Archives for December 2015

Making Healthy Choices Over the Holidays

Staying fit through the holidays doesn’t have to be a challenge. The following three steps will help you get through it and still maintain your health. It’s important to remember that the holidays offer a time for celebration. You can indulge yourself a little and still remain in control of your fitness goals.

Don’t Stress Over ItRoller Skating

Worrying about your diet over the holidays will only accomplish two things. It will help you fail and it will make you feel miserable. Pick the battles you think will be the most daunting and address them first. Let the rest take care of themselves. It won’t hurt you to try a new dessert. Allowing yourself the opportunity to relax will make it easier to get through the holidays if you also have faith in yourself when it comes to sticking to your goals.

Create the Perfect Plan

Create the perfect plan of attack and stick to it. Always remember that food is not the reason for a family to gather during the holidays. It’s part of the day, but not all of it. You don’t have to eat at every party you attend. Instead of taking an entire plate of food, choose a few of the snacks or finger foods. Remember to eat your biggest meal of the day as close to noon or mid-afternoon as possible.

Expect a Few Detours

Expect a few detours on the road to success. If you eat more than you planned at one party, go light on the food at the next. A detour is only a problem if you let it get the best of you. In some cases, your willpower and focus will have to be extra strong to get you through Christmas dinner. Learn to adapt and go with the flow.

And when it is all said and done, don’t forget that Playland Skate Center is here for you! We offer fun and fitness for everyone! With our soft play indoor playground we’ve got great things for the little ones, and with roller skating you’ll skate your way to fitness while having fun! Check out our schedule to find a time that works for you!


Holiday Skate Starts Today!

School’s out and we’re open! We hope that you are ready for a fantastic holiday break! Now that it is officially Winter Break, we’re ready to celebrate! Make room in your schedule for a playdate or visit to Playland Skate Center in Austin. After all, we are Austin’s Best Place to Skate and Best Place to Party. There is no shortage of skating or partying during our Holiday Skate hours because we’re open almost every single day!

MEGA DayUpdated Holiday Hours

Roll in the new year and celebrate in style at Playland Skate Center. We’re open from noon to 11pm on January 1st. You’ll have a chance to sleep in after staying up half the night and before you hit our roller rink floor for eleven full hours of roller skating. This MEGA day provides a MEGA deal that you just won’t want to miss out on. Eleven hours of MEGA fun for just $8!

Test Out New Skates

We know that a popular Christmas gift is a brand new pair of roller skates. Our holiday skating hours are the perfect time to try out those new skates.

Tuesdays = The Most Productive Day!

Did you know that Tuesdays are the most productive day of the week? According to they are! Lifehacker shared the results of a Canadian survey among human resource managers. The results pointed out the most productive days of the week with 33% of the managers identifying Tuesday as the most productive day of the week. We had no idea that Tuesdays were the most productive day of the week, but at Playland Skate Center, we intend to help everyone be more productive.Evening roller skating (1)

We figure that if everyone is so productive on Tuesdays, then they’re gonna want to take things just a little bit further. You can be productive with your physical health by hitting the rink and getting the exercise you need. You can be productive with your social life by stopping by Austin’s best 18+ hangout on a Tuesday night. Or, you can take a break from all of that productivity that you’ve experienced throughout the day and just relax with some of the best beats dropped by our DJ.

Whatever your plan is, we’re happy to celebrate in your productivity in sharing our Tuesday night tradition with you. Tuesday Night Adult Skates lives on at Playland Skate Center in Austin!

The Countdown to Winter Break

At this time of year, we are willing to bet that students in the Austin Independent School District are counting down the days until Winter Break. School is officially out of session with AISD and many other area schools from the end of the day on December 19 until January 5. That is a nice long break for students to spend time with family and friends. Should you find yourself wondering what to do with those kids that are out of school, we’d like to remind you that when school is out, we’re open at Playland Skate Center!

We know that your homes may be filled with out of town visitors as you prepare for holiday traditions. This may mean that cousins, friends, and little ones need to get that energy out! We’re open nearly each and every day over the Winter Break. Most days we’ll open at noon. Austin, TX

Take a look at our Holiday Sessions below:

  • Mondays-Dec. 21 and 28 from 12-9pm and Jan. 4 from 12-6pm
  • Tuesdays-Dec. 22 and 29 from 12-6pm and for 18+ from 7-10:30pm
  • Wednesdays-Dec. 23 and 30 from 12-9pm
  • Thursday-Dec. 31 from 12-6pm
  • Friday-Jan. 1 from 12-11pm *Mega Day
  • Saturdays-Dec. 26 and Jan 2 from 1-11pm
  • Sundays-Dec. 27 and Jan. 3 from 12-5pm

Feel free to stop on by for roller skating, arcade games, and fun in the soft play indoor playground for those 54″ and under. Playland Skate Center has got something for everyone over the holiday break. And please click here for the printable version of our holiday schedule.