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 | edit source]

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 | edit source]

  • 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 Segments[edit | edit source]


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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