Archives for November 2014

Stay Fit This Holiday Season by Skating

It comes as no surprise that the winter time can brings several challenges to staying fit. We’re busier than ever preparing for what can feel like dozens of holidays, gatherings and holiday parties. In addition, if you like to stay fit by being outside, the days are shorter and a whole lot colder. So, what is one to do to stay on track with a regular fitness routine during the winter months? Why not roller skate? Here are just a few of the benefits to roller skating to stay fit:

If you’re an athlete or simply have another activity you usually do such as swimming or running, think of roller skating as cross training for your other activities. If you’re a runner, a soccer player or even a dancer, roller skating can be a great addition to your routine to help improve the muscles in your thighs, glutes and calves. Not to mention, roller skating can improve your balance. Working on these muscle groups in a different way will help your strength and performance overall.

roller skates

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In addition to the physical benefits of skating, it is weather proof! With dipping temperatures and shorter days it may seem impossible to fit exercising into your schedule before it’s pitch black and freezing outside. However, roller skating can be done entirely indoors, so there is no need to worry about winter-friendly clothes, or what time of day you skate.

At Skate Station in Sumter we have tons of skating sessions throughout the week so you can get your exercise in and have a great time! For more information on our skating sessions, check out our schedule here.

New Birthday Party Packages Are Here!

We know that planning birthday parties are a challenge that’s why we are constantly striving to make sure that our birthday parties are the ultimate experience.We’re here to handle all of your party planning details so you can enjoy the special day! Since the most important thing is making your child’s birthday party easy and fun, we have revamped all of our party packages to include even MORE of what you want.  Each birthday party package comes with the following:

  • Unlimited invitations
  • LIVE presentation on our 12 ft screen
  • 1 birthday t-shirt
  • Admission with regular rentals and 3 hour skating sessionbirthday party packages skate sumter
  • 45 minute reserved party table with host
  • FREE return pass for each guest
  • 20 bonus game tokens
  • Birthday button for the birthday boy or girl
  • 2 whole 16” EXTRA LARGE pizzas
  • Themed party goods
  • 4 lesson punch card
  • 2 parent skating admission with regular rentals and VIP badges

Package Prices:

You can party like a Rising Star for 129 (plus tax), a Super Star for $179(plus tax) or a Rockstar for $229 (plus tax).


Ready to plan a birthday party at Skate Station? Perfect! Just worry about your guest list and the cake, we’ll provide the rest! To get started booking a birthday party, check out the form below:

Party Booking Form

We would love to hear from you!
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Shopping for Roller skates: Leave It to the Pro Shops

With Black Friday and the holiday shopping season right around the corner, we want to ensure that you get the perfect gift for your son or daughter while also taking the guess work out of your shopping experience. If you’re considering buying roller skates as a holiday gift this year, here are some tips to help you out as begin to shop.

A note about speed skates: The name may be slightly deceiving, speed skates are not actually faster than traditional quad skates. They have wider wheels and a lower cut boot, giving them a very modern look. At Skate Station, this is our most popular type of skate as a first-time purchase. Our speed skates start at $75. This style is a great first-time skate!

custom roller skates

Building custom Riedell 911’s

If you’re an avid online shopper, we know that Cyber Monday sales are extremely tempting, however, it is important that roller skates are purchased in person. Don’t worry, you don’t have to ruin the surprise for Christmas morning! Simply buy the style you think they will like the most and then bring them back after Christmas for the initial set up. Much like buying a bicycle, roller skates do not come assembled or tailored to fit. This requires set up and fitting.

When sporting goods stores carry roller skates, online or in stores, they do not come with any customer support when it comes to fitting, regular maintenance and assembly. At Skate Station, we are always here, even after the purchase. We’ll be here waiting for you for the initial and secondary set up. Once your skater has gotten on the rink, we’re here  to adjust the wheels, examine the boot if needed and ensure that the fit is perfect for the person’s foot. We believe the relationship at the pro-shop extends long after the sale.

Ready to start shopping? Stop by the pro-shop to check out our styles by Riedell, Vanilla Skates and Suregrip.