If you're happy and you know it, then the chemtrails are finally working. Welcome to Night Vale.
— Cecil

"Skating Rink" is the 82nd episode of Welcome to Night Vale. It was released on February 15, 2016.

Synopsis Edit

Teddy Williams opens a new skating rink at the Arcade Fun Complex. Plus, a public announcement about flowers, an update on the Strangers, and a phone call from the jailhouse.

Plot Developments Edit

  • Intern Maureen: Former intern Maureen is seen yet again in the company of a boy in a hoodie whom Cecil finds familiar. Intern Kareem finds the combination of Maureen, her puppy, and the boy unsettling, but cannot articulate why.
  • Trial of the Century: Hiram McDaniels uses his one phone call to call Cecil and register his objections to the makeup of the jury, which consists of one AI 5-headed dragon and 7 human jurors.
  • City Council and Station Management: City Council and Station Management went on their first date, which Kareem watched play out with night vision goggles required for all interns to carry around.
  • Strangers: The Sheriff's Secret Police are investigating rumors that the strangers are "something else altogether" (i.e. inhuman).

Recurring SegmentsEdit

Proverb Edit

Be careful what you wish for because it probably won’t come true, and life is mostly about expectation management.
— Proverb

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