How to Make the Most Out of Your New Year’s Resolution

new year's resolutionsDid you make a New Year’s resolution a few weeks ago, and now you’re wishing you had made a different one? Good news! You can change your goals. The team at Skateland put together a list of ways to help you make the perfect resolution (and make it last all year long).

Try Something New

Have you had the same New Year’s resolution every year for the past decade? If it’s not working, switch it up! We suggest this resolution: try new activities. When you try new activities, you meet new people and learn new things. One of the best activities to try is roller skating! You not only get great exercise when you roller skate, but you also meet new people (and have loads of fun).

Manage Your Time Wisely

When you develop a schedule, it’s more likely that you’ll complete your daily tasks. So build your New Year’s resolution into your schedule! If it’s trying something new, schedule a new activity once a week. If it’s exercising, choose days and times to get a work out in. (Looking for different ways to work out? Check out this article.)

Invite Friends to Join You

It doesn’t matter what activity it is – when you’re with friends, it’s more fun! Invite a friend or two to join you on your New Year’s resolution journey. Whether it’s getting fit or traveling to new places, appoint a friend to join in on the fun.

Choose your new resolution and head over to Skateland! Check out our hours and visit us today.

Fun is FUNdamental at Skateland!

The holidays are over, and January is here to stay! This season can seem like such a drag after all the excitement of November and December. This year, make fun a focus and you’ll find you reap the benefits.

What are the benefits of fun?

happy familyAfter all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it’s hard to know how to slow down. Not only that, but the darkness and cold of winter can make us feel sad, tired, and stressed, and even cause more serious conditions like Seasonal Affective Disorder. Making time for fun— especially active fun that gets you moving like roller skating— will fight this. Many people make New Year’s Resolutions to get fit or stay more active, so why not combine that with making time for fun?

What makes roller skating a great source of active fun?

Skating at Skateland in Bradford, MA is good for all ages and abilities, making it a perfect choice for family fun. We have everything from skate trainers to adult-only nights. Our facility is indoors and totally climate-controlled, so you never have to worry about the weather ruining your fun. Plus, with our great music, fun lights, arcade, and obstacle course, you’ll find something for everyone to do!

In this world of multiple calendars and constant communication, isn’t it time you pursued a little happiness? The more time you spend enjoying your time, the more energy you’ll have for the rest of your life. We can’t wait to see you for some fun at Skateland in Bradford, MA!

Get Fit in 2018 at Skateland

inline skates

Does your New Year’s resolution involve getting back into shape this year? A lot of folks want to start fresh and shed those extra pounds when the calendar turns over each year. If you’re one of them, we have a great way to do it here at Skateland in Bradford, MA!

Burn Calories at Our Skating Center

Did you know that roller skating is an excellent way to get a workout? Spending an hour with us here at Skateland can burn anywhere from 300 to 600 calories depending on how vigorously you go around the rink! That’s about the same as going for an hour-long run, but skating is much easier on your bones and joints. Skating is a full-body workout, too. When you whip around the rink, you’re working out your arms, legs, glutes, and everything in between.

Get Your Heart Pumping!

The best part about adding frequent skating sessions to your weekly workout, though, is that it is downright fun! When you come to Skateland for an open skate, you’ll get to get your heart pumping while our live DJ plays new and old hits that are guaranteed to keep you moving.

Improve Your Balance

Skating also helps you improve balance and coordination. When you’re gliding around our hardwood roller rink, you’re actively using your eyes, mind, and body together the whole time.

Fun for the Whole Family

Another great perk of adding skating into your workout routine is that it’s a family-friendly activity. That makes visiting Skateland a perfect way to get in shape and have fun with your kids. For more information about our open skating times, party packages or how to get the most out of skating, give us a call or stop by today in Bradford, Massachusetts.

Make Learning Fun at Skateland!

kids reading outsideWinter break is sort of a double-edged sword. On the one hand, kids are excited to get time off school! On the other hand, parents and teachers dread the tendency for students to forget some of what they learned. This is usually called “Summer Slide,” since it’s most pronounced after the summer holidays, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen during the winter. Check out some tips from Skateland in Bradford, MA to keep kids learning during winter break and all year long.

