Archives for October 2012

Time To WIG Out!

Wig partyAs you know, Playland is a BIG FAN of theme parties. We love them so much we think one is needed every month! That’s why we introduced Featured Fridays!

The last Friday of every month turns from a normal night of open skate, to a totally awesome THEMED skate party! This month we want you to WIG OUT!

On Friday, October 26, bring your wildest and craziest wig to Playland! Make sure you can still skate in it, so we can see all the fancy hairdo’s circling around the rink!

AND… the best wig, wins a prize!

The Featured Friday WIG Party is from 7-11 so come on out to Austin’s favorite skate rink this Friday and WIG OUT with the rest of us! See you there!

Photo from flickr: ankarino

Learn To Skate At Playland

Now more than ever, kids are choosing to forego outdoor activities and opt for video games instead! All though we admit video games can be a blast, we also know how important it is for growing boys and girls to keep up with physical activity! Roller Skating is not only fun, but offers key aerobic, strength, endurance, and weight loss benefits that will keep skaters, young and old, in great shape! That is why we offer group and private skate lessons by Mr. Rollerskate himself, Michael Febonio.

Mr. Rollerskate works with individual and group skaters at all levels. He will accommodate to your personal level and help develop your balance, coordination, and physical fitness on wheels! Plus, you’ll be having so much fun you’ll forget you’re actually “in class”. Beginner level skaters will work on posture, balance, and control as well as skate awareness. You will learn how to fall safely, sideways and individual foot balance, and a number of fun skate exercises along with basic forward skating. Moving up to intermediate skaters, lessons will advance to skills like “shoot the duck”, scissors movements, backward skating, weaving, turning, and T-stopping. Intermediate skaters will also place a large focus on maintaining proper body alignment throughout all exercises. And the top tier, advanced, will push your skating skills to the max! Advanced skaters will work on single foot maneuvering  isolating between skating on your toes and heels, jumping, and sliding forward or backward. You will also practice your skating ‘dance moves’ like the grapevine, shuttle jam two-step and even cartwheels!  There is something for all ages and all levels! In no time you’ll be giving Mr. Rollerskate a run for his money… something he loves to see!

Group lessons are held on Sunday afternoons from 2:00 pm to 3:0o pm for just $5 a person. Group lessons are available as an add-on to birthday parties for an additional $3.00 per person.

Private lessons are (by appointment only) held from 6:00 pm t0 7:00 pm on Friday nights and from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Sunday afternoons. Single lessons are $20 an hour plus the cost of admission into Playland. If you’re interested in more than just one lesson we have a great 4-lesson package for $150. The private lesson package includes the cost of skate rental and a one month skate pass that can be put toward any public skate sessions.

Contact Michael at [email protected] to reserve your group or private lesson today! Get up off the couch and onto some wheels at Austin’s favorite skating rink!


Playland Skate Center Does Halloween Right!

Get ready Playland skaters, TWO NIGHTS of ghouls, ghosts, and Halloween Fun!

Playland is hosting two separate Halloween parties so there’s something for everyone! Both events will include cash prizes for the UGLIEST, SCARIEST, and FUNNIEST costumes as well as some other Halloween fun you won’t want to miss!

Bring the whole family on October 27 at 8:30 or leave the kids at home and enjoy adult night (18+) on October 30th.

Mark your calendars now because you don’t want to miss out on these SPOOK-TACULAR events! There’s no better place to be in Austin, TX this Halloween!

Halloween Party

Spend the DAY at Playland Skate Center

girls roller skatingLooking for the perfect place to send your kids for a field trip or general DAY OF FUN? Look no further than Playland Skate Center! 

Playland is a great place for your kids to kick back with friends and have a blast. Since skating is not only fun but an excellent form of exercise for all ages, you’ll feel great bringing your kids to Playland knowing they are releasing energy and keeping healthy.

Daycare” admission is only $4.50 per child, including roller skate rental, you can’t beat that! Special daytime hours are available during Christmas break, Spring Break, all school holidays and through the summer*.

We also offer additional options:

  • $5.50 per child which includes skate rental, 8oz drink and 8oz cup of popcorn
  • $1.50 per child for unlimited use of the playscape
  • Skate Mates available, ask for pricing upon arrival
Call today to make your reservations so we may be prepare for your group and insure they have the BEST time possible at Austin’s favorite skate rink.
*No outside drink allowed. Pitchers of water are included.
*Special daycare and summer camp only sessions are available early morning in the summer.