February is All About Your Heart

Most people associate the month of February with President’s Day and Valentine’s Day. But did you know February is also American Heart Month? During the American Heart Month, many groups of people and organizations participate in different initiatives to help raise awareness around heart disease and how to prevent it. heart health

One of the things the Center for Disease Control suggests we do in order to stay heart healthy and prevent heart disease is exercise. It is recommended that we exercise 150 minutes per week, which is about 21 minutes of exercise per day. And what better way to get that 150 minutes in than roller skating at Skate and Fun Zone?

The Heart Health Association even agrees that roller skating as a great, low-impact exercise for people of all ages.

Get moving by checking out our current skating schedule and special events this month. And while you are at it, be sure to register your children that are 12 years old and younger at KidsSkateFree.com to get 2 free skating passes each week. Kids Skate Free is a great program that was created to get kids active and to get them passionate about an activity that can keep them and their hearts healthy their whole lives.

We are looking for a STEM Educator!

Skate N Fun Zone, Prince William County’s #1 Family Entertainment Center, is now hiring exciting and dynamic educators to join our groundbreaking STEM education program. Our educators build, refine and present STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) lesson plans to students ranging from kindergarden to high school. Lessons are conducted in groups of 50 to 250 and utilize state of the art projectors, screens and sound systems.

Ideal candidates will have all of the following:STEM Educational Programs

  • An outstanding, outgoing and animated personality
  • A passion for education and STEM topics
  • A engaging and entertaining stage presence
  • A creative mind and strong ability to improvise
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office with a special emphasis on PowerPoint
  • A keen talent to relate STEM concepts everyday life
  • A clean criminal background check
  • Availability at least 2 days per week Monday – Friday between the hours of 9AM and 2PM and reliable transportation

Come join our rapidly expanding company and start sparking young minds today! 

If interested, please email a resume to: karen@skatenfunzone.com



 

Bring your Valentine to Skate-N-Fun Zone!

With all the pressures of planning the perfect Valentine’s Day date and getting the perfect gift, why not do something fun, relaxing a affordable with the one you love this year?Valentine's Day 2.16

Roller skating gives you the chance to skate around the Skate-N-Fun Zone rink while holding hands, chatting and listening to music. Sounds perfect to us!

Roller skating with your date can be a lot of fun and it will likely bring forth a lot of laughter. It allows you the opportunity to participate in an activity together and is a great way to bond. It also gives you ample time to talk and get to know each other better. Not only that, but it can also be quite romantic as you join hands and make your way around the rink together for  couples skates.

This Valentine’s Day, we are putting on a special skate session for you lovebirds from 12:00pm to 5:00pm and admission is only $7.50. We will be having 2 for 1 deals all day long,

We will have 2 for 1…

…Laser Tag at 12pm

…16 oz Drinks at 1pm

…$2 Novelty Items

…20 Tokens at 3pm

…Cotton Candy at 4pm

Plus, we will be playing some fun games, with sweet prizes — so there will be no awkward silence, if this is your first outing together. To show our love, everyone who enters will receive a chocolate kiss from the team here at Skate-N-Fun Zone!

Spread the love this Valentine’s Day and ‘like’ us on Facebook so you can keep up with all of the fun happenings and specials that are happening at the rink!

Fun and Family Friendly Exercise at Skate-N-Fun Zone

How many times have your good intentions for getting healthy fallen by the wayside? Goals that seemed so reachable on January 1st seem all but impossible a few weeks later. Time after time we tell ourselves, “I’m too busy,” “It’s not working,” “If only fitness were fun!” stretching

Well we’ve got good news: you can have it all. Ready for a workout that’s fun, inexpensive, and family-friendly? It’s time to hit the skating floor!

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Every January gym memberships jump up 12%. By February 1st only 80% of new members still regularly attend sessions at the gym. Where’s the disconnect?

Going to the gym requires a lot of effort. You have to set aside a chunk of time with no kids, no obligations, and no distractions. You have to change into workout clothes, mentally allocating an extra 20 minutes so you can shower at the end of your workout. And while you’re at the gym you’re watching the clock, wondering how many more squats, sit ups, and weight reps you need to finish before you can check “exercise” off of your to-do list.

