Birthday Traditions at Rollerland

Tradition is important. Many families celebrate the passing of each year with a birthday tradition. Where you live and where you’ve grown up could mean that your birthday traditions are extremely different that those of others. Perhaps you are used to the traditional western celebrations that are commonly celebrated in the United States. These often include include bright decorations, a cake (and maybe ice cream), the birthday song, and on many occasions, a birthday party or celebration. Sometimes a party for kids might take place at a favorite event venue, such as Rollerland Skate Center in Fort Collins! In other parts of the world, some of these common traditions may be shared, but there may be additional traditions.

Birthday Traditions at RollerlandOur neighbors to the north in Canada (the Atlantic side) celebrate birthdays with the greasing of a nose. Yes, that’s right, you might have your nose greased for your birthday! Imagine if you will, all of your friends and family members coming after you with butter or margarine. Once they’ve got you trapped, they spread it on your nose. With a buttered nose, the bad luck won’t stick to you for the year!

Heading south, a tradition in Mexico includes the piñata. Armed with a bat or a stick, blindfolded children take turns hitting a paper maché animal or figure in an effort to break it open and get the sudden shower of goodies that are stuffed inside. Don’t forget that you have the option to make this activity less dangerous with eliminating blindfolds.

Rollerland is family owned and operated, and roller skating has always been a part of birthday traditions for us. We invite you and your family to share in this tradition by celebrating your next birthday at Rollerland Skate Center.

Call Rollerland today with any questions about our birthday party packages, or book online!

2016 Graduation Bash

Hats off to you! You did it! You accomplished an amazing milestone in life, and that is graduation. All of your hard work and effort has paid off and the possibilities stretched out before you are endless. It is time to pause and celebrate this great accomplishment in life.

You are cordially invited to join us at Rollerland in Fort Collins for our 2016 Graduation Bash! Read on for full event details below:graduation bash

  • Friday, May 27, 2016
  • 12 noon-4pm
  • $11 Admission (includes skating, rentals, laser maze (2 runs), 1 slice of pizza, 1 soft drink)
  • Groups of 20 or more with reservations in advance qualify for group rates of $9/person
  • Event will take place rain or shine

Regardless of what you are celebrating, whether the graduation from high school, middle school, elementary school, kindergarten, or preschool, we’re here to celebrate with you! We can’t think of a better way to celebrate and bring on the summer than with the best roller skating bash there is in Fort Collins.

Invite your friends and join us from 12-4 on May 27th. Don’t forget to come prepared with your favorite song requests for our DJ and feel free to wear your cap and gown if you’d like! After all, the 2016 Graduation Bash is all about making memories that will last a lifetime as you enter into the next phase in life.

Summer Camp at Rollerland

Summer is coming. The kids have got the countdown to the last day of school and are anticipating school free days with joy, but you are still trying to figure out how to juggle your work schedule and what they’ll be doing with all of that free time during the summer. Your countdown looks a little different as you realize time is passing and you still haven’t figured out summer care plans for the little ones.

If this sounds like you, we’ve got a solution right here at Rollerland that we’d love to share with you…the Rockin’ Rollers Summer Day Camp!rockin rollers

At Rollerland, we’re counting down the days to summer in Fort Collins too as we prepare for our 2016 Summer Camp. Check out the details of all that we have to offer:

  • Camps run from May 31 through August 12
  • Hours are from 7:30am-5:30pm
  • Fully licensed
  • Fun activities
  • Fee is $35/day or register for 3 days or more/week and rate drops to $25/day (*must register by May 1)
  • Conveniently located in Rollerland
  • Available for children aged 5-13

School is Out. Why Not Have Some Fun?

With a 20,000 square foot facility to use for our summer fun, we take advantage of all that we can. That means that our summer campers enjoy playing hockey, four square (remember playing that when you were a kid?) dodge ball, floor ball, and skating of course! However, we also realize that variety is important, so we go on fun summer excursions. Additional activities (with transportation provided) include swimming, mini golf, movies, park visits, and bowling.

