Recognize American Heart Month with a Trip to the Rink!

It’s no secret that February is the time we celebrate love. But all those heart-shaped stickers, cookies, balloons, and more also celebrate another important time: American Heart Month! Through the month, the staff at all three Rollhaven locations are working on new habits to strengthen and protect our hearts, like these:

  • Being Physically Active. Since most kids, and even more adults, don’t get the amount of daily exercise they need, we’re committing to find ways to increase our activity. Roller skating is a great way to keep active! It’s comparable to jogging in terms of cardio health, and is easier on your joints, so your knees will thank you. You’ll have so much fun you won’t even notice you’re getting a workout!
  • Eating Better. Look for foods high in fiber and low in saturated fats, like nuts, berries, and leafy green vegetables. Fish is also a heat-healthy alternative to red meat, and it’s hard to go wrong with whole grains.
  • Managing Stress. Stress is bad for your whole body, not just your heart and your mood. Spend some time enjoying yourself with friends and family at any of our Rollhaven locations. Between the music, the fun, and the endorphin rush of exercise, you’ll feel your stress melting away! Why not make skating a part of your Valentine’s Day plans?

Heart disease, including stroke, causes more than 17 million deaths every year, but that doesn’t have to be true! If you take care of your heart, it will take care of you. Join us in February to celebrate American Heart Month at Rollhaven!

Roller Skating Date Night!

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and the pressure is on! Have you figured out where to take your sweetheart? If not, why not consider something unexpected like a date at Rollhaven?

It’s true: roller skating makes a great date, even for a date as romantically important as the ones on February 14th. Why?

    • Budget Friendly. Skating is an inexpensive date, but it doesn’t feel like a cheap date. Even though it costs less than $20 for a couple to visit Rollhaven, including skate rental, you’ll have hours of fun in a friendly, clean environment. Save your money for gifts and memories that will last longer than one night.
    • Unique! Think about it: everybody will be going out for dinner. Restaurants are crowded and busy on Valentine’s Day, which means servers and kitchens are overworked, you’ll probably be stuck with a set menu, and you and your date won’t have any privacy. Plus, you can go out to dinner anytime. This year, skip the crowds and do something that’s actually enjoyable.

If you’re still not convinced, remember that there are ways to make a Valentine’s Day skating date at Rollhaven even more special. Ask our DJ to play your song. Hold hands and share stories about when you were teens. You can even get some matching skates at our skate shop!

Remember: a good date is about connecting as a couple, not doing what everybody else is doing. This year, give you and your honey the gift of fun and join us at Rollhaven!

Skate Your Way to Better Health in 2018

When you think of exercising, what do you imagine? Sweating alone on a treadmill? Trudging through an at-home workout? Getting yelled at by a trainer at some early-morning “boot camp”? At Rollhaven Skate Centers, we say no way! This year we’ve committed to getting fit, and we’re doing it the best way we know how: by roller skating at our three Michigan locations! You read that right: roller skating offers a great workout. Check out all the health benefits of skating.

Roller skating works all the muscles in your body. Not only will your legs get a workout as you power yourself around the rink, but your arms, shoulders, and core (i.e. the muscles in your abdomen and back, which are important to good posture) will get in on the action as you keep yourself upright and balanced.

Skating also provides a great cardio workout, building endurance and improving the health of your heart, lungs, and brain. Just like running or jogging, when you skate you strengthen your heart so that it doesn’t have to work as hard. Unlike running or jogging, though, skating is gentle on your joints, especially your knees.

And finally, the most overlooked benefit: roller skating is fun! How much easier would it be to stick with an exercise routine if it was something you actually enjoyed doing? That’s the main reason we’re using it as one of the core parts of our fitness plan in 2018. We hope you’ll join us at any of the Rollhaven locations for open skate sessions or lessons to work on your fitness goals this year!

Party With Us This NYE at Rollhaven!

Are you looking for the party of all parties toholiday party end 2017 and ring in the new year? At Rollhaven Skating Center, we have three awesome locations in Central Michigan to throw down and celebrate with all your friends! Check out what we have going on this NYE.

“Kids’ Almost New Year’s Party”

We’ll be having the party of the year for all the kids on Sunday, December 31st from noon-4 p.m. AT ALL 3 LOCATIONS! The party includes skating for kids 10 and under with parents. Admission is only $10 and includes skate/blade rental, pizza, soda, and party favors. There will be a balloon drop at 4 pm, hats and noisemakers, and a giant candy scramble.  Please, no passes.  Click here for more details!