Trust us, there’s an easier way. Roller-skating is one of those activities you may not categorize as “fitness,” but fitness it is! Doctors, fitness experts, and the American Heart Association rink roller-skating one of the most beneficial workouts, right alongside running, swimming, and cycling! And it’s no mystery why. In addition to being a go-at-your-own-pace, family-oriented activity, roller-skating is:

  • Low impact, reducing stress on your joints
  • A full-body workout, increasing strength in your legs, glutes, core, and even arms
  • Great cardio, improving heart health the more often you skate
  • Good for flexibility
  • A fat burner, burning up to 350 calories per hour

Want to lose weight, get in shape, and live a healthier lifestyle? You don’t have to make yourself miserable! Roll into Skate-N-Fun Zone for good fun, great music, and excellent company during your weekly workouts.

Resolve to Spend Time with Family in 2016

Have you made your 2016 New Year resolutions yet? Well, The Washington Post reports that 40% of Americans make annual resolutions, but only 8% actually stick to them. We can help you make a resolution you can stick with: spend more time with your family having fun while staying healthy! new years resolutions

We understand the importance of spending time with your family. And if you are hoping to spend more quality time with your family in 2016, Skate-N-Fun Zone can help. Our entertainment center has something to offer your entire family, no matter your age or skating experience. The best part? We have a wide selection of skates including inline to quads allowing your family to roll however they choose. Our facility features state of the art attractions that provide an aerobic exercise without seeming like exercise. Plus, Skating alone is recommended by The American Heart Association as a fitness sport and is equivalent to jogging.

Bring the family together for a fun afternoon or night out where your family will bond while having a great time. We will ensure your family has a meaningful experience in our family focused entertainment center!

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Buy or Rent Roller Skates?

One of the first things you probably do when getting to Skate-N-Fun Zone is to pay for your skate rental and select your skates. While lacing up your skates, have you ever thought about how your experience might differ if you owned your own skates? Is purchasing your very own roller skates a smart move for you, or are you better off renting? Here are a few things to consider when weighing your options. roller-skates

The first factor when considering a roller skate purchase: Age

Age should be your first determining factor when deciding whether to buy skates or rent them. If you’re a grown adult with a set shoe size, purchasing skates may be your best bet, as your shoe size is now fairly set and you won’t outgrow your skates. Children, however, are still growing, and may quickly change skate sizes, making renting skates the better option.

The second factor when buying skates: Frequency

The second thing you want to consider when deciding whether or not to buy skates is how often you use them. Are you at the skating rink every week or multiple times a week? Or, do you tend to come once every few months? Owning your own skates could cut down on your costs per month if you’re a regular visitor, saving you from skate rental fees. If you visit our Manassas roller rink less often, renting may be your best bet, as it’s still affordable and you don’t have to carry skates around with you.

The third factor to weigh when considering buying roller skates: Style

Let’s face it–There’s a certain personal style we all like to maintain, and individuals determine what that style is. If you love to show off your personal style, owning your own skates allows you to customize your skates to fit you. You can find a skate style that meets your skating needs, whether you prefer speed skates, regular quad skates, or inline skates, as well customize the laces, colors, and artwork to make your skates all your own. If you don’t mind blending in, rental skates are a great way to have access to skates without having to worry about bringing your own or selecting a pair on your own.

Now that you’re ready to decide if renting or buying roller skates is right for you, head to Skate-N-Fun Zone. We have plenty of skates in multiple styles available for rent so that you can enjoy a day at the rink, and we also sell skates for those of you looking to purchase your very own pair. Be sure to look for skate sales at the rink!

 

Get active, get healthy!

According to researchers at the University of Illinois, more active play helps kids develop better thinking skills. They found that kids between 7 and 9 years old who ran around playing soccer, tag, jump rope, and other active games for at least 70 minutes a day exhibited improved thinking skills compared to kids who didn’t move as much. The study looked at an after-school program called Fitness Improves Thinking in Kids (FITKids) which provided students with a snack, a health lesson, and 70 minutes of exercise via a variety of activities, with the focus on fun rather than competition. sport-1019987_1920

So, what does this mean for your kids? It’s no secret that most kids in America today are not getting enough physical activity in their days due to a number of factors, including schools slashing physical education programs, parents afraid to let their kids play alone outside, and the ubiquity of technology- video games, TV, social media, etc. Parents know that their kids need to be more active, but they may not know how to go about improving their family’s routines.

