorderly teenagers who are regulars there but yet still skate aggressive and cut people off; poor surrounding neighboorhood; and the rink is not well maintained...there are many places where the wood is warped and if you try to do tricks, you may fall if you hit one of these many bad spots. This place is not fit to hold artistic skating clubs or competitions.

PROS: Cheap skating, forgiving wood floor for falls
CONS: Unrule teen regulars, employees are blah, and rink floor is way too ill maintained for serious skating.

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Monday night is the best very cheap $5 w/ skates me and my son love to go very family friendly!!!
~ thanks Foothills inn ~

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★★★★★

Monday night is the best very cheap $5 w/ skates me and my son love to go very family friendly!!!
~ thanks Foothills inn ~

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hi I'm 13yrs i go here Mondays Wednesday's Friday's and Saturdays i know all employees by name (and love them all) they are kind and polite but also in force the rules. dress code isn't that well in forced but i LOVE hanging out here my parent are totally cool with me going and drooping me off to hang/chill with my friends!!! :) but sometimes their are Miss-hap's with the kids/and adults but overall i LOVE IT! P.S. you could use real toilet paper the kind you use is the kind i used in preschool school little sheets.COME ON!!

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★★★★☆

hi I'm 13yrs i go here Mondays Wednesday's Friday's and Saturdays i know all employees by name (and love them all) they are kind and polite but also in force the rules. dress code isn't that well in forced but i LOVE hanging out here my parent are totally cool with me going and drooping me off to hang/chill with my friends!!! :) but sometimes their are Miss-hap's with the kids/and adults but overall i LOVE IT! P.S. you could use real toilet paper the kind you use is the kind i used in preschool school little sheets.COME ON!!

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My son and I went Skating at Foothill Skate and had a blast got to knew the DJ who is very helpful and he
played the music we requesting. Had a pizza and soda while we were there good price and tasted good Pepperoni. when we were leaving I was handed a flyer on Girls Roller derby. It was for a bout they where having at the Rink.
So we went to the bout what fun it was watching the girls go at it just like the old days. I did not a lot about the rules but the announcer did a good job explaining. If you have not seen Girls Roller derby live you should it was fun to watch. Foothill has another bout coming up next March. You can sit right on the floor where all the action is. Boy these Girls are Good you need to come watch you won't regret it have fun.

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★★★★★

My son and I went Skating at Foothill Skate and had a blast got to knew the DJ who is very helpful and he
played the music we requesting. Had a pizza and soda while we were there good price and tasted good Pepperoni. when we were leaving I was handed a flyer on Girls Roller derby. It was for a bout they where having at the Rink.
So we went to the bout what fun it was watching the girls go at it just like the old days. I did not a lot about the rules but the announcer did a good job explaining. If you have not seen Girls Roller derby live you should it was fun to watch. Foothill has another bout coming up next March. You can sit right on the floor where all the action is. Boy these Girls are Good you need to come watch you won't regret it have fun.

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My friends and I went to the New Years All night Skate from 7:00 pm to 6:00 am . We had a blast and it only cost $20.00 we got a Nacho, Hot dog and soda. They played good music all night and lot's of games. I also met new friends and am getting a season pass. I can't wait for the Spring Fling All Night Skate this March 19th. Foothill is my place to go know.

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My friends and I went to the New Years All night Skate from 7:00 pm to 6:00 am . We had a blast and it only cost $20.00 we got a Nacho, Hot dog and soda. They played good music all night and lot's of games. I also met new friends and am getting a season pass. I can't wait for the Spring Fling All Night Skate this March 19th. Foothill is my place to go know.

Pros: Meet new friends and a good place to hang out.

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I recently had a Birthday party for my daughter at Foothill Skate inn this Jan 2009.

The Staff was excellent they played the music we requested and the food and drinks at the snack bar where severed on time.

Wow you should see their new updated counters they are beautiful. The snack bar was very clean I was impressed. I could go on about what an excellent job the Foothill staff did but I think you should check it out yourself.

I am writing this review because I am a third generation Foothill Skate skater and that makes my children a fourth. I think it is a Very safe place for my children to skate and will keep skating there for years to come keep up the good work Foothill.

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★★★★★

I recently had a Birthday party for my daughter at Foothill Skate inn this Jan 2009.

The Staff was excellent they played the music we requested and the food and drinks at the snack bar where severed on time.

Wow you should see their new updated counters they are beautiful. The snack bar was very clean I was impressed. I could go on about what an excellent job the Foothill staff did but I think you should check it out yourself.

I am writing this review because I am a third generation Foothill Skate skater and that makes my children a fourth. I think it is a Very safe place for my children to skate and will keep skating there for years to come keep up the good work Foothill.