Go on an Adventure Anywhere

Parents can encourage reading by making sure kids have access to books they will enjoy that are also appropriate to their age and reading level. Talk to your local librarian for suggestions–making recommendations is their specialty! Reading together is a great way to introduce young kids or struggling readers to the fun of a great story. If your kids are reluctant, look for tie-in books to movies and characters they already enjoy.

Get Creative with Math and Science

Encourage math and science by getting kids to help with cooking, baking, and shopping. These simple activities are the most common day-to-day use of things like measurements, budgeting, pricing, discounts, and more. Real-world applications give kids a reason to want to learn! Remember that you’re the best example your kids have. If they see you enjoying books, crossword puzzles, math games, and more, they’ll find themselves interested in these things as well.

Don’t forget that exercise is great for the brain as well as the body. Join us at Skateland for our public skate sessions to jump-start the learning process!

Making Holiday Birthdays Special is Easy at Skateland!

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Do you have a little one who’s birthday falls around the holidays? We know it can be hard figuring out how to make your little one’s birthday something super special. At Skateland in Bradford, MA, we have a few tips to make the special day something to remember!

The obstacles can be huge when you have a child with a birthday around the holidays but luckily our skating center has all the attractions and fun you’ll ever need to make a holiday birthday stand out from the seasonal festivities. Check out some tips from us at Skateland!

  • Book A Birthday Party Package! – At Skateland, we have some awesome party packages that’ll make every little boy or girl feel special on their birthday. Our packages include admission for 8 guests, skate rentals, pizza, and much much more!
  • Plan Early and Give Other Parents Lots of Notice – One of the trickiest part about getting a successful birthday party off the ground this time of year is getting everyone to show up. Families are traveling and have tons of plans around the holidays and new year, so make sure you plan early to give other parents as much advanced notice as possible.
  • Make It All About Them – Competing with all the different holiday celebrations going on this time of year can be tough for a little one with a holiday birthday. Try to make their party all about them and their special day.

Our party packages are jam-packed with benefits and they’re all designed to be affordable for every budget. We also make booking easy and will help with everything from the invitations to setup and cleanup. Give us a call today at (978) 372-3050 today to learn more about kids’ birthday parties at Skateland!

Escape the Winter Break Doldrums at Skateland

Winter break is almost upon us! Kids are probably excited, but parents may be worried. After all, it only takes a few days off of school for boredom to set in! At Skateland in Bradford, MA, we’re experts in avoiding boredom without breaking the bank. Consider these fun, inexpensive holiday activities the whole family can enjoy together!

  • little girl with holiday candyMake Something. Use all that spare time to do something creative! Making fun crafts, baking holiday treats, and even writing and decorating thank you notes will give kids something fun to do and a sense of accomplishment when they’re finished. Plus, think how happy Grandma and Grandpa will be to get a handwritten thank you!
  • Host a Playdate. Call some friends and bring the fun to you! A simple afternoon potluck between lunch and dinner is easy, fun. If you schedule it after the holidays, have everyone bring their unwanted gifts and swap them around!
  • Get Out of the House. Sometimes the walls start to close in on you no matter how you try, and it’s best to just escape for a bit. That’s where Skateland comes in! Bring the whole family to our skate center. Kids and parents can enjoy our arcade and obstacle course, and of course get some exercise on the skate floor. Think how much better you’ll feel after stretching your legs!

With a little forethought and some time at Skateland, you’ll never have to hear “I’m bored!” this holiday break. Check out our schedule and come join us anytime we’re open!

Host a Corporate Holiday Party at Skateland

holiday office partyThe holidays are here and if you’re looking for an amazing venue to throw a corporate holiday party in Bradford, MA, visit us here at Skateland! This time of year puts everyone in the holiday spirit, and when you’re trying to celebrate with your coworkers, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a venue with more!

Roller skating is a timeless classic that is fun for the entire family and with our private party packages, you can have a great night of holiday fun with all of your coworkers and their families.

A Holiday Party No One Will Forget

At Skateland, our party packages offer big fun for skaters young and old. The perks of booking a corporate holiday party with us for your corporate holiday party this year are huge too! For just $400, you can own the rink for two full hours with all of your friends and coworkers. You’ll also have access to our brand new inflatable obstacle course for the kids and so much more!

