Archives for February 2015

Top 5 Roller Skating Songs at Playland

We know that people visit Playland Skate Center for a variety of reasons. Whether you snag a babysitter and your significant other for Adult Night on Tuesdays or if you come for a children’s birthday party, we know that Playland Skate Center if full of fun. One of the things that makes our roller skating rink so great is the music. Music has always been a part of roller skating, and we like keeping that tradition going strong at our Austin, TX rink.

In the past, we shared the Top 5 Skating Songs that were requested at our rink, and 2014 rounded out the year with the top 5 songs of the year listed on Billboard as:

  1. Happy-Pharrell Williams
  2. Dark Horse-Katy Perry featuring Juicy J
  3. All of Me-John Legend
  4. Fancy-Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX
  5. Counting Stars-One Republic

We know that skaters love to get down and skate and dance around to some of the Top 40 tunes, so we don’t ignore the top hits. We also keep a close eye on what is most frequently requested. So, next time you are out, make sure you share with us your favorite skate songs that you want to hear most at Playland Skate Center. We’d love to hear from you on our form below too!


Think Spring

Spring Break is on the horizon. School will be out in Austin during the week of March 15th. That means that Playland Skate Center will be open. Many of our regular sessions remain the same, but we have additional hours to accommodate our daytime skaters!Austin Spring Break

Spring Break Hours

  • Monday, March 16th-12-9pm
  • Tuesday, March 17th-12-6pm and 7-10:30pm (Adults 18 and up from 7-10:30pm)
  • Wednesday, March 18th-12-9pm
  • Thursday, March 19th-12-9pm
  • Friday, March 20th-12-9pm and 7-11pm

Admission is $8 per person and includes roller skates!

Daycares and Groups

These daytime sessions are perfect for daycares and other groups. Whether you are an Austin Spring Break camp looking for a fun day out, or you are a parent looking for something fun to do over the break, we’re here for you!

Indoor Playground

Our indoor playground will be open during our Spring Break skating sessions. This makes a trip to Playland Skating Center fun and enjoyable even for the little ones that are not quite skating yet, or that don’t have the stamina to skate as long as their older siblings.

Mark Your Calendars

Make sure you mark your calendars for our Spring Break Skating Hours at Playland Skate Center! You can even print off our printable flier and put it on your refrigerator for future reference!

Presidents’ Day Fun

Presidents’ Day is on Monday, Feb. 16. The Austin Independent School District has a student holiday on Monday. With a chance of rain, and temperatures expected to dip down to the low fifties, we wanted to encourage you to get active inside  at Playland Skate Center.

Presidents' Day Skate

Image are courtesy of Emma.

Last year we shared some fun photos of presidents on roller skates in honor of Presidents’ Day. We thought we’d share another one this year for old times sake! Here is Honest Abe in his trusty blue and yellow roller skates!

While Abraham Lincoln won’t be at Playland Skate Center on Monday for our Presidents’ Day Skate, we are expecting the day to be packed with fun and excitement. Feel free to print off our event flier, if you need to, for reference and let us know if you have any questions.

Here is a recap of the details we previously shared for Austin’s best Presidents’ Day Skate that there is!

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″

Can’t wait to see you out!


Themed Birthday Parties

Are you looking for some inspiration for a fabulous birthday party? We’ve got the solution for you! We’ve got a variety of birthday party packages available to work with you and meet your needs.Customize Your Party

Here are some of our favorite reasons that make hosting a birthday party at Playland Skate Center in Austin simply amazing:

Budget-Starting at just $115 for the birthday guest of honor and seven additional guests, our party packages can not be beat!

Theme-The theme is up to you! You are invited to bring your own decorations and create a birthday party that your children will love! We’ve noticed that Frozen birthday parties and Ninja Turtle birthday parties have been among the favorites. Of course, roller skating makes a fun theme in and of itself. For fun ideas to get you going for decorations and themes check out roller skating parties on Pinterest.

Completely Customizable-We offer several options for birthday party add-ons. You can customize your party to include an upgrade to roller blades instead of traditional quad skates. You can also add skate mates for young and beginning skaters as well as the soft play option.

Fantastic Fun-Whether your party guests claim to be able to skate or not, a skating party is still perfect because it allows everyone to have fun. Most guests can’t resist the temptation to lace up their skates and take a couple of laps around the rink. And don’t forget that at Playland Skate Center we’ve got tons of fun with our soft play indoor play structure and video game arcade!

Less Mess-Trade in the mess and hassle of hosting a birthday party at home. You’ll not only save yourself the stress of cleaning up, but also the stress of the prepping ahead of time. All of the shopping, food preparation, and housecleaning that takes place in advance can be outright exhausting.

Take a look at our party packages and let us know if you have any questions. We are now booking winter and spring parties and suggest that you call 512-452-1901 or book online as soon as possible in order to secure your date.