Schedule Your FUNdraising Event at Skate World!

Donate Money Roller skating is our passion here at Skate World, but so is community involvement. We believe that the best way to have a successful fundraising event is to make sure that everyone involved is having FUN! We have a few slots at Skate World Center still available for your school’s fundraising event this fall!

Check out the benefits of having your fundraising event at Skate World.

While we are all about having fun at Skate World, we take community involvement seriously. When businesses involve themselves in the community, a ripple effect occurs. People in the community get to know each other better while joining together for a common cause. We are honored to be the go-to place in the Tallahassee area for fundraising events.

Our team encourages you to host your fundraising event at Skate World, but also make sure to involve your students! When students take part in fundraising events and community involvement activities, they receive a plethora of school-related benefits, including:

  • Consistent homework completion
  • Higher test and quiz scores
  • Improved behavior in class
  • Increased social skills and self-esteem
  • Reduced rate of suspension and detention
  • Regular attendance at school

Teachers, coaches, and room parents, we have spots still available for booking! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to have fun at Skate World while raising money for a good cause. After securing your slot at our entertainment center, check out these tips to make sure your fundraising event is the best one yet.

Contact us today to book your fundraising event.

Roller Skating Meets Education! Fun Facts About STEM

roller skatingDid you know that roller skating is full of science, technology, engineering, and mathematical elements? At Skate World, we provide S.T.E.M. field trips for students to get them excited about learning and to have a good time!

Check out a couple of ways that roller skating is interlinked with S.T.E.M.:

Roller skating meets science.

  • Did you know that between the wheel and axle of your roller skate is a tiny device called a bearing? This bearing fights friction! Friction occurs when two objects resist each other which force the objects to slow down. With this bearing, friction is almost non-existent. This helps you go fast!

Roller skating meets technology.

  • Can you imagine roller skating with wooden wheels? If you lived a century ago, you would have! Thankfully, roller skates evolved into much faster, better equipment so we can enjoy them even more. Wooden wheels were replaced with durable, colorful plastic.

Roller skating meets engineering.

  • Most people don’t know that behind every element of the skate, an engineer played a huge role. Mechanical engineers designed and tested the skate for safety and accuracy. Material engineers discovered the material used in the skate to provide a comfortable ride. Civil engineers designed ramps for you to safely enjoy skating!

Roller skating meets math.

  • Every time you skate, you are putting math in action! When you begin skating, you are actually proving Newton’s first law of motion. Your roller skate wheels will not move unless an outside force moves them. Additionally, the wheels won’t stop moving until an outside force makes them stop. This concept translated into a math equation is weight = mass x gravity.

If you’re a teacher and you’re interested in showing science, technology, engineering, and math in a fun way, take your students on a S.T.E.M. field trip! We will teach your students how S.T.E.M. is in every activity we do. Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.

Tips for Teaching Your Child How to Roller Skate

how to teach your child how to skateRoller skating is an incredibly fun sport that not only keeps you healthy but happy, too! If your little one hasn’t tried roller skating yet, there’s no better time than the present to teach your child how to roller skate.

Check out Skate World’s upcoming events for family fun!

Consider these three helpful tips before teaching your child how to roller skate:

Learn the roller skating basics.

  • Skating is all about balance. If your child keeps his knees bent and leans slightly forward, his center of gravity will help him stay upright. Then, have your child walk in his skates. (This may be where a few falls occur, so make sure to hold his hand). After he feels confident walking, encourage him to glide! With his feet gliding one at a time in a forward diagonal direction, your little one will be skating the day away in no time! Check out more roller skating basics including the different ways to stop.

Stay safe while roller skating.

  • Safety is key when trying out a new sport. Make sure to dress your child appropriately with a helmet, wrist guard, and knee and elbow pads. Safety gear will soften the landing if he falls and protect important parts of his body. The first several times your child starts roller skating, let him practice on grass or carpet. This will help him master gliding in his skates before stepping onto the rink.

Confidence is everything.

  • When your little one is trying out roller skates for the first time, he may be nervous and insecure. If he falls or is having trouble getting the hang of it, encourage him to continue! Tell him a funny story about roller skating or remind him that no one mastered roller skating the first time they put on skates. Over time and with practice, your child will be able to skate with confidence.

Do you want extra help teaching your child how to roller skate? Sign up for our beginner skating lessons! Lessons cost $9, and are on Saturday mornings from 9:45 to 10:45. Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have!

