Roller Skating: A Less Expensive Birthday Bash!

February 12th, 2013 posted by Roller Skating Association

Hosting a birthday party can be exhausting and expensive. In fact, an average birthday party can cost upwards of $200.00, and that doesn’t include buying a gift for the birthday boy/girl. When planning a party, the host has so many options ranging from location, to party theme, to games making it difficult to create the best party possible at an affordable cost.

A solution to the birthday party dilemma is to choose one of the most popular venues to host a birthday party: the local roller skating center. Last year, skating centers throughout the country hosted more than 500,000 birthday parties for kids of all ages. Not only is a skating party fun and energy packed, but parents love the no mess, no hassle, low cost of hosting this birthday bash.

Throughout the years, many entertainment venues have continued to increase the cost of their product, while roller skating has remained an affordable activity for the entire family and even large groups. The average admission for skating is typically between $3 and $7 per person with skate rental less than $3.00. A cost which is more affordable than taking a few friends to the movies or to other popular entertainment venues; and can be even be less expensive than throwing a backyard birthday party. When it comes to birthday parties and special events, skating centers offer various packages in several price ranges with added benefits like age-appropriate music, party favors, birthday cake, soft drinks, free skate rental, games and much more.

Roller skating parties provide an inexpensive, fun way to celebrate your next birthday. The Roller Skating Association International (RSA) is offering free downloadable birthday invitations and thank you cards as well as a personalized e-birthday packet* for each birthday party scheduled at an RSA skating center in 2004.

Roller skating offers more than a fun birthday party; it’s also an effective low- impact aerobic exercise that kids of all ages and skill levels can enjoy. For many years, the President’s Council on Physical Fitness, as well as the American Heart Association, have recognized that roller skating is among the best overall aerobic exercises, involving all the body’s muscles, including the heart. Studies show that skating is equivalent to jogging in terms of calorie burning and fat reduction; just an hour of vigorous skating can burn up to 590 calories in a 150-pound person.

To locate a skating center near you, or for more information on hosting a birthday party or other events at an RSA-member skating center, go to or call 317-347-2626.

* Birthday packet includes personalized birthday letter from Roller Roo and roller skating book mark.

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