Since 1976, Cal Skate has been part of the lives of hundreds of thousands of Sonoma County residents — whether for birthday parties, date nights or training for inline speed skating competitions.
But, like other entertainment venues that rely predominantly on indoor space, its future is in doubt from closure due to COVID-19 pandemic. Owner Jeannie Saya said she has no idea when she will be able to open under the four-tier framework put in place this summer by state public health officials.
“It’s already getting dicey,” said Saya, who rescued the Rohnert Park facility in a 2003 purchase as the roller skating rink was then about to close. Now it is on similarly shaky footing.
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