Back to Back Fun for Back to School

Who says the end of summer has to be boring? If you love summer specials at Skate World, you’ll go crazy for our school kickoff skate events. Fall hours start August 14th, with back-to-back School Kickoff Events just days later. Don’t miss it; there’s plenty of fun for everyone!

For the Tots

Every kid’s a hero at Skate World! August 18th is Super Hero Day for all our Tiny Tots. We want to see your incredible, super, wonder babies all decked out like their — okay, okay, your — favorite superheroes? Your toddlers can vanquish the villains at the craft table while they make their own super hero shield and mask to protect their secret identity. We’ll also have snacks, skate and ride fun, and plenty of photo opportunities to capture your kids in their super hero style. Tiny Tots runs from 10am to 1pm. Admission is $7 or $10 to include lunch.  

For the Teens

all night skateLittle kids might be up at the crack of dawn, but we’re inviting older kids and teens to push bedtime to the limit on Friday, August 18th. It’s time for our annual All Night Skate to kickoff the school year! We have 8 hours of skating, tournaments, games, contests, and special prizes starting at 11pm. One lucky kid will even win a pair of roller-skates! Before the event ends at 7 the next morning, we’re handing out milk and donuts for breakfast. Don’t miss the fun! Get your ticket for just $27.

Our excitement for August is heating up. Don’t miss these special back-to-school events at Skate World Center.

3 Reasons Why Summer’s Most Loved Activity Just Got Better

It’s nearly impossible for the whole family to find something for everyone under one roof. However, Skate World Center offers a variety of fun for kids of all ages! We have a roller skating rink for beginners and professionals to race around, an arcade full of games for adults and kids to enjoy, and a playground for kids 10 and under to explore.

Check out our summer hours today!

Whether you want to celebrate a birthday or simply have a summer outing, Skate World Center is the perfect place to take the entire family. Here are three reasons why:

  1. summer fun for kidsWe’re more than just your typical skating rink. Don’t let the name fool you. While we do have one of the best skating rinks in the Tallahassee area, our facility has much more to offer. Our playground is a unique feature that not many other rinks can boast about! This indoors jungle gym is for kids 10 and under. Just make sure you have on socks!
  2. You have options. We know that all kids are different, with different wants and needs. If you have a child who doesn’t want to skate, you can buy an admission ticket for specific attractions. Or, buy a package ticket to enjoy all attractions at a deal you will love.
  3. You won’t have to consider the weather. This summer has been a hot one, and sometimes you need a break from the sun! Beat the heat by bringing your kids to our roller rink, and watch them skate the day away.

At Skate World Center, we take fun seriously. Come out to the rink and enjoy an activity that the entire family can enjoy! Be ready for a day filled with memories to be made.

Make America Skate Again!

Still looking for a great way to celebrate Independence Day? Skate World in Tallahassee, FL has the solution: join us as we Make America Skate Again!

On Tuesday, July 4th, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, admission is only $4 per person, including skate rental. This unbeatable deal means you and the whole family can escape indoors during the hottest part of the day, then enjoy fireworks when it cools down in the evening. For an additional fee you can also enjoy our indoor play area, catch some of the awesome games in our arcade,and  have some delicious treats at our snack bar. Don’t forget, your admission includes unlimited skating during the day!

Do you want to brush up on your technique before you join us for the 4th of July, or are you a newbie in the world of roller skating? Not to worry–Skate World also offers skating lessons for every level, from total beginners to advanced skaters. We even teach speed skating. Beginner lessons are only $9, including skate rental, and take place every Saturday morning, so you have plenty of time to practice your new skills and really impress your friends and family on Independence Day.

Skate World in Tallahassee, FL is dedicated to bringing you the best in family fun anywhere around, at prices that can’t be beat. Our summer hours adjust to keep up with your school schedules, and we always have new events planned! Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook for the most up-to-date information.

 

4th of july special

Keep A Close Eye On Our New Summer Schedule

At Skate World Center in Tallahassee we couldn’t be more excited for our upcoming summer skate schedule. We have taken our normal year-round schedule and made a few changes to keep things interesting (and better fit your summer schedule). We have something different to offer every day of the week!

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Beat the Heat at Summer Matinee Skate

Beginning May 31st we will be adding open skate hours from noon-4pm Monday-Friday. Please note that this is in addition to our already existing hours. These additional hours will conclude on August 11th. Parents, drop off your kids at Skate World Center during your lunch break and pick them up on your way home from work.

