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EventsMilpitas to open up Retro Roller Rink & Waterslides for one weekend

Milpitas to open up Retro Roller Rink & Waterslides for one weekend

The City of Milpitas is launching a new special event called Retro Milpitas…

The idea is to offer residents a dose of nostalgia, so they can experience the Milpitas of the 1970s through the 2000s. To that end, the roller rink and water slides will be reopened, paying homage to beloved local businesses Splashdown and CalSkate. 

Retro Milpitas will happen over the course of a single weekend: August 4th and 5th, from 10am to 10pm on both days, at the Milpitas Sports Center (1325 E. Calaveras Blvd). Entry is free, though those wishing to roller skate or use the inflatable water slides will require tickets.

A City press release on Retro Milpitas included a two-act live concert schedule: 

  • Billy Martini – 1970s-1980s classic hits – Friday, August 4 – 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Other People’s Money – 1990s-2000s classic hits – Saturday, August 5 – 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Event attendees can also enjoy bounce houses, order food and drinks from food trucks, and listen to DJ’d music. 

Skate sessions and activity area tickets can be purchased starting July 19: https://cityofmilpitas.simpletix.com/

For more event information, please visit https://www.milpitas.gov/1040/Retro-Milpitas

 

 

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Eric Shapiro
Eric Shapiro
Eric Shapiro is a writer & filmmaker. As a screenwriter, he’s won a Fade In Award and written numerous feature films in development by companies including WWE, Mandalay Sports Media, Game1, and Select Films. He is also the resident script doctor for Rebel Six Films (producers of A&E’s “Hoarders”). As a journalist, Eric’s won a California Journalism Award and is co-owner and editor of The Milpitas Beat, a Silicon Valley newspaper with tens of thousands of monthly readers that has won the Golden Quill Award as well as the John Swett Award for Media Excellence. As a filmmaker, Eric’s directed award-winning feature films that have premiered at the Fantasia Film Festival, Fantastic Fest, and Shriekfest, and been endorsed by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). Eric’s apocalyptic novella “It’s Only Temporary” appears next to Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” on Nightmare Magazine’s list of the 100 Best Horror Novels of All Time. He lives in Northern California with his wife, Rhoda, and their two sons.

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