Skate Your Way to Fun with These Games!

You already know that Rainbow Roller Rink is your North Tonawanda birthday party headquarters. Between our affordable, flexible packages and all the assistance offered by our friendly staff, you’ll never have an easier time celebrating such an important event! Since the skating rink includes its own activities, there’s no need to stress yourself worrying about how to entertain all those kids, but if you want to add more fun, look no further. Check out these skating games for your next party!candle-718723_1280-300x258

  • Relay Races. This is just like a regular relay race, except on skates. Kids can go faster on skates than running, so the races won’t take as long, and you can host an entire tournament if you like. Consider decorating your own batons, since it’s a birthday party!
  • Four Corners. Divide the rink up into four corners, labeled one, two, three, and four. Have the DJ play music while everyone skates as normal. The DJ should stop the music randomly, at which time everyone had to skate to a corner of their choice. Then pull a number out of a hat, or select one randomly. Whoever’s in that corner is out! The last person left in the rink wins.
  • Skate Chain. For this fun amoeba-like game, everyone lines up with their hands on the waist of the person in front of them. Skate around the rink, getting gradually faster, and see how long you can keep the chain together!

A skating party is always a blast at Rainbow Roller Rink. Contact us today and let’s get started planning yours!

 

4 Reasons Why We Love Roller Skating

Roller skating To celebrate the month of love, we put together a list of reasons why we love roller skating so much! From its ability to put a smile on everyone’s face to being a fun birthday party activity, there’s no surprise that roller skating is the best activity in the world.

Discover the reasons why we love roller skating … and afterward, come try it for yourself!

Roller Skating is a Year-Round Activity

So many activities revolve around the weather – ice skating, swimming, and hiking, to name a few. It can be frustrating to plan a family-friendly activity and the weather rains on your plans (literally). So beat Mother Nature’s dominance by choosing a weather-friendly activity that you can enjoy all year long: roller skating! We are open every season of the year!

Roller Skating is a Mood Booster

This fun activity is a great way to brighten someone’s day. Did your little one have a tough day at school? Did you have a tough day at work? Come to the rink! Moms, dads, grandparents, kids, and everyone in between are welcome at the rink. We’re positive that you’ll leave with a smile on your face.

Roller Skating is Great Exercise

Have you been searching for an activity that’s fun and provides great exercise? Roller skating is the answer. It’s easy on the joints, provides a legitimate workout, and is an absolute blast! Visit the skating rink today for a workout that doesn’t require dumbbells and a treadmill.

Roller Skating is Perfect for Birthday Parties

Are you looking for a great venue for a birthday party in North Tonawanda? Look no further than Rainbow Roller Rink. Our birthday party packages include pizza, soda, popcorn, skate rentals, and so much more for all the birthday guests! Your birthday boy will love celebrating his birthday at the skating rink.

If you’re interested in booking a birthday party at our skating rink, contact us today!

Love Is In the Skating Rink

Most people think of Valentine’s Day as a standard thing: you get dressed up, you go out to dinner at the same fancy restaurant as everybody else, you exchange the same fancy but meaningless trinkets as everybody else. Repeat next year. But have you considered doing something that’s actually fun?  people-2589047_1920

A roller skating date might not seem like it fits for Valentine’s Day, but trust us, the benefits are overwhelming! As proof, Rainbow Roller Rink presents the official Pros and Cons of Roller Skating Date Night:

  • Pro: It’s Inexpensive. Both of you can come out to skate, including skate rentals, for under $20 during our open skate hours.
  • Con: You’ll have so much money leftover for gifts that your date may expect you to really deliver.
  • Pro: It’s Unique. While everybody else is squashing into crowded tables at busy restaurants, you and your date will be enjoying a fun, nostalgic date that also happens to be a great way to get a little exercise.
  • Con: Your date may expect this same level of creativity all the time. Whether that’s a problem depends on how creative you are!
  • Pro: It’s a Good Excuse to Hold Hands.
  • Con: Sorry, we can’t think of why this would be a bad thing. 

So there you have it! Grab your date, put on your fanciest skate-appropriate socks, share a soda at our concession stand, and ask the DJ at Rainbow Roller Rink to play your song so you two can enjoy a couple’s skate. We can’t wait to see you for the best Valentine’s Day ever!

Exercise Isn’t Work at Rainbow Roller Rink!

