The HUB-Robeson Center will be transformed for a night of 1990s nostalgia.
Penn State’s Student Programming Association will convert Alumni Hall into a roller rink tonight as a way for students to partake in a fun event that many people haven’t done in years, Emily Martin, member of the SPA LEAD team, said.
Martin (junior-visual journalism) said the event is free to all Penn State students with a valid Penn State student ID+ and that they can come and go as they please throughout the evening. The event is from 6 to 10 p.m. tonight.
Haley Irvine, another member of the LEAD team , said a company will come in and install flooring that can be skated on. The event will also have music and food including popcorn, Martin said. Skates will also be provided to all who attend.
Martin said the music for the event will range from “oldies” to newer music and “everything in between.”
“It’s going to be a fun, quirky event,” she said. “It’s kind of a throwback, which can be a lot of fun.”
Irvine (freshman-nutrition) said the LEAD Team wanted the night to be interactive. Nicole Miller, a third member in the LEAD team , said the group wanted to bring something enjoyable and unique this year.
“We wanted to bring something different than we’ve brought in previous years,” Miller (sophomore-psychology ) said. “[We just want to see] everyone have a fun night with their friends.”
SPA’s LEAD team is composed of five members and changes each year, Martin said. The group is in charge of logistics and planning events, she said.
Irvine said she was really excited to join SPA and the LEAD team because of a neighbor from home who was involved. She said he spoke of SPA and Irvine knew it was something she wanted to be a part of.
“It just sounded like a lot of fun,” Irvine said. “It’s the best thing so far that I’ve done in school.”