At Skate-N-Fun Zone, we help kids get moving by providing an exciting facility that is clean, safe, and best of all, FUN! Parents love our safe and clean facility, and kids love the thrill of all the attractions we have to offer. Affordable prices, great events and a convenient location make it even easier for parents to give their kids a fun and healthy outing.

Birthday Parties for Kids in Manassas

You want to make your child’s birthday special, but let’s face it: Throwing the perfect birthday party for kids can be a lot of work! Fortunately birthday party packages at Skate-N-Fun Zone allow you to give your child an exciting party with friends, without all the stress of hosting a party at home. o

There are plenty of advantages to choosing Skate-N-Fun Zone for your child’s birthday party in Manassas, including:

  • We never get rained out. Whatever the weather, your party guests will still have fun at our family entertainment center.
  • We make it easy. With our birthday party packages, you won’t have to worry about set-up or clean-up! Our party add-ons allow you to delegate as much or as little as you’d like.
  • Kids and parents will love it. We’ve all experienced a child’s birthday party that went something like this: Gather a bunch of kids, get them hopped up on sugar, and then sit back and watch the mayhem. Parties at an active place like Skate-N-Fun Zone solve that problem by giving kids a fun way to burn off all that sugar-fueled energy! Our attractions entice kids to skate and play. They’ll get some healthy exercise while having fun in a safe environment, allowing you to sit back and relax.

Don’t wait; contact us today to book your child’s birthday party at Skate-N-Fun Zone!

Upcoming Events at Skate-N-Fun Zone!

December is quickly approaching and we have planned out some incredible events that the whole family will enjoy! So in between the hustle and bustle of the holidays, remember that Skate-N-Fun Zone always has something to bring the whole family together. Take a look at our December upcoming events:  dec events

The Polar Express Skate

  • Tuesday, December 22, 2015
  • 5:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Admission: $4.00, Skate Rental: $4.50

Watch the Polar Express with us!

Star Wars Skate

  • Wednesday, December 23, 2015
  • 12:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Admission: $6.50, Skate Rental: $4.50

We will be playing all of the Star Wars movies!

Twas The Night Before Christmas Pajama Skate

  • Thursday, December 24, 2015
  • 12:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Admission: $6.50, Skate Rental: $4.50

Wear your pajamas and enjoy a reading of ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas’

Christmas Night Skate

  • Friday, December 25, 2015
  • 6:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Admission: FREE, Skate Rental: $4.50

Merry Christmas! Enjoy free admission with your family.

Princess and Pirate Skate

  • Tuesday, December 29, 2015
  • 12:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Admission: $6.50, Skate Rental: $4.50

Dress up as a Princess or a Pirate!

Snowball Skate with Olaf

  • Wednesday, December 30, 2015
  • 5:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Admission: $4.00, Skate Rental: $4.50

Watch the snowballs fall while you meet and take your picture with the one and only Olaf!

New Years Eve Skate

  • Thursday, December 31, 2015
  • 12:00pm – 12:01am
  • Admission #1 (12:00pm – 6:00pm): $14.00, Admission #2 (6:00pm – 12:01am), Skate Rental: $4.50

Ring in the New Year at Skate-N-Fun Zone. Balloons will drop at the strike of midnight!

 

Child-Friendly Event Venue in Manassas

Looking for a child-friendly event venue in Manassas? Skate-N-Fun Zone has you covered! Our family entertainment center is the perfect place to host a wide variety of parties and events. Read on to learn how we can help you plan a successful event for your school, business, charity, or other organization.

  • Team parties and fundraisers. Celebrate the end of a great season or raise funds for the next one!
  • Corporate events. Show your employees that you care about work-life balance by hosting a day of fun for employees and their kids.
  • Charity fundraiser. Outdoor festivals are a popular fundraising activity, but what happens if it rains? Don’t let the weather put a damper on your fundraising goals. An indoor facility party is a great way to rally the troops to your cause while providing a safe, fun experience for kids.
  • Church activities. Wondering how to get families with small children more involved at your church or religious organization? Add some kid-friendly excitement to your activities schedule with a day of active fun.
  • Field trips. We know that schools and daycares are always on the lookout for field trips and activities that are fun for kids but also safe and constructive enough to give parents peace of mind. A trip to Skate-N-Fun Zone is a great field trip choice that carries the added benefit of adding some exercise to your students’ outing. bus-304220_1280

We’d love to work with you to create a unique event that meets your organization’s needs. Contact us today to discuss our special event options!