We’re taking registrations now at the Rockin’ Rollers Summer Day Camp. Don’t miss out on the chance for your child to participate and on the opportunity to save money with our early bird registration by May 1st. Visit rockinrollersdaycamp.com for more information or to register, email rockinrollersdaycamp@gmail.com or call 970-215-9211.

What’s the Most Productive Day of the Week? Tuesday!

Did you know that Tuesdays are the most productive day of the week? According to lifehacker.com they are! Lifehacker shared the results of a Canadian survey among human resource managers. The results pointed out the most productive days of the week with 33% of the managers identifying Tuesday as the most productive day of the week. We had no idea that Tuesdays were the most productive day of the week, but at Rollerland Skate Center, we intend to help everyone be more productive.Fort Collins, Tuesdays

We figure that if everyone is so productive on Tuesdays, then they’re gonna want to take things just a little bit further. You can be productive with your physical health by hitting the rink and getting the exercise you need. You can be productive with your social life by stopping by Fort Collin’s best hangout on a Tuesday night. Or, you can take a break from all of that productivity that you’ve experienced throughout the day and just relax with some of the best beats dropped by our DJ.

Whatever your plan is, we’re happy to celebrate in your productivity in sharing our Tuesday Open Skate tradition with you. Open to all ages, our Tuesday Night Open Skate lives on at Rollerland Skate Center in Fort Collins!

3 Easy Birthday Party Favors

Birthday parties at Rollerland in Fort Collins are always a hit! All of the birthday party basics are included and that allows for plenty of time to do those extra fun things that make a party memorable!

What’s Included?

Rollerland birthday parties include pizza, pop, and table settings. Of course entertainment in the form of music and roller skating is included too! Parties held during open roller skating sessions allow for up to 14 guests and provide 1 hour of reserved table time! Each party package comes with the following:

  • Choice of 1, 2, 3, or 4 Attractions (Skating, Playground, Laser Maze or Arcade)
  • 2 Large Pizzas
  • 2 Pitchers of Pop
  • 12 Tokens Per Guest
  • 1 Hour Reserved Party Area
  • Table Settings
  • Party Host
  • The Birthday person also receives:
    • Glow Button
    • 1 Month of Free Skating
    • Free spin on the Lucky Wheel
    • Special recognition: Name announcement and sign
    • 12 extra tokens
    • Souvenir Water Bottle
  • Prices for 1 Attraction Party Packages start at just $129.00 for 10 people (including the birthday guest), $11.00 each additional person!

Can I Get a Favor?

Many modern birthday parties include a fun partying gift or fun party favor from the guest of honor to the guests. We’ve seen lots of fun ideas put into practice when it comes to party favors for friends. Below is a list of three simple party favor ideas that you can use:

Chalk ArtBirthday party

You’ve seen the growing trend of chalk art all around! Encourage the creativity of your child and the guests at the party by providing a container of sidewalk chalk for guests as a party favor. This is a low-budget option since you can usually find it at the dollar store.

BONUS: This won’t make noise at home and clean up is easy as it is taken care of by the rain!

Dress-Up

If you’ve got a princess or a ballerina celebrating, there is no easier way to get everyone in on the action than with a tutu as a favor! Visit the local craft or fabric store for tulle and elastic. With a little time and a lot of knot tying, you’ll have simple hand made tutus that party guests can skate around in and wear home! Of course, if you’ve got a superhero celebrating a simple makeshift cape is easy to make as well!

BONUS: These options make it easy to spot party participants on the roller skating rink floor

Photo Booth

Gather a few fun props such as hats, boas, crowns, and glasses. Create a temporary photo booth opportunity for your roller skating guests with these items. We’ll even let you hang a sheet or tablecloth to make for a fun photobooth backdrop. Make an effort to either take a group photo at one point or to get a photo with each guest and the birthday guest of honor.

