Get Fit While Having Fun

It doesn’t matter if you haven’t skated in 10 minutes or 10 years, it’s always the right time to get back in the rink! Skating is not only a fun and stress relieving activity, but it’s great for your health at all ages!

Adding roller skating to your normal fitness routine offers a ton of health benefits that you probably never even thought of! Taking a few laps around the rink is a great cardiovascular workout and also helps improve your balance, endurance, and lower body strength. Each time you glide out onto the Playland rink you’re giving yourself a great time and a great workout! As you rock and roll (literally) to your favorite tunes you and enjoy the thrill that comes with taking turns lapping your friends, you don’t even realize you’re getting the same high-energy aerobic results that would come from running at 10 mph or more. Many people don’t like working out because it feels like, well, working out. Skating takes that negativity out of the picture so you can enjoy yourself while getting a great physical fitness boost.

While taking advantage of the numerous open skate sessions during the week is a great way to hop on the physical fitness train, Playland Skate Center also offers a fantastic Sk8 4 Fitness session every Friday from 12:30 -2:00pm. Playland is the best source of skate fitness for adults and kids in Austin, Tx, so what are you waiting for?

image from flickr: cowycoff1

School’s Closed But Playland is Open!

We loved seeing so many faces for Martin Luther King Day! What a great way to celebrate togetherness in Dr. King’s honor than by having a blast with friends at Playland? We hope everyone enjoyed the day off from school!

And speaking of being out of school, Playland has got you covered with OPEN SKATING during all of your school breaks! Check out this flyer for a full list of days where school may be closed by Playland is OPEN!


Tuesday Night Adult Night!

We love that Playland is a place where guys and gals of all ages can come to kick back and have a great time, and we know that our frequent-flyer families love it too! But we also understand that there are times when we adults need some kid-free time. Some time when you don’t have to worry about anyone’s bumps and bruises but your own. Not that a night skating at Playland would end in bumps or bruises… you’re a pro right?

Anyway, because we can appreciate a little kid-free time every now and then, Playland Skate Center offers an adults only night every Tuesday night from 7:00 to 10:30 pm. For just $8.00 all adults 18+ can have a night away from the kids to kick back and have a good time. We play your favorite tunes from the 70s, 80s, 90s and today so you and your friends can rock out without the kiddos.

So, this coming Tuesday night, grab a babysitter, grab your significant other or just a group of friends, and come over to Playland for a great night in Austin!

January Featured Friday – School Spirit Contest

As you know, at the end of every month we throw a Featured Friday party with the best music, contests, and all around fun! Each month we bring a different theme into the mix and for the first Featured Friday in 2013 we’re kicking it old SCHOOL. That is, we want YOU to come KICK IT in your SCHOOL’s spirit!

School colors, school mascot, school spirit, bring it all! Show your pride and skate the night away, and the BEST school spirit will win an awesome prize!

If you’ve ever been to one of our Featured Friday parties you know it’s a blast so why not go ahead and cross Friday, January 25th off your calendar because you’ll be too busy skating the night away at Austin’s favorite skate center to do anything else! Bring your family and bring your friends, just make sure they’re kicking it old SCHOOL with you!

See you there!


Yes, you read that right, FREE skate lessons! Playland has a fantastic new offer for the new year!
Starting Sunday Jan 13th your FAVORITE Austin Skate Center will be offering FREE skate lessons for all ages from 11:00-11:45am. Every Sunday, we invite you to bring your own skates or use ours, as you learn to skate from the best! Bring a friend or the whole family and leave feeling more comfortable out on the rink! The first session is absolutely free but if you’re eager to learn more, stick around for the 12:00 – 5:00 session for just $8.00.
Visit our updated events page to see a full calendar of events, including skate lesson times, adult night dates, and Featured Friday info!
Photo from flickr: cwwycoff1

A CHANGE This New Year!

We know it’s still a few weeks away but, as is true with every holiday season, the new year will be here before you know it! Yes, if you haven’t checked your calendar in a while, we are only 13 days away from 2013. CRAZY RIGHT? Where did the year go?

