Rolling with your Kids South Florida Style: Roller Rinks and Go Kart Action!

Get the kids out of the house and do something different!  Parents, we can probably still think back fondly to the good old days of roller rinks or just skating down the sidewalks with our neighborhood buddies. Show the kids you still have some smooth moves by throwing off your flip flops, sliding on some socks, and heading over to some of these neat South Florida roller rinks.  Or, if you have children who want control of the wheel, let the kids try go-karts or bumper cars. 

Roller Rinks

1) Extreme Skate: Located in Deerfield, Extreme Skate, contrary to its name, provides a safe and controlled environment to the whole family to enjoy roller skating. The venue has an oversized rink, friendly and attentive coaches, and serves as a pefect destination for kids to sharpen their skills.

2) Galaxy Skateway: Located in North Lauderdale, the Galaxy Skateway offers a rollerskating facility for the whole family. In addition, it has a well stocked pro shop to take care of all your skating gear requirements. Check out some of their theme nights like Throwback Thursday or Wednesday's "Cheap Skate".

3) Kabooms: Yet another family friendly destination with a world class skating rink. This amusement center, located in Davie, also offers a host of additional facilities, especially for kids, including bounce houses and arcade games. 

4) Super Wheels Miami Skating Center: Arguably the most popular skating rink in Miami, the Super Wheels offers not just an international standard rink, but quality coaches who really take pride in their job. You can rent gears here, and attend classes that are conducted for skaters of all experience levels.

5) Atlantis Skateway: Located in Greenacres, the Atlantis Skateway is a family destination offering speed skating, art skating, and a girls roller derby club. They also feature a pro shop for your skating gear needs. 

6) Palm Beach Skate Zone: A popular venue, the Palm Beach Skate Zone offers roller, inline and ice skating facilities in a climate controlled rink. They host an immensely popular public skating session, and play host to some competitive roller derby events. 

Go Karts and Bumper Cars

1) Miami GP Raceway: Located 20 minutes away from South Beach, Downtown Miami, the GP raceway features a large and technically challenging outdoor track. The Raceway has facilities for kids and adults alike, and hosts several leagues and endurance racing events. 

2) Action Town Florida: Located in Hialeah, Action Town Florida is a multi-purpose facility where kids and adults can both enjoy bumper car rides. The venue has friendly and helpful staff, which is vital, because the place can be pretty chaotic at peak capacity. 

3) K1 Speed: Located in Medley and Fort Lauderdale, K1 Speed is an indoor facility where kids and adults can go head to head against each other, or against the timer, in a safe and controlled environment. They can even host Birthday parties!

4) Palm Beach International Raceway: Located in Jupiter, the Palm Beach International Raceway features a highly challenging go-kart track, and plays hosts to racing series, and Victory Kart Leagues, besides regular practice sessions. Your hotrod lovers will enjoy watching all the racing!  Please note, this is not a place where kids can race.

5) Xtreme Action Park: Located in Fort Lauderdale, Xtreme Action Park has one of the longest indoor asphalt go-kart track in the region. The Park has gas powered go-karts that reach speeds as high as 45 mph, providing maximum thrill to racers. 

6) Fun Depot: Located in Lake Worth, Fun Depot is a family friendly and affordable venue to satisfy your need for speed. This half a mile track has lots of challenging twists and curves, and provides specialized Karts for adults, juniors, and double seaters. 

7) Boomers in Boca Raton.  Be sure to check out their spinning, swirling, NEW Spin Zone located indoors.  It's like bumper cars but a little wackier!  They have big kid and little kid go karts & bumper boats outside too!