Book Your Holiday Party At Playland Skate Center!

partyFall is in full swing and the holidays will soon be here. Bring your family and friends together to celebrate the holidays with one of America’s favorite past times. Privately enjoy quality time with your friends and family at Playland Skate Center when you book a private party for the holidays!

Invite up to 75 people, enjoy 2 hours of rolling time and enjoy the unlimited use of the skate mates and playscape. Do you have a big family? A lot of friends? Don’t worry, we allow more than 75 people in your party for a small additional fee. Just ask us about adding more people to your party, our team will be more than happy to help you.

We provide the lights, roller skates, and cleanup. We will also provide music and play whatever genre you want. You may also bring in your own CD’s or IPOD and DJ.You can bring in your own food, drinks and all paper products. Please do not bring confetti, popcorn, glass containers, crock pots or stereo.

The rink may be reserved anytime other than during our public skate session, but we do not reserve private parties on Friday or Saturday night.


For more information about skate sessions and booking parties at Playland Skate Center, visit our website or give us a call at 512-452-1901. Have you celebrated a birthday with us at Playland Skate Center? Rate and share your experience in the review section of our Facebook page today. We always enjoy hearing from you!

Celebrate National Roller skating Month with us!

roller skating When you think of the month of October you may think of pumpkins, ghosts, haunted houses, candy, parties, costumes and more; but what else does October mean? National Roller Skating Month! That’s right, ever since October of 1983, our nation has honored roller skating, so head down to Playland Skate Center and join our team in celebrating a month that celebrates fitness and family fun.

National Roller Skating Month was established in 1983 by President Ronald Reagan. He declared this month to remind families of the benefits of roller skating including a safe place to have fun with your family while getting fit, too!

In today’s world, many people are plugged into electronics (cell phones, laptops, computers, tablets, TVs, etc.), so it’s always refreshing to disconnect from the World Wide Web and partake in some quality fun with family and friends, and getting in some fitness fun is always a bonus! Not to mention, with the cool fall temperatures settling in, October is a great time to bring the fun inside the rink.

The Playland team hopes you take part in our favorite month of the year – National Roller Skating Month! Check out our schedule to stay up to date on the days and nights that we are open this month.

For more information about our sessions and party bookings at Playland Skate Center, visit our website. Do you enjoy rollin’ with us at Playland Skate Center? Rate and share your experiences with us in the review section of our Facebook page today. We always enjoy hearing from you!

We’re Hiring: Reasons Working At Playland Rocks

hiringAre you an Austin resident that is looking for a part time job where you get to listen to the latest tunes and make sure customers are having a good time? Well, it is your lucky day because…

We’re Hiring!  

That’s right, we’re looking for rockstars with great personality and a lot of energy to add to the Playland Skate Center team and help us take over the roller skating world. Ideal rockstars must be able to commit to a part time position at the rink working evenings and weekends, and are comfortable working in a fast pace environment.

What do Playland rockstars do?

In addition to interacting with customers and providing superior customer service, our rockstars also pass out skates and put them away at the end of a skating session. They assist with birthday parties by checking in the guests and also hosting the party, and facility upkeep of the rink.

What does it take to be a Playland rockstar?

Someone with an upbeat personality, strong communication skills and a great attitude. Our rockstars are always friendly and outgoing, ready to take on any challenge. Rockstars are also quick learners that are also skaters themselves. Last, but not least, a Playland rockstar must be a “people person,” someone comfortable interacting with our customers (adults and children).

What are you waiting for? Stop by and apply to become a Playland rockstar today!


For more information about Playland Skate Center, visit our website or give us a call at 512-452-1901.  

3 Ways To Improve Your Skating Endurance

Speed roller skating warm up In order to maximize your skating workout, you want to have as much stamina as possible, right? Right. So the Playland team has put together some easy tips to improving your skating endurance. Take a look.

Stretch – It is important to make sure to stretch before doing any kind of work out and roller skating is no exception. Stretch your legs, thighs, hips and torso-these areas are used the most when roller skating.

Intervals – When building endurance, especially in the beginning, it can be difficult to give it your all for a long time. This is why you push yourself in intervals. Work as hard as you can for about 20 seconds and then rest for 40 to 45 seconds. Repeat the pattern 15 to 20 times. Focus on the intensity.

