Archives for June 2014

Successful Fundraising Tips

Is your group or organization short on funds? It has been said that in fundraising, you have to have a plan and a place to land! We have a few tips that we would love to share with you, inspired by Constant Contact, for helping plan a successful fundraiser. We would also love to help make your event a success by offering up our Austin, TX rink as a great place to land for your event!Fundraising Funds

1. Planning

It is recommended that you plan your fundraising event at least six months in advance. This will allow for plenty of time to get the word out for your event, book your event venue at Playland Skate Center, gather prizes and supplies (if you need them), and plan all of the other details.

2. Theme your event

It is important that in your planning, you carefully consider what type of event you would like to hold. We have seen many successful events in our roller skating rink that include lots of fun! Fun is the theme as all participants get involved. After all, once participants arrive at Playland Skate Center, they won’t be able to resist lacing up a pair of skates and taking a few laps around the rink! Are you looking for additional sources of income during your event? Consider a 50/50 drawing while at our rink or a silent auction. These options will help raise additional funds and allow your guests to get more involved!

3. Great locations matter!

All realtors know their number one selling point is location, location, location! This is also true of fundraisers! At Playland Skate Center in Austin, TX, we are proud to say that we offer a top notch fundraising location that will insure a successful fundraiser, rain or shine! There is no worry about a cloudy or rainy day raining on your parade (or fundraising goals) here!

Contact us to book your next fundraising event for your school, church, or organization, in Austin, TX today! We’d love to help make your event a success and see your participants smiling!

Summer Day Camps

We love hearing that so many of our skaters are making summer plans including one of the great summer camps or day camps around Austin. Playland is a great place to include in your summer plans as well! We offer a nice cool break from the Texas heat and sun while providing entertainment and exercise.

Skating FunThis summer, we are offering a special for daycares, day camps, and other groups that make Playland Skate Center an Austin field trip destination. We have special summer daytime hours from 12pm -6pm Monday-Friday specifically for field trips and group skates. Admission, including skate rental, is only $4.50 for these times.

If you are looking to stretch your dollar a little more, then perhaps our additional options will work for you and your crew. For only a dollar more, admission includes skate rental, an 8 oz. drink and an 8 oz. cup of popcorn. An additional $1.50 allows for unlimited use of our playscape. Make sure you call us ahead of time so we can reserve a space for your group and lock in our special rates for you.

Larger Daycare or Summer Camp Groups

Daycare or summer camp groups larger than 75 may want to consider renting the rink. For $375, your group of up to 75 daycare children or campers is provided with two hours of dedicated rink time. The music and games are yours for the choosing. Additional guests may join for $4.50 each. For an additional $35, unlimited use of our playscape and skate mates is included in rink rental.

Contact Playland Skate Center in Austin for more information regarding booking your group or private rink rental today!

Free Skating for Dads on Father’s Day!

Father’s Day is this Sunday. Have you decided what you are going to do to celebrate? Thinking about giving him another tie for his collection? Not so much! This year, get him out and active and bring him to Playland Skate Center in Austin, TX. Dads skate FREE on Father’s Day and this will provide hours of fun for the whole family!Father's Day Skate

From noon to 5:00 pm we are offering free skating for Dads with the purchase of a child’s admission. Playland Skate Center has been here in Austin, TX since 1973. We’ve helped multiple generations of dads and kids celebrate Father’s Day without the traditional necktie. This Father’s Day is no different than any other at Playland Skate Center.

Our indoor playground will be open on Sunday as well. If it has been a few years since dad has tested his skating ability, this is the perfect place for the kids to play while dad gets the hang of skating. After dad has got the hang of things, you can skate and dance as a family at the rink.

Of course, you might work up quite an appetite with all of that skating, so make sure that you stop by our snack bar. We’ve got pizza, candy, and chips available for purchase.

The arcade will also be open if you are looking for father/child bonding time that does not take place on wheels. A father and son Skee Ball challenge or father and daughter air hockey challenge are always fun. Who do you think will win? No matter who wins, you can redeem your tickets together for fun prizes in our Stuff Shop.

We hope to see you and the whole family out for our Father’s Day Skate this Sunday so that you can enjoy an afternoon of fun family time together at Playland Skate Center.

Our Summer Hours are Here!

We have transitioned into the summer season at Playland Skate Center. This means that we are keeping our same great regular sessions and have included additional skating sessions. We are happy to keep you out of the Texas heat and more than proud to offer a great location for you to play and skate!Summer Hours at Playland Skate Center

Are you a stay at home mom or work at home mom that needs an activity to do with your children? Are you a daycare or a camp looking for a field trip for the summer? No matter the reason, we have a great daytime event for kids that are out of school, and our schedule is perfect for you. Our rink is open for skating and play from noon – 6:00pm Monday through Friday. Admission is just $8. There are no worries about summer boredom setting in while at Skateland; not only are we proud to offer skating, but our indoor playground and arcade are open as well.

Family SK8 Night

Thursdays in June and July we are open from 7:00 – 9:30 pm for Family SK8 Night! You and your crew are able to get your skate on and spend fun quality family time together. Admission is just $5 and this includes skate rental. You won’t even have to worry about cooking your family dinner because you can take advantage of our full service snack bar.

We can’t wait for you to join us at Playland Skate Center in Austin, TX. We’ll be here all summer to help keep you cool while skating and playing!