Hopefully some of you are already thinking about your New Year’s resolutions and how you’re going to ring in 2013, but we wanted to make sure we added a little something special just for Playland skaters!

As a special change in our normal skate schedule, Tuesday Jan 1st, there will be no adult night. Don’t worry, we’ve got something even better! Instead, we will be open from 12pm-10pm with a fantastic $6.00 speical. We’re calling it our New Year’s SUPER SESSION so Playland skaters can kick (or roll) 2013 off with a bang right here at Austin’s favorite family fun center.

For additional scheduling questions feel free to call or visit our schedule or events pages. We are constantly updating them with new times and special skate events!

image from flickr: smaedli



Community Outreach at Playland

Here at Playland, Austin, Texas’s favorite family fun center and skate rink, we LOVE to see new and familiar faces coming in and out of our doors. And to thank all of you for your support we like to give back to the community through a variety of outreach programs including:

  • Utilizing our Featured Friday events to help donate school supplies and to the Coats for Kids program
  • Co-hosting a ton of great fundraisers with local schools – almost every Thursday night during the school year.
  • Giving to churches and girl scout groups that host fundraisers with us
  • Giving discounts to youth groups and non profit organizations here in the community
  • and more..

If you or someone you know is affiliated with a non-profit or outreach organization, let us know! We’d love to give you and the given charity a shout out, and may even be able to help out ourselves! And as always, if you are interested in utilizing the fundraising opportunities here at Playland Skate Center, we’d love to help make it happen!

Celebrate the Holidays at Playland

There are plenty of fun events and places to go during the holiday season but NO better place to kick back with friends and family than at Playland. Outside of enjoying our open skate times, Playland offers a number of great opportunities to reserve your own private  party where you and your group of friends, family, or even coworkers, can have a blast with a little help from the Playland staff!

Party packages will depend on the size of your guest list and Playland will happily accommodate to the needs of your group. Honestly, can you think of a better way to forget about work, bills, and cleaning the house before Aunt Mabel arrives than to bring out the kid in you while skate around to your favorite tunes? Sounds like a no-brainer to us, and many others, which is why we already have a ton of parties scheduled this season!

DON’T WORRY, there’s still room for you! But call today before we are all booked up!

Celebrate the holidays like never before, with Austin’s favorite skate rink, Playland Skate Center.

photo from flickr: TheUglySweaterShop

Family Fun in Austin, TX

One of my fondest memories growing up was the time I got to spend with my family. I probably didn’t give it as much credit back then, but now I am thankful I had the opportunity to visit so many fun, family-friendly places that my parents, my brother, and I could all enjoy. Which is why I’m so thankful that Playland offers some of the same family-friendly fun that I remember enjoying as a kid.

From the arcade, to the PlayZone, and OF COURSE, all the great skating opportunities, Playland Skate Center is your GO TO hot spot for family-friendly fun here in Austin. We pride ourselves in providing a great place for ‘kids’ of all ages. That means parents can kick back and join in on all the fun too!

Between parties, daycares, fundraising events, private lessons, and open skating, you’re never far from a good time at Playland. Visit our events page to see what’s coming up and set aside some time for good old-fashioned family fun, right here in Austin, Tx.



The Perfect Gift

Vanilla Junior 2.0 skatesIt’s Thanksgiving week and while most people are getting prepped for all the family and food that comes with Turkey day, others are preparing for a different day. Black Friday. Every year on the day after Thanksgiving, the world gets a little bit crazy as moms and dads get up at the crack of dawn and push their way in and out of department stores in the hopes of snagging the perfect gift at a huge discount. Seriously, it’s nuts.

Now you can join the chaos of Black Friday shopping by entering the BATTLE ZONE {aka the mall} or you could save yourself the early morning wake up call and visit our Pro Shop instead! From the comfort of your own living room you can browse through some amazing items that your favorite skater will love. Speed skates, jam skates, rhythm skates, you name it. We’ve got it all.

Maybe you have a friend who has been wanting some new wheels a pair of skates they’ve had for a while. We’ve got that too.

No need to beat yourself up in the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping. Just hop on over and get all your shopping done with a few swift clicks!