Weights – When you feel comfortable, add weights to your roller skating workout. You can grab dumbbells or add leg weights. No matter which option you select, you will be building your leg muscles and ultimately increasing your roller skating endurance.

With these quick tips you will be able to take advantage of your roller skating endurance and start increasing it today. When building endurance, be sure to listen to your body and know the signs of exhaustion. Building endurance takes time, so be patient with yourself and keep pushing toward your goal. Join us at Playland Skate Center, where we’re happy to cheer you on!

For more information about Playland Skate Center, visit our website or give us a call at 512-452-1901.  
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Party Favors That’ll Make Your Party Unforgettable

party favors Roller skating parties are a great way to celebrate anyone’s birthday, but especially a child’s birthday. Did you know that roller skating has been named a top aerobic exercise by the American Heart Association? That’s right, roller skating is even said to be better on your body than running by putting less pressure on your knees and joints. This is why we encourage parents to book roller skating parties. At Playland Skate Center, everyday is someone’s birthday but we like to make birthdays special, so we decided to put together a list of awesome party favors that are perfect for a roller skating party. Take a look.

Roller Skate Bubbles

Who doesn’t love bubbles?!

roller skate bubbles

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Flashing Roller Skate Necklaces

Your friends will love rollin’ with a glow in the dark necklace shaped in a roller skate during the party, trust us.

flashing roller skates

(Image: Pinterest)

Candy/Chocolate

You can never go wrong with candy and chocolate, right? Especially when it’s shaped like a roller skate!

candy

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Roller Skate buttons

Parents, don’t you remember collection buttons and decorating your backpack with them? Buttons are a great way to make good use of a party favor.

roller skating buttons

(Image: Etsy)

Roller Skate Temporary Tattoos

Kids love temporary tattoos and these even incorporate roller skating!

temporary tattoos

(Image: Zazzle)

For more information about birthday parties at Playland Skate Center, visit our website or give us a call at 512-452-1901.

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Make your classroom fun with a STEM field trip

Field trips in Austin
Attention Teachers!

Do you teach a STEM subject? Do you have a hard time getting students to stay engaged? Are you wanting to take control of your classroom this year? Well, look no further. Our STEM field trips are perfect for you.

School is back in session and we want to increase the fun in your classroom this year. The STEM program field trips mixes science, technology, engineering or mathematics in a way that is engaging for students of all ages.

Do you believe children learn best as kinetic learners?

We encourage you to bring your students to a different kind of classroom.

The STEM program sessions are jam packed with information according to each STEM subject. Students are taught how their respective STEM subject is incorporated in everyday life, while also learning about the physical benefits of roller skating.

Sessions are two to three hours and include an educational portion and roller skating portion.

Whether you’re an educator at a public school, homeschool, or private institution, all students can benefit from the STEM program at Playland, so call to schedule your field trip before time runs out!

For more information about STEP field trips at Playland Skate Center, visit our website or give us a call at 512-452-1901.  

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Back to school means more fun at Playland

Back to school in Austin, TexasSummer’s in full swing here in Austin, Texas, but eventually the kiddos will be heading back to school and just because school is in session doesn’t mean the fun at Playland Skate Center stops.

Did you know the American Heart Association recognizes roller skating as a top aerobic exercise. It’s easy on joints and even better for you than running! So why not bring the kids down to Playland Skate Center for some clean, safe and beneficial fun?

Our private parties are great for after-school programs and field trips. You can rent out the entire skating rink for $499 for 2 hours up to 75 kids and $4.00 for each additional person over 75. That comes with unlimited use of the playscape, skate mates and roller skates. Roller blades can be rented for $3 and groups are permitted to bring their own food and drink. You can’t beat that!

Along with school also comes fundraisers and Playland Skate Center is a great place to hold your next fundraiser.

Fundraisers at Playland are a breeze because there’s no handling money, no product, no selling, no unused inventory, and you never lose money! Just invite your classmates, friends, parents, brothers, sisters, neighbors, congregation, or students, and your organization receives a percentage of the total admission sales.

During the fundraiser, we’ll provide the following:

Roller skates

Full service snack bar

Music

Lights

Fog

Games

You can’t go wrong with a roller skating fundraiser. To schedule your fundraiser, or for more information about Playland Skate Center visit our website or give us a call at 512-452-1901.

