Long Over-Do Update - August 28th

We have come so far since April even with numerous roadblocks, hiccups, headaches, and runarounds we've encountered. Although it may not seem like much, we have put so much of our blood, sweat and some tears into this place over the summer. We ran into numerous delays, a frustrating amount of hoops, through this hellacious summer we've endured with no air conditioning, no electricity, no water. It has been a journey but we're not done yet! We've still got a lot of work to do. 

As of right now, we do not have an estimated reopening date, our hopes are for late 2019. 

Here are some missed updates from the past few months. 

July 2nd - July 10th

The skate floor was destroyed beyond repair and needed to be completely removed. 

Removing the skate wall

June 16th

We know there is a lot of confusion about what Skateland West will become when we reopen. For starters we will no longer be ‘Skateland West,’ when our doors reopen this winter you’ll visit a whole new facility dubbed, ‘XPerience Entertainment.’ What will XP have?

- 8 lanes of state-of-the-art bowling technology, see video below for a teaser! 
- A large, modern arcade with a game card system. 
- A one of a kind, highly immersive laser tag arena. 
- A full restaurant with a bar.

And this is just the beginning, we plan to add more attractions as we grow and build a center that is a regional entertainment destination.


June 4th - June 14th

The roof is beginning to be replaced! Yay!

The newly exposed ceiling is painted.

We began demo inside the bathrooms.

April 24th

“One step closer to fulfilling my initial vision from when I first started my company; experiential and immersive entertainment should be something everyone has a chance to enjoy! More to come soon!”

April 18th

“We’re up to something BIG! As we continue to work on reconstruction from the fire, we’ll be making some significant changes and adding new attractions! Is it July yet?”

April 7th

April 6

As the damages have been more thoroughly assessed the fire caused excessively more damage than we first anticipated. The warehouse where the fire burned housed both our main electrical and plumbing causing the building to be completely in the dark. As generators and heaters were brought in to begin the long progress of cleaning and restoring the building. The smoke-ravaged the entire building with damages, clinging to any fabric it could find, and pouring soot across every surface ceiling to the carpet. 

Although we are striving to see the silver lining out of all of this and our building is getting a well deserved deep clean - 40 years is a long time! We will continue to post pictures as the process continues. Below are some from the beginning when we first began seeing the damages from one end of the building to the next to the beginning of the clean-up process.

We appreciate all of the support the community has shown us through this and for the following months to come. 

March 31 at 9:05am

"I am beyond overwhelmed and grateful for the outpouring of people who have reached out these past few days to check on me, offer support and be there whatever the time. We suffered what is now clear, a catastrophic fire, I was in the property at the time and fortunate to escape without issue.

As I said in our first public comments directly after the event the response from the Westland Professional Fire Fighters, our city administration - from Mayor William R. Wild and down, have been nothing but professional and done with the utmost class and sympathy. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.

We’ll have more information in the coming days, but this now looks to be a months-long cleanup, rebuild and repair process. We remain determined, and will come back stronger and better than ever."

Added 4 new photos — at Skateland West.

March 29 at 3:54am

At roughly 1:10am this morning we experienced a fire in our storage/workshop and warehouse space. Two of our team members were inside the building working at the time and were able to contact the fire department immediately, and the fire was contained to that area, not causing fire damage to the public skating spaces, though smoke damage is throughout the center.

First and most importantly, we want to thank the Westland Fire and Police Department for their swift response, and actions in containing the fire.

We’ll be back to the property in a few short hours to assess the damage and make a determination on operations for this weekend. If you have a birthday party or event we’ll be in touch by midday to provide a decision.

We appreciate your patience as we work through this nightmare and continue to move Skateland forward.