Archives for January 2015

Presidents’ Day Skate

Are you looking for something to do on Presidents’ Day in Austin? We know that the banks, government offices, and schools will be closed, and that sounds like a great reason for us to open for our next Monday skate! Mark your calendars for Monday, February 16. We’ll be here from 12-6pm for an extra skating session that you won’t want to miss!

Presidents’ Day Skate

You’d recognize those presidential faces anywhere. Whether on the currency, or on Mt. Vernon, you know that they are former presidents of the United States. You may not see them on skates, but you’ll have fun roller skating during our Presidents’ Day Skate session!Playland Skate Center

Presidents’ Day Details

  • Open from 12-6pm
  • $8 admission
  • Skate rental included in admission
  • Snack stand will be open
  • Indoor playground open for those under 52″

Private Parties and Birthday Parties

President’s Day makes for an extra skating session for Playland Skate Center. We’re generally closed on Monday’s for private parties and events. This is a great day for large groups to come on out and enjoy a private event at Playland Skate Center in Austin, TX. In addition to hosing private parties, we’re the premier location for children’s parties in Austin. We offer a variety of party packages that are great for every budget! You can easily book your party online!

Check out our other great events and get social with us on Facebook and Twitter. We love to hear from our skaters!

MLK Skate on Monday, January 19!

On Monday, January 19, schools are closed in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. At Playland Skate Center, we’ll be open! We’ll be here skating from 12pm-6pm for our daytime skating session. Kids of all ages are invited to join us for this extra skating session. Admission for our daytime skate is just $8, and that includes skate rental!MLK Day Skate

School’s Out, So We’re Open!

If you’re looking for a fun event for your friends and family to attend in Austin, TX, look no further! This is a great way to get out and have fun! Our indoor playground, arcade, prize counter for ticket redemption, and snack shop will all be open!

We’re always open for church groups, schools, day care groups, and scouting groups that want to take advantage of our group rates. Why not take advantage of our extra daytime session on Martin Luther King Jr. Day?

Don’t forget that on Mondays we’re generally closed to the public as we host private parties. Playland Skate Center is perfect for private parties, corporate events, fundraising events, family reunions, and quinceaneras on Monday nights or during any of our other private session times! Call us today at 512-452-1901 to find out more about our MLK skate or booking a private party!


Groups, Troops, and Organizations Skating for a Cause

We know that in this day and age it can sometimes be hard to have enough cash for your particular group or organization. Many such groups turn to fundraising in an effort to increase their cash flow and meet their financial needs. When you choose to host a fundraising event with Playland Skate Center, you need to know that it will really be a FUNdraising event! You’ll be able to raise necessary funds and your participants will have fun at the same time. No need to ask them to purchase something they won’t need, and no worries about sending children door to door to make sales! Screen Shot 2015-01-11 at 4.17.12 PM

How does it work?

We’ve got detailed Fundraising information on our website, but the simple fact is that the more people you have out, the more money you’ll make! This means that it is essential that you promote your event as much as possible. Send out emails, get on the phone, send text alerts, post Facebook messages, and Tweet it out! Of course good old fashioned fliers work well with school groups and scouting groups too!

What do we need to bring?

The only thing you need to bring is people! We provide roller skates, a full service snack bar, music, fog, lights, games, and we keep a headcount of the number of skaters. The most important thing again is that you bring the people in for the event so that it will be successful for you!

Do you have success stories?

We sure do! Check out what Gullett Elementary said about fundraising with us. This is not only ideal for PTA and PTO groups, but also for church groups and more! Contact us with your Wednesday or Thursday date for one of the easiest fundraisers you’ll ever be a part of!

Keep up with us on Facebook and Twitter for all of our information and news!

New Year’s Resolutions at Playland

We are so excited to enter into 2015 with completed goals under our belt from 2014. After all, 2014 was a year of change for us here at Playland Skate Center in Austin, TX. We were able to install a brand new wood skating floor, and we expanded our birthday party celebration area. While we enter into the new year reflecting on the past, we also have new goals and resolutions for 2015. We know that many people make New Year’s resolutions and goals. In fact, CBS News reports that about 40% of Americans make New Year’s Resolutions.

While common resolutions include getting fit, eating healthier, managing finances better, and learning something new, it is true that only about 8% of people actually stick to their resolutions and see them through. This may seem like the odds are stacked against you if you have made a New Year’s Resolution. However, at Playland Skate Center, want to encourage you not to give up on your New Year’s Resolutions.Roller Skate

You can count yourself among that 8% of people that see their resolutions through! Here’s how Playland Skate Center will help you keep some of the most common resolutions:

Learn Something New

If you have put your mind to learning a new skill this year, then Playland Skate Center  is the place to be on Sunday mornings! Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced skater, there is always something to learn. Our Sunday morning skate lessons will help you accomplish this goal. What’s even better is that our skating lessons are free! We see that as a two for one resolution! You get to learn something new and save money at the same time!

Get in Shape/Lose Weight

If you are looking for a fun way to get fit or stay fit, then look no further! Roller skating is fun that you can feel! You’ll burn off the calories while skating (some reports say up to 600 calories per hour!). While the actual amount of calories varies, this helpful calculator will help you determine your calorie burning to help you reach your goals. We can also add, that roller skating provides less impact than running when it comes to exercising, and therefore it is easier on those joints.

Don’t miss out on meeting your New Year’s Resolutions! Join us at Playland Skate Center to make 2015 the best year ever!