Archives for July 2015

Super Savings at Playland Skate Center

Calling all bargain hunters! We want to send a shout out to you to let you know that we appreciate a good deal just as much as you do. We are proud to share three ways to save money at Playland Skate Center!Disco Ball

Kids Skate Free

If you have little ones and you have not signed up for Kids Skate Free yet, well, what are you waiting for?! Kids Skate Free delivers two free roller skating passes directly to your inbox each week. These passes are good for select roller skating sessions at Playland Skate Center in Austin. We’d love to have you take advantage of this program that is 100% FREE for you to take advantage of!

Free Skating Lessons

Yes! You read that right! We do not charge for roller skating lessons at Playland Skate Center because they are included in the price of admission on Sundays. You are welcome to join us on Sunday mornings from 11-11:45am for free roller skating lessons. It does not matter whether you are a beginner or advanced skater, there is always something to learn!

Party Packages

If you are a parent, then you know that birthday parties are not one size fits all. So, when it comes to booking a birthday party at Playland Skate Center, we try to accommodate parents, children, and families as much as possible. As a result, we have discovered that offering a variety of party packages to meet a variety of needs has been a great thing for families. Check out our budget friendly party packages at Playland Skate Center and book your next party today!

Cousins Day and Parents Day

Cousins Day and Parents DayWho knew that July 24 is #NationalCousinsDay?! We’ve been roller skating in Austin, TX since the 1970’s and over the years we have seen cousins that have spent so much time together that they have become best friends. We want to encourage you on this year’s Cousins Day to reach out to your cousins that are both near and far. Give them a call, text them, send them a note in the mail, and if you’re close enough geographically, spend some special time with them! We think that roller skating is one great way to relive those childhood memories with your cousins, and to build childhood memories for the next generation! Bring your cousins out this weekend to celebrate!Parents Day

Summer Weekend Hours for Cousins Day

  • Friday: 12-6pm and 7-11pm
  • Saturday: 1-11pm
  • Sunday: 12-5pm

Parents’ Day

Not only is there a Cousins Day on July 24 of each year, but the fourth Sunday of July is Parents’ Day! This day is not widely celebrated, but hey if Father’s Day and Mother’s Day aren’t enough to show your love and devotion to your parents, then another day is always good. We’re open every Sunday from 12-5pm and we offer roller skating lessons on Sunday mornings for parents and children of all ages!

Come on out to Playland Skate Center this weekend for a fantastic and fabulous adventure with your family!

Fun Fitness Facts and Roller Skating!

For over a century roller skating has offered family fun and exercise. It has been present within the world of sports as well as the world of recreation. On the competitive side, many skaters have found ways to express themselves through roller derby, speed skating, roller hockey, artistic roller skating, and jam skating (breakdancing on roller skates). Through the non-competitive side countless individuals, families, and groups have enjoyed spinning their wheels and feeling the wind in their hair while skating to the modern hists of the day.

Ultimately, this form of exercise is referred to as fun you can feel within the roller skating industry. It provides a fantastic cardio workout, uses a variety of muscles, is easier on the joints as compared to high impact activities, and does wonders for the mood. Playland Skate Center in Austin can help you reach your fitness goals with roller skating!


Roller skating can provide just as much, if not more, of a cardio workout when compared to running or walking. It certainly gets that heart pumping. The American Heart Association recommends at least 30 minutes of aerobic exercise per day.

Work Your Muscles

When you roller skate, you are not working just one part of your body or one set of muscles. The legs get a work out with the forward motion and your arms get a workout in assisting with balance. Strength is built in the ankles, abdomen, lower back, feet, knees, hips, and thighs.

Easy on Joints

Runners can sometimes be found running on an asphalt road instead of on the nearby concrete sidewalk in an effort to provide an easier impact on knee and ankle joints. At Playland Skate Center, you don’t have to worry about that impact. There is much less stress on the joints from the swooping and gliding motion of roller skating as compared to running.

Happy Thoughts

The motion and positive music associated with roller skating often result in a positive mood. It is hard not to get a little lift in your step (or in your glide) when listening to your favorite tunes on wheels!

Find out more about the benefits of roller skating by visiting Playland Skate Center in Austin, TX. Make sure you check out the infographic below from the Roller Skating Association (RSA) regarding roller skating and your health:

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$5 Friends and Family Night in Austin

Playland Skate CenterMaybe you have a weekly family game night, family movie night, or family field trip. If so, great! Add us into the mix! If not, what are you waiting for?! Join us at Playland Skate Center in Austin on Thursdays through the rest of July for our Family Sk8 Night. Admission is just $5 per person and that includes roller skate rental!

Family Time

Only a few more Thursday SK8 Nights remain in July for our $5 deal. Make sure you tell your friends and family about our $5 SK8 night, and make it a point to come on out and join us. This session is perfect for visitors or all ages, as our soft play indoor playground is open for the little ones, and the roller rink is open for anyone that can skate. And at Playland, we believe that if you are old enough to walk, you are old enough to learn to skate!

More Savings

If you love taking advantage of money savings opportunities at Playland Skate Center, then don’t forget to sign up for Kids Skate Free! We’re proud to partner with Kids Skate Free in an effort to encourage fitness and fun through roller skating. Signing up for Kids Skate Free guarantees two free skating passes each week. They’re delivered directly to your inbox!

In addition to our $5 SK8 Night on Thursdays and super savings with Kids Skate Free, we still have all of our regular sessions. We’re open Monday-Friday from noon to 6pm to offer a great daytime relief from the heat. Don’t miss our Tuesday Adult Night Skate for those over 18. Fridays and Saturdays we’re open till 11pm for a late skate opportunity, and Sunday afternoons you can chillax from noon to 5pm.

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