Archive for Roller Skating

Roller Skating Trends<br> Music, Lights, Food, and  Arcade Games

Roller Skating Trends
Music, Lights, Food, and Arcade Games

October 25, 2018 No Comments

What roller rink trends generate the most business? How do centers pick the right kind of music for their skaters? And what does the food and arcade picture look like for rinks around the nation?  At Star Skate in Ada, Okla., Manager Jacob Faulkenberry said that besides skating itself, “We have arcade games and a […]

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Where Fun Foods Remain Favorites<br>  Feeding Guests at  Roller Skating Centers

Where Fun Foods Remain Favorites
Feeding Guests at Roller Skating Centers

April 10, 2018 No Comments

America’s foodie trend has transformed menus with locally sourced, high-quality fare — not only at restaurants, but also at theme parks, museum cafés and other attractions. One arena where this transformation has yet to take hold is the roller skating center. At rinks around the country, owners and managers said their patrons still want the […]

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Renovation Stories <br>Painting the Perfect  Upkeep Picture

Renovation Stories
Painting the Perfect Upkeep Picture

October 18, 2017 No Comments

By Hilary Danailova Roller skating is a retro activity, but it’s still a popular pastime for skaters old and young. That’s partly because rink owners and managers make an effort to keep their facilities fresh and modern to appeal to a new generation of families. “The two most important things are the floor and the […]

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Pies for  Sky-High Sales <br> Making the Best Pizza

Pies for Sky-High Sales
Making the Best Pizza

April 6, 2017 No Comments

Pizza is a popular grab-and-go food option at roller skating centers, and there are many pizza options available to choose from. Some roller skating centers opt for buying pre-made pizza, like Rola-Rena Roller Skating Center in Green Bay, Wis. “We have a local pizza place, Hansen’s Pizza, make our pizzas for us,” said Owner Mary […]

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Keeping Sales Spinning <br> Selling More Food at Roller Skating Centers

Keeping Sales Spinning
Selling More Food at Roller Skating Centers

December 29, 2016 No Comments

There’s nothing quite like the scent of freshly popping popcorn to set people’s mouths to watering. They may go to a roller skating facility first and foremost to skate, yet when the right incentives are present skaters soon have more on their minds than simply spinning around the rink. Facility owners and managers know this […]

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With What Size Staff Should Your Center Roll? <br> Roller Skating Management Strategies

With What Size Staff Should Your Center Roll?
Roller Skating Management Strategies

January 4, 2016 No Comments

By Amy Freeman It’s a common question: Is it better to have a lot of people working a shift or to operate with a lean crew? Both options have benefits and drawbacks. Overstaffing means you’re prepared if you get a sudden rush of people. Working with a small team can help save money. Managers and […]

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Tips for All-Around Skating Maintenance <br>Walls, Skating Surfaces, Floors and Carpeting

Tips for All-Around Skating Maintenance
Walls, Skating Surfaces, Floors and Carpeting

October 23, 2015 No Comments

By Jen Heller Meservey Keeping skating center floors looking like new involves lots of routine cleaning and maintenance, according to Kevin Sahly, co-owner of Wooddale Funzone in Woodbury, Minn. “Overall building cleanliness is critical in that it is the first and last impression our guests will have of our facility,” he explained. “We implemented a […]

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Getting Interest in Skating Spinning – Tips to Get Guests Roller Skating

Getting Interest in Skating Spinning – Tips to Get Guests Roller Skating

April 20, 2015 No Comments

By Sara Hodon Despite competition from games and technology, after-school sports, and other extracurricular activities, roller skating rink operators interviewed for this article said that they still have a loyal customer base. Like most pastimes, roller skating has gone in and out of fashion, but operators said that it is enjoying a comeback. Besides being […]

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Rolling Out the Red Carpet for Guests – Floor Covering Purchase and Maintenance Advice

Rolling Out the Red Carpet for Guests – Floor Covering Purchase and Maintenance Advice

October 22, 2014 No Comments

By Genie Davis With so many wheels rolling across the carpet at roller skating centers, choosing the correct kind and color of carpet for floors and walls, as well as establishing sound maintenance techniques, are both important to keep skaters and operators happy. At Roller King Skating & Blading in Roseville, Calif., Manager and Owner […]

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Roller Skating: Setting the Scene for Success  <br/>Tips for Best Music, Lighting, Carpeting and Paint Practices at Roller Skating Centers

Roller Skating: Setting the Scene for Success
Tips for Best Music, Lighting, Carpeting and Paint Practices at Roller Skating Centers

March 1, 2014 No Comments

While many skating centers feature new lighting technology like lasers and black lights, VanHouten said that the disco ball is still king of the rink. “The old standard is still the disco ball,” she said. “Everybody always wants to make sure the disco ball’s going.” Moonlight Rollerway has made some advancements in lighting, according to […]

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