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Loganville Roller Rink Set to Open

The owners of the new 78 Skate roller rink in Loganville hope to open the doors at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Although the plan is to hold off on a grand opening until after the holidays, Loganville’s first skating rink looks set to open before the end of the weekend.

“If everything goes according to plan, we hope to open at 1 p.m. on Sunday,” said Tamie Malanga, co-owner of on Highway 78 in

The flooring on the 10,000 square-foot warehouse area, most of which will be used for skating, was scheduled to go in Thursday evening, leaving just a couple of days for the finishing touches.

The new roller rink is part of an expansion of the in the old Albright’s Flooring building next door toin Loganville. The flooring company has moved to the old Putt N Play location. The extra warehouse space is being converted to the roller rink. 78 Skate also has party rooms for kids’ parties and a dining area where they plan to sell pizza, popcorn, hotdogs and sodas. There is also a game room in the front of the building.

Although it has taken a lot of work, 78 Skate plans to be operational in the days leading up to Christmas. The colorful new skates are all lined up for rental and the necessary employees have been hired. Malanga said they had almost 200 applications from people wishing to be employed at the roller rink.

They have a DJ on hand and the disco ball that will rotate during skating sessions comes with its own personal history. Malanga said it was the one used in the filming of "Footloose" as well and "Vampire Diaries."

Parking has been a concern for some people. There is not much parking in the front of the building and the parking spaces at the back are not really visible from the road. Malanga said much of the back parking lot has already been marked off and the landowner is in the process of adding more spaces where a detention pond is currently located.

Malanga and her husband have been excited about bringing a roller rink to Loganville and the community has shared in their excitement. It looks like the wait is finally over and children of all ages will soon have the opportunity to put their skating skills to the test.

If you have any questions, add them to comments. Tammie Malanga has been very responsive in addressing them on Patch.

Tamie Malanga December 18, 2011 at 02:38 AM
Hi All: Update to the status of our opening on Sunday. We have moved the opening to Monday, December 19, at 11 a.m. as of Saturday evening. We are working hard to make sure the flooring is properly completed and this has resulted in a longer application process. But hang in there! We will be open during the Holiday break and will keep you updated! Thanks to everyone who's stopping in to say hi, check us out and inquire about our facility. We have seen how excited you are for this and we can't wait to share it with you!
Tamie Malanga December 19, 2011 at 02:40 AM
Sunday Update! OK, we are almost there, but will need one more day! As of tonight, it looks like we will open on Tuesday at 11:00 am but, anything could happen, so stay tuned! Thanks for your patience and support -- we do appreciate it!
Leigh Brooke December 19, 2011 at 01:42 PM
Can you give prices?
Sharon Swanepoel December 19, 2011 at 02:17 PM
Leigh, now that they have a firm date I have asked for updated information to include prices and opening and closing times etc.
CraigS December 19, 2011 at 06:30 PM
Tammy and Al, Your family is truly amazed of the progress and new addition in Loganville and futher bringing in families from the surrounding areas for skate fun. "Wishing You Luck". I'm gonna try to get a crew together for a this firday eve skate.
THERESA December 20, 2011 at 06:12 AM
what a wonderful idea!! So happy that I won't have to take my daughter to Sparkle's anymore!!
Tamie Malanga December 20, 2011 at 02:36 PM
Tuesday Update! Sorry to report but we will not be open today. We are still working on getting the floor finished. We are hopeful it will be sometime this week! As for pricing, it is as follows: Weekdays and Sundays: $5 admission, $3 skate rental Admission with own skates Weekdays and Sundays: $7 Fridays after 6 pm and Saturday: $7 admission, $3 skate rental Admission with own skates Fridays after 6 pm and Saturday: $9 Skate sizes run from 8J through 13 adult Velcro Wall: 5 jumps - $5, 10 jumps - $8 I will post our hours once we are certain of our opening day. Thanks all for the comments. Keep the questions coming!
matthew johnson January 20, 2012 at 09:31 AM
do yall rent out rollerblades?

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