Students Can Learn about the Science of Skating!

It’s that time of year again. Back to school sales are in full swing, and educators are digging into another year of lesson planning and classroom budgeting. Field trips are a fun way to keep kids engaged while giving them a fresh perspective on the lessons they learn in the classroom. Looking for a fresh adventure to reinforce STEM lessons? Book a field trip at Fun Spot skating center.

Benefits of STEM Lessons at Fun Spot

boy and girl doing science experimentsWe’re now booking STEM field trips for August, September, and throughout the fall. If you haven’t attended a field trip with us before, you may be wondering how skating helps kids master science. The truth is that there are plenty of STEM lessons in roller-skating. Our program offers a unique, hands-on approach to science, math, engineering, and technology, reinforcing the lessons kids learn in the classroom. Many students are kinesthetic learners, so the hands-on approach is a major plus in getting lessons to stick. And we tailor lessons to a variety of ages and curriculums, so that each teacher can get the most out of their time with us.

What to Expect from a STEM Field Trip

When you arrive at Fun Spot, the kids will meet our certified STEM instructor. For one hour the students will dive headlong into a learning adventure full of interactive education, tactile learning, and creative problem-solving. When the lesson ends, kids can break for lunch or a snack. Then they’ll have two hours of open skating to up the fun, keep them active, and give them a fresh perspective on the STEM lesson they just learned. Depending on the lesson you choose, your students may learn about:

  • Friction and motion
  • The science of light and sound
  • Rink design
  • Engineering roller-skates
  • Skating and physical fitness
  • and more

Book a STEM field trip for Belleville students at Fun Spot.

Some Enchanted Father’s Day

Father/daughter dances are a time-honored tradition at Fun Spot. And what better theme than princesses? After all, a girl’s father is her knight in shining armor. And nobody makes a girl feel like a princess quite like her dad can. Are you ready for a night of magic, memories, and more? Don’t miss the Beauty and the Beast Ball on Saturday, June 17th.

A Night of Enchantment

princess with toy castleWho needs a fairy godmother when you have such enchanting inner beauty? We’re inviting girls to show off their beautiful brains (and ball gowns) just like Belle! But if Mom wants to play Madame Wardrobe and help her Beauty get all dolled up, we’re sure there won’t be any complaints! When your daughter is dressed to impress in her favorite gold, pink, or blue gown, it’s time for the ball. Dads, you officially have our permission to let those beards grow wild and beastly. As long as you wear some dapper duds, you’re totally in character!

Beauty and the Beast Ball

We’re giving dads a special chance to spend time with their little girls before Father’s Day. Here’s what you need to know about the Beauty and the Beast Ball:

  • It takes place Saturday, June 17th from 5-7pm
  • There will be no skating – spend the evening twirling around the ballroom!
  • Tickets must be purchased in advance (don’t worry, we made it easy for you!)
  • Admission is just $20 for Dad and his little girl. Have more than one princess at home? Tickets for each additional daughter are only $8
  • Sorry moms, this event is for dads and daughters only. Send along an enchanted iPhone so you can glimpse the magical event from home
  • Your princess can get a picture with the Belle and the Beast!

For more information on special events for Belleville families, call Fun Spot skating center.

School’s Out? Time to Jam!

In mere weeks, school will officially be out. What’s our first act of summer vacation? Party! Don’t miss the Fun Spot School’s Out Skate and Dance on Friday, May 26th.

Skate, Dance, Celebrate

teen dance moveIt’s been a long year of tests, homework, and hard work. You’ve earned a break! Gather your closest friends and celebrate 2 ½ months of test-free, stress-free fun. It doesn’t matter if your fancy footwork involves wheels or sneakers, we want to see your best moves! Show off roller-skating tricks, fancy dance moves, and general goofy fun at School’s Out Skate and Dance at the end of May. Skate around the rink to your favorite top 40’s tunes from 7:30-10:30pm for just $8. Feel the beat in your soul? For just $1 more you can dance from 10:30-11:30pm! Bring your yearbook for classmates to sign, buy Fun Spot t-shirts and sharpies to scribble notes and funny quotes with your friends, and celebrate the end of school at Fun Spot skating center. We’re even breaking out the big games like “Sing That Song.” Score fun prizes and win bragging rights for the rest of the night!

Roller-skating is a night of fun both teens and their parents love. Our facilities are clean, safe, and supervised, so parents know just what their kids are getting up to. But with the best songs and nonstop jamming, kids will want to dance until dawn (sorry, kids, you’ll be home by midnight). Just can’t get enough? Come back with the rest of the kids for Saturday sessions at Fun Spot.

