Skate Your Way to Better Health This Summer

When you think of exercising, what do you imagine?  Sweating alone on a treadmill? Trudging through an at home workout?  Getting yelled at by a trainer at some early morning “boot camp”?  At Fun Spot, we say no way!  This summer we’ve committed to getting fit, and we’re doing it the best way we know how: by roller skating!  You read that right: roller skating offers a great workout!  Check out all the health benefits of skating.

 

Roller skating works all the muscles in your body.  Not only will your legs get a workout as you power yourself around the rink, but your arms, shoulders, core (i.e. the muscles in your abdomen and back, which are important to good posture) will get in on the action as you keep yourself upright and balanced.

 

Skating also provides a great cardio workout, building endurance and improving the health of your heart, lungs, and brain.  Just like running or jogging, when you skate you strengthen your heart so that it doesn’t have to work as hard.  Unlike running or jogging, though, skating is gentle on your joints, especially your knees.

 

And finally, the most overlooked benefit: roller skating is FUN!  How much easier would it be to stick with an exercise routine if it was something you actually enjoyed doing?  Family fun and fitness for everyone!  We are offering even more open skating sessions throughout the summer! www.funspotrocks.com/schedule  We hope you’ll join us at Fun Spot this summer during any of our public sessions to work on your fitness goals!

We’re gonna party like it’s your birthday

girl blowing out birthday candlesA lot goes into a great birthday party. You need the right date, the right guests, and the right venue. You need gifts, food, cake, games, and supervision. You have to remember to snap pictures between mopping up spills and orchestrating events. Wouldn’t it be nice if everything was done for you?

When you book a skating party at Fun Spot, all you need to worry about is having fun! Our parties include food and drinks, cake, fun and games, and complementary setup and cleanup. Each party is tailored to the needs of your event, giving your child the best birthday ever.

How to Throw the Best Skating Party Ever

  1. Pick a party package. We have birthday parties for every budget with plenty of add ons for extra fun.
  2. Book your party. Each event comes with 10 guests, 45 minutes in a private party room, and a full afternoon of roller-skating.
  3. Send out the invites. Ask for guests to RSVP by the week before the party. Give a copy of the guest list to your Fun Spot party hostess to guarantee your event runs smoothly.
  4. Talk to Fun Spot. Have a question about what to expect at a certified Fun Spot birthday bash? Don’t be afraid to ask!
  5. Think about presents. We don’t mean what to give your kid for their birthday (although roller-skates make a great gift at a skating party). Decide whether to open presents at the party or take them home. The kids may want to open presents at Fun Spot, but opening gifts can seriously cut into your skate time. Figure it out beforehand to save a meltdown after the cake.
  6. Don’t worry. This is supposed to be fun! Let us handle the party planning. You just worry about snapping pictures for grandma.

Book your birthday party online or call Fun Spot for more information on our 3D Illuminationz Birthday Party.

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HOVER BOARDS AT FUN SPOT….REALLY?

Just when you thought couldn’t think of anything new to do…we did!  It’s time to hover board at Fun Spot.  Mark your calendars and tell all of your friends that on Sunday, April 15, you can bring your hover board to Fun Spot from 5:00 – 6:30PM.  Show off your skills, play some fun games and hover in a safe and controlled environment.  The cost is $7 for anyone who participates and you must bring your own board.  And, if you are 18 or younger, a parent must sign a waiver at the door for you to join the fun.

 

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! 

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 our Friday The 13th Party, our HoverBoard Night on April 15, and our Retro Skate Night on April 21.  Also, don’t forget to register your kids under 14  for free skating.

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!

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!

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 by calling 618-234-4502 or emailing us at funspotrocks@sbcglobal.net.

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!

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.

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