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Events at Skate Station!

At Skate Station, we’re committed to bringing you the best events in Sumter all year long. We don’t need a special occasion to have a good time, we make our own! We have events to cater to all interests, ages and families.

  • This Friday, September 19th, is the ISpy Scavenger Hunt Skate! Be sure to be there with all of your friends and be ready to have an awesome time! Admission is $8 and we’ll be on the hunt from 7 to 11 pm!I Spy Scavenger Hunt Skate Sep
  • Saturday September 20th we’ll be having another Candy Scramble around 2:45. Admission is $6. What’s better than skating and free candy?
  • Saturday September 26th is the Face Paint skate. Come with your favorite face on and be ready to roll. Admission is $8  and we’ll be skating from 7 to 11pm.

As we get ready to head into October we have a ton of events ahead. Like to get your schedule in advance? We’ll be on the lookout for our Pink Swing Lock In on October 3rd and a Balloon Drop on October 11th! There’s a free prize in every balloon!

For more information about our events, private events or birthday parties be sure to check our website regularly! You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ for even more updates and events at Skate Station! Have questions? We have answers! Please feel free to contact us here.

Every Sunday is Scout Day at Skate Station!

Every Sunday at Skate Station, we acknowledge the boys and girls who are out there volunteering and working to make a difference in their communities. Each Sunday, if scouts (both boys and girls) come to Skate Station in uniform they will receive $2 off regular admission!

If you’re interested in signing your son or daughter up for scouts, you can get started by looking for a troop in your immediate area. You check for troop listings on the individual websites:

Girl Scouts of America

Scout Day Sundays!

Scout Day Sundays!

 

Boy Scouts of America

It’s not only a great opportunity for kids, it’s great for parents too. Both organizations have many opportunities for parents to get involved, volunteer and even help their kids on their projects and community service initiatives.

Not a scout? No problem! We have ongoing specials in addition to our events each week! For more information on what’s going on at Skate Station, check out our schedule here.

At Skate Station in Sumter, we want to thank these boys and girls for all of the hard work they do to help better our community. We’ll see you next Sunday!

 

 

Benefits of Roller Skating for Kids

Roller skating is an activity for kids of all ages. It takes a lot of courage and energy to get out on the rink and get moving. At Skate Station, we believe that the benefits are countless, here is a round up of a few benefits of roller skating for kids:

  • Roller skating promotes confidence. Being on the rink and making small advancements towards a new trick or even just letting go of the skatemate can be a huge boost for a child’s self esteem.children at skate station
  • Roller skating gets kids off of the tech tools! With video games and smartphones in their hands, it’s tough to get them to be social in a face-to-face setting. They won’t even be thinking about their phones once they set foot on the rink.
  • It’s physical! An hour of roller skating can burn as many calories as an hour of running. Not to mention the great music and companionship will have them having fun on the rink. It won’t ever feel like a workout, especially when we have our regularly scheduled events!
  • Kids Skate Free! We accept the Kids Skate Free passes out our location during the preset scheduled times, just pay extra for your skate rental.

At Skate Station, we are committed to helping kids find their passion and gain confidence on their own two feet (plus skates, of course)!

For more information about roller skating sessions for kids in Sumter, check out our events page or contact us here.

Reasons to have a Roller Skating Fundraiser!

With the start of September quickly approaching, it’s never too early to start thinking about your next school or organization fundraiser. Instead of spending countless hours planning a bake sale or silent auction, why not let us handle the details so you can focus running your organization? Here are some of the top reasons to have a fundraiser at Skate Station:

  • It’s fun! Roller skating is a great activity that everyone can enjoy, which will help you meet and hopefully exceed your goals!
  • It’s active! Get everyone rolling with a fun fitness event.
  • It’s an activity for all ages. Kids and adults will have a blast getting out on the rink.skate station fundraisers
  • It’s a family affair! Families can have fun spending time on the rink together.
  • It’s worry free! If you hold a leadership position in a PTA or church group, you probably have enough on your plate, let us handle the details!
  • Ask about our private parties! We can facilitate your group while also giving your organization the entire rink!

