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It’s National Family Week – Go Roller Skating!

Playland Skate Center is family owned and operated. We’ve been a fixture in family entertainment in Austin since the 1970s. As a family owned business in Austin, we understand just how important family time is, and we count ourselves fortunate in the fact that we are able to provide a great opportunity for families to spend time together through one of America’s favorite pastime…roller skating!Austin TX

Thanksgiving week happens to be National Family Week. Groups and organizations, such as the Boys and Girls Club of America and the Kimberly Clark Corporation, encourage families to spend time together during the week of Thanksgiving. Family time could include a any variety of activities. Some example ideas include:

  • Family Movie Night
  • Family Game Night
  • Family Volunteering Opportunity (such as at a local food pantry or other non-profit organization)
  • Family Skate Night

Of course these are just a few simple examples of ways your family may choose to spend time with one another.

Family Time at Playland Skate Center

We’ve got several ways to encourage family time at Playland Skate Center in Austin, TX. Two of our favorites include our Kids Skate Free program and free skating lessons on Sundays. We know that families are often so busy, and that sometime family outings can be expensive, so both of these programs are designed for family fun on a budget!

Kids Skate Free

Playland Skate Center is proud to be a part of the Kids Skate Free program. As Kids Skate Free members, we are able to offer you the opportunity to sign up for this program for free. Yes, you heard that right, for free! Each week you’ll get two free roller skating passes for each child in your household that is 12 or younger!

Sunday Skating Lessons

We love the tradition of roller skating as well as the exercise it provides. As a family that has been in skating for over 40 years, we want to spread to love of skating. In an effort to do so, we are providing free skating lessons on Sunday mornings at 11am. Pay for admission to our noon session, and the lesson is free! We welcome beginner to advanced level skaters because there is always something to learn!

Don’t miss out on the opportunities for family time during the week of Thanksgiving with our special Thanksgiving skating schedule as well as throughout the year at Playland Skate Center! Post your family skating pics on Facebook and Twitter with with #playlandskate!

Holiday Traditions at Playland Skate Center

Where has the year gone? It seems like it was just yesterday that we were making New Year’s resolutions and goals, and now here we are counting down the days until Thanksgiving and Christmas! At Playland Skate Center in Austin, TX, we’re preparing for both of these with our own holiday traditions!

Gobble, Gobble, Skate!Christmas Presents

One of our common phrases at Playland Skate Center is, “When school’s out, we’re open!” As always, this is true during the week of Thanksgiving. We know that the Austin schools are closed and many families have extended family in town. With all of the cooking and celebrating it is nice to get a break away from the house. We can’t think of any place better to take a break than Playland Skate Center. After all, your guests can roller skate, and the little ones that are under 52 inches can play in the indoor playground!

Shop Til You Drop

You don’t really have to shop til you drop, but if you’re looking for a special gift for the skater in your life, then look no further. Playland Skate Center in Austin is open on the day after Thanksgiving. While this day is known by most as Black Friday, we’d rather avoid the crowded shopping centers! Our Skate Shop will be open so that you can shop for that perfect Christmas gift! You can even start your shopping now with our online Pro Shop!

We’re gearing up for the holidays at Playland Skate Center! Make sure you mark your calendar and join us as we celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas on roller skates!


Birthdays on a Budget!

A kids party can become a very expensive occasion when it’s over the top with a bounce houses in the backyard, activities for kids and . There are ways to keep the party idea fun and exciting while making your life a little easier. One idea is to consider having the party at Austin’s premier family entertainment center, Playland Skate Center!

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One simple birthday party idea for a successful child’s party is to allow the guests to dress up like characters. You can go with a superhero, Star Trek, or princess theme. Anything that will make the kids excited to be a part of the festivities will work! Add this with some decorations and cake and you’re good to go.

Birthday parties at Playland Skate Center simply can’t be beat! Our indoor play structure will allow  kids to run around and enjoy their time together without much effort on your part.

Whether you are working with a large or a small budget, our birthday party packages simply can’t be beat. The kids will have fun and you will be able to sit back and relax while we do all of the work for the clean up. Call us today if you have any questions or to find out about hosting your holiday party with Playland Skate Center.

Thanksgiving Break Activities for Kids in Austin, TX

Looking for something fun for the kids to do while school is closed over Thanksgiving break? At Playland Skate Center, we like to remind parents, family, and friends that when school is out, we’re open!

That means that during the week of Thanksgiving our doors will be open at our family owned Austin roller skating rink from 12-6pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. Of course we’ll still be open for Adult Night from 7-10:30pm on Tuesday and for our late skate on Friday from 7-11pm. We will be closed on Thanksgiving day as we are a family run business and recognize just how important family time is.

Thanksgiving break

With family time being so important, we welcome you to join us along with your family for any of our extra skating sessions the week of Thanksgiving. We know that with the kids out of school, they can be so excited that they go a little stir crazy when they are stuck at home. Remember that roller skating and our indoor playground provide plenty of opportunity for exercise.

What’s more is that our pro shop is gearing up for the holiday season. Why not kill two birds with one stone? Get roller skating and Christmas shopping in at the same time!

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 in Austin! Make sure that you join us and share your pics with us socially with #playlandskate on Facebook and Twitter!