Thursday, July 22, 2021

Everything You Need to Know About the Monroe Street Midway

Downtown Detroit's newest family-friendly attraction is the Monroe Street Midway. This limited-time pop-up experience features a roller skating rink, a sports zone that has four half-courts, and a secondary sports court for you to play basketball, tennis, futsal, lacrosse, and handball, plus public art, food trucks, music, and more.

Bedrock teamed up with RollerCade – the nation’s oldest Black-owned roller rink, to create the city's only outdoor roller rink. They have invited a variety of food trucks to pop up throughout the Summer and they have scheduled an eclectic mix of DJs and entertainment throughout the Summer/Fall.

It's completely free to get into the park, to play basketball, and to enjoy the entertainment, but the concessions, food trucks, and skating will set you back a few dollars.

A skating session is $10 and skates rental is $3, which isn't bad considering if you park in one of these garages and ask for validation at the rink, you will get 2 hours off free parking! You can reserve your skating time and skates here.

To skate at the Rollout Detroit Roller Rink or play at the Rocket Mortgage Sports Zone, you’ll need to sign a waiver. You can sign online here.

The Midway also features a lot of art by some great Detroit names, including Sheefy McFly, Phil Simpson, Olivia Guterson, and Jessica Care Moore (poet). This includes murals on the skating rink and basketball courts that add to the vibrant atmosphere.

This pop-up is currently open 7 days a week through September 30th. Keep reading for some details on how everything works, hours of operation, and where you can get more information.

Monroe Midway General Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Wednesday: 12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday - Saturday: 12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

For weather updates and cancellation information, follow @BedrockDetroit and @RollerCade on Instagram.

Skate Times/Groups:
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Open Skate
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.: Family Skate
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.: Open Skate

12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Open Skate
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.: Open Skate
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.: Adult Skate (18+)*

12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Open Skate
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.: Open Skate
8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.: Adult Skate (21+)*

*During Adult Skate sessions, the entire Midway will be age-restricted and IDs will be checked at the main entrances.

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