Hosting a roller skating fundraiser is a great way to raise money and make memories for years to come. Once you host one, you’ll never want to rely on another bake sale again! To get started on hosting a fundraiser or private event at Skate Station, please contact us here.

Skate Through Labor Day Weekend at Skate Station!

Are you planning a “staycation” for your family this Labor Day Weekend? No problem, we are ready to roll through the long weekend with some awesome events.

If there is one thing we are excited for it’s the return of college football! If you won’t be in attendance at your favorite stadium watching your team start the season, you can still show your spirit at our College Football Kick Off Skate! Show up wearing your favorite team’s colors, skating will be going on from 7pm-11pm, admission is $8 and skate rentals are extra.

Labor Day Events at Skate Station

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Do you like to score an early deal? Then this one is for you, be sure to check out our Beat the Clock Labor Day Skate on September 1st! The earlier you arrive, the less you pay in admission. Arrive before 4pm and pay on $2 in admission, after 4pm admission will be $6. Skate rentals are extra. Who doesn’t want to spend more time being active and skating?

Can’t make it either event? No problem, we will have our regularly scheduled skate sessions going on! We’ll be playing the best music all weekend long so you can stay cool and get some exercise with friends and family this Labor Day Weekend! There’s something for everyone and we don’t wait for holidays to have awesome themed- events, be sure to check our schedule regularly for all of the upcoming events and skate nights at Skate Station.

Get Rolling: Skating Tips for Beginners

Roller skating is one of the best ways to spend quality time with friends and family, but what if you’ve never skated before? No problem. Here are a few tips for someone brand new to skating:

  • Before moving forward, master standing still. It may seem basic but once you have mastered your stance, you’ll be all set when it comes time to get rolling. On carpet, try standing with your feet set wide apart and your arms out. This will help you feel controlled and balanced. Try to keep a slight bend in your knees, too.Sumter Skate Station Skate Mates
  • For the littlest skaters, we offer skate mates! For 5 dollars new skaters can gain some confidence in their wheels while they glide around the rink.
  • Walk before you roll. Once you feel confident standing still and stopping, take small steps around the rink until you feel confident enough to start gliding and eventually, rolling!
  • If you feel like you might fall, try not to flail your arms, this will cause you to fall! Keep your knees bent, and your arms out in order to keep your balance when you think  might fall down.

At Skate Station our pros are here to help you feel confident as a new-comer. In addition to our skate mate rentals, we have several types of skates to suit your needs. When you rent with us, we’re here to ensure that your skates are right for your skill level and are just the right fit!

For more information about our events, parties or skate schedules, contact us here. We’ll see you on the rink!

Reason to Have A Roller Skating Birthday Party at Skate Station

Throwing a birthday party that is memorable for your child is one of the greatest gifts you can give. Of course, you want to be able to include all of the bells and whistles to give them a day they will always remember and with our all-inclusive roller skating birthday party packages, you can. We can work with budgets as small as $99 and up.

Here are some of the top reasons our party packages are right for you:

  • All of our party packages include unlimited soda for guests and pizza or a hotdog and ice cream.photo via freedigitalphotos.net
  • You don’t have to worry about making multiple arrangements for entertainment and food, we’ve it all covered down to the invitations!
  • Your birthday child is going to feel like a rockstar when they get their birthday presentation on a 12 foot screen (added bonus: you’ll be the coolest adult to plan a birthday party in Sumter.)
  • Do you have a special theme in mind? Just let our staff know!
  • No clean up! We’ve got it covered from start to finish.

 

Planning a birthday party can be tricky enough. Why not just worry about the guest list and showing up? We’ll handle the rest. To have an events representative give you a call about planning a rollerskating birthday party at Skate Station fill out the form here.