BONUS: Print these off for a great memory to send along with a thank you note!

Find out more about all of the birthday party options we have to offer at Rollerland Skate Center in Fort Collins,

Spring Break at Rollerland

Spring Break is on the horizon. The Poudre School District is observing Spring Break from March 14-18. That means that Rollerland Skate Center will be open. Many of our regular sessions remain the same, but we have additional hours to accommodate our daytime skaters!spring break skate

Spring Break Hours

  • Monday, March 14 through Friday, March 18 from 12 noon to 5pm
  • Admission is $5.50
  • Skate rental is $2
  • Fun and Games Special is $11 (includes admission, rental, laser maze, 12 tokens, and playground)

Groups

These daytime sessions are perfect for groups. Whether you are a Spring Break camp looking for a fun day out, or you are a parent looking for something fun to do over the break, we’re here for you! Call us for group rates if you have a group of 15 or more!

Indoor Playground

Our indoor playground will be open during our Spring Break skating sessions. This makes a trip to Rollerland Skating Center fun and enjoyable even for the little ones that are not quite skating yet, or that don’t have the stamina to skate as long as their older siblings.

Mark Your Calendars

Make sure you mark your calendars for our Spring Break Skating Hours at Rollerland Skate Center!

Luck of the Irish Skate

It’s the luck of the Irish that St. Patrick’s Day is on March 17, and it just so happens that our Luck of the Irish Family Deal is taking place on that same night! We don’t know about you, but St. Patrick’s Day is one of the fun traditions that we look forward to in March in Fort Collins. Perhaps the green is a welcome sign of spring! Regardless, we wanted to share with you the details of our Luck of the Irish Family Deal at Rollerland Skate Center!

Luck of the Irish Family Deal Detailsst pattys day slider

The family deal includes up to five Fun and Games Packages and more for just $39! Read on the details included in this special night of skating with an Irish twist!

Each individual participant receives:

  • Roller skating (rental included)
  • Playground
  • Laser maze
  • 12 tokens

As a family, you’ll receive:

  • 1 large pizza
  • 1 pitcher of soda

General admission for individuals is $5 admission and $2 skate rental.

Wear Green

Whether you take part in the Luck of the Irish Family Deal, or if you join us as an individual, make sure you wear the traditional St. Patrick’s Day green! We’ll give each person wearing green a free glow stick for an added element of fun on this day that comes just once a year!

We hope to see you from 5-8pm on March 17. Make sure to share this fun and family friendly event with your friends, and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook for other deals and other special events.

Don’t Lose Sight of 2016 Goals

We know that the end of February is nearly here, but we wanted to remind you that some of the most common New Year’s Resolutions center around saving money, spending time with family, and getting in shape. At Rollerland in Fort Collins, we’ve got a solution to help with all three of those resolutions or goals. What is that solution you ask? Roller skating of course!

1. Save MoneyFort Collins family events

These days dinner and a movie can cost a small fortune. If your goal is to cut your spending in the area of entertainment, then we’ve got a solution for you with our Wacky Wednesday skating sessions! Each Wednesday from 5-8pm we offer skating admission, playground admission, and laser maze admission for just $2.00 each.

2. Spend Time with Family

Did you know we offer a Family Fun Friday package? We do! Every Friday after 6:00pm we offer up 5 Fun & Games Specials, a large pizza, a pitcher of soda, and 40 extra game tokens for $49! We require that at least one participant is a parent. This is a great way to spend time with family and save money at the same time!

3. Get in Shape

We’ve done the math, and it turns out that about eighteen laps around the roller skating rink is equal to one mile. Don’t know about you, but the idea of skating miles is much more appealing us than running because it is easier on the joints! As an added bonus, check out how many calories you’ll burn while roller skating with this calorie calculator!

We hope that these helpful suggestions will help you reach your goals! To see our latest events, specials, and announcements, follow us on Facebook!