Archives for November 2013

Black Friday Skate Sale

Thanksgiving is tomorrow and we’re sure you’re looking forward to a full dinner of turkey, stuffing, mac and cheese, and your other favorite sides. But, we know that really your favorite part of this season is the day after Thanksgiving – Black Friday! This year, Playland Skate Center is joining in one the fun and we are offering a GREAT deal on roller skates from our pro shop! 

Sure-Grip-Rebel-with-Narrow-Fugitive-Wheels-2Sure Grip Skates on Sale

We are offering a don’t-want-to-miss-this sale! Our Sure Grip skates in the pro shop are going to offered at this fantastic price – buy a skate package and get ALL of it back on a Playland Skate Center gift card! If you’re planning on giving a new pair of skates to someone in your family, this is the perfect gift set. You’ll not only be giving them the gift of a new set of wheels, but you’ll also give them access to their favorite Austin, TX skating rink!

This great sale starts on Black Friday but will last through December so that you can come and get your Christmas gifts all month long. While you’re here, check out all of our skate accessories: wheels, laces, bearings, helmets and more. We’ve got everything in our pro shop for every type of skater. Whether they just skate for recreation, or compete in derby, jam skating, or hockey. Check out our pro shop both in store and online!

We can’t wait to see you here for our Sure Grip skate sale!

Thankful for Skating

Thanksgiving Break SkateThanksgiving break is next week and we are sure that your students are counting down the days! Looking for something fun for the kids to do while they are out of school? Playland Skate Center has the answer with our special Thanksgiving break skate sessions!

We are usually closed on Wednesdays for your private parties, but next week, we’ll be having a special ‘thankful’ skate session! On Wednesday, November 27th, we’ll be open from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm for your kids to come skate, get some exercise and have a great time. If you want to get away from the stress of holiday planning, this is a great opportunity for you too!

We know that you probably have your family in town for the holidays and you’re trying to finish up chopping, cutting, and preparing for dinner, so send them and your kids to Playland Skate Center. It will keep them entertained all day long! They can skate around the rink, the kids can romp on the indoor playground, or they can try to beat each other at our arcade games. Now is a great time too for your kids to take you or your family over to the pro shop to show them the perfect pair of skates that they’ve been drooling over for Christmas.

We’ll also be open on Friday, November 29th for everyone to come skate off those extra turkey pounds. Our Sk8 4 Fit class will be from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm, our special Thanksgiving skate session is from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm and our regular Friday session will be at 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm. We hope to see you and your family here over Thanksgiving break. Thank you in advance for including us in your holiday celebration, and thank you always for being a loyal Playland Skate Center skater!

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

Last year your Aunt Edna drank a little too much eggnog and had to stay over on the couch after the family Christmas party. Your Uncle Steve always brings over fruit cake that your obligingly eat, much to the demise of your stomach. Your family Christmas parties always end up with some interesting memories, but none that you would actually want to share with your friends or coworkers. This year, change it up and make your family Christmas party one that is the envy of everyone you know. Host it here at Playland Skate Center! 

Christmas PartyPrivate Family Christmas Party at Playland Skate Center

Playland Skate Center is the perfect venue for your family holiday get together this year! You can skip having to figure out who is going to sit together, digging out all of your china that has been packed away since last Christmas, and hopefully also skip out on Uncle Steve’s fruit cake. Invite all of your family to Playland and host the party here! The entertainment will be seeing everyone in your family, young and old, get out and roll around the skate floor. Who knows, your Aunt Edna might have been the star disco diva skater in her hay day! You’ll be allowed to bring in all of your own food, drinks, and paper products – we’ll take care of clean up too! We can play your favorite holiday tunes while you skate and enjoy your time together so that you don’t lose the Christmas spirit.

Call us at Playland Skate Center today to book your holiday party! Dates are going fast and the holidays are closing in. We can’t wait to help you celebrate!

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Company Christmas Cheer

Company holiday parties are tricky. You want to host a gathering that everyone will enjoy, but not have too good of a time, if you know what we mean. You don’t want people standing around in misery wishing they didn’t have to be there, or seating at a table for an eight course meal with their arch enemy. Playland Skate Center has 5 rules that you should follow when planning your company holiday party. 

Company Christmas1. Set a Budget

While your company might be scaling back on their extraneous expenses, this doesn’t mean that you can’t throw a great holiday party. Set your budget first then work within it to find the right venue and vendors.

2. Determine Location

When it comes to a successful party, your location can make or break you. You should host the party at a location that is going to add to the fun and atmosphere of the party. Don’t host a huge sit down meal or take your company out on a boat – your guests should have the freedom to come and go as they please.

3. Set Your Guest List

This impacts both your budget and your venue. Take into consideration whether you’ll encourage your employees to bring a +1 or come by themselves.

4. Don’t Interfere

Holiday season is busy for everyone so don’t set your party on a date that is going to interfere with other holiday family gatherings. Hosting your party in January is another option to make sure that your employees will be available to come.

5. Entertain

Make sure that your employees are going to be having fun. Whether its music, the gift exchange, or some other activity, you want your holiday party to be memorable – in a good way!

Take all of these tips and put them together and the obvious solution for your company holiday party is Playland Skate Center. We host both private parties and regular parties where you’ll share the rink with the public. We can help you provide food and paper goods, and we’ve got all of the entertainment that you need! Give us a call to book your company holiday party today!

Stay Active, Stay Healthy

Daylight savings time is sadly ending this Sunday morning, at 2:00 am to be exact. While we will all get an extra hour of sleep, that is one of the few benefits of the seasonal time adjustment. As the days get substantially shorter, getting out and staying active becomes  more difficult. Playland Skate Center has 3 tips for staying active with your kids and family, no matter what day of the year it is.

Rental Roller Skates1. Take Classes Together

There are many fitness clubs and community centers around Austin, Texas that offer family oriented fitness classes. Signing everyone up with keep you accountable and it will become a part of family time that you look forward to.

2. Make Chores More Fun

All families have chores to do. Rather than making chores a task that everyone dreads having to do by themselves, pair up! Turn on some music and dance while you fold laundry, race to see how fast you can get the house cleaned, or jog together while you walk the dog.

3. Find Something Everyone Enjoys

When daylight savings time changes, many outdoor sports and evening activities just aren’t possible because there is no sunlight to play by. Instead, bring the whole family to do something that offers fun and activity for everyone – come roller skating! Playland Skate Center is the perfect Fall and Winter activity for your family. Everyone has something to do whether skating, playing on the indoor playground, or trying to win at one of the arcade games, here you can stay active.