Archives for March 2014

Free Admission to Skate Station of Sumter’s Anniversary Party

events in SumterIt’s hard to believe that it was over 10 years ago when Chris and Tammy Griffith made the wrong turn that would make their dreams a reality. As a long time general manager of family-owned skating rinks in Jacksonville, FL, Chris developed a passion for the skating industry. He saw how one facility could bring families together, giving them a place to laugh, play and have fun as a unit. While he enjoyed his work, he realized he no longer wanted to be employed at some else’s rink, but wanted to create his own family fun center. So, when he came to Sumter in the winter of 2003, he and Tammy were already looking to purchase an existing rink.

Little did they know that when Chris mistakenly took a wrong turn on the way to visit his family, it would lead them to a struggling facility in need of new ownership. Needless to say, they quickly seized the opportunity and created Skate Station of Sumter, which opened in April 2004. The rest, as they say, is history.

Free Admission to the 10th Anniversary Skating Party

The past 10 years have been a dream come true for Chris and Tammy, and we want to thank our wonderful skating community for all of your support. So, join Skate Station of Sumter on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 for our 10 year anniversary party. We are celebrating this amazing milestone by offering guests free admission and cake for everyone. The party is from 5 to 9 p.m., and we hope to see you there.

Friday After School Sk8!

After School Skate Fridays website

Friday Night Eggtravaganza

Easter egg skate March 2014

Totally Terrific Thursday Nights at Skate Station of Sumter

Sumter Skate Station Skate MatesAs a parent, you are constantly monitoring everything that your children are exposed to. You want to make sure the music they listen to and the shows that they watch are not introducing them to any concepts that are too mature for their young minds. Well, Skate Station of Sumter is happy to ease your mind by guaranteeing your children a G-rated skating experience, where the music we play contains no explicit content whatsoever. Thursday nights are our Totally Terrific Thursdays, featuring two different skating sessions, both of which offer a music selection appropriate for the youngest of ears.

Radio Disney

Thursday nights from 5 to 7 p.m., we play Radio Disney to for a G-rated skating experience. Parents can confidently bring their young kids to skate without worrying that they are being exposed to explicit content. There tends to be a misconception that Radio Disney only plays Disney music, but this is not the case. Radio Disney plays top 40 hits, the same songs your kids hear on the radio, but edits the lyrics when necessary to ensure a G rating.

During this skating session, we offer free skating lessons where both beginner and immediate skills are taught in a group class from 5 to 5:30. We also have complimentary skate mate trainers available until 5:45 for beginners as deemed necessary by the class instructor.

Contemporary Christian

Following Radio Disney on Thursday nights we play Contemporary Christian music and gospel music favorites, which is the perfect continuation of our G-rated night. This skate session, which takes place from 7 to 9 p.m., is ideal for church group outings, school fundraisers, youth group trips and birthday parties.

We hope to see you on Thursdays for our Totally Terrific Thursday skating sessions, offering hours of G-rated family fun. Be sure to check our schedule to see the music selection of other skate sessions, as we cater to different age groups for each one.

Splash 4 Cash

Splash For Cash April 2014

April Showers Bring Awesome Events!

We don’t know about you but we are sick of this cold weather and ready for some SUNSHINE! We totally have spring fever, what about you? We have decided to take a spin on “April Showers Brings May Flowers” and say here at Skate Station in Sumter, “April Showers Brings AWESOME events all month long!”. To kick-off April we start with our Duct Tape Mania Lock-In on April 4th from 7pm to 7am. Full 12 hours of duct tape games, crafts, giveaways and more! Bring a roll of duct tape and get a FREE 16oz fountain drink! Don’t go far….the next day on April 5th we have our Candy Scramble at Apx: 2:45pm. Win SO MUCH FREE CANDY!

Duct Tape Lock In April 2014 website  Candy Scramble April 2014 website

Our Spring Break 2014 Calendar has arrived! Join us all week long for special skate times and rates. Stay active this Spring Break at Skate Station. The most fun you will have all Spring!

Spring Break 2014 website

Come see us at Skate Station for fun you can count on! Be sure to follow along on FacebookGoogle+ and Twitter!


Spring Break 2014

spring break website 2014

Candy Scramble April 2014

Candy Scramble April 2014 website

We Are Pros At Skate Station!

Pro Shop 2

Looking to purchase skates? We carry the most popular lines of quad skates in the industry.  From beginner to elite, we can fit you on sight and get you skating now.  Frequently we build customized skates here just for you.  Our mission is simply to get you rollin’.  Need your skates repaired?  Our motto is “If it’s fixable, we can repair it.”  We also carry a large variety of accessories that includes laces, bearings, wheels, plates, skate bags and more.  We are your one stop skate shop!

Purchase with confidence!  Parents, we’ve done the legwork for you.  Our pro shop expert has taken the time to investigate the manufacturers and carry the best products at each price point, and then keep them in stock. Every year we meet with the manufacturers to evaluate all new product lines. On the rare occasion you want something we don’t have in stock, we can get, period.

Worried about your child out-growing their skates? Our job is to get you the most out of your purchase.  We will size your child with room for growth.  Most skates priced over $100 we can remove the shoe and replace with the same or similar skate shoe and utilize the remaining components.  Better yet, we won’t charge you labor for that conversion when you buy from us.

Speed, Derby and Jam skaters we’ve got what you need.  We carry and service all major equipment brands, components and gear.  Artistic Skaters,our pro shop expert is a former national champion skater, coach, and manufacturer’s rep.  We’ve got you covered too. From mouth pieces to laces, you’ve found the right shop.  Not only will we get you rolling, we’ll make sure you’re rolling just the way you like and coach you up a little to make the transition to your new ride.

Need layaway?  We do offer layaway for as little as $20 down will start any item for layaway and we’ll give you up to 90 days to pay it off.

Come see us at Skate Station for fun you can count on! Be sure to follow along on FacebookGoogle+ and Twitter!