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Mike Pattison has been around roller skating his entire life.  He was born into skating with his grandfather's passion for the sport. His grandfather Weston Betts started in the skating business in the early 30's.

Pat and Evie Pattison (Mike's parents) moved their family east of the mountain's following a fire at the family's rink on Redondo Beach in 1951. Mike's parents, Pat and Evelyn, bought and operated Pattison's North in Spokane, WA until 1974.  At that time they sold the rink to their daughter Bobbie, and her husband Ben Winkler.  The Winkler's owned and operated the rink for thirty-three years before retiring in 2006.  Now Mike & Kay Pattison's son Shaun and his wife Jericho are keeping the business in the family, running it with the same core values as Shaun's Grandfather.  That's four generations of roller rink owners!  Mike Pattison and his wife Kay were given the opportunity to move back to the Federal Way area and own a skating rink of their own in 1979.  Pattison's West is now managed by the Pattison's middle son Darin as he continues with the same values and ideals as the other Pattison establishments.

Pattison's Today

Mike and Kay Pattison opened the doors on December 5th, 1979.  The skating rink is "an affordable fun and safe place the whole family can enjoy".  The skating surface is 90' X 176',  #1 grade maple.  It's also a rotunda floor, which means the boards are curved at the end.  So when you go around the corners, your always skating with the grain of the wood, meaning you will be skating on a smoother and faster floor.

Pattison's West is a landmark in Western Washington.  The business has provided family fun and entertainment to children, teens, and adults for over 30 years.  We provide skating sessions geared to all ages.  When school is out, get the kids out of the house for skating on school holidays, spring break and summer vacation!  Have fun as a family and make memories that last a lifetime.  For special events - rent the entire skating rink, or enjoy a regular birthday or corporate party here.  We also cater to church groups, scouting, and other activity groups.

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