Archives for January 2013

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