We don’t know about you, but we certainly have something to be thankful for this time of year. Super Wheels is, in fact, here to stay, but under a new name and management beginning next year. After recent reports of a closure, the tradition of roller skating in the city will live on for generations to come at the venue, soon to be named Miami Roller Rink!
Pam Mostacero and Gabe Colon, the parents of daughters who are members of Super Wheels’ current Roller Skating team, will take over as new owners and operators on January 1, 2024. The Kendall rink holds a special place for the couple, who were shocked to discover the property up for sale this year. Saving it became very personal to them as the decision to lease it was fueled after finding out about potential buyers looking to transform the venue into anything other than a rink, ending the nearly 40-year history of the location.
The community has kept Super Wheels rolling since 1987, when it first opened as Hot Wheels. Throughout the years, the 30,000 square foot rink was the place to be in the city — packed with kids, teens and adults alike — and just had an epic End of an Era party hosted by DJ Laz.
The name change to Miami Roller Rink is meant to reflect Pam and Gabe’s commitment to honoring this very legacy. The venue continues to hold the title of the longest-standing roller rink in Miami, the last of its kind. And the family is committed to upholding its history and recruiting the next generation of skaters.
“It is a place that has been home to so many first jobs, childhood birthday parties, skate competitions, and live music events,” Pam said in a release. “As a family who has been regulars at the rink for many years, we are thrilled that we are able to continue the legacy of the space and honor its history.”
Looking ahead, Miami Roller Rink will continue to offer classes with world class coaches such as Gloria Manning, themed events for frequent skaters and the long-standing Monday Adult Night that starts every week off. With support and guidance from the Roller Skating Association and other mentors including Super Wheels owner Thomas Mitchell, they plan to smoothly transition into their new role without any disruption to operations for the thousands of skaters who frequent the rink.
Miami Roller Rink is located at 12265 SW 112th Street, in the same Crystal Plaza location. Super Wheels will remain open through December 30 and will reopen as Miami Roller Rink on January 1 and beyond. For more information and updates, visit www.miamirollerrink.com and find their Instagram here.
So what are you waiting for? Lace up your skates and let the good times roll!