Pros: In this economy the best prices and affordable place to go with your children

Cons: none

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For parties, yeah it's cheap but you get what you pay for;
Rude employees with big attitudes,
VERY crappy food and service but your not allowed to bring your own and they don't offer anything healthy,
stinky stench filled air,
uncomfortable skates
sh*ty bathrooms with enough toilet paper for a barbie.

The only good thing was the price but I rather pay more for a far better experience. Next time I'll go to Roseville Skate arena.

I wish more people left reviews before our party. :(

So been there done that won't be back!

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★☆☆☆☆

For parties, yeah it's cheap but you get what you pay for;
Rude employees with big attitudes,
VERY crappy food and service but your not allowed to bring your own and they don't offer anything healthy,
stinky stench filled air,
uncomfortable skates
sh*ty bathrooms with enough toilet paper for a barbie.

The only good thing was the price but I rather pay more for a far better experience. Next time I'll go to Roseville Skate arena.

I wish more people left reviews before our party. :(

So been there done that won't be back!

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This place is a sh*t hole, I am very disappointed and feel embarrassed to have had my child's birthday party there. The food was horrible and I mean horrible, the shot glass sodas for $1.25 didn't help either, nothing healthy either but I can expect that for a concession. You can't even bring an apple or water bottle in. The staff was absolute rude and very disrespectful toward myself and guests. The bathroom was disgusting and made me sick, and I didn't even think about using them. The games for the skaters need to be structured to have more fun; they should entail some employee spirt if they have any. The music was good for older teenagers but we had a younger aged party. The overwhelming smell as you walk in is just that overwhelming. The floors need attention as do the skates. The only good thing about the joint was the price, but I would have rather paid more for a far better experience and not have the feeling of failure due to my choice. Oh and you can't even come in early to set anything up for your party.

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★☆☆☆☆

This place is a sh*t hole, I am very disappointed and feel embarrassed to have had my child's birthday party there. The food was horrible and I mean horrible, the shot glass sodas for $1.25 didn't help either, nothing healthy either but I can expect that for a concession. You can't even bring an apple or water bottle in. The staff was absolute rude and very disrespectful toward myself and guests. The bathroom was disgusting and made me sick, and I didn't even think about using them. The games for the skaters need to be structured to have more fun; they should entail some employee spirt if they have any. The music was good for older teenagers but we had a younger aged party. The overwhelming smell as you walk in is just that overwhelming. The floors need attention as do the skates. The only good thing about the joint was the price, but I would have rather paid more for a far better experience and not have the feeling of failure due to my choice. Oh and you can't even come in early to set anything up for your party.

Pros: Price

Cons: everything else

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I take my kids there on Saturday afternoons for the skating lessons and afterward we all skate the afternoon session. The teachers are wonderful and the facility it absolutely beautiful. Foothill Skate Inn as a clean and safe place to bring you family and I recommend it for kids of all ages. The employees genuinely care and the management is exceptional. I have been skating at this rink since they opened in 73' and I am proud to say that I will continue to forever send my time at this extraordinary business.

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★★★★★

I take my kids there on Saturday afternoons for the skating lessons and afterward we all skate the afternoon session. The teachers are wonderful and the facility it absolutely beautiful. Foothill Skate Inn as a clean and safe place to bring you family and I recommend it for kids of all ages. The employees genuinely care and the management is exceptional. I have been skating at this rink since they opened in 73' and I am proud to say that I will continue to forever send my time at this extraordinary business.

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I highly recommend this skating rink. The employees were very friendly and helpful. My children are new to roller skating so they took a few falls. Everytime a floor guard was right there to help them up. The building was clean and well maintained. I ordered a pizza at the snack bar for my children. I decided to sample it myself and found it suprisingly good. We had a great time and we are already planning our next visit.

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★★★★★

I highly recommend this skating rink. The employees were very friendly and helpful. My children are new to roller skating so they took a few falls. Everytime a floor guard was right there to help them up. The building was clean and well maintained. I ordered a pizza at the snack bar for my children. I decided to sample it myself and found it suprisingly good. We had a great time and we are already planning our next visit.

Pros: well maintained friendly atmosphere

Cons: sometimes it get a little crowded

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Before you purchase any food here, you might want to read their past County Food Inspection reports which include "vermin control measures", "poor personal hygiene", and "contaminated equipment" to name a few. These prior health inspection reports are available to the public on the Internet.

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Before you purchase any food here, you might want to read their past County Food Inspection reports which include "vermin control measures", "poor personal hygiene", and "contaminated equipment" to name a few. These prior health inspection reports are available to the public on the Internet.

Cons: Unclean facility

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I also would not recommend this rink. There are numerous safety concerns. My children were victims of a felony armed robbery inside of the building (two police department reports have documented this.) The management was not helpful. I have used this rink numerous times since the 70's, and it has progressively gone down hill with a management that cares more about making money than safety of their patrons.

