How To Make Your Next Party Stand Out!

two girls at at a roller skating rinkIf you’ve ever planned an event, you probably know the pressure that comes with organizing the perfect party. You want to make sure your party is unique, while also considering affordability and time. With this in mind, we’ve crafted a short list of party planning tips to help make sure you plan an awesome party.

Party Planning Tips Everyone Can Use

1. Everyone is one-of-a-kind; their theme should be too!

Do a quick Google search for themes that are fun and simple to carry out, but also that pertain the birthday person as an individual. Consider what makes the birthday person special or what they are really passionate about and roll with that.

2. On a budget? DIY!

If you find yourself strolling the party aisle and wondering why decorations cost so much, then this tip is for you! Hop on Pinterest and find some decorations that you can create yourself. This is something you can enlist your family and friends to help you with as well!

3. Plan ahead.

A week before your party or event is the worst time to start planning. It will cause you more stress than it’s worth (and ensure half your guests are busy), so make sure you start planning early on. This will minimize the pressure and give you time to organize the best event possible.

4. Skip all these steps, and let us take care of it!

Let us take some of the weight off your shoulders by booking a roller-skating birthday party at Skate World Center! Here at Skate World, you can choose from three birthday party packages, each of which will make for an exciting and fun-filled birthday for kids of any age. Each package provides your party with 3 hours of unrestricted access to the skating rink, game tokens, pizza, soda, 45 minutes in a private party room, and more!

For more information on parties and events, contact us.

Wonderful Winter Birthday Gift Ideas

birthday girlWith all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, sometimes it can be hard to make the time to schedule a birthday party too! Thankfully for all those with children or loved ones whose birthdays fall in winter months, Skate World Center is here to help!

Our Tallahassee birthday parties start at as little as $159 and includes 3 hours of fun for you and your guests. In addition to your choice of skating, playground time, or extra game tokens, all our parties also include pizza, soda, arcade tokens, paper goods, and a party host to help make sure things go off without a hitch.

Although we make planning a birthday party easy, you can’t forget the gifts! So why not lean into the skating theme and get them a gift that will always remind them of the fun time they had skating with their friends and family?

Here are a few gift ideas for skaters:

  • New Skates – If you have a serious skater in your life, one of the most exciting things you can get them is a new pair of skates!
  • Skating Accessories – If the person you’re shopping for already has a nice pair of skates, consider getting them new wheels or bearings as an upgrade.
  • Skating Style – Of course, if you’re throwing a party for a very young child or someone who isn’t a serious skater, you can still get them some fun skating themed gifts like new socks or clothes!

So contact us at 1-850-386-4807 for more information about hosting your Tallahassee party with us, or you can book now directly online!

Celebrate December with These Amazing Events!

Frozen PartyIt’s the holiday season and at Skate World Center in Tallahassee, FL, we have all kinds of cool things lined up for the month of December. Whether you’re a pro skater or just beginning, there’s always something going on at our roller rink!

Check out what’s coming up and don’t forget to take a break from the fun on the hardwood to try out our arcade or let the kids bounce around in our play area!

  • Homeschool Skate – Dec. 7th from 1 pm-4 pm. Admission is only $6 and it includes 2 activities. It’s a perfect chance for our homeschooled kids to get together and make some new friends this holiday season!
  • Tiny Tots Snow Flake Party – Dec 14th from 10 am-1 pm. You pay a $7 admission or $10 with lunch special guests, Elsa and Olaf! Plus we’ll be playing music from the movie Frozen and there will even be a “snowball” fight!
  • Winter Break Skate – Dec 26th, 27th, 28th, 31st, Jan 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th from 11 am-4 pm. Admission is $9 plus a $4 skate rental fee.

Make sure to make Skate World part of your holidays this year. We have so much going on and it’s a perfect way to take a break form the stress of the season.

Roll by anytime to find out more about any of our holiday-season specials or regular open skating time. We’re Tallahassee’s best family-friendly activity center with fun for young and old! Roll by and party with us this December.

Looking to Get In Shape? Try Skating!

tired workout - stretchingLiving healthy is something we all want to do but it’s also a lot easier said than done. A great way to add some healthy habits to your lifestyle is to incorporate fun activities that are good for you. Joining a sports team, taking a dance class or, our personal favorite, going skating, are all great options! Roller skating is a really great way to get and stay in shape.

Check out some of the health benefits and then swing by Skate World in Tallahassee, Florida, to get your exercise in after the big Thanksgiving feast.

