Archives for November 2014

Happy Holidays from Playland!

We hope you had a great Thanksgiving! We enjoyed seeing so many skaters out for our Thanksgiving Break Skates, and we think it is only fitting to share our Holiday Schedule now that Thanksgiving has come and gone! Whether you mark the day after Thanksgiving as the official start of preparing for Christmas and the upcoming holidays does not matter. We are already preparing for the school break that will take place because when school is closed, we are open and ready for you! Between December 19 and January 4, we have extended and added hours to accommodate those that will be out of school. Feel free to reference the PDF and printable version of our Holiday Skate hours. It’s just the right size to print off and hang on your fridge for easy reference. Great Gift

Skate Sale

In addition to offering extra hours for the upcoming Holiday Break, we are also offering a skate sale. We all know that some people are just hard to shop for. Well, at Playland Skate Center in Austin, TX, we believe that roller skates and accessories make the perfect Christmas gift. This is especially true for those that love to skate and for those that are learning to skate. If you missed our 15% off sale,  don’t forget to check out our skate selection at our online pro shop.

Our upcoming holiday hours and current skate sale have us excited about the holidays. Make sure you share your merry with your fun moments at Playland Skate Center by using the hashtag #playlandskate and posting pics to Facebook and Twitter!

Skates Make Great Gifts!

Looking to avoid Black Friday Sales like the plague? We don’t blame you! We’ve seen the crazy long lines, the bustling crowds, and the sprinter shoppers on the news. It looks like chaos to us for deals that sometimes seem too good to be true!Skate Gifts

We want to remind you that Playland Skate Center in Austin is open on the day after Thanksgiving, known by most as Black Friday. Normally we’re open from 3-6pm and from 7-11pm, but we’re open for our extended skate hours in honor of Thanksgiving break. Also, we know some of you will want to skate off all of that turkey and pumpkin pie!

Beyond our open skate, we wanted to share that our Pro Shop will be open. We’ve got a great fleet of rental skates, but maybe it’s time for you to purchase a pair of skates. Black Friday would make a great day to buy yourself a present, or to buy skates for someone else. After all, roller skates make a perfect gift!

If you don’t see what your looking for in our Pro Shop, make sure you visit our online Pro Shop. With hundreds of styles, varieties, and accessories, we’re sure to have just what you need. Contact our Pro Shop if you have any questions regarding the purchase of skates for yourself or as a gift for someone else!


Gobble, Gobble, Skate!

Are you looking for something fun for the kids to do while their out of school over Thanksgiving break? We’re sure that they are counting down the days, and looking forward to a day of feasting on Thanksgiving. We know that while they’re counting down the days, you’re thinking about how to keep them busy. Well, we’ve got the perfect solution for you.Thanksgiving Skate

Playland Skate Center is open the week of Thanksgiving! You are welcome to join us for any of our open sessions. Mondays and Wednesdays we are usually closed for private parties, corporate parties, and other events. However, with the Thanksgiving break upon us, we wanted to provide something for everyone to be thankful for…extra skating time!

Our additional Thanksgiving sessions are taking place from 12-6pm on Monday, Nov. 24, and from 12-6pm on Wednesday, Nov. 26. We also want to point out that kids will have plenty of extra time to exercise, and get out some of that extra holiday energy on Tuesday and Friday of the same week. Normally we open from 3-6pm on Tuesday and Friday, but we are expanding our daytime sessions by three hours. We’ll be open on Tuesday, Nov. 25, and on Friday, Nov. 28 from 12-6pm. The indoor playground will be open, so kids under 52″ can skate and play in the playground! Don’t forget to come to our other regular sessions as well!

Whether the kids need to get out of the house so you can focus on the cooking, or if you need to get out so that you can get a break from the holiday chaos, Playland is the place to come! Make sure that you join us and share your pics with us socially with #playlandskate on Facebook and Twitter!

Please note that we will be closed the day of Thanksgiving. We hope you enjoy the day with friends and family!


Party at Playland

Remember the fun you had as a kid at the roller skating rink? The music, snack bar, and games made you look forward to the weekend with friends. Now your kids can have that same fun with a roller skating birthday party.

What’s Old Is New Again

Roller Skating has been a favorite childhood pastime for years. In fact, the first roller skate was patented in France in 1819. The skates didn’t look much like the skates kids use today. Their design was very basic and the skates were only able to move forward. Turning was also very difficult.Birthday party

The styles of skates and music that’s played may have changed, but the sport has changed little. Because of that, big kids “at heart” are glad when their child wants a roller skating party. It means a chance to lace up some skates and boogie down like a kid again.

Roller Skating Rink Birthday Parties

Kids love roller skating parties because they’re super fun. Parents love the parties because they’re super easy. Many things are provided and there is no clean-up. Parents can relax and enjoy the memories or even participate in skating too.

Roller skating birthday parties at Playland Skate Center require a reservation. When your child decides that’s the party s/he wants, call us right away at 512-452-1901 or book your party online. Many rinks provide party packages that include benefits such as:

  • reserved table
  • admission and skate rental
  • drinks and cups
  • skating games
  • special gift for the birthday boy or girl from Playland Skate Center

Playland Skate Center allows parents to bring in their own cake and party goods to match the child’s party theme.

Things to Know Before You Go

Be sure to read Playland’s FAQ for helpful information. Lots of important information about charges, deposits, and rules are available on the parties information page.

Remind your child and guests to bring thick socks and to wear comfortable clothing that they can move and skate easily. As with any sport, accidents are unlikely but can happen. Don’t forget your camera!

Playland Skate Center is the best place for birthday parties in Austin, TX. Join us for your next birthday gathering!