Monday, September 21, 2020

Roller Roost Reopens Under New Ownership

On Friday, the Roller Rooster reopened under new owners.

The Roller Roost Sports Arena, formerly the Roller Roost II, reopened under near ownership on Friday drawing hundreds.

Midday Friday, with the help of the Schuylkill County Chamber of Commerce, a special ribbon cutting was held along with County and Pottsville City dignitaries to officially open the location.

During the ceremony, all of those who spoke all referenced bringing their kids to the facility in the past and were happy that it has a new life under it's new ownership.

For the ribbon cutting, new co-owner, Becky Hoover, and her family welcomed around 30 people to the newly upgraded facility that will continue to offer roller skating, laser tag, an arcade, and will now offer basketball,  football, and soccer.

Part of the upgrades to the facility included the raising of the roof to allow basketball and football, new floor on the skating rink, repainting of everything, LED lighting, new arcade games, and a new sound system.

"We saw a lot of potential in the building, and this project couldn't have happened without the help of everyone who donated their time in the project." said Harris.

The facility was officially opened to the public at 6:30pm Friday that included a line of hundreds of people that were eagerly waiting to see the upgrades and have some family fun.

The facility will be open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for skating with pricing at $8 to enter and $2 to rent skates.  Reservations can also be made for other organizations as well as parties.