  • Feel the burn – When you skate regularly, you might as well skip leg day at the gym! Roller skating can strengthen your leg muscles, including quads, hamstrings, hips, and calf muscles.
  • Strengthen your core – Roller skating works your core muscles better than almost any other recreational activity, making it a great way to get that six pack without doing boring crunches. You might not even notice it, but maintaining your balance requires you to flex and hold abdominal muscles that you might not normally engage, too.
  • Build your endurance – Tired of going nowhere fast on the treadmill? Come skate your heart out to get a fantastic cardio workout at the same time while your favorite music jams out and you have a great time with friends and family.

There are so many reasons to roller skate, but what better reason than your health? Check out our schedule and invite a friend to join you for an evening of skating fun that also happens to be a fitness routine.

Homeschool Skate Is Back!

Two girls doing homeworkGood news, Tallahassee homeschoolers: Homeschool Skate is BACK! We’re excited to share that this awesome homeschool event will resume every first Friday of the month from 1 pm to 4 pm.

Why Homeschool Activities Matter

There are plenty of stereotypes and misconceptions around homeschooling’s perceived social shortcomings. However, as any homeschool family can tell you, socialization is what you make of it, and many homeschool kids enjoy an extremely well-rounded social life thanks to lessons, clubs, sports, community organizations, churches, and local homeschool meetups for different age groups. These activities are so important, because kids do need to spend time with their peers in order to make friends and build the social skills that will take them into the adult world.

These connections can also help fill in the gaps; we all have areas where we’re more talented and other areas where we need some practice. Getting together regularly with other homeschool families exposes kids to other parent-teachers and homeschool students who may have some awesome tips, tricks, or skills that you’re missing!

What to Expect at Skate World Center’s Homeschool Skate

When you visit us for Homeschool Skate, your $6 admission lets you choose 2 of our fun activities for a customized experience. Choose from roller skating (including skate rental!), the playground for kids 10 and younger, or the arcade ($3 of tokens included). Skate the evening away to your favorite tunes and enjoy some fun and fellowship with friends!

Ready to have a blast with other homeschool families in Tallahassee? Invite your friends and be sure to share your Skate World photos on our Facebook page!

School’s OUT but We’re Open

fall holiday funWhat are your plans for the upcoming holiday? Schools might be closed on September 19th but we’re not! Come celebrate a day off with us at Skate World Center in Tallahassee, FL. We’ll be having fun all day with great specials.

School’s Out Specials

So here’s what’s going on at Skate World on the 19th of September.

From 11 am to 4 pm, we’ll be having an open skate and party. Admission is on $9 per person and includes one activity. You can choose between our awesome playground or hours on our skating floor. Our playground is perfect for kids 10 and under. Skating is open to all ages. Skate rentals are an additional $4.

Fall Break at Skate World

We’ll also be having specials on October 12th when schools out again! With the same great deals as this coming September 19th, it’s another great day to skate and play with us when school’s out.

Birthdays and More

At Skate World, we specialize in special days. Holiday parties aren’t the only thing we’re great at. Our birthday party packages are awesome too! Do you have a little one with a big day coming up? Our party packages start as low as $159 for 3 hours of fun with your birthday boy or girl and 10 of their best friends!

Roll into Skate World Today

Give us a call or roll by to find out more about our private parties, holiday specials or just to have a good time at our roller skating center. We’re the place to be in Tallahassee for days off school and special birthday events!

Roll Into the School Year With These Tips

close up shot of kid’s Chucks standing among school suppliesWith a new school year ahead of us, many families are figuring out how to adjust and get back into the swing of things. Fortunately, with a few tips you and your kids can roll into the new school year right and have a blast.

Plan Fundraisers Early

If you’re in charge of fundraising for the PTA, school sports teams, class trips, or any other school club or activity, the time to plan your next fundraiser is NOW! Don’t wait until the last minute to book your roller skating fundraiser; get it on the school calendar as soon as possible to ensure a good turn out from students and their families.

Stick to a Routine

Lazy summer days are fun, but that laid-back attitude won’t work as well during the school year. Regular bedtimes (for kids AND parents) can help keep everyone energized and in a good mood. Let kids know when they’re expected to do chores, homework, play, or go to after-school activities. Consider keeping a nice big calendar in the kitchen or mudroom so everyone can see what’s on the docket for the week. It’s also important to make time for fun, so schedule a weekly family fun night where the whole family enjoys an activity together. Skating at Skate World Center is a great option if you’re looking for affordable family activities in Tallahassee!

Keep the Fun Alive

Speaking of keeping the summer fun going year-round, it’s important that friendships don’t get pushed aside with the demands of school, sports, and other activities. Make sure your kids are getting the social interaction they need by scheduling a roller skating playdate! And remember, the Kids Skate Free program lasts all year, so your kids can skate their hearts out without hurting your wallet.