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Skaters share why they love Playland

Customer testimonialsSince 1973, Playland Skate Center has served as one of the top roller skating rinks in Austin, Texas. We take pride in providing a clean, safe and fun environment for the entire family to enjoy. Check out what people are saying about Playland!

“One of the best dives in Austin… this place goes way back in local history. If you’re an Austinite, they you grew up going to this place…Scoot around with some of yesterday’s hipsters and learn how to groove and skate. Heck just come and watch some of the amazing talent here. It’s one of the best things to do when visiting Austin!! The music is great.” – T Ray

“Playland is a mecca for local skaters. HUGE rink. Even on the busiest night when the giant parking lot is full, the rink still feels roomy.” – QueenOfIndecision

“It brought the child out of me! It is so much fun! The rink is in great shape considering how old this place is, the skates are also in great shape.” – Jennifer N

“Hosted daughter’s birthday party.  I was impressed and pleased with some seemingly small updates which improved upon the experience.  The added space in the party area next to the skating floor and the party concession room area strategic new placement of tables makes it more comfortable for parties… Very pleased with our party host.  Great customer service.” – Marissa Clifton

“A lot of fun. Great value and very safe. First time skating with my kids. Absolutely amazing.” – Dov Yaffe

Do you have fun memories at Playland? Share them with us on our Facebook page today!

For more information about Playland Skate Center, visit our website or give us a call at (512) 452-1901.

Did you know: Celebrities that skate

Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian Fragrance Launch at Macy’s Glendale Galleria, Glendale, CA

Everyone loves roller skating, and celebrities are no exception. Celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Lauren Conrad and Justin Bieber have been spotted roller skating before a time or two.

Grab your friends.

If your friends think roller skating is “lame,” and show them these celebs on wheels to see if they don’t change their minds. Or pop in a movie or two to show them that everyone roller skates, and it’s fun, too!

 

DVDs to rent

Whip It – This 2009 movie stars actresses Ellen Page and Drew Barrymore and is all about roller derby and is sure to leave you wanting to pick up a pair of skates.

Roll Bounce – This 2005 movie features a number of celebrities on roller skates. Rapper Bow Wow plays the lead as a guy growing up in the 1970’s who rules the local roller rink with his friends.  

Rollerball – This 2002 movie features celebrities like LL Cool J, Chris Klein and Rebecca Romijn playing roller skating pros that show off some real roller skating skills.
When you get tired of watching movies and are ready to put the rolling moves you saw in the movies to practice, head down to Playland Skate Center and enjoy classic roller skating with us! For more information about hours and admission, visit our website, or call (512) 452-1901.

Five reasons not to miss Adult Skate night

Everyone needs a break sometimes. According to WebMD, People who take vacations have lower stress, less risk of heart disease, a better outlook on life and more motivation to achieve goals. You may not be able to take multiple vacations a year and at Playland Skate Center, we understand, so let us be your mini get-away. Here are five reasons you don’t want to miss Adult Skate Night this week:

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Adult Skate Night at Playland Skate Center

  1. You deserve a break. – You work hard, we know, but even Superman/Superwoman needs a break sometime. Adult Skate Night will have you rejuvenated and ready to tackle the rest of the week with a smile.
  2. Skating is good for you. – When was the last time you exercised with friends? Better yet, when was the last time you exercised with friends and had fun?! Roller skating is recognized as a top-rated aerobic activity by the American Heart Association and the Principal’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.
  3. Fun isn’t just for kids. – Breaks are where memories are made because the fun isn’t just for the kids. Spending time with friends allows your relationships to be enriched and Adult Skate Night gives you and your friends a chance to spend time together, talk with one another, learn new skills and discover new interests.
  4. Breaks relieve stress. – You can’t continue to be awesome when you’re stressed. Sometimes your brain needs a break. A break from deadlines, changing diapers and being the hero allows your brain to rest while lowering anxiety and stress. This also boosts your mental and physical health.
  5. Unplug from work. – In 2016, every one is attached to an electronic device, but if you’re always checking your email after work hours, you could be hindering your personal relationships. Ever seen someone on their cell phone while roller skating? We hope not because it would be dangerous. Adult Skate Night allows you to unplug from work and plug back into your personal life.