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Tickets for Downtown SLO’s Skate Mission Plaza are Available Now!



Friday, April 15, 2022

FROM: Rachel Lackmann, Marketing & Communications Coordinator


Tickets for Downtown SLO’s Skate Mission Plaza are Available Now!
The pop-up outdoor roller rink launches in May 2022

San Luis Obispo, CADowntown SLO, in partnership with the City of San Luis Obispo, is excited to announce that tickets for Skate Mission Plaza are officially available Friday, April 15, 2022, at 12 noon! Tickets can be purchased at This groovy new pop-up installation will be installed in Mission Plaza for three weeks only, beginning Friday, May 6, 2022, and running through Sunday, May 22, 2022. Skaters can enjoy music, a disco ball, and flower-power-inspired decorations, all in the heart of downtown San Luis Obispo.

Adult skate tickets will be available for $20 per person per session. Each session lasts one hour. Tickets for children under 12 are available for $10 per person per session. Skate rentals are included in the ticket price, but attendees are welcome to bring their own skates.

Tickets must be purchased online in advance; skaters will only be admitted with valid proof of ticket purchase. Cash or credit payment will not be accepted onsite. Attendees are encouraged to purchase tickets well in advance, as limited space is available for each session. Tickets may be purchased up until the start of the session, depending on availability. Waivers will be required for entry. All skaters are required to wear socks; extra pairs will be available for purchase for $2. Attendees are strongly encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before their session begins to allow enough time for check-in and skate selection.

All the fun begins Friday, May 6, 2022. The rink will operate seven days a week, with multiple one-hour skate sessions per day. See the complete list of dates and times on the online ticketing page.

SKATE MISSION PLAZA: Monday, May 6 – Sunday, May 22, 2022

Special events and theme days will also take place throughout the activation. See the special events calendar at for more information.

Downtown SLO is also donating dozens of free skate passes to various nonprofit organizations throughout the county to provide access to underserved communities.

To learn more about Skate Mission Plaza and purchase tickets, visit and follow @DowntownSLO on Instagram.

The pop-up roller rink will be installed by All Year Sports Galaxy, which has run similar activations in cities all across the United States. The company was founded by Ukrainian Olympian Vadim Slivchenko.

Skate Mission Plaza is a program of Downtown SLO and the City of San Luis Obispo. The presenting sponsor is Guaranteed Rate. Other sponsors include the San Luis Obispo Collection, Quaglino Properties & Roofing, Wacker Wealth Partners, San Luis Obispo Repertory Theatre, Bluebird Salon, Derby Warehouse, Hotel Cerro, New Times SLO, and American General Media, and the event will be promoted with The SLORoll

May Flower Initiative

Skate Mission Plaza is part of Downtown SLO’s 2022 May Flower Initiative — a now annual community art project that brings downtown to full bloom. In addition to skating, visitors will be able to take a stroll and admire the work of 50+ local artists in downtown storefronts and windows. The theme of the 2022 May Flower Initiative is “Flower Power” inspired by retro floral motifs. More activities, including a family scavenger hunt, will be announced in the near future.

A press kit for Skate Mission Plaza and the 2022 May Flower Initiative is available here and will be updated with photos once events have begun.

About Downtown SLO: Downtown SLO is a 501 c6 nonprofit whose mission is to foster an economically vibrant Downtown. Downtown SLO serves the community by working on initiatives like parking and beautification efforts, coordinating special events and the weekly Farmers’ Market, supporting economic activities, and examining Downtown issues.