Have You Heard? Review Roundup

At Skateland, feedback is important to us. We love hearing about your experience with us, because it helps us become who we are today! We want to know the truth, good or bad. It helps us best service you! We strive for great customer service, and want you to feel confident and happy after visiting. If you’re new to us and want a glimpse, here’s what others have said about us! 

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Martina / Facebook / 5 Stars: “I thought the place was great! It was my daughters first time on roller skates and this is the first rink I’ve seen with training bars the kids can roll with while skating. I see they do parties and that is were I will plan her next one. They are all very nice staff.”

Albert / Yelp / 4 Stars: “The best floor I have ever skated on in my life! Must be that hard maple floor as you can see it shines there is loud music and it is a very clean establishment people are very friendly thursday is adult night great music!”

Julie / Facebook / 5 Stars: “Best $$ spent on a birthday party for my 9 year old daughter! Personalized service with super nice and dedicated staff. Food (pizzas were great), music was awesome and most importantly, my daughter had the best birthday party! Thank you!”

We love hearing about your experience and want your feedback! To leave us a review, visit us on our Yelp page or on our Facebook page. We look forward to seeing you soon at Skateland!

How To: Keep Your Balance On Roller Skates

Roller skating is all fun and games until you’ve fallen so many times your butt hurts! Keeping your balance especially as a beginner is hard, but we’ve got a few steps to help you out.

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  1. Posture. Place your feet shoulder width apart, bend your knees, and squat. Lower your backside toward the ground and lean slightly forward in a comfortable squatting position. Try to keep this stance at all times! Imagine this: if you were standing in place without roller skates on and someone gave you a light push, you’d move your feet to regain your balance right? That same concept applies when you’re wearing roller skates! Try walking like a duck would, with your heels together and toes pointed outward. Walk to the right and left, continuing to squat and keeping your heels underneath your body.
  2. Learn to glide. Lengthen each stride by allowing yourself to roll. Push off with one foot and glide with the other until you lose momentum, then switch! While you’re gliding on one foot, keep the other one above the floor. When you turn right, lean your body slightly to the right. When you turn left, lean your body slightly to the left (and don’t forget to maintain the squatting position)! To move faster,  move your legs quicker and put pressure on the wheels to propel forward. Lean into your strides, and use your arms to help you keep your balance. Bend the elbows and move them back and forward, like running!
  3. Practice your stops. Your right roller skate has a brake, located on the toe. To stop, glide with your skates parallel to each other. Stay in a squatting position and lean slightly forward. Put your right skate slightly in front of the left skate, lift the toe of the right skate, and press down hard on the toe. The harder you press, the faster you’ll stop. Don’t hesitate or you might lose your balance!

And there you have it! The best way to practice is by doing, so visit us at Skateland! We always have public skating available. Get everyone involved and book a party with us!

Get Social with Skateland

Get social with Skateland! Want to make sure you don’t miss a holiday event, skate sale, or laser tag challenge in Bradford? Connect with Skateland on social media! We post daily updates on upcoming events, party packages and corporate events, and updates to our weekly skating schedule. We also share pictures, fun stories from the week, and information about roller-skating in the news. Where can you find us?

Connect with Skateland on Social Media

  • man with smartphone - social mediaFacebook. Alright, be honest. How many times a day are you on Facebook? Facebook is a great tool to help you catch up with friends, family members, and even your favorite businesses. On our Facebook page, you’ll find info on our hours, how to contact us, and upcoming events at Skateland. You can also find fun pictures from the rink and leave reviews about your experience.
  • Twitter. What’s going on at Skateland? Get the sound byte on Twitter. No mess, no fuss, just the info you need to plan a day of play.
  • Google+. Know those reviews that pop up when you Google a business? They come from Google+. Whether you want to share your own experience or see what people are saying about Skateland, Google+ is the place to go.
  • Instagram. It’s all about the Instagram pic. Follow us for pictures from special events, new roller-skates, and even snapshots of our team. You can also mention us in your own posts to share your pics with a broader audience.

We want to connect with YOU. When you follow us on social media, you can stay up-to-date on promotions and family events in Bradford, MA. You can also leave us feedback to help us give you the best experience when you skate with us. Don’t wait to follow Skateland on social media!