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.

Achieve New Year’s Resolutions as a Family

Family New Year’s Resolutions are just as important as personal New Year’s Resolutions are. Why is that? The answer is clear. The health of kids is just as crucial as that of adults. There is no give and take here. Let 2017 be the year where family fitness becomes a priority for all the years to come.

How to Encourage Healthy Habits in Kids

happy familyHow can you encourage your children to have healthier habits and family fitness? As the parent and adult, you are the educator. Set the basic foundations of a healthy life for your sons and daughters. Parents are the most crucial source for affecting how kids feel about living a healthy lifestyle.  Moms and dads are mentors, role models, heroes, supporters, and more to their youngsters. Kids watch their parents’ every move and learn from their actions. Therefore, make sure to let your boys and girls see good and healthy actions, and avoid lifestyle choices that are sedentary and unhealthy. Show your kids how to make positive choices, not bad ones.

Get Moving as a Family

What are some fun suggestions for family fitness?

Do Commercial-cize. What does this mean? Watch a few hours of television during the week as a family fun night and when the commercials come on, get moving. This is a great way to exercise as a family. Do some quick push-ups, run in place, or do jumping jacks to get everyone up and moving for a bit.

Families that play together, stay in shape together. It’s a fundamental truth that active family fun impacts your entire life. Make sure to enjoy lots of fun times together that are exciting, loving, and memorable as a family unit. Roller skating is a great way to have lots of family fun and fitness, all in one. Fun Spot rocks for big fun and bigger health benefits. Ready? Go for it!

Ring in the New Year at Fun Spot

Dust off those noisemakers and grab your 2017 bling. On December 31st, Fun Spot rings in the New Year with double the fun!

Kid’s New Year’s Party

confettiBedtime shouldn’t get in the way of a good time. We’re opening our doors early for a special holiday celebration just for kids. If your child will be counting sheep before the clock strikes midnight, you’re in luck. Our early New Year’s Eve party is perfect for families with young kids (or families with other late-night plans). We’ll have all the fun of ringing in the new year, minus the grainy eyes on New Year’s Day. Here’s what you need to know:

  • New Year’s Eve Kids Party from 1-4pm
  • All ages welcome
  • $10 admission (includes regular skate rentals)

Get ready for crazy noisemaker celebrations, balloon drops and fun prizes, and a very special Countdown at 3pm.

Challenge Night New Year’s Bash

Make way for the night crowd! Ready to show off what you learned in 2016? Ring in the New Year with trivia, skating games, dance competitions, mannequin challenges, and more. From 7:30pm-1am we’re transforming Fun Spot skating center into the ultimate tribute to 2016. That means fun challenges like:

  • Mannequin Challenge
  • Andy Challenge
  • Juju on That Beat Challenge
  • Selfie Challenge (tag @FunSpot!)
  • Bean-Boozled Challenge
  • Baby Food Challenge
  • You Name It Challenge

The ball drops at midnight, but the fun rolls from 7:30pm-1am. $25 admission includes skate rentals, noisemakers, balloon drops, skating, dancing, and a Fun Spot t-shirt!

New Year’s Day Family Skate

If the adrenaline from New Year’s Eve hasn’t worn off, you can skate New Year’s Day away. Load up the car for Family Skate on January 1, 2017 from 1-5pm.

Old, young, or somewhere in between, we invite you to ring in the New Year at Fun Spot in Belleville.

How to Make the Most of Fun Spot’s Annual Skate Sale

What’s the best kind of Christmas gift? The kind that’s as useful as it is fun! Roller-skates don’t just make kids happy (although who could deny those smiles?), they also encourage kids to spend time with friends, stay active, and work hard to master new skills. Want a gift your child will still love by next Christmas? Put a new pair of roller-skates under the tree this year!

Are Roller-Skates the Right Buy?

