Archives for June 2013

Top 5 Roller Skating Songs

Roller skating is all about enjoying a great time with good friends – and listening to great music! Playland Skate Center has pulled together the top 5 favorite roller skating songs that we think our skaters like to hear the most at our Austin, TX skating rink. 

#1 – ‘C’mon N’ Ride It (The Train)’ by the Quad City DJsDisco Ball

We don’t care how old you are, what type of music you like, or how many times you have been to a skating rink, we know you’ve heard this song. Played at roller skating rinks across the country, it just isn’t a night out roller skating without doing the train, at least once.

#2 – ‘Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll’ by Vaughan Mason & Crew

This is a song about roller skating, how could it possibly be left off of this list? In the 70s and 80s, roller skating was a popular past time. It was sure to be made the subject of at least one song.

#3 – ‘Ice, Ice, Baby’ by Vanilla Ice

This one’s for the generation of 90s skaters out there that are still rolling around the rink. While this song didn’t do so well when it was originally released in 1989 and again in 1990, it is now Vanilla Ice’s most well known tune.

#4 – ‘Boogie Fever’ by the Sylvers

Afros. Coordinated dance moves. A brass section and disco-style piano. Nothing screams 70s like a song with “boogie” in the title, but nothing screams roller skating more either. That’s why this one made it to our top 5 list.

#5 – The ‘Hokey Pokey’

Who knows who wrote this song. The fact of the matter is, it’s a fun little dance song, and doing it on roller skates makes it even more interesting.

If we’ve left off your favorite roller skating song, please let us know! Leave it in the comments below and share with us why it’s on your top 5 list of favorite songs to roller skate to!

Join Us for a 40th Birthday Bash!

Playland Skate Center has been a part of Austin, TX history for 40 years. We’ve hosted numerous birthday parties, fundraisers, sponsored community events, and been your number once stop for family fun. Now, we are asking you to come celebrate the big four-oh with us on August 1st!

We are throwing our own birthday party and while some may see that as a faux pas, we see it as a way for us to say “Thank You” for your generous support for 40 years. Instead of just a celebratory skate session, we are doing something truly unique to Playland. We’ve never hosted a party this big, and we need you to come out and enjoy it with us. The party will be on Thursday night, August 1st, from 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm and admission will only be $5.

To pump up the jams, 102.3 The Beat will be joining us and playing the top 40 music hits. We will have all kinds of fun and games, in addition to our regular games that we play on the skating rink. There will be a derby, speed, and skate jam show so if you haven’t seen any of these unique roller sports before, now is your chance to see what they are all about. We will also be doing door prizes and giving away special 40th Birthday Bash t-shirts that you won’t be able to get anywhere else.

One last thing – we need your help reaching back into time and digging up any vintage Playland Skate Center paraphernalia you might have. If you find any old posters, advertisements, tickets, or tokens, we would love to have them to decorate for our party. Send a copy of your materials to info@playlandskatecenter.net by July 1st.


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Dad’s Skate Free for Fathers Day

Fathers Day is only two days away. What are you doing to celebrate your one and only Dad this year? Giving him another tie or money clip? We don’t think so! This year, bring Dad to Playland Skate Center in Austin, TX for some FREE roller skating with the whole family! Dads Skate FREE-page-0

On Fathers Day, we are offering free skating to all of the Dads out there from noon to 5 pm with the purchase of a child’s admission. We will still be having our usual FREE skate lessons on Sunday mornings, 11a-11:45 so bring the whole family and get a skate lesson in the morning, then skate all afternoon. The lessons are open to any age, any skate level. This means that Dad can’t say he’s too old or doesn’t know how to skate. You have the perfect excuse to get him out here rolling around the rink.

For the rest of the family, we have our indoor playground to romp on the multilevel toy with slides, ladders, and poles. Our arcade will also be open where you can take Dad and challenge him to beat you at one of our many games. See which of you can collect the most tickets and redeem them for fun stuff and momentos at our Stuff Shop.

We are looking forward to seeing you here this Sunday with Dad and the whole family. Enjoy an afternoon of great fun together for Fathers Day at Playland Skate Center in Austin, TX!

Playland Has a New Pro Shop!

Do you have dreams of becoming a pro skater? Well the first step to take is to buy your own pair of skates and Playland Skate Center has you covered for the best selection and best prices for skates in the Austin, TX area!

The New Skates at Our Pro Shop

We just completely overhauled our pro shop and we did it just for you. The face of roller skating is constantly changing with new technology advancing the art behind manufacturing boots and wheels for each type of skater. To make sure that we are bringing you nothing but the best, we have a brand new selection of wheels, skates, and accessories. If you have a need for your roller skates, we can fill it! The Pro Shop at Playland Skate Center will keep you rolling along no matter what type of skating you like to practice.

The BEST Prices Around!

Don’t shop around for prices, because we guarantee that we will offer you the best prices around. If you do find a price that is better than ours, bring it to us and we will BEAT or MATCH it! Any competitor!

We just want to make sure you caught that: We will BEAT or MATCH any competitors price!!

The Playland Skate Center Pro Shop

Playland Skate Center is your go-to for roller skating in the Austin, TX area. For competitive skaters and family fun alike, we have the skates and a skaqte session that will suit your needs. Come by today and check our our HUGE family fun center – go for a spin around the rink, try your hand at the arcade, or let the kids romp on the indoor playground. We will see you soon!