Alaska Great Skate now Rock, Rally & Roll

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2006


  Molly Blakeley owner of the Rock Rally & Roll and manager Casey Williams welcome you to the newly remodeled roller rink in Soldotna.

Molly Blakeley owner of the Rock Rally & Roll and manager Casey Williams welcome you to the newly remodeled roller rink in Soldotna.

The Soldotna roller rink formerly known as the Alaska Great Skate has undergone a major make over and is now open as the Rock, Rally & Roll. Molly Blakeley is the new owner of the “Planet Soldotna” roller skating, X-Boxing, Play Station, and pool playing fun club. “We were having a birthday party for my daughter when it was still the Alaska Great Skate and I thought, gosh, if these kids are having so much fun in this vintage environment I bet with a make over they would have a total blast. So I told the owner, my mom Sally Hoskins, that I wanted to buy the roller rink and here we are just three-and-a-half weeks later in a totally remodeled, reorganized facility ready to go, we even have new plumbing fixtures,” said Molly. Blakeley says her idea for the make over was to go for a Planet Hollywood, Hard Rock Café type of décor, “We have hundreds of vintage vinyl records on the ceiling with CD’s dangling from them, rope lights, and brand new carpet. Everything is new, totally amazing and we invite everyone to stop by and check out how fantastic it all turned out.”

Molly and her manager Casey Williams also have a lot of plans for new activities at the Rock, Rally & Roll. “We can do private parties and we have the floor space to accommodate large functions for groups or organizations, we can cater events and are open to whatever the community may have a need for,” said Blakeley. The rink schedule has a different theme and activity for each day of the week that includes a special after school program, “You can find out at your school which bus will bring you right to the Rock, Rally & Roll door after school and for just $5.00 a day we’ll give you a snack and let you skate or do the X-Box room or Play Station II, we have a pool table, jukebox, and video games, karaoke, and air hockey table, we even have a nice space where you can get your home work done,” said Molly. Saturday night’s will feature a live band in the center of the rink with free skating around the band, “It’s our skate with the band night,” said DJ Casey Williams.

With the Halloween holiday right around the corner Blakeley and Williams say they are planning a “Drink and Drown” party to be sponsored by Coke that will offer kids the opportunity to dunk some of their favorite police officers from the SPD. “Our idea from the beginning has been to create a fun, safe, drug free environment that will offer games and prizes that will give the kids a fun alternative to options that may lead them into trouble or gangs,” said Blakeley. For more information, the current rink schedule, or to plan a party call the Rock, Rally & Roll at 262-YEAH (9324) and ask for Molly or Casey.

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