Skates are a great gift for any age, from toddlers to grandparents who want a fun way to stay active. Whether you’re shopping for a new skater, an experienced sport skater, or someone in between, we have the skates you need to light up their holiday. Ask yourself these questions:

  • white roller skatesDo they have skates already?
  • If not, what kind of skate would they like? Quad, inline, speed skates, jam skates, or artistic skates?
  • If so, do their skates need replacing?
  • What fun skate accessories would make a good stocking stuffer?

Christmas Skate Sale

Buying your child roller-skates isn’t just an investment in future fun—it will also save you money in the long run. You can bring your own skates to Fun Spot, which saves you money on rentals and gives your child a better fitting skate. We know you have a lot of people on your Christmas list this year. We’re making it easy to find the perfect gift with our annual Christmas Skate Sale. We’re marking down every skate in stock for the holidays. At Fun Spot, we sell inline skates, quad skates, and specialty skates from top-notch brands like Riedell and RC Sports. Just make sure you make your purchase before December 19th. Otherwise they won’t arrive in time for Christmas!

For more information on holiday family fun, skate sales, and other specials, call Fun Spot in Belleville.

Holiday Fun, Special Events, and Skate Sales, Oh My!

Do you feel the chill in the air? Do you have a spring in your step? Are you secretly stressing about everything you have to do before the holidays arrive? Don’t worry! Fun Spot is here to make the holidays brighter, fuller, and a little more manageable. What holiday family events will you find at Fun Spot this season?

Troll Roll

This is how we roll! Don’t ditch the kids for the madness of Black Friday shopping. Get your Troll Roll on at Fun Spot! We’re going big this Black Friday with team games (Bergens vs. Trolls), troll hunting, special prizes, coloring pages, and cupcake giveaways. Even better? If you see Troll Roll at the Historic Lincoln Theater, you can get a BOGO pass for Fun Spot’s Troll Roll Skate. Don’t miss it Friday, November 25th from 1-4pm. Admission is $8, skate rentals $2.

Holiday Skate Sales

boy in santa hatWant to give the gift of freedom, movement, and fun? Give your family roller-skates this year! We’re rolling back prices for a special Christmas roller-skate sale. But you don’t need to go crazy trying to shop during Troll Roll on Black Friday. Our skate sale lasts until December 19th, giving you plenty of time to play Santa before Christmas.

Holiday Family Fun

More hours, more fun, less stress for mom! Starting December 19th, we’re giving kids the freedom to play during the day. Spend a few hours skating with your kids, or send ‘em out to play while you check off the hundreds of items on your to-do list. When school is out, skating is in.

Holiday family fun rolls into Belleville next week! For more information on holiday skating, special hours, and our Christmas skate sale, call Fun Spot skating center.

Is It Time to Replace Your Child’s Roller-Skates?

The leaves are changing, the air is getting colder, and holiday events are popping up at Fun Spot. Christmas will be here before you know it. But before Christmas comes holiday sales, like the annual Fun Spot skate sale. If your child loves roller-skating, there’s no better gift than a pair of skates. After all, skating is fun, it encourages kids to stay active, and it makes a great family play day. But what if your child already owns roller-skates?

Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Skates

  • child's shoesThey’re too small. We know you want to squeeze a few more months out of those skates, but it’s not worth the pinched toes. Take advantage of our holiday skate sale and buy your kid a pair of skates that fits.
  • They’re old or deformed. You can replace individual parts like wheels or toe stops, but if the boots are starting to crack, the skate rubs or slips, or the footpad has an odor that just won’t go away, it’s time for a new pair.

Roller-Skating Accessories

If your kid’s skates still have some life in them, there are plenty of other fun gifts to be found at Fun Spot. Here are a few Christmas skate gear ideas:

  • Pop a wheelie. We have hard and soft wheels (for speed skating and tricks), colorful wheels, sparkly wheels, and even glow wheels. Wheels make great gifts and stocking stuffers for kids who love to skate.
  • Take your child’s skates to the next level with new bearings. Skate bearings affect your child’s speed and maneuverability.
  • Replace the laces with something fun or colorful.
  • Buy bright socks and help your skater make a statement.
  • Invest in some quality rink time with Skate Passes for your child’s Christmas stocking.

