Archives for February 2016

Spring Break in Austin

If you ask us to name four things we love, we would simply tell you those things are:

  1. AustinAustin
  2. Texas
  3. Spring Break
  4. Roller Skating

And for one glorious week each year, those four things go together better than peanut butter and jelly! We work with various elementary schools and non-profits for fundraising initiatives, so we know when school is out. We also know that l-o-n-g days at home over spring break can be downright boring! So, in keeping true with tradition, we wanted to remind y’all that when school is out, we’re open!

Spring Break at Playland Skate Center

If you haven’t yet, now is the time to visit our events page and print off our Spring Break flier. We recommend putting this on the fridge or a bulletin board so that you’ll have the reminder that we’ll be open Monday through Friday during the week of March 13, 2016. These additional spring break hours are as follow:

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

Skate rental is included in admission of $8 for each of our spring break sessions.

Kids Skate Free

We will not be able to accept Kids Skate Free coupons the week of spring break, but we do want to encourage you to sign up for Kids Skate Free to take advantage of throughout the rest of the year. With just a few simple clicks of the mouse (or taps on your smartphone) you’ll be able to recieve two free skating passes each week direct to your email inbox. Visit our Playland Skate Center Kids Skate Free Page for your chance to sign up now!

As always, don’t forget to keep up with us on Facebook and Twitter for all news and information regarding Playland Skate Center!

Time Flies When You’re Having Birthday Party Fun!

They say time flies when you’re having fun, and that can’t be more true than during the magical hours spent roller skating and celebrating during a Playland Skate Center birthday party! Voted as Austin’s Best Party Place by the readers of the Austin Chronicle, we can’t deny that Playland is a fun place to party!

Party Packages

From small, medium, and large party options, we’ve got a party package that will accommodate your specific number of guests and your budget! Take a look at our party packages for specific details on what is included in each one.

Can I Get a Favor?

Many modern birthday parties include a fun partying gift or fun party favor from the guest of honor to the guests. We’ve seen lots of fun ideas put into practice when it comes to party favors for friends. Below is a list of five fun and fabulous party favor ideas that you can use:

Chalk ArtIdeas for birthday favors

You’ve seen the growing trend of chalk art all around! Encourage the creativity of your child and the guests at the party by providing a container of sidewalk chalk for guests as a party favor. This is a low-budget option since you can usually find it at the dollar store.


If you’ve got a princess or a ballerina celebrating, there is no easier way to get everyone in on the action than with a tutu as a favor! Visit the local craft or fabric store for tulle and elastic. With a little time and a lot of knot tying, you’ll have simple hand made tutus that party guests can skate around in and wear home!

Super Hero Fun

If you’re having a Super Hero themed party, why not take it a step further with capes for the kids! These can be a fun way to spot your skaters anywhere in the roller skating rink, and they’ll have so much fun as skating super heroes!

Sweet Treats to Go

We love this idea found on Pinterest with a roller skating party theme! Check out how this mom wrapped Rolos chocolate candy and attached a creative thank you note!

Photo Booth

Gather a few fun props such as hats, boas, crowns, and glasses. Create a temporary photo booth opportunity for your roller skating guests with these items. Make an effort to either take a group photo at one point or to get a photo with each guest and the birthday guest of honor. Print these off for a great memory to send along with a thank you note!

We hope these ideas will help spark your creativity when it comes to building the theme and customizing the party experience you’ll have at Playland Skate Center. Don’t forget to book your party today!

Valentine’s Day Weekend at Playland Skate Center

February is American Heart Month! The Centers for Disease Control stress the importance of preventing of heart disease. One element of prevention should involve regular exercise. In fact, the Mayo Clinic suggests that people exercise for at least thirty minutes a day. At Playland Skate Center, we think a great part of regular exercise should include roller skating! Roller skating is good for the heart as it provides a great aerobic alternative to walking or running. When roller skating, not only are you getting that heart rate up, but you are also burning calories (up to 600 calories per hour!).Valentine's Day

We have tons of opportunities this month for you to join us and keep that heart healthy! Whether you consider yourself young or old, come on out for one of our great events at Playland Skate Center!

Valentine’s Day Weekend Skating

Join us at Playland Skate Center to revisit the nostalgia of falling in love at the roller skating rink and falling in love with roller skating! We know that roller skating +romantic love songs = magic moments on the rink! And besides, roller skating with that special someone makes for the perfect excuse to hold their hand as well!

Valentine’s Day Weekend Skating at Playland Skate Center

  • Friday Night – 3-6 pm and 7-11pm.
  • Saturday – 1pm – 11pm
  • Sunday-Valentine’s Day – 12:00-5:00 pm

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

Playland Skate Center is OPEN on Presidents’ Day!

It is that time of year again! The groundhog has popped his way out of the ground, and that means the next big thing in February is Presidents’ Day! Banks, government offices, and schools will be closed, and that sounds like a great reason for us to open for a special skating session! Mark your calendars for Monday, February 15. Our Austin, TX roller skating rink will be hosting a daytime skating session that you won’t want to miss!Presidents' Day

Presidents’ Day Skate

We love celebrating birthdays at Playland Skate Center, and Presidents’ Day is the perfect opportunity! The country celebrates the birthdays of Presidents Washington and Lincoln on Presidents’ Day each year. Presidents’ Day was proposed in the 1960s and prior to that the United States had been celebrating George Washington’s birthday since the 1800s.

Presidents’ Day Details

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

Mondays at Playland

Playland Skate Center is generally closed on Mondays. We are happy to open our doors for President’s Day, but wanted to remind you that Mondays are the perfect day for private parties and events. Large groups often enjoy private events on Mondays and other days of the week at Playland Skate Center in Austin, TX. Private parties and fundraisers are both fantastic events at Playland, but our birthday parties are out of this world! Take a look at what we have to offer for children’s parties in Austin.

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