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Roller Skates Make Great Gifts

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DFW roller skate shopNovember is the unofficial beginning of the holiday shopping season, as you’ve probably noticed at any big box store in the last few days. If you are looking for the perfect gift to spread the holiday cheer, you can’t go wrong with roller skates!

Here at InterSkate in Lewisville, we not only offer the best roller skating rink in north Texas, but are also home to the Skate Outlet, largest retail roller skate shop in the entire world. If you live in the DFW area and are looking for a great pair of skates for yourself or to give as a gift, you can’t beat our selection and knowledgeable, friendly staff.

Come on in to shop our huge selection of skates of all types. We specialize in kid’s skates, roller derby skates, and quad speed skates, so come on in and let us help you pick out an amazing pair of skates to give your child or surprise the derby girl in your life. Got a jam skater in the family? Or maybe you love to skate here at InterSkate and want to help your spouse get in on the fun? No matter what type of skates you’re looking for, we have what you need, from quad and inline skates to speed skates to ice skates. Make your gift even more exciting by treating the recipient to a skating session here at our Dallas skating rink.

Our shop is open every day, and we can’t wait to help you find the perfect gift for the special skater in your life. Give us a call at 877.277.2346 for our shop hours.

Tips for Planning a Fundraising Event in Dallas

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donations for charityIf you are involved with a local charity organization in North Texas, you know how important- and challenging- fundraising can be. There are so many people in DFW making a difference, and InterSkate can help! Now that the holiday giving season is approaching, it is a great time to plan a fundraiser to benefit your favorite charity. Read on for some helpful tips on planning a successful fundraiser, and give us a call today to book your special event!

Identify the purpose of the event

What is the purpose of your charity event? Is it to raise awareness, reach a new demographic, raise donations, or a combination of multiple goals?

Set a fundraising goal

Planning a successful event can get expensive if you don’t have a clear budget in mind. It’s important to know your fundraising goal so you can make wise decisions about where to allocate your resources and get the most bang for your buck. One of the benefits of hosting a roller skating fundraiser is the cost- our Lewisville skating rink can accommodate over 1,000 skaters and our private skating parties cost far less than most Dallas event venues.

Make it memorable

People have so many demands on their time and on their charity spending, so it’s important to make your event stand out from the crowd. A fun activity like roller skating is sure to get people in the door and put them in a good mood- always a smart way to get those checkbooks open and raise some money for your cause!

If you’re ready to ramp up your fundraising efforts, contact us today!

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Plan Your Dallas Holiday Party Now!

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holiday parties in DFW The holidays are just around the corner, which means now is the time to start planning your holiday parties! When it comes to planning the perfect party, the key is to give your guests something fun and different. And what could be more fun than roller skating?

If you’re tired of the usual hors d’oeuvres and party games, roller skating is the perfect way to add some personality to the soiree. It not only gets everyone up and active, but is also sure to stand out from all the other holiday parties your guests will attend throughout the season. Our skating rink already features 760 track lights, 9 mirror balls, and an impressive sound system featuring 4,800 watts of amplification, but with a Christmas tree right in the middle of the skating rink, you really can’t beat our festive ambiance!

Our Dallas skating parties are perfect for:

  • Office parties
  • School fundraisers
  • Church groups
  • Neighborhood parties
  • Family get-togethers
  • And more!

Whether you want to throw an amazing kids’ party with Santa Claus, plan a toy drive to benefit a favorite charity, or say “Thanks” to your employees with a night of fun, our party experts can help! We have been planning and hosting events for years, and would love to provide as much or little help as you need to create the perfect party that fits your needs.

With our large capacity, we are able to accommodate groups of all sizes and types. We have a tantalizing snack bar with a wide range of refreshments, candy, and hot meals, but our private party guests are also welcome to bring in food or catering to achieve the perfect party atmosphere.

Are you ready to skate, dance, eat, drink, and be merry? Just give us a call at 972.221.4666 to book your Dallas holiday party at InterSkate in Lewisville!

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At What Age Can Kids Learn to Roller Skate?

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kids roller skatingRoller skating is a timeless activity that never goes out of style. Many people have wonderful skating memories from childhood, so it only makes sense that they would want to pass it on to their kids! Here at our Lewisville skating rink we love providing a fun, affordable family outing that can be enjoyed by kids, teens, and adults. So how old should your child be before you introduce him or her to roller skating?

Theoretically, a child can learn to roller skate as young as two or three years old, but it depends largely on your child. Most kids have the ability and interest to start skating around the age of four or five. However, kids eight years old and younger should still have adult supervision at all times.

Tips for teaching your child to skate

  • Make sure your child has the coordination to stand on one foot for a few seconds at a time and to skip.
  • Start out by holding your child’s hand or holding your child up by the armpits while you follow behind.
  • Better yet, rent a skate mate. Our skate trainers lend your child a bit of stability while they learn the basics of skating and become more comfortable with the balancing and maneuvering.
  • We also offer roller skating lessons at our North Texas skating rink, and we even have a small skating area for little skaters and anyone who needs some practice space to get the basics down.

If you are interested in teaching your child to skate and are looking for a fun, family-friendly atmosphere, visit InterSkate today!

 

Don’t Miss This Dallas Halloween Event!

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Dallas Halloween skating eventLooking for a unique Halloween event near Dallas? Don’t miss our Halloween Skate coming up on Saturday, October 26th!

Get ready for a night of ghoulish fun with something for everyone. This Halloween skating party will feature a pie eating contest, a yucky drinking contest, tricks and treats, and of course lots of roller skating fun. But don’t worry, we know that no Halloween party is complete without costumes- that’s why we’re holding an epic costume contest with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners!

We know our skaters will dress to impress, and we can’t wait to see your creative costumes. Just remember to wear something that is safe to wear while skating. Need some help dreaming up the perfect costume? Check out these 10 last-minute costume ideas or these DIY Halloween costumes, and follow these costume safety tips for skating:

  • Avoid masks or other costume elements that impede your vision. You don’t want to end up crashing into other skaters.
  • Dress comfortably. Skating requires a good range of motion, so a restrictive costume will just slow you down and impede your fun.
  • Don’t wear anything too wide or long. It’s easy to accidentally clip passerby with giant wings, or trip on your train/tail/etc.

The details:

Visit Facebook to RSVP and share with your friends!

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