OTR Skate This Friday

The Cincinnati Recreation Commission (CRC) announces the return of OTR Skate, an adult roller skating party benefiting CRC’s Over the Rhine Recreation Center. This spring’s OTR Skate is on Friday, April 27, 8-11 p.m

The event will feature performances by local bands, You, You’re Awesome and Automagik. Also in attendance will be the Cincinnati Roller Girls! There will be tons of other games to play such as, Wii, foosball, air hockey, pool and bumper pool, all courtesy of the OTR Recreation Center

Alongside skating and games, there will also be a raffle for goodies etc... from OTR merchants, including Pho Lang Thang, Atomic Number Ten, Daisy Mae’s Produce, Iris Book Cafe, Smartfish Supply and more. All raffle proceeds will benefit the OTR Recreation Center.

This event is $5, this includes your skate rental. Feel free to bring your own skates as well, as the rental skates are first come, first serve. This event is 18+.

April’s OTR Skate is sponsored by The Counter Rhythm Group, Cincy Blues Society, and the Cincinnati Roller Girls.

The OTR Recreation Center serves downtown Cincinnati in the Over the Rhine, Pendleton, Mohawk and West End neighborhoods. The Recreation Center offers after-school homework help, seasonal programs for youth/teens, field trips and enrichment programs. Facilities include an indoor roller rink, gymnasium, weight room, kitchen, game room, teen lounge, study room, and art room.

Remember to stretch beforehand and come join us for an amazing time! Hang out with some of your favorite bands, bring lots of cash for charity and be prepared for a night you will not soon forget. 

Here is a full list of Raffle Items up for grabs:

  • Raffle tickets cost $1 for 1 ticket; $5 for 7; $10 for 15. All proceeds from the raffle will go toward the OTR Rec Center. 
  • Raffle tickets can be purchased at the door during the OTR Skate. Tickets will be sold until 10:30 pm. You do not need to be present to win. 
  • Two drawings will be held - the first group of prizes will be raffled off after Automagik's set around 9:45pm and the grand prize drawings will be raffled off after You, You're Awesome's set around 10:45pm. 


  • $20 gift card to Atomic Number 10; $35 gift certificate to MiCA 12/v
  • $25 gift card to Skirtz & Johnston; stainless steel "I Love OTR/Iris Book Cafe" Kleen Kanteen ($25 value) from Iris Book Cafe; handmade mug from Urban Eden ($20 value) 
  • Cincy Blues Fest Bronze Award - four 2-day passes ($100 value)
  • Cincy Blues Fest Silver Award - four 2-day passes, four hats, four 20th anniversary shirts ($320 value)
  • Two tickets to a Cincinnati Roller Girls game; CRG shirt; CRG poster ($40 value)
  • $25 gift card to Pho Lang Thang; $20 gift card to Daisy Mae's Produce
  • Block Clock from Such + Such ($80 value)
  • $25 gift card to Park + Vine; Screenprinted Klein Tool Bag with pencils and gift certificate from Smartfish Studio & Sustainable Supply ($28 total value); 
  • Two $25 gift certificates toward wine tastings at Market Wines ($50 total value)
  • "60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Cincinnati by Tamara York ($17.95); Best Tent Camping: Ohio by Robert Loewendick ($15.95); Best Tent Camping: Kentucky by Johnny Molloy ($14.95)", all from Menasha Ridge Press ($49 value)

SECOND DRAWING (all tickets will be thrown back in the drawing)

  • Bunbury Festival - two 3-day passes ($186 total value)
  • Cincy Blues Fest Gold Award - VIP access, four 2-day passes, four hats, and four 20th anniversary shirts ($500 total value)
  • Brewery District Tour - four pairs of tickets to the Lager Tour ($40 value/pair) ($160 total value)