With the summer season comes the unbearable heat. We have the solution. Every Monday-Friday from noon-4pm we will offer the opportunity to Beat the Heat. Our matinee skate is affordable, fun, and doesn’t require sunscreen. For more information about our additional hours please view our special events.

Weekly Summer Specials

Summer fun is just getting started! On Sundays we have open skating for just $9. Want to participate in a second activity? It’s only $4. On Mondays we will have our evening Family Skate Mania! Skating during this time will cost only $2. That is about as cheap as you can find it, folks. After a good night’s sleep you can come in on a Tuesday with a private party. On Wednesdays, you can sneak in some extra skating at speed skating practice. Bring your fast skates and blow by the competition. Thursdays will feature a discounted open skate session. To usher in the weekend you can spend your Friday at Skate World. And there’s still time to make it to All Night Skate on June 9th! Round off the week with a cool down open skate session on Saturdays this summer.

Beat the heat at Skate World Center this summer.

All Night Skate

The summer is time for kids to relax and have fun. During the school year most kids have early bed times to ensure focus on the classroom content the next day. Skate World Center in Tallahassee, FL would like to congratulate our local students by hosting an All Night Skate event on June 9th.

Roller skates

We have a fun-filled night planned for you and your friends! Grab some dinner before you come because the next meal you eat won’t be until the morning! We will be providing donuts and milk for breakfast to everyone in attendance. After working up quite the appetite throughout the night, we will be sure to send you home the next morning with full bellies and a desire to come back and skate with us!

We will have some time throughout the night for open skating, but have plenty of tournaments planned as well! As you plan to participate in our All Night Skate, don’t forget to prepare your all-star squad for the tournaments ahead!

Everybody loves prizes. As you compete in our competitive tournaments you will have the opportunity to earn many cool prizes! Something we are very excited to announce is that we will be giving away a new pair of skates! To find out how to win these skates, sign up for the All Night Skate event at Skate World Center in Tallahassee, FL.

We cannot wait to celebrate our local Tallahassee students! Please be sure to gain permission from your parents before attending. We will see you there!

End Of School Summer Hours and Events

If birthday parties, roller skating, and summer with your friends sounds exciting, look no further than Skate World Center in Tallahassee, FL. We specialize in creating the best scene for gatherings and parties. As summer is here and school is out, we want to offer you all some of the best deals in Tallahassee!

School Bus

Memorial Day Family Sk8 Mania

This memorial day spend some time with us at Skate World Center! Before you fire up those grills, bring the whole family and skate for the day for only $2. If you need skates, it will only be an additional $2. There must be a parent present.

Early Release Skate

On May 25th, 26th and 30th, school is out early! Bring your friends from 1pm-4pm to skate the rest of the day away. For this package deal, you pay only $9 to either skate or spend the day on our playground!

Skate World All Summer Long

This summer, take a break from the hot sun. Hop out of the pool, put on some socks, and head to Skate World Center to skate with your closest friends! All summer long, Monday-Friday from Noon to 4 pm, you can skate for only $9! Want a break from skating? No problem! For the same low price you can play on our playground.

Parents, don’t stress the early release days and summer work schedules. Stay at work and let your kids come skate and play at our facility! It is both affordable, safe and fun, and a good way for them to keep in touch with their school friends throughout the summer!

Gear Up For May Events At Skate World!

May is jam-packed with super-cool fun things to do with us at Skate World Center. Take a look at just a few of the events we have planned for May, then mark your calendars!

Mother’s day Skate – May 14, 2017, from 1 to 5 p.m. $9 Admission includes 1 attraction of roller skating or the playground. $4 Skate rental. Moms skate free and will get Hersey kisses and flowers from the Skate World Center team!

Early Release Skate – May 25, 26 and 30, 2017, from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is $9 and skate rental is $4. Admission includes 1 attraction of roller skating or the playground for children ages 10 and under.

Memorial Day Family Sk8 Mania – From 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. $2 skate admission and $2 skate rental.

These are just a few of the awesome events we have planned at our facility for May, but be sure to check our Facebook page frequently to stay up-to-date with what’s going on at Skate World Center. Be the first to know about special events and receive special discounts or promotions!

For more information about admission or party bookings at Skate World Center, visit our website or give us a call at 850.385.7465. Do you enjoy rolling with us at Skate World Center? Rate and share your experience with us in the review section of our Facebook page today. We always enjoy hearing from you!