Ready for a fun school year? You bet! Contact us to learn more about our school fundraisers and field trips in Tallahassee.

Experience STEM Learning and Fun with a Skate World Field Trip

STEM Field Trips graphic with apples and pencilsWe believe that science, technology, engineering, and math (collectively known as STEM Fields) are sometimes best taught through hands-on learning. That is why we are so proud to offer exciting STEM Field Trips in Tallahassee for children in grades K-12!

At our premier Tallahassee skate center, our STEM educators can teach your students through practical and engaging lessons on a wide range of STEM topics. Each student field trip includes one hour of STEM education designed to show children that STEM is fun and exciting! Plus, each lesson is customizable based on your lesson plan and your individual needs as an educator. That means the concepts your students learn with us will directly relate back to their classroom learning!

Our STEM Field Trip options include:

  • The Science of Roller Skating
  • Motion & Rink Design
  • Music, Math & Roller Skating
  • Super Sound! Acoustics & Rink Design
  • Engineering Magic & Lighting
  • Heart Health
  • Formulas, Fractions, and Fun!

Of course, no trip to our Tallahassee skate center would be complete without skating, so each field trip also includes two hours of physical fitness and fun with roller skating! Plus, our field trips are designed so that the concepts your students learned during the lesson will be reinforced during their two hours of skating time.

Here is what local Tallahassee area educators are saying about our STEM Field Trip program!

So let us help you take learning beyond the classroom. To book a STEM Field Trip for your class, or for more information about our field trips, please contact us today at 1-850-386-4807!

16 Activities to Keep Your Kids Cool & Active This Summer

summer activitiesSummer may be winding down, but temperatures are staying in the 80’s and 90’s. With the scorching heat outside, kids may not want to be outdoors. Unfortunately, this causes them to be couch potatoes and watch television all day. That’s why the team at Skate World Center put together a list of summer activities that your kids will love! It will get them moving and enjoying summer again (and may even help them reconnect with friends before they head back to school).

  1. Camp in your backyard
  2. Construct a tent indoors using blankets and chairs
  3. Eat at a new restaurant
  4. Finger paint new wall décor
  5. Go on a hike at a nearby trail
  6. Have a water balloon fight
  7. Host a scavenger hunt
  8. Make your own slip ‘n slide
  9. Paint the kid’s bedrooms (with their help)
  10. Play at a local park
  11. Play board games
  12. Roller skate at Skate World Center
  13. Swim at the pool
  14. Tackle a kid-friendly project
  15. Visit a nearby zoo
  16. Wash the cars

Even though school is quickly approaching, there’s still time to have summer fun. Make it a point to check off everything on this list! Your kids will be glad you did, and so will you!

Checking off number 12? We want to make sure you get the best deal around. That’s why we created a summer fun special just for you! Your kids will be having a blast and you won’t break the bank. Check out our hours, then head to the roller skating rink today!

The Incredible History of Roller Skating

roller skatingMoms and Dads, before you bring your kids to Skate World Center in Tallahassee for our awesome summer special, tell them about the history of roller skating! This allows you to combine fun and learning. Check out the interesting history of roller skating:

  • 1743 – Roller skates were first used in a London stage performance. However, what wasn’t recorded was the inventor of this roller skate!
  • 1760 – John Joseph Merlin is credited as the inventor of the roller skate, but these skates were not like the skates we skate with today. They were very archaic.
  • 1819 – A Frenchman named Mr. Petitbled patented the roller skate design. Although this was an impressive feat in the 1800’s, this design did not boast maneuverability.
  • 1857 – Less than a century after the first roller skates were seen on a stage, London opened its first public roller skating rinks.
  • 1863 – Finally, a man named James Plimpton improved the roller skate design. The quad skate was designed with four wheels, two in the front and two in the back. This new design increased maneuverability immensely which warranted the first public skating rink in New York City.
  • 1876 – Thanks to the toe stop invention in 1876, skaters enjoyed easy stopping while racing around the rink.
  • 1880’s – This decade is credited as the first roller skate “boom” period, as roller skates were finally being mass-produced in the United States.
  • 1902 – A public skating rink was opened in Chicago, Illinois, and opening night saw 7,000 people!
  • 1979 – If you’re a rollerblade lover, you likely know of the Olson brothers. Scott Olson launched the company Rollerblade, Inc. in 1979!
  • 1983 – The love of roller skating spread to the White House when President Ronald Reagan declared October as National Roller Skating Month.
  • 1993 – To increase safety for roller skaters, Rollerblade Inc. developed Active Brake Technology.

Now that you’re up to speed on the history of roller skating, we want you to race around the rink at Skate World Center! Check out our summer schedule and head to the rink today.