Home Is Where the Heart Is

Summer may be the perfect time to participate in outdoor activities like swimming, fishing, and going to the beach, but there’s another kind of activity that also defines the summer: family reunions. With children out of school, it’s not uncommon for relatives from near and far to gather together again for some family fun. But nobody wants to sweat it out at the park to catch up with family. If you’re looking for the perfect family reunion venue that both children and adults will enjoy, then Fun Spot skating center is the spot for you.

All For Fun, and Fun for All

roller skatesWhile the summer weather may seem like an ideal setting for a family reunion, sunny days can often be too hot, making the outdoors a difficult place to bring families together, especially ones with young children or elderly people. At Fun Spot, families can gather together for a day of catching up and roller skating. Skating is an activity that’s been around a long time because of how much fun it is for everyone! When you take advantage of Fun Spot’s group and party rates for your family reunion, you can plan an event that’s a perfect fit for everyone’s needs. Children will be to skate around on the rink and catch up with relatives that way while the grown-ups can reminisce on the sidelines or join the fun.
Fun Spot has something for everyone. By booking a family reunion here, you can get access to our roller skating rink, music, games, activities, food and drinks, and more! Let us put together the party package that best fits the type of celebration you and your family love most. Visit our Facebook page for more information, or contact us today to start planning your family reunion.

Skate to School Year Finish Line

The summer season is almost here, which means that – believe it or not – the school year is drawing to a close. Time flies when you’re having fun, doesn’t it? As lesson books close and pencils are put down until fall, only one final question remains: Where’s the end-of-school party?

Why Fun Spot is the Best Spot for End-of-School Parties

  1. kids leaving schoolRoller skating is fun for all ages. No matter what age your kid and her friends may be, everyone is bound to love a day of play at Fun Spot. Roller skating is an activity that’s been around for ages because it’s a blast for everyone . . . and that’s not going to change anytime soon!
  2. Partying at Fun Spot is more than just mindless fun. When your child’s class spends the day at Fun Spot, they’re not just having fun. Roller skating is great exercise, meaning that your child gets all the active playtime he or she needs to stay energized!
  3. A day of fun at Fun Spot won’t break the bank. While some class field trips may require you to sign form after form or put down a lot of money, Fun Spot’s group and party rates are affordable for schools in Belleville.

This school year has undoubtedly been filled with joy, learning and new friendships. So why not celebrate all of those things outside the classroom with one final party to cap off the school year? Fun Spot is the perfect place to host your child’s end-of-school-year party. Learn about party and group rates, or call us today and to set up your child’s end-of-school party.

The Force Is Strong with This Party

There’s only one kind of party that beats a skating party . . . a themed roller-skating birthday bash! Themes are a fun way to get kids excited, show off your creativity, and add some fun decorations to your celebration. You can even ask the kids to dress up! What kids party themes are trending this year?

4 Awesome Kids Birthday Trends

  1. Pokémon. The pocket-monster trend may have died out with the older crowd, but for kids, it’s still alive and well. This is great news for parents for two reasons: it encourages adventures and it makes a great birthday party theme!
  2. crayonsA book bash. Does your child love Pete the Cat or The Day the Crayons Quit? Encourage their love of reading and get an awesome party theme while you’re at it. Hand out goody bags of used crayons, taping a funny “I quit” note to each one. Have the kids share why they love their white (or black, or brown) skates. Ask parents to send their child’s favorite book as a birthday gift, or put the birthday kid’s favorite book in the goody bags.
  3. Star Wars. In a galaxy far, far away you had a Star Wars birthday party. Now it’s your child’s turn! The Force is strong with this franchise, and the theming options are endless.
  4. Emoji party. Think text-speak is just for teens? Think again! Kids love smiley faces, heart-eyes emojis, and the potty humor classic, the poop emoji.

It’s time to celebrate! Book a skating party at Fun Spot and get ready to show off your party’s special style.

Shamrock the House

You don’t have to go green with envy. Teens may love Friday Night Skate and Dance, but everyone can get in on the fun of Fun Spot’s Shamrock the House on March 17th. Thank your lucky leprechauns it’s almost St. Patrick’s Day!

Fun Spot’s St. Patrick’s Day Skate and Dance

St. Paddy’s Day is almost here! And Fun Spot has so many Shamrocks Rocking the House, you’ll think you’ve hopped a plane to Ireland. We’re decking out our Friday Night Skate and Dance in green and gold. It’s double the fun (and double the chances to bring home St. Paddy’s Day prizes). Here’s what you need to know about St. Patrick’s Day Skating.