When you were making your New Year’s Resolutions, did you resolve to get in better shape? Millions of people do! Getting fit is one of the top resolutions every year, but unfortunately, a lot of people will get discouraged and abandon their goals with a few months, or even weeks. At Rainbow Roller Rink we’re really familiar with this cycle, and we’d like to propose an alternative to traditional gyms: the roller skating rink!stretching-498256_1920

You read that right–roller skating is great exercise. Check out all the health benefits of roller skating:

    • Burns Calories. Cardio exercise is great for burning calories! An hour of moderate skating burns up to 750 extra calories depending on your weight and speed, and you’ll enjoy yourself so much you won’t even notice the time passing.
    • Improves Endurance. Just like running, jogging, or any other cardio exercise, skating is great for your lungs, heart, respiratory system, and brain. As an added bonus, it’s much easier on your knees and ankles than running is!
    • Strengthens Muscles. Your legs will get a great workout while you’re skating, but that’s not all. You’ll also improve the strength and definition of your arms and shoulders as you keep yourself balanced, and your abdomen and back (also known as your core) will benefit tremendously.
    • Kills Stress. How can you not benefit from spending time in a fun environment listening to great music and getting all the mood-boosting benefits of endorphins?

No matter why you’re looking to get fit in 2018, Rainbow Roller Rink is the place to do it! Check out our open skate times and come visit us for great exercise and fun!

Rainbow’s New Year’s Resolutions

The turn of the year is almost here, and at Rainbow Roller Rink we couldn’t be more excited! We’ve been busy thinking up New Year’s Resolutions, and since accountability is a great tool for success, we thought we’d share them with all of you.

Our New Year’s Resolutions for 2018:

  • Make Healthier Choices. We’re drinking water instead of soda (most of the time), taking the stairs when we can, and most importantly, we’re spending more time at the skate center! Roller skating is great exercise, and it’s easy on your joints. Skating works your lungs, your muscles, and more. Plus, with our great specials and everyday pricing, it’s affordable!
  • More Time for Fun and Family. We’re resolving to spend more time with our loved ones this year, even when we’re busy or feeling stressed opaper-3042645_1920ut. Family fun is a great way to relieve stress, after all. Bring your family out to Rainbow Roller Rink for after-school skating sessions, where admission is just $5, or take some lessons on the weekends!
  • Be Kind. Our biggest goal this year is a simple one: spread kindness! We want to make the world a more cheerful place this year. Whether holding doors, offering to help with bags or chores, paying sincere compliments, or just being polite, we’ve resolved to spread kindness–at home, at school, at work, at Rainbow Roller Rink, and everywhere we go.

Whether your New Year’s Resolutions are for fitness, fun, or something else, we hope that you’ll find help to succeed in your 2018 goals here at Rainbow Roller Rink!

Great Gift Ideas for the Skater in Your Life

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The holidays are coming up fast and at Rainbow Roller Rink, we want to help you get a jump on your gift shopping in North Tonawanda. Do you have a family member who loves to skate? Our pro shop has some really cool things that you’ll want to consider for the special skater in your life this year.

Check out some of these gift suggestions and roll by while you still have time!

New Skates!

This one might seem obvious, but if you have a child, a friend, or a family member who loves to feel the wind on their face as they zip around the hardwood, a newpair of roller-skates can’t be overstated as a go-to gift this year. From wheels and bearings to the boots themselves, skate technology has come a long way and new skates can make a big difference when it comes to comfort and performance.

Give the Gift of an Experience

Instead of giving a “thing” this year, consider giving the gift of fun and memorable experiences! A group outing to Rainbow Roller Rink with your favorite skaters is a great way to get out and do something together as a family. You’ll create lasting memories and make your loved ones feel appreciated. Find out more about our open skating times, gift certificates, and more by calling or rolling by today.

Our gift cards are a great way to set up a skating adventure after the holidays. They also make excellent stocking stuffers! With our gift cards, you can buy now and skate later. Holiday win!

The Benefits of After School Skating

Winter break may be coming up soon, but in the meantime, there are still plenty of school days to get through. As days get darker and colder, kids start to get antsy and can run the risk of burnout. That’s where Rainbow Roller Rink is here to help! Roller skating makes a great after-school activity. Check out all the reasons why! 

  • It’s Good Exercise! After a long day of sitting through classes, it’s a good idea to get up and get moving. When the weather is bad, it can be tough for kids to get as much exercise as they need. Making time for physical activities helps keep their bodies healthy against winter illness.roller skates
  • It Relieves Stress! Physical activity isn’t just good for your body–it’s also good for your brain. With the end of the semester coming up (and holiday stresses on top of that), kids are feeling the pinch just as much as parents. Exercise can even help alleviate the symptoms of attention disorders, depression, anxiety, and Seasonal Affective Disorder.
  • It’s Fun! Parents like to take a break between finishing one project and starting the next. Who’s say that’s not good for kids, too? A few hours on the skate floor between school and homework will help refresh and recharge kids for the tasks ahead.

