Roller skaters, rejoice.
There’s a new rink coming to town.
I’ve just spoken with Debbie Berg, who tells me that she, her husband, Dave, and daughter, Dacia Pendleton, will soon open their Wheelz Skate Arena at 2101 So. Mildred, there on the borderlands of Tacoma, Fircrest and University Place.
Already it seems that word has gone forth concerning the new project, as Berg has been receiving calls from school groups inquiring about renting the space for parties.
When it opens on Feb. 20, Berg says, the facility will offer public skating, private parties and skating lessons. Along with a large rink, the space will comprise party rooms, a snack bar, video game area, parents’ mezzanine and pro shop.
If you follow roller skating, you may already be familiar with Dave, who has five times been named National Figure Skating Champion as sanctioned by USA Roller Sports of Lincoln, Neb. Both he and Debbie will offer lessons at Wheelz.
The Bergs will lease the space, formerly occupied by arenas offering paintball and laser tag. They are continuing the remodeling, and expect to make an investments of approximately $50,000.
And they will be hiring staff. The phone hasn’t yet been installed, but anyone interested in employment or securing a skate-date may call Debbie at 253-365-0332.