Roller skating is making a big comeback! Cal Skate is really packed on the weekends, usually because practically every rugrat under 12 has to have a birthday party here. It is rowdy, noisy, and busy, but that sometimes makes it all the more fun. People thought Cal Skate would have died out a long time ago during the inline skating/roller blading breakout, but it is keeping itself rooted right where it stands. There is something nostalgic about roller skating on four wheels around a wooden rink to the tunes of 1980's rockers.