And of course, skating at Rainbow Roller Rink is safe, clean, and affordable! Check out our schedule for open skate sessions that work for your family, and don’t forget to keep an eye on our Facebook page for first notice of specials and discounts.

Enjoy Family Time at Rainbow Roller Rink!

Thanksgiving isn’t the only holiday coming up. Did you know that November 19th through 25th is National Family Week? What better time to celebrate family than during Thanksgiving? Here at Rainbow Roller Rink, we’re all about family fun. Check out these fun ways to celebrate and spend quality time with your family.

  • Get Outdoors. Enjoy the outdoors now, before the winter rolls in with snow and ice. Go camping or on a hike, have a picnic in a local park or your own backyard, or just walk around your neighborhood and chat about your day. Getting a little extra sunshine can help with symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder. Family-of-4
  • Get Indoors. Weather not cooperating with your plans? At Rainbow Roller Rink you never have to worry about rain, sudden temperature drops, or any other weather woes. Roller skating offers great cardio exercise and tons of fun at an affordable rate. Check out our family deals on Monday and Wednesday afternoons!
  • Get Helping. What better time to give back to the community than during the season of giving? Call local non-profit organizations to find charitable activities your whole family can enjoy together. Older kids can help volunteer at food banks, animal shelters, or homeless shelters, while younger kids can help pick out items to donate. Kids of all ages can help put together small bagged lunches to hand out to the homeless (make sure there’s nothing that could spoil).

However you decide to celebrate, we at Rainbow Roller Rink hope you’ll enjoy the season with your family and friends!

Roller Skating Fundraisers Can’t Be Beat!

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Be brave and break away from the boring old bake sale for this year’s school fundraiser. At Rainbow Roller Rink in North Tonawanda, New York, we have awesome deals for school events and fundraisers that will let the kids have a great time while you meet your funding goals!

Our skating center offers a huge hardwood rink, full concessions, an arcade and much more. Plus, when you schedule your fundraiser with us, you’ll get some really great perks.

Imagine the whole class having fun together, playing classic skating games like Four Corners, Limbo or Wipeout, and having a fun time in a wholesome atmosphere. Now imagine walking away from a night of pure fun with all the funding you need for school supplies, uniforms, field trips and more. Sounds just about perfect to us!

Perks of a Group/Fundraiser Party at Rainbow Rink

When you book your school’s fundraiser with us, you can count on exceptional service and endless fun. Some of the perks of hosting your group event here include:

  • Your choice of music played by our house DJ
  • Organized and supervised activities including all the classic skating games
  • Access to our fully stocked concessions
  • A great arcade and game room
  • Access to our Bounce Zone (extra charge applies)
  • Light Show Extravaganza
  • And much more!

Skate and Raise Money for Your School

Our Fundraiser package works out for everyone involved. Guests pay a regular admission price with their skate rentals included. At the end of the party, Rainbow Roller Rink will give you a portion of the admissions collected to go toward funding great school activities. It’s that easy!

Our fundraisers and group parties are available on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5 pm to 8 pm and we’ll take care of everything. All you have to do is get your friends, family, coworkers, students, and neighbors to come out and join the fun. For more information or to book your party today, give us a call at (716) 693-1100.

Celebrate National Roller Skating Month at Rainbow Roller Rink!

October is National Roller Skating Month, and nobody is more excited to celebrate than we are at Rainbow Roller Rinkslider

Why do people like roller skating? First of all, it’s easy to pick up the basics. We even offer beginner classes on Saturday mornings from 11:00 to 11:45 for just $6 admission plus $3 skate rental. Admission to lessons also includes admission to the afternoon skate session afterward. Second of all, it’s fun! Skating covers a lot of distance quickly, and gliding along feels a bit like flying. Plus, with the great music, fun lights, and arcade games at Rainbow Roller Rink everyone will have a blast.

Check out our fall schedule to find a time that works for you:

  • Monday – After School Skate from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Remember, Christian Music Night happens every month! The next is November 6th.
  • Tuesday – Rollers and Strollers from 10:00 am to noon. Perfect for little ones and parents, who are invited to walk the floor to help kids learn. Riding toys and tricycles are welcome.
  • Wednesday – After School Skate from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Adult Retro Skate from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm, featuring adult beverages (18+ only).
  • Friday – Family Fun Skate from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
  • Saturday – Beginner lessons from 11:00 am to 11:45 pm (see above for details). Family Mega Skate from noon to 10:00 pm.
  • Sunday – Family Afternoon Skate from noon to 4:30 PM. Roll Bounce Jam Skate with DJ Ready Rehab from 8:00 pm to midnight, featuring adult beverages (25+ only).

We can’t wait to celebrate National Roller Skating Month with you at Rainbow Roller Rink in North Tonawanda, NY