Skaters can enjoy half-price admission, White Castle coupons and more
at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Roller Skating Rink
White Castle will make a donation to Chicago Park District to support 100 summer campers on behalf of all skaters who visit on Wednesday evenings
COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 2, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Lace up the skates and get ready to roll this month as White Castle, America’s first fast-food hamburger chain and the first consumer packaged goods company in the quick-service restaurant industry, partners with United Skates of America for “White Castle Wednesdays.”
White Castle is covering 50% of the cost of skating (including skate rental) at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Roller Skating Rink on Wednesday evenings throughout the month of June. That means the total cost of skating and skate rentals will be just $7 per person from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Each paid admission will also receive Slider coupons and White Castle swag. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Roller Skating Rink is located at 1219 W. 76th Street in Chicago. This event is open to all members of the community, including but not limited to families, novices and JB skaters (practitioners of “James Brown” roller-skating, a style born in Chicago).
“White Castle is looking to get summer in Chicago off to a fantastic start, and we thought this partnership to provide the community a fun-filled, interactive activity was the perfect opportunity to lend a hand,” said Jamie Richardson, vice president at White Castle. “We know the roller- skating culture runs deep in Chicago, and we’re looking forward to helping families create memorable moments this month.”
White Castle, recognizing the important role the Chicago Park District (CPD) plays in providing a safe haven for community kids, will make a $7,000 donation to CPD on behalf of all the White Castle Wednesday skaters. The gift will support 100 kids participating in CPD summer camps.
White Castle is proud to maintain a close connection to the Chicago community. The CPD, which owns the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Roller Skating Rink, provides:
- Places for children and families to play in the winter, spring, summer and fall.
- Extremely affordable after school and summer camp opportunities. In fact, 1 in 5 participants in Summer Camp and Park Kids received additional financial assistance.
“The White Castle family, through the Castle Shares program, supports more than 50 charities each year,” said Erin Shannon, White Castle’s corporate relations manager and fourth-generation family member. “We’re a family-owned business with hundreds of team members who not only work in the Castles in the community, but live and raise their families there, too. We are always looking for ways to give back to the communities we proudly serve.”
White Castle has a long-standing tradition of being a late-night staple for Cravers and is affectionately known as Night Castle for its ability to satisfy cravings around the clock. With Sliders in most grocers’ freezer sections, plus a Castle at 1400 W. 79th Street right around the corner from the skating rink, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy Night Castle after the evening’s final all-skate throughout June and all year long.
About White Castle®
White Castle, America’s first fast-food hamburger chain, has been making hot and tasty Sliders since 1921. Based in Columbus, Ohio, the family-owned business owns and operates more than 350 restaurants as well as a retail division providing its famous fare in freezer aisles of retail stores nationwide. As part of its commitment to offering the highest quality products, White Castle owns and operates its own Slider Provider meat plants, bakeries and frozen-Slider retail plants. White Castle has earned numerous accolades over the years including Time magazine’s “Most Influential Burger of All Time” (2014, The Original Slider®) and Thrillist’s “Best Plant-Based Fast-Food Burger” (2019, Impossible Slider). In 2021, Fast Company named the fast-food pioneer one of the “10 Most Innovative Dining Companies.” White Castle, which earned the Great Place to Work® Certification in 2021 and 2022, is known for the legendary engagement of its team members, more than 1 in 4 of whom have worked for the business for at least 10 years. White Castle is beloved by its passionate fans (“Cravers”), many of whom compete each year for entry into the Cravers Hall of Fame. The official White Castle app makes it easy for Cravers to sign up for the Craver Nation® loyalty program, access sweet deals and place pickup orders at any time. They can also have their orders delivered using one of White Castle’s delivery partners. For more information on White Castle, visit whitecastle.com.
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