Skate into Fun Exercise!

Since the early 1900’s, roller skating has been an enjoyable form of family entertainment and exercise.  As a cardio workout that doesn’t put stress on your joints, it’s attractive to those who practice physical fitness. Aside from accidents that happen at high speeds, skating is fairly safe and provides several health benefits.  Skate-N-Fun Zone can help you achieve and perhaps even increase your fitness goals.

Use a Variety of Muscles roller skating for fitness

Roller skating utilizes different parts of your body. Not only do your legs getting a workout, your arms are used to maintain your balance. Skating particularly builds strength in the lower body — building strength in your ankles, feet, knees, legs, hips and thighs.  Skating also engages the abdomen, hamstrings and muscles in the lower back.

An Aerobic Workout

The calories burned from roller skating, just like aerobics, are in the triple digits. Even at a moderate speed, skating can rival the effects of an aerobic workout. The combination of diet and skating, just a few hours each week, will encourage weight loss.

Healthy for the Heart

Roller skating is considered to be an effective aerobic exercise by the American Heart Association. Skating at moderate speeds can increase your heart rate to levels that improve blood flow and aid in weight loss.

Lifts Your Mood

One of the most noticeable benefits of roller skating is its ability to lift your mood. The combination of motion and listening to music helps raise energy and relieves depression. Feeling much like a carnival ride, skating provides a rush of adrenaline. Skating at a roller rink requires staying alert — it’s good exercise for the brain, too.

Alternative to Running

Roller skating is an attractive alternative to running — it doesn’t place stress on your joints.

Which activity is more fun — burning 200 calories skating for half an hour or running for 10 minutes?

 

Skate-N-Fun Zone Policies

Are you planning a visit to our facility sometime soon? Please note our policies — all of which are for your safety and protection.

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If you have any questions about the following policies, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at 703-361-7465.

Why Skate-N-Fun Zone?

There are many reasons why we think you should choose next time you want to spend time with family and friends. Here’s why:

Roller Skating – Skate your way through an amazing event.  Roller skating is a favorite past time. Help people of all ages remember why they loved roller skating at our rink. SKate-n-Fun-

Play Zone – Children 48″ and under can enjoy our indoor playground. They will have the time of their lives swinging, climbing and sliding in our Play Zone.

Laser Zone – Laser Tag lovers unite! Zone Laser is our unique interactive adventure that puts players right into the heat of the action. After a brief introduction, each team puts on lightweight vests and enters a futuristic arena with phasers in hand, ready to seek, find, and deactivate opposing team members and their base station for points.

Stuff Shop – Play games and win prizes at our Stuff Shop. We’ve got something for children of all ages.

Cafe  – Did you skate or play up an appetite? Not to worry! We have got a variety of meals, treats and sweets for everyone.

Did you know? We can also host a fundraising event for your scout or youth group, church, school or other organization. And don’t forget that Skate and Fun Zone is also the best place to host your birthday party in Manassas, VA! We many different birthday packages and pricing options to meet the needs of your budget and your child.

Take a look around our website for more complete information on visiting or hosting an event at Skate and Fun Zone. Have questions or want to schedule your event? Give us a call: (703) 361-7465.

There’s an App for That!

When you’re rolling around the rink at Skate-N-Fun Zone during one of our amazing skating sessions, the only thing you use your smartphone for is probably pictures or videos for Snapchat or Instagram. However, there are plenty of apps out there specifically for roller skating! Check out how some of the following iPhone apps can help you up your skating game. smartphone-1132677

Learn to Skate Apps

  •  Roll In Line (Volodymyr Shostakovych)- From standing, safety, turning and more, this app has it all! For $2.99 you get plenty of excellent how-to’s for roller blading.
  • Skate Class – for beginners (Kenjun)- This $4.99 app gives you help from an IISA Level 2 skate instructor, who teaches the basics of inline skating through the use of videos, still frames and slow motion sequences.
  • Skate Technique for Roller Derby 1 or 2Asha Kirkby, former artistic skating champion and current skate instructor, has created these two great apps for quad skating. Yes, while they are targeted for roller derby, if you are looking to improve your quad skating skills, you may still be interested in what she has to offer. App one is $6.99 and app two is $7.99.
  • Skatefresh (Asha Kirkby) – This series of three apps is primarily for learning to rollerblade or inline skate. While the Skatefresh apps range from $8.99 up to $12.99, it has one of three specific apps for your skating level (beginner, intermediate or advanced). All of these apps are set up with the same format for ease of use, and provide useful step-by-step video tutorials breaking down how to do each movement you’re learning.

Location Related Skating Apps

  • iSkate – GPS skating computer for inline and roller skates (Valley Development GmbH)- Not to be confused with iSkate for skateboarders; for $9.99 iSkate will track your roller skating route via GPS for you. If you’ve ever used a fitness GPS tracking app, then this app is basically the same thing.
  • Rollersway – Similar to iSkate, this app tracks your skating route via GPS, tracks distance, duration, speed, calories and more.

With the way technology is always moving forward, we’re sure there are plenty of other great roller skating apps out there (or coming soon); these are just a few. If you decide to download any of these apps, please let us know what you think of them in the comments section.

 

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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Star Wars Skate on December 23

SkateNFun Dec 22Calling all skating enthusiasts and Star Wars fans! We are excited to announce our Star Wars Skate on Wednesday, December 23 at 12 pm – 5 pm at Skate N Fun Zone. The day will be filled with exciting Star Wars themed activities that the entire family can enjoy. Dress up like your favorite Star Wars characters for added fun! Admission is $6.50 and skate rentals are $4.50. Activities include:

  • See the Star Wars movie
  • Star Wars trivia
  • Star Wars prizes
  • Movie ticket giveaway
  • $5 unlimited laser tag
  • Movie giveaways

We hope to see you there!