Halloween Party

Halloween should be filled with candy, costumes, and a few spine tingling scares. At Roller Kingdom, we’re hosting an exciting Halloween party for skating lovers looking for an exciting night out. You’re cordially invited to celebrate the most fiendish of holidays at one of our Massachusetts locations.

 

Come in Costume

 

Halloween is nothing without a good costume. At Roller Kingdom, we want to see you decked out in style. If you show up in costume, you’ll get free candy and a chance to win our costume contest. Three people with the best costumes will win free skates, a free year of admission, or both. If you want to win, start brainstorming now. Not feeling like dressing up? No problem.

 

Halloween Games

 

When you come to Roller Kingdom for a Halloween celebration, expect more than costumes and a fright-filled playlist. We’ll also have a number of fun party games. If you have an eye for size, make sure to play our Guess the Weight of the Pumpkin game, where contestants have to guess the poundage of an oversized pumpkin. Anyone with a sweet tooth should swing by the Munchkin Eating Contest. Show off your eating skills by downing as many mini-donuts as you can. We’ll have a ton of other fun things to do as well, so make sure to come to one of our two locations on October 29!

 

Burn Off Those Candy Calories

 

Eating candy may be the most beloved Halloween pastime. After you’ve eaten a few too many mini-size chocolate bars, hit the rink for some calorie burning exercise. Skating gets the blood pumping, which means it’s great cardiovascular exercise. It also helps you burn calories fast; adults can expect to burn about 300 to 600 calories in an hour, depending on height, weight, and gender. It’s a great mood booster, it improves balance, and it builds strength in the arms and legs. Our roller skate Halloween party is the perfect way to jumpstart your post-Halloween diet.

 

Roller Kingdom

 

At Roller Kingdom, we love hosting parties of all types. Our Halloween party is being held at both locations on Sunday, October 29. It will run for four fun-filled hours: from 1pm to 5pm. We also host birthday parties, private parties, and have a monthly adult night. Our rinks are fun for people of all ages!

Awesome Birthday Parties

If you’re looking for the perfect venue for an upcoming birthday party, consider a roller skate rink! Rinks are a fun, active place to celebrate a birthday. Here are just a few of the benefits to hosting a skating party at Roller Kingdom.

Ditch the Clean Up

When you host a party at your home, you’re left cleaning up piles of party hats, paper plates, and birthday décor. Instead of resigning yourself to hours worth of cleanup, host your party at a skating rink. Rinks help parents prepare the party and assist with cleanup afterwards, giving adults time to enjoy the party themselves. Many parents even lace up a pair of skates and hit the rink!

 

Exercise

If you’ve attended kids’ birthday parties before, you know that eating cake and playing party games leaves them full of energy. Roller skate parties give them a chance to channel that energy into a fun-filled athletic activity. They’ll love skating around the rink to their favorite music, and they’ll get some healthy exercise too! It’s a win-win situation.

 

Affordability

We off different party packages ensuring that every customer can achieve the perfect party. Regardless of the size or scope of your party, you’ll be able to find a birthday package that suits your needs and budget. Instead of spending top dollar on birthday entertainment, decorations, etc, choose an exciting and affordable skating party.

 

Party Games

The party games played at standard parties are certainly fun, but a skating rink race beats a piñata every time. There are plenty of fun things to do at skating rinks, ranging from karaoke to Hokey Pokey.

February Vacation

Roller Kingdom is eagerly anticipating the Winter Vacation or February Break with special skating sessions. Read on for the details you need to know at each location!

Hudson Winter Vacation Skate

  • February VacationWe’ll be open from 1-5pm Monday-Friday February 20-24
  • Admission is $9
  • Skate rental is $1
  • Parents are admitted for free
  • Skate rental is $3 for parents
  • In addition to roller skating, don’t forget to check out our laser tag, arcade, snack bar, and karaoke!

 

 

 

Tyngsboro Winter Vacation Skate

Mass Vacation

  • We’ll be open from 1-5pm Monday-Thursday Additional HoursFebruary 20-23 (Mass Vacation)
  • Friday the 24th additional hours are 1-6:30pm
  • No 4-6:30 on Fridays during vacation week
  • Admission is $9
  • Skate Rental is $1
  • Parents are admitted for free
  • Skate rental is $3 for parents

NH Vacation

  • We’ll be open from 1-5pm Monday, Wednesday February 2/27 and 3/1
  • Friday 3/3 additional hours are 1-6:30pm
  • No 4-6:30 on Fridays during vacation week
  • Admission is $9
  • Skate Rental is $1
  • Parents are admitted for free

As we strive to put those long winter days and cold temperatures behind us, we think getting out and getting active is the key to having fun over February Vacation. With school out in Tyngsboro and Hudson, we’re opening our doors for some extra fun!

