I grew up going to Friday Night Jams at SkateWorld (it was then Skate Inn East). I have fond memories of playing fooseball, learning to skate backwards, winning my first speed skating race, holding hands under the disco ball, and generally just hanging out with my friends for a few hours every week. I was worried that my cousins weren't going to want to go skating....with all of the "xtreme" distractions (video games, nickelodeon, etc) I thought they were going to call me old and laugh. But they came along and had a blast.
SkateWorld recently resurfaced their rink, which is still for roller skates and blades that have the softer indoor wheels. Little else has changed, and I was surprised that the kids really had a good time, and were talking about going next time they visit. I'm not sure if they still do the Friday Night Jam or Teen Night (two hours of teen-only entrance, blacklights, pop music, and nachos at the snack stand. If you have kids and are looking for something fun and physical to do, drop by SkateWorld and have some good family fun.