Looking for holiday family events in Belleville? Call Fun Spot to learn more about our upcoming events.

Costume Fun for the Children’s Halloween Skate

With Halloween less than two weeks away, it’s costume crunch time. How can you find a costume that strikes just the right note of sweet, silly, or spooky for the Fun Spot Halloween skating party? Of course, your kids don’t have to dress up . . . but that’s the fun of the costume parade! If you need a little skating costume inspiration, have no fear. Fun Spot has you covered with these last-minute Halloween costume ideas.

Halloween Family Fun in Belleville

child halloweenIf you need a costume, first you need an event. We’ve got you covered there, too! Teens and tweens will love skating, dancing, and hanging out with friends at Halloween Skate and Dance on Friday, October 28th from 7:30-10:30pm. Want to keep your younger kids “fright-free”? Don’t miss our Children’s Halloween Party on Saturday, October 29th from 1-5pm, featuring:

  • Family-friendly fun (no scary stuff here!)
  • Halloween games
  • A costume parade
  • A screaming contest
  • A candy toss

Find the Perfect Skating Costume

First, keep in mind that your kids will be roller-skating, scrambling for candy, and being their silly selves at Fun Spot’s Children’s Halloween Party. Yes, a mini Rubik’s Cube costume may be cute, but you’ll want to plan for costumes that give them a full range of motion. Here are a few other tips to finding an easy kids Halloween costume (without slacking on the cute-factor):

  • Shop thrift stores. You never know what you’ll find!
  • Get creative! You’d be amazed at what you can make with plain clothes and a few simple props. For example: pin pale pink balloons to light-colored clothes for an instant bubble bath. You can also dress your child in all black (ninja), cover them in cobwebs (spiderweb), or paint squares on their face to make a pixelated Facebook photo.
  • Become a DIY master. Does your son love the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? Paint a disposable turkey pan green and voila! Instant Raphael shell. Is your daughter all about Pokemon Go? Dress her in a red shirt, white skirt, and black belt with a white craft paper circle over the buckle. Pokeball, go!
  • Recycle. Make use of last year’s costume by passing it down to a younger sibling, trading with the neighbors, or adding a few details to make a brand new costume.

Ready to show of your kids’ Halloween costumes in the cutest parade Belleville has ever seen? Don’t miss the Children’s Halloween Party on October 29th.

Improving Your Skating Endurance

stretchingIn order to maximize your skating workout, you want to have as much stamina as possible, right? Right. So the Fun Spot team has put together some easy tips to improving your skating endurance. Take a look.

Stretch – It is important to make sure to stretch before doing any kind of workout and roller skating is no exception. Stretch your legs, thighs, hips and torso-these areas are used the most when roller skating.

Intervals – When building endurance, especially in the beginning, it can be difficult to give it your all for a long time. This is why you push yourself in intervals. Work as hard as you can for about 20 seconds and then rest for 40 to 45 seconds. Repeat the pattern 15 to 20 times. Focus on the intensity.

Weights – When you feel comfortable, add weights to your roller skating workout. You can grab dumbbells or add leg weights. No matter which option you select, you will be building your leg muscles and ultimately increasing your roller skating endurance.

With these quick tips you will be able to take advantage of your roller skating endurance and start increasing it today. When building endurance, be sure to listen to your body and know the signs of exhaustion. Building endurance takes time, so be patient with yourself and keep pushing toward your goal. Join us at Fun Spot Skating Center, where we’re happy to cheer you on!
For more information our sessions at Fun Spot Skating Center, visit our website or give us a call at (618) 234-4502.  Do you enjoy rollin’ at Fun Spot? Rate and share your experiences with us in the review section of our Facebook page today. We enjoy hearing from you!