Skating is Fun for Everyone

Roller skating makes everyone feel like a kid again. Our skating center has everything you need for the whole office to have a blast, including skate rentals, lessons, full concessions and more. A classic pastime, roller skating has been keeping kids and adults entertained for decades. You simply can’t argue with the fact that some things never go out of style. Skating is certainly one of those things and a night with us will make for the most memorable work holiday party this year!

Give us a call today to find out more about all the advantages of hosting your corporate holiday party with us at Skateland this year!

Roller Skating: A Super Smooth Date!

Are you thinking of asking someone out? Is looking for the best first date idea giving you fits? Forget the boring movies, skip the crowded restaurant, and bring your date to Skateland in Bradford, MO! Roller skating makes a great first date. Check out all the reasons why:

  • woman smiling on dateIt’s Easy to Get Chatty. Since roller skating comes with a built-in activity, great music, arcade games, tasty snacks, and a ton of fun nostalgia, you won’t have to struggle to come up with topics of conversation. No more awkward small talk for you!
  • It’s Casual… Above all else, skating is about having fun! Since many adults haven’t been skating in a long time, there’s no pressure to impress with your skating skills. You and your date can relax and get to know each other without feeling stifled by the overly-formal atmosphere of a restaurant.
  • …But it’s Thoughtful. A trip to Skateland shows that you’ve invested time and thought into picking a unique and fun activity for this date. What better way to show off your creativity in a no-pressure way?
  • Affordable, but Not Cheap. A trip to Skateland for our 18+ Adult Night is only $10 per person, with skate rental only $3 extra. Other open skate sessions are even less. A great first date doesn’t have to break the bank!

Roller skating has been popular with couples for decades. Next time you’re looking for a unique first date idea with a touch of nostalgia, come down to Skateland in Bradford, MO and see why!

Giving Is Good for the Soul

Not only is Thanksgiving right around the corner, but so is Giving Tuesday. The Tuesday after the consumerist holidays of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday has been designated as a day to give back to the communities we live in. Here at Skateland in Bradford, MO we’re excited to celebrate this holiday, and we hope you’ll join us!

volunteerVolunteering with your kids isn’t just good for the community–it’s also good for your family. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed and disconnected nowadays, even during the holidays. By focusing on others, kids learn to take responsibility for the world they live in and to be grateful for their blessings. They also feel empowered to can change the world for the better. That’s a powerful message for everyone, not just kids!

Finding volunteer opportunities that are suitable for kids can seem tricky, but don’t worry! Sites like VolunteerMatch.org and Idealist.org offer the option to search for family or kid-friendly opportunities. Your school, church, work, Scout troop, etc. may have activities planned as well. If all else fails, you can always contact organizations directly and ask them about volunteer opportunities. Animal shelters, homeless shelters, senior centers, and food banks are particularly busy during this time of year. Even cleaning for the holidays can turn into a community service project! Have kids go through their clothes and toys to find gently used items to donate to charity.

No matter how you choose to give back, we hope you’ll reward yourselves with some time for active fun at Skateland! Join us for a public skate session and don’t forget about our Black Friday Skate from 12:00 to 5:00 on November 24th!

Celebrate the Big Game with a Private Skating Party

It doesn’t matter if you won or lost, team parties at Skateland are always winners!

If you’re looking for a place to throw an epic end-of-season party for the whole team, you’ve found it! At Skateland, we know how to throw a party. Whether you’re looking for a place to celebrate after the big game, a venue for an end-of-season event for the Scouts, or your child has a big birthday coming up, we have you covered.

Everyone’s a Winner at Skateland

We offer specials for teams and groups that include everything you need to for up to 30 kids. Each of our party packages include:

  • Admission for the whole team
  • Quad or inline skate rentals
  • Full staff
  • Private use of our huge skating rink
  • Concessions
  • Live DJ to play all your favorite skating songs!

Our private party packages are priced affordably and designed to make it an event that everyone will remember for a long time!

Family Fun for All Ages

We are all about having a good time. Roller skating is a blast no matter how old you are, and as a wholesome, family-friendly facility, everyone can have a blast! Make sure you give us a call today to book your party and celebrate the season in style.

Book Your Party Today

Booking a private skating party at Skateland is easy. Check out our private party packages and give us a call to reserve your spot today.