Saturday Mornings Fun

As the cold weather starts to creep in, indoor activities are a great way to keep your kids active as well as a great family time.

At Roller Kingdom we offer an awesome morning session that is great for beginner skaters, starting November 5th from 10am to noon. $6 Admission includes skates.

Helpful Information When Teaching a Young One to Skate:

  • We offer training wheel skates.
  • ez-roll-youth-rental-size-adjustable-rink-skatesWe have an area in the middle of our skating rink floor for beginners.
  • Parents may wear shoes in the middle to assist in helping their child balance by holding their hand.
  • Parents may also want to skate behind their child, holding them under the armpits to support them.
  • Private lessons are available.

 

Roller skating is one of the most fun things to do in Tyngsboro and Hudson, MA during the cold weather.

Don’t forget to check out our amazing discounted Birthday Party packages for Saturday mornings.

Halloween Costume Party

Have plans for Halloween yet? Now you do. The spookiest time of the year is almost here and we’re calling all ghosts, goblins, and ghouls for a spooktacular Halloween party at Roller Kingdom. Costumes are optional, but we encourage you to wear your scariest, funniest, and silliest costumes because you could be the next winner of our annual Halloween costume contest!!!

Prizes

  • 1st Prize-One year of free admission to all skating sessions and a choice of skates (up to $300 value)
  • 2nd Prize-One year of free admission to all skating sessionsoct-30
  • 3rd Prize-Choice of roller skates (up to $150 value)

Games and other contests

  • Munchkin eating contest
  • Candy Corn guessing game
  • Pumpkin weight guessing contest
  • And much more

We can’t wait to see the creative and unique costumes that our skaters come up with as they join us for our annual Halloween Party at Roller Kingdom!

Beginners Guide to roller skating wheels

Wheel hardness is one of the most important attributes of a roller skate wheel. The hardness or softness of a wheel determines how you should best use that wheel and what surfaces you should skate on with that wheel.

Wheel hardness is determined by an A scale rating.  The lower the number, the softer the wheel. The higher the number, the harder the wheel.

  • Indoor wheels are firmer (higher numbers) and roll more easily than outdoor wheels.  Indoor wheels glide quickly over smooth, hard ground, but they are liable to slipping and sliding over rough or irregular terrain.
  • Outdoor wheels are softer (lower numbers) and roll well in unfriendly environments like surfaces with small pebbles and bumpy outdoor surfaces. When skating outdoors you should try to use a wheel with a hardness of 88A or less.

And don’t forget that if you need help picking your next pair of wheels, we’ll be more than happy to help you at Roller Kingdom!

Safe Skating Tips For National Safety Month!

Whether it be quad or inline skates, indoor or outdoor, safety is ALWAYS important when it comes to roller-skating. Sometimes kids look for an excuse not to wear safety gear, whether it be it’s uncomfortable or just “not cool.” June is National Safety Month, and we’re here to give you the best tips and tricks for safe skating!

helmet

Always Wear a Proper Helmet

Accidents can and do happen. When roller-skating, your head needs protection in case of a fall. That means wearing the correct helmet, because not all helmets offer the same amount of protection. Investing in a quality helmet that fits your children correctly while also offering adequate protection and impact absorption is suggested.

Fitness Helmet — Does not always adequately protect from high impact collisions. It also no longer protects after a single collision.

Multi-Sport Helmet — Offers better all around impact protection and is effective for more than one collision.

Skate Helmets — Offers adequate protection during skating but may not protect during other activities like biking or boarding.

You may be able to counter the children’s resistance to wearing their helmet by picking out one in their favorite color, or creating a fun project of customizing their gear with stickers, graphics, etc.

Always Wear Knee Pads and Elbow Pads

No scrapes and bruises here! Sometimes these can get a little bulky, but you’ll have some peace of mind and your child will help their joints by wearing this extra protective gear.

Pick the Right Skates

If skates do not fit properly, it could very well lead to accidents and injuries. They should be comfortable, yet sturdy. They should also offer proper ankle support. To make sure a pair of skates offers enough ankle support, feel the plastic boot around the ankle. If it squeezes, there is not enough support and the material is not strong enough. Find some of the best skates here.

Consider Other Protective Gear

While most adults and children know that a helmet and pads are necessary for safe skating, skaters may want to add extra layers of protection. That means wearing long sleeves and long pants instead of shorts to prevent injury to elbows and knees in case of a fall.

 

 

Increase Your Skating Endurance!

