Back to School Doesn’t Have to Be Stressful!

Can it be time for school to start already? It seems like only yesterday we were gearing up for summer break! Here at Fun Spot Skating Center in Belleville, IL, we’re interested in your success as much as ours, and we know how hard it can be to go back to school. Here are some tips to make the back to school transition easier! kids leaving school

  • Make Some Space. Setting aside two very important spaces in your house can really help keep the chaos down. First, make a Backpack Spot near the door. This doesn’t just have to be for backpacks, of course–coats, boots, lunches, and completed homework can also live here. Once kids come in from school, they can drop everything here rather than trailing it through the house. Second, make a Homework Spot for each child, away from distractions. Stock it with supplies, and keep homework and projects here.
  • Blow Off Some Steam. Exercise is good for the body and brain, and it’s a great mood-booster. Reward yourself and your kids for a job well done by coming out to Fun Spot for any of our open skates, or a Skate and Dance party! Getting active and having fun will help ease anxiety and give everyone something to look forward to.
  • Eat Well. Healthy, filling breakfasts and lunches are a must during school. Hungry kids can’t concentrate on schoolwork! Replace sugary snacks with fresh fruits and veggies, and consider swapping out wheat bread in place of white bread to help kids get the nutrition they need.

Back to school time is never easy, but with a little extra effort families can make the transition smoother. Don’t forget to talk about your feelings and spend time together as a family–Fun Spot Skating Center is a great place for that!

3 Family Fun Night Ideas Your Kids Will Love

family nightSetting aside time in your week for a family fun night is one of the best decisions you can make. Fun Spot loves when families hang out, play games, and plan adventures together. And since August is Family Fun Month, there’s no time like the present! Check out these three ideas for a family fun night your kids will talk about for weeks to come.

Roller Skating

  • Racing around the rink with your family is a great way to get out of the house and exercise! Plus, exercising is a great way to build family relationships. Getting active doesn’t have to be boring. On the contrary, roller skating is a fun experience with colorful lights, good music, and great food. Are you interested in throwing a family birthday party at Fun Spot? Check out all of our birthday packages!

$5 Shopping Spree

  • Taking your kids shopping may sound like an idea that can only end in disaster. However, if you make a game of it, they can compete against each other and have fun doing it! Give each child a set amount of money and challenge them to find something with a specific purpose (i.e. for the family, for the pet, etc.). Then sit back and see what they discover!

Game Night

  • Turn up the fun with a game night for the whole family! If you have an even number of boys and girls, make it a battle of the genders. Or if you’re feeling brave, play the parents versus the kids. Get out your favorite board games such as Monopoly or Clue and let the fun begin!

At Fun Spot skating center, we believe families need to have fun together. Come skate the night away with us!

Skate and Dance the Summer Away

School may be on the horizon, but don’t count out those summer nights just yet! There’s still plenty of time to hang out with your friends, go on summer adventures, and skate and dance the night away. Fun Spot’s annual Back to School Skate and Dance is officially on the schedule. Don’t miss the fun on August 25th!

Back to School Skate and Dance

happy teen - love symbolThe best night of the year is finally here. Catch up with your friends without the pressure of teachers, homework, and early morning wake up calls. Our back to school bash offers teens one last chance to make celebrate freedom. Roll into the rink at 7:30 pm for 3 hours of roller-skating fun. Admission is $8, and rentals are an extra $2. You can also bring your own skates (no wheelies, please) or upgrade your rentals to speed skates or inline skates for an extra $2. Love to dance until dawn? Bring an extra buck and shut the party down. After 10:30 pm we’re transforming the skating rink into a dance floor! Teens can show off their moves until 11:30 pm, then come back Saturday at 11 am for Skate-Bounce-Roll.

What to Expect at the End of Summer Bash

If you’ve ever attended a Back to School event at Fun Spot, you know we go hard. This year we’re stocked with fun prizes, exclusive giveaways, silly games, snack specials, and more. Don’t be sad about the end of summer. Make it the best night yet!

Private Skate Parties!

Are you looking for a great place to host a private party in the Belleville, IL area? Look no further than Fun Spot Belleville! Whether you’re hosting a birthday, day care, summer camp field trip, sports team, youth group, church function, or any other group, we’d love to help you put together an amazing event that your guests will never forget!  
roller skate parties

When you book a private party with Fun Spot Belleville, we take care of everything: set up, clean up, food, decorations, music, activities, and even themes. All you have to worry about is inviting everyone the guest list, and having a great time when you’re here! Your guests will have a blast skating on our real maple wood skate floor, and can also enjoy “The Vault,” our incredible laser maze, plus the pro shop, snack bar, great music and state-of-the-art lights, and the company of all your friends.

We have a variety of standard packages available for any need, all including admission and skate rental, but if you want something really special, we can create a custom package for your group. Are you having a really special event? We even offer all-inclusive packages with food and sodas! 

Private parties are available evenings, during the following days and times:

  • Monday and Wednesday: 4-6 pm, 6-8 pm, 8-10 pm
    Tuesday: 4-6 pm
    Thursday: 5-7 pm, 7-9 pm
    Friday, Saturday or Sunday: 5-7 pm

Slots fill up quickly, so book early.

It’s never too early to start putting together a spectacular private event. Contact Fun Spot Belleville today and let’s get to work planning yours!

The Value Pass: The Best Value for Summer Fun

Are you looking for the best value for summer fun in Belleville, IL? Stop looking–check out the Value Pass special at Fun Spot Skating Center in Belleville!

For just $40, you can come skate ten separate times during regular business hours. That’s just $4 per session, half off regular admission price! It’s an unbeatable price for frequent skaters. This is a great value for families, playgroups, childcare arrangements, or just groups of friends. Value Passes can be given as gifts, or even shared (remember, no more than two admissions can be used per pass at one time). Skate rental, entry to The Vault, and concessions are not included in the Value Pass price. Drop your kids off for a whole afternoon of fun. Of course, non-skating parents are always welcome! white roller skates

Summer vacation can quickly turn into marathons of TV and video games, or even worse: a never-ending chorus of “I’m bored!” With a Fun Spot Value Pass, kids will have endless opportunities for active fun this summer in a safe, clean, supervised environment. Parents can even join!

Fun Spot Skating Center has so much more than skating. Join us for Skate and Dance on Fridays after skating hours, sign kids under 14 up for free skating, enjoy the arcade, try your skill in The Vault, or check out our Beauty and the Beast Ball on Saturday, June 17!

Questions about our awesome Fun Pass deal? Contact us today. We can’t wait to see you this summer at Fun Spot Skating Center in Belleville!