  • st patrick's dayJoin us for Shamrock the House on Friday, March 17th from 7:30-10:30pm
  • $8 admission for skaters, $2 skate rentals
  • Want to bring down the house? Dance ‘til dawn (okay, 11:30) for just $1 more
  • Wear green to win green! The greenest skater will win a trip into our Money Machine
  • Every skater will have a chance to win special prizes from our Pot of Gold
  • Get those eagle eyes ready. Leprechauns are quick, sneaky, and love hiding treasures. Join us on our Shamrock hunt to win secret prizes.
  • Who says beads end with Mardi Gras? Grab as many as you can during our St. Paddy’s Day bead throws!
  • Listen to brand new music, skate and dance to your favorite classic tunes, and have more fun than ever

Celebrate at Fun Spot skating center! We have plenty more special events coming up for spring and summer.

Mark Your Calendars for February Fun!

Don’t let the cold weather get you down! We have big fun in Belleville this February with special skating events at Fun Spot. Whether you’re ready to share the love at our Valentine’s Day Sk8 or you want to enjoy the freedom of President’s Day and Mardi Gras, Fun Spot skating center is the place to be!

President’s Day MEGA Skate

No school? Score! Celebrate the greatest leaders in our nation’s history with a day of fun and friends at Fun Spot. On Monday, February 20th we’re throwing a special all day skate event featuring all can you eat pizza, 6 hours of roller-skating, and plenty of games and special prizes. Here’s what you need to know about the President’s Day Mega Skate:

  • Monday, February 20th from 11am-5pm
  • $10 admission includes all you can eat pizza
  • Not skating? No prob! $5 admission gets non-skaters plenty of pizza and play
  • $2 skate rentals
  • Skating games, prizes, arcade fun, and more

Mardi Gras Party

mardi gras beadsYou don’t have to come from New Orleans to know how to party! We’re celebrating Mardi Gras with the skate event to end all skate events. It’s all about the beads!

  • Friday, February 24th from 7:30-10:30pm
  • $8 admission, $2 skate rentals
  • Candy toss
  • Beads, beads, beads

Whoever gets the most beads goes into the Mardi Gras machine! So how can you get ‘em? Bring your beads, buy your beads, or win your beads in skate games.

At Fun Spot skating center, we know how to have a good time. Make memories with roller-skating, day or night!

Mardi Gras Beads

Fun Spot Valentine’s Day Sk8

Love is in the air, hearts are everywhere you look, and Valentine’s Day candy tempts us from every corner of the grocery store. There’s no deny that the season of love is in full swing. Just roll with it!

Valentine’s Day Sk8

Are you looking for a date that’s out of the ordinary? Something that embraces the free spirit of the person you fell in love with? A fun night where you can share laughs, create memories, and just hang out with the person you love? Skip the crowded restaurants and cheesy movies this year. Come to Fun Spot for a roller-skating date! It’s the perfect Valentine’s Day activity, whether you’re laughing it up with your spouse, getting to know a new love, or just having a fun night out with your kids. We have the fun, the food, and the free prizes for winning our “games for two.” Here’s what you need to know about the Fun Spot Valentine’s Day Sk8:

  • heart drawingIt’s Friday, February 10th from 7:30-10:30pm
  • Admission is $8 with $2 skate rentals
  • We’ll have special “Just for Two” specials at the snack bar
  • Guess how many candy hearts are in the jar and win a prize for your special lady or gentleman
  • Get a candy “kiss” from the cashier when you come in
  • Show everyone you’re a power couple by winning Couples Limbo

Plan a Valentine’s Day date you’ll remember for years to come. Bring that special someone to Fun Spot this Friday for skating and games. They’re sure be making heart eyes at you all night!

Mark Your Calendars for Adult Night Skating

Let’s face it, being an adult can be a drag. Sometimes you need to get your roll on in order to get through the week. Those of you lucky enough to live in Belleville have the opportunity to do just that at the much acclaimed Fun Spot Skating Center.

three female friendsStarting January 4th, every Wednesday night will be adult skate night at Fun Spot. From 8-11 p.m. the 18+ crowd can enjoy a night of free wheeling fun on the classic maple wood rink. What better way for you to vanquish the mid-week stress than by strapping on some roller skates and going for a spin? With the DJ blasting the best skating music from yesterday and today, soon you’ll be on the fast track toward fun.

With a snack bar that is home to some of the tastiest pizza in Belleville, adult skate night at Fun Spot is certain to become your favorite mid-week ritual. Imagine the fun that you and a group of friends can have in the carefree environment that only a skating rink like Fun Spot can provide. Better still, make it a date night and relive your glory days with your significant other. Whether you’re 18, 38, or 78 — adult skate night will bring out the inner kid in you.

Just in case you need further incentive to take a spin next adult skate night, remember that roller-skating is good for your health. It’s comparable to jogging when it comes to burning calories.

Fun, laughs and a little exercise for the 18+ crowd — that’s what adult skate night at the Fun Spot Skating Center in Belleville is all about.