Archives for March 2016

April is a Great Time to Get Fit! No Fooling!

skating fitnessApril is just around the corner. That may mean spring cleaning for you, or it may mean that it is simply time to enjoy the blooms and blossoms. For others, this is the reminder that it is the perfect point in the year to continue on (or start up) those fitness goals. The Mayo Clinic suggests that at least thirty minutes of each day is dedicated to exercise. Let’s do the math…if there are 24 hours in each day, then there are a total of 1,440 minutes. Knowing that there are that many minutes in the day makes exercising only 30 minutes a day look easy, right? Well we think it is even easier when it involves roller skating at Playland Skate Center! In fact, we think that roller skating is one of the best ways to stay active! Here are a few of the reasons we believe that roller skating is one of the best ways get fit:

  • Cardio-You’ll get that heart pumping!
  • Calories-Ever feel like walking or running doesn’t burn enough calories? See how many calories you burn roller skating using this calculator!
  • Joints-Roller skating is much genter on those knees and ankles than running!
  • Beats-Our DJ has got the best tunes playing all of the time!
  • Disco Skate-Just because! Why not skate with the lights and the classic mirrored disco skate that we have at Playland?

Take a look at our calendar for all of the opportunities in which you can join us at Playland Skate Center in Austin, TX. And if you’re looking for a group of others that are looking to get fit while skating, check out our Friday SK8 4 Fitness group.

Check out all of our opportunities to skate on our schedule page and Facebook and Twitter throughout spring and summer!

Take a Time Out from Traditional Team Building

Break through the old standard of company team building and check out all that we have to offer at Playland Skate Center! Our Austin family entertainment center has plenty to offer when it comes to team building. We’ve taken the lead from 30 Great Team Building Activities for Companies Large and Small to get your started with some brainstorming ideas that will work like a charm for your event!Austin


Before you even get started on your next team building activities, think about your goals. What is the overall purpose for meeting as a team anyway? Is it to build relationships among staff members? Is it to encourage fitness and wellness? Or is it a way to give back to the community? Maybe it is even a way to provide an opportunity to relax and lose some of the stresses associated with work. Whatever the reason is that drives your team building adventure, once you’ve set your goal, you’re ready to get to the planning!


At Playland Skate Center, our staff works with you to customize the perfect team building day! Our roller skating rink boasts plenty of opportunity for team members to get out and try something new! Roller skating is a fun way to encourage fitness and wellness as well as to build your team with fun and entertaining options. If this is a family friendly event, the younger children might enjoy spending some time in the indoor play structure.

Team Building by Giving Back

While roller skating and arcade game playing can offer plenty of fun with a dash of fitness and team building, we wanted to let you know that companies have found creative ways to turn team building into ways to give back to the community. Consider inviting employees and their families for a fun event at Playland Skate Center, and encourage them to bring a donation of items for a family in need during the holiday season or school supplies at the beginning of the school year.

If you’re ready to make a trip to Playland Skate Center a part of your next team event, contact us today.

Summer Jobs in Austin, TX

Playland Skate CenterThings are heating up, and we’re ready to hire for the summer! If you’re looking for a summer job in Austin, TX, you love working in a fun and fast paced environment, and you are available on evenings, weekends, mornings, and afternoons, then we need to talk to you! Playland Skate Center has been a fixture in family entertainment in Austin for 40 years, and we’d love to have you join our team!

Some of the tasks our employees assist with include checking in birthday party guests, putting away skates, helping customers get the right size rental skates, and offering optimal customer service with each phone and in-person interaction. We’re searching for applicants that are flexible and adapt easily in an environment that can be quite fast-paced. We are looking for friendly and outgoing employees that are hard working. Our part-time positions are a great addition to any resume! Come in and fill out an application at Playland Skate Center!

Tired of Over Fundraising?

At Playland Skate Center, we love to partner with schools and other organizations within our community through fundraisers. While we’ve provided tips for successful fundraising in the past, it is a timely topic to visit again with spring fundraisers starting to pick up. We recently read a few fundraising tips from and thought we would share a few that we’ve seen in action.

Don’t Over Fundraise

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Make Fundraising Fun!

This rule of thumb is one that many parents are grateful for! We’ve all had that neice, nephew, cousin, or co-worker’s child that seems to be constantly fundraising for something. At Playland Skate Center in Austin, we’re happy to provide a fun fundraiser that promotes, fitness, fun, and provides an easy way to raise money. This beats selling wrapping paper any day!

Mix Large and Small Events

One fun way to do this at Playland is through a silent auction. Many schools ask for donations of goods or services that can be left out during the fundraising night in the form of a silent auction. This is a great way to combine a large fun night at Playland with a smaller silent auction. A fun spin on this is to ask classroom parents to create themed baskets for a silent auction throughout the night.

Call Playland Skate Center today with any questions that you mat have about your fundraising needs, or to book your next fundraiser!