For those who are new to skating, it might be intimidating to see experienced skaters flying past you on the rink. Doesn’t it seem like they can go on forever? It takes awhile to build up some skating endurance; but with some patience and a few tips from the pros, you’ll be a pro-skater in no time!

roller skating speed

  • Practice! A huge part of skating is repeating what you learn.  Time yourself, and do the same drills over and over. Doing drills in your down time will make for better performance, endurance and speed.
  • Perfect the technicalities. A critical aspect of skating is focusing on your form, posture and fluidity. These technicalities are often overlooked, but if perfected can greatly help your endurance and speed! Check out this article for proper skating technique.
  • Wear your skates everywhere. This might seem silly, but wear your skates whenever you can. Whether it’s going out to get the mail or around the house, it truly will help. The more comfortable you are in your skates, the longer you’ll be able to last in them; hence more endurance! Be sure to wear comfortable, thick socks to avoid blisters. 
  • Branch out. Go skate on a rink, bike path or outdoor trails. Skating on multiple surfaces will get you used to being in your skates, and it makes things fun and interesting. You’ll be willing to skate longer if you can make it fun!
  • Treat your body right. The only way to improve your skating endurance is if you’re improving your overall health as well. Eating a well balanced diet, regularly exercising and getting enough sleep are all factors that go into your endurance.
  • Get the right skates. The best way to skate effectively is to have the right skates! Here’s where you can find some of the best…
  • Push yourself. Lastly, skate until you can’t skate anymore; and then push yourself one step further. Outdoor endurance skating is incredibly effective for building leg strength, speed, balance and awareness.

As always, feel free to practice your endurance skating at Roller Kingdom! If you’d like to improve your skating, we’re now offering summer skating lessons. Check it out on our website!

4 Reasons Roller Skating Is The Perfect Summer Activity

As summertime rolls around, you’ll have lot more opportunity to get outdoors! Between laying at the poolside, bike riding, hiking and other activities, there’s a little something for everybody. Without the kids in school, you’ll have a lot more time for relaxation. We might be a little biased, but roller skating is the perfect summer activity…and here’s why!

summer fun at roller kingdom

  • It’s great exercise. Running can get a little boring and working out can get a little monotonous. Switch it up a little bit and get on some skates! It’s a lot less stress on your joints and you won’t even realize you’re getting a great workout with all the fun!
  • It’s great for group activities. Let’s face it. We’re way too glued to our televisions, tablets and iPhone’s these days. Take a break and get some much needed bonding time! It’s a great way to hang out with friends without spending money or staying inside!
  • It’s perfect for all ages. A lot of times it’s difficult to come up with an activity that is suitable for everybody. But roller skating is something great for everyone! There’s a ton of fun games you can play. Check out our latest blog post to see our favorites!
  • It’s air conditioned. It gets so hot in the summer; and while we love being outside it feels great to be indoors! No sunburns, no heat exhaustion and less sweat; we’d say that’s an all around win!

We’d love to have you this summer at Roller Kingdom! Our Hudson and Tygnsboro locations are open 7 days a week! Stop by anytime, and take a look at our special events to get in on the summer action!

 

Our Favorite Roller Rink Games!

We all love roller skating, but going around in circles can get a little monotonous sometimes! So we’d like to share a few of our favorite games. These are super easy, safe and they’ll keep the whole gang entertained. Check it out!

roller skating games

  • Musical Skates: Familiar with musical chairs? It’s the same deal! Instead of chairs, skaters will have to stop at a black “x” on the floor (use tape). Like musical chairs, make sure you have one more skater than x’s. Grab a DJ to play some music, and have them stop it at random intervals. When the music stops, skaters will have to find the closest x…and whoever doesn’t make it onto an x will be out! Keep going until the last person stands.
  • Roller Tag: Put a fun twist on a good ole’ classic! Find an empty parking lot, rink or gym and get a group on skates. Pick one person to be the tagger. This person will chase the other skaters in an attempt to tap their back. If someone gets tapped, they’re it! To make it a little more interesting, add multiple taggers.
  • Corners: Who doesn’t love a little incentive? Gather some note cards and write down different areas of the rink. They can vary; examples may be “snack bar” or “DJ booth.” Put all the note cards in a hat, and start some music. Tell the skaters to start skating around the rink. When the music stops, the DJ will pick up a card, and whoever is closest to that location will win a small prize! This is a great game for parties or for rink events.
  • Food Relay: This is a tricky one, but it could improve your skating skills and inspire some team bonding! Gather a large group and split them into two teams. Create two distinct lanes on the rink using cones (or any other item you can find), and then mark a start and finish line for each lane using tape. Line the teams up behind the start line. On go, the first player on each team will have to weave through cones, holding a certain amount of pizza boxes (let’s say 5). If at anytime anyone drops their boxes, they have to go back to the start! First team to go through all of their players, wins!

We can’t wait to see you guys try these out! Be courteous to others during open skate time and let us know if you’d like to start one of these games. We recommend these mostly during private parties or as suggestions during Roller Kingdom events. We’ll see you soon!