All Night New Year’s Skate at Grand Blanc & Owosso Locations ONLY

There will also be two New Year’s Eve All-Night Skates! We’re calling them “Gender Wars 2″ and can’t wait to see if the girls will take the prize this year or if the guys can  win it all.  We’ll begin at 9 p.m, December 31st, and keep the party rolling until 7 a.m, January 1st, 2018.  Click here for more details!

The guys and girls will compete in new games and competitions all night.  The winning team will receive a free pass for the following Friday, January 5th.  Admission is $25 and includes an unlimited pizza pig-out, party favors, and a giant cash and prize-filled balloon drop.  Skate/Blade rental is $4.

Give us a call or roll by today for more information and let’s get ready to party all night long at Rollhaven!

Just in Time: Christmas Skate Sale!

Are you finding your holiday shopping is getting more expensive and stressful than you had planned? That’s not uncommon: holiday spending is rising every year. Don’t let it get you down! Rollhaven Skate Centers in Grand Blanc, Flushing, and Owosso have just the thing to make 2017 merry and bright: our Christmas Skate Sale!

skate saleNow through Christmas Eve, buy at least one pair of skates at any of our pro shops and you’ll receive a free admission gift card for the amount of your purchase. That means if you spend $100 on skates, you’ll get $100 back in FREE admission to any Rollhaven location! At our low admission prices, that’s a lot of free skate sessions. This special effectively doubles your gift, making the holidays that much more fun without breaking the bank.

Our pro shops don’t just offer standard quad skates. We also sell inline skates, speed skates, hockey skates, wheels, laces, and more. The friendly, knowledgeable, professional staff can help you make the best skate choice for your skater–or for you. Who says that you can’t get yourself a little something for the holidays? Don’t forget to check out our tips for skate care to keep them in good working order.

The skaters in your life will be so excited to try out their new gift! Since the best gift is the gift of time, why not make a day of it? Come out to Rollhaven Skate Centers with the skater in your life and spend a couple of fun hours making memories you’ll both treasure for years to come.

How Will You Celebrate National Family Fun Week?

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There is nothing in this world more important than family and there is no better time to celebrate your loved ones than during National Family Week this November 19-25! At Rollhaven Skate and Fun Center, we can think of a few great ways to set some time aside to have fun next week. With three locations in Flushing, Grand Blanc and Owosso, Michigan, our family fun centers will let you pack in the excitement all week long.

Skating is Fun for Everyone

When was the last time you laced up the skates and felt the thrill of zipping around a hardwood skating rink? Whether it was last week or 20 years ago, you’re never too old to enjoy skating. And now that you have a family of your own, it could be time to pass on the timeless fun of skating to your little ones!

Family Time is Always Quality Time

Spending time with your family is great for everyone involved. Your kids benefit immensely by spending time having fun with you. The bond that comes from getting out of the house and simply having fun is something every kid deserves and it’ll help you show them that life is more than just homework and chores.

Skating is Fun and Good for You

Bringing your kids to any of our three locations throughout Central Michigan is a blast, but it also gets your heart pumping! Skating is a great way to get exercise with your children, stay healthy, and have a blast while you do it. Chances are, you’ll all be having such a good time that you won’t even notice how much of a workout you’re actually getting!

Roll in Today!

We have tons of open skating times at Rollhaven. Check our schedule online and drop by with the whole family for a fun and affordable day of skating! To get more information about family fun in Central Michigan, call Rollhaven today!

Host Your Corporate Holiday Party With Rollhaven

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It seems like the holidays come quicker and quicker every year. Now that we are officially into the holiday season, it’s time to start planning your office party! Sure, you could stick to the same old thing you did last year and the year before that and the year before that … or you could spice it up a little at Rollhaven Skate & Fun Center in any of our three locations in Central Michigan. Our convenient locations are in Grand Blanc, Flushing, and Owosso.

Perks of Having Your Corporate Holiday Party at Rollhaven

Maybe you roller skate all the time, or maybe you haven’t hit the rink since you were a kid. Either way, we’re sure you remember how fun it can be! And with our great party packages, you don’t need to worry about a thing.

Check out the awesome perks of having your holiday party on wheels! For one affordable price you get all of the following included in your party:

  • 2 hours of skating
  • Accommodates up to 50 people
  • Quad skates and inline rentals included
  • Unlimited pizza, hotdogs, or fiesta meals included
  • And so much more!

Lean On Our Helpful Staff

We can customize every party to your specific needs. Out amazing staff can work with you to accommodate oversized parties as well as smaller groups. We can add extras like bounce houses and even arrange catering if you choose. All you have to do is give us a call and we’ll go over all of your options.