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★☆☆☆☆

I also would not recommend this rink. There are numerous safety concerns. My children were victims of a felony armed robbery inside of the building (two police department reports have documented this.) The management was not helpful. I have used this rink numerous times since the 70's, and it has progressively gone down hill with a management that cares more about making money than safety of their patrons.

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While using the rink on a Saturday afternoon, my car was broken into in the parking lot--the windows were broken out.

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While using the rink on a Saturday afternoon, my car was broken into in the parking lot--the windows were broken out.

Cons: lack of security, very old out-dated facility

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I have to write a comment about what the person above wrote. I was there that night of this supposed "crime" and witnessed everything that occurred. This person is pretty much insane and is mad because their children who are outcasts did not have a good time at the skating rink. That night I heard that person arguing with the manager saying that they wanted a refund because their kids did not have a good time, and when the manager told them that the session was already over and all she could do was give them free skate passes for next time, then all of the sudden a "crime " occurred that was neglected. I was a shocked! This person starting going crazy saying that they were going to get Channel 3 news involved and they wanted the police called. Look, I have been skating at this rink for 18 years and this company is family owned and operated. They are wonderful people and they run their business professionally. Please do not allow the testimony of a person who speaks only of fallacious jargon to sway you opinion of this wonderful business. I have been involved with the skating world all of my life and I have been to all the rinks in Sacramento and I have chosen to make Foothill Skate Inn my home because they are unlike any other rink out there. They genuinely care about their customers and will go the extra mile to make their customer?s skating experience memorable.

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★★★★★

I have to write a comment about what the person above wrote. I was there that night of this supposed "crime" and witnessed everything that occurred. This person is pretty much insane and is mad because their children who are outcasts did not have a good time at the skating rink. That night I heard that person arguing with the manager saying that they wanted a refund because their kids did not have a good time, and when the manager told them that the session was already over and all she could do was give them free skate passes for next time, then all of the sudden a "crime " occurred that was neglected. I was a shocked! This person starting going crazy saying that they were going to get Channel 3 news involved and they wanted the police called. Look, I have been skating at this rink for 18 years and this company is family owned and operated. They are wonderful people and they run their business professionally. Please do not allow the testimony of a person who speaks only of fallacious jargon to sway you opinion of this wonderful business. I have been involved with the skating world all of my life and I have been to all the rinks in Sacramento and I have chosen to make Foothill Skate Inn my home because they are unlike any other rink out there. They genuinely care about their customers and will go the extra mile to make their customer?s skating experience memorable.

Pros: Clean beautiful building and excellent customer service

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This rink has a serious lack of security. On a recent Saturday (summer 2007), a crime occurred inside of the rink. Two of the staff were notified and failed to provide any assistance to the child victims The evening manager even refused to contact the police. Be warned if you take children here!!!

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This rink has a serious lack of security. On a recent Saturday (summer 2007), a crime occurred inside of the rink. Two of the staff were notified and failed to provide any assistance to the child victims The evening manager even refused to contact the police. Be warned if you take children here!!!

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Be warned if you take children to this rink. There is a serious lack of security. On a recent Saturday, a crime occurred inside the rink. Two of the staff were notified, and failed to provide any assistance to the child victims. The evening manager also failed to provide help. The police were not even called to assist the victims.

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Be warned if you take children to this rink. There is a serious lack of security. On a recent Saturday, a crime occurred inside the rink. Two of the staff were notified, and failed to provide any assistance to the child victims. The evening manager also failed to provide help. The police were not even called to assist the victims.

Cons: No security inside of the rink

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This is an overall good roller skating rink. But the waiting areas/lounge areas are pretty small. On busy days, you may lose your spot if you get up for a minute or two. It is a family oriented rink which is nice. The employees are friendly. Music is generally pretty good. It is easy to find and parking is never a problem.

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★★★★☆

This is an overall good roller skating rink. But the waiting areas/lounge areas are pretty small. On busy days, you may lose your spot if you get up for a minute or two. It is a family oriented rink which is nice. The employees are friendly. Music is generally pretty good. It is easy to find and parking is never a problem.

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We picked this location mostly because the party fee was reasonable. The location was easly to find. When we arrived, we we surprised at how nice they were. The staff was warm and outgoing. My son had a great time as did his friends. We were even given free passes to come back again.

PROS: Reasonable price for birthday party
CONS: The food is not the best quality

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★★★★☆

We picked this location mostly because the party fee was reasonable. The location was easly to find. When we arrived, we we surprised at how nice they were. The staff was warm and outgoing. My son had a great time as did his friends. We were even given free passes to come back again.

PROS: Reasonable price for birthday party
CONS: The food is not the best quality

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