Make This Year’s Holiday Party An Event to Remember

Skating is fun for all ages. If you want a memorable and family-friendly way to celebrate the season with your coworkers this year, give us a call today! We make booking a breeze and can take care of all the details.

Put the FUN Back in Fundraising at Rollhaven

Fundraising is a fact of life for most schools, but that doesn’t mean they’re always easy. How do you put together a school fundraiser that’s effective, lucrative, and won’t drive everyone crazy? Simple: get in touch with any of the Rollhaven locations and set up the best fundraiser you’ve ever run! school fundraisers

The top parent complaints about fundraisers boil down to this: in most of them, kids and parents have to do all the work. Catalog sales, cookies, fruit, or anything that sends families door-to-door drives parents crazy and pits kids against each other for silly incentives. Bake sales and silent auctions don’t always have good return on investment, and are just as much work.

When you host a fundraiser at Rollhaven, on the other hand, we provide everything your school needs: space, activities, music and a DJ, games, and prizes. We even give you posters and flyers to make it easy to spread the word to your supporters. You show up with your friends and family, and your school gets a rebate check. Whether you need sports team equipment, new computers, or something more serious like building repairs, a fundraiser at Rollhaven is a breeze.

We have three locations, in Grand Blanc, Flushing, and Owosso, and fundraisers are available at each, so you can select the location that works best for your district. Parents will breathe a sigh of relief knowing they don’t have to cart around boxes or catalogs, and families will have a great time skating the night away.

It’s never too early to start planning a school fundraiser, so contact Rollhaven today using our online reservation form!

3 Fun & Unique Facts About Roller Skating

We want to celebrate National Roller Skating Month with fun facts about our favorite past time! Check out our favorite awesome facts about roller skating, then strap on your skates and skate with us today.

Do you have questions? Contact us!

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It’s not too hard to imagine a young couple on their first date racing around the rink in roller skates. But can you imagine a couple wearing roller skates at their own wedding? In 1912, a couple got married while wearing roller skates! It’s safe to say that roller skating was their favorite past time. And this isn’t a tradition that’s been left in the past. We’ve even had a couple of weddings and engagements at Rollhaven!

Roller Skates Debut in the Food Industry

In the 1950’s, it was common to order food from a drive-in and see your attendant come to your car on roller skates! This not only made the customer’s wait time shorter, but also gave the customer a show. The fast-food restaurant Sonic has a Sonic Skate-Off every year to find out which location has the most skilled skaters!

Roller Skating Provides the Best Workout

We all know that roller skating has incredible health benefits. It not only improves your endurance but also strengthens your heart, burns calories, and gives you a full body workout. But did you know that roller skating is much easier on your joints than almost any other workout? Put away your tennis shoes and strap on your skates for a workout that won’t hurt your joints!

So maybe you won’t get married on roller skates, but you can definitely skate with us today to celebrate National Roller Skating Month! Interested in lessons? Check out what we offer!

How to Care for Your Roller Skates

Whether to learn to skate like a pro or just to have fun at our open skate hours, owning your own roller skates is a great idea. They can also be a big investment! At Rollhaven, we want you to get the most out of your skate purchase. Check out our tips for roller skate maintenance.roller skates

  • Clean the Inside. Wipe down your skates inside and out every time you take them off, and unlace them before you store them. You don’t want your foot sweat to mildew in the toe! Don’t put your skates near a heater to dry them–leave them to air dry naturally so they don’t get damaged by the heat.
  • Check the Wheels. The wheels should spin freely. If they’re not, check to see if they are dirty, worn, or even chipped or cracked. If they’re dirty, you can simply remove them, clean them off, and put them back on. Make sure that you tighten them securely! Broken or very worn wheels should be replaced–just like on a car, skate wheels that are in bad condition are dangerous.
  • Check the Truck. The “truck” is the metal piece that holds the wheel axles on quad skates. Most skaters will want their trucks to be tight, so check and adjust them if necessary. Even advanced skaters who loosen their truck for more mobility should check to make sure it isn’t too loose.
  • Check the Brakes. If your skates come with an adjustable toe-stop, try changing it around to see what position works best for you. Even if your toe-stop isn’t adjustable it can become loose, so check to make sure it’s secure.  If you use inlines, check the back brake to make sure it isn’t too worn down.

If you come across something you can’t fix, come see us at any of our Rollhaven locations, in Owosso, Flushing, or Grand Blanc. We love to talk roller-skates!