1/2 Million Kids Registered for Kids Skate Free

The Kids Skate Free Program was recently acquired by the Roller Skating Association International, and reached a milestone on Thursday, June 18th, with the 500,000th child being registered for the program across the nation!

To celebrate this milestone, the 500,000th child registered, Cobey Greer who registered at Skatin’ Station in Canton, MI, will be receiving a prize pack valued at more than $500, which will include roller skates and other incredible prizes donated by Pepsi, Southeastern Skate Supply, Rebecca’s Toys and Novelties, Riedell Skates, Roller Bones and more.kidsskatefreewinner

The Kids Skate Free program encourages children to stay active and fit by offering them two opportunities every week to visit their local participating roller skating rink. RSA President, Robert Bentley, is thrilled with the program and its ability to spread the joy and benefits of roller skating to families around the globe. A rink owner himself, Bentley launched the program in all four of his rinks and was blown away by the response. “In today’s era of technology and with a mounting concern of childhood obesity, the Roller Skating Association is committed to health and fitness by encouraging member roller skating rinks to offer free passes through the KidsSkateFree.com program. I signed up all four of my rinks immediately and already have thousands of parents who have registered their children – a true testament to the power of this program. It’s a win for parent’s wallets, children’s health, and roller skating.”

A few fun facts about roller skating:

  • 30 minutes of roller skating produces a heart rate of at least 148 beats per minute.
  • 2x safer than school playground equipment, 3x safer than football and baseball, 4x safer than basketball, 5x safer than riding a bike.
  • There are 400% more injuries playing basketball versus roller skating.
  • Roller skating works most muscle groups in the body, including quads, abs, calves, glutes and arms.
  • Roller skating 1 hour per week can burn up to 600 calories.
  • Roller skating causes less than 50% less stress to joints than running.
  • According to the American Heart Association, roller skating is one of the top aerobic exercises.

Parents who wish to participate in the Kids Skate Free program at Rollhaven may do the following:

  1. Visit the Kids Skate Free site.
  2. Click the green button and sign up!
  3.  Once you have signed up, passes will be emailed to you on Sunday evenings.
  4. Print them off and bring them when you come to skate the following week!

*This blog post was adapted from RSA’s recent blog post titled “Kids Skate Free Reaches 1/2 Million Milestone


All About: Wheely Fun Summer Camp

It’s almost Summer and that means one thing at RollhavenWheely Fun Summer Camp!

What is Wheely Fun Summer Camp? sun

Wheely Fun Summer Camp is an opportunity for your children to have a fun and safe summer while making new friends and learning new skills. They will have the chance to enjoy many activities on a daily basis.

When is Wheely Fun Summer Camp?

Wheely Fun Summer Camp is 4 Big Weeks of Fun in Grand Blanc, Michigan. Here are the specific dates:

Week 1: July 13-17, Silly Sports

Week 2: July 27-31, Splish Splash

Week 3: August 10-14, Challenge Week

Week 4: August 24-28, Game Show Mania

How much is Wheely Fun Summer Camp?

FULL DAY = 9am – 5pm

One full day $35

All week $135

HALF DAY  = 9am – 12 noon or 1:00-5:00pm

One half day $25

All week $95

Early drop off at 8:00am available for $5 per child per day. Children registered for half day camp must be picked up by 12:00pm Full day campers must be picked up by 5:00pm. There is a $5 late pick-up fee for children picked up more than 15 minutes late. Full week registration includes camp t-shirt, skate rental & 2 snacks per day. Half day registration includes skate rental & 1 snack per day.

What should my child bring?

Items that should be brought to camp:

  • Sunscreen (for outdoor activities)
  • Comfortable Athletic Shoes Proper Clothing for physical activity
  • Skates (If you do not have your own, skates will be provided)

Items that should not be brought to camp:

  • Jewelry
  • Toys
  • Radios/IPODS
  • Video Games
  • Expensive items
  • Cell Phones

If you can’t take it to school with you, don’t bring it to camp with you. Your child’s name should be on anything they bring to camp. Rollhaven Skating Center is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Lockers are 25 cents.

What does a day at Wheely Fun Summer Camp look like?

9:00 – 9:45 — Check In

9:45 – 10:00 — Indoor/Outdoor Activity

10:00 – 11:00 — Snack

11:00 – 12:00 — Arts & Crafts

12:00 — Half Day Pick Up

12:00 – 1:00 — Lunch & Quiet Time

1:00 – 3:00 — Free Skate & Bounce Time

3:00 – 3:15 — Snack

3:15 – 4:30 — Free Choice

4:30 – 5:00 — Clean Up & Pick Up

This is just an example. Activities & Times may change from day to day.

How do I register my kid(s)?

Registering is easy! Fill out this form or give us a call at 810-694-4533 to make sure your child is guaranteed a spot in the most fun summer camp in Michigan!

Get the 411 on Rollhaven

Are you new to Grand Blanc, Flushing or Owosso, MI? Looking for some things to do that are family fun certified? Well, look no further! We have a great time and we know most of you have made it to our facilities but just in case you’re new to Rollhaven Skate and Fun Center, here’s everything you need to know about Rollhaven.

Make Memories at Rollhaven confettI

Rollhaven is a family-owned and operated family entertainment center in Grand Blanc, Flushing or Owosso, Michigan. Our biggest attraction is our state-of-the-art skating floor, but kids also love our Laser Tag and Bounce House. Our full skate shop is also very popular, not to mention it provides many with perfect opportunities for buying birthday presents!

What to Expect from Rollhaven

When you bring your family to Rollhaven Skating and Fun Center, you can expect:

  • 3 convenient locations to better serve you
  • Adult supervision at all times
  • A real maple wood skating floor
  • Special light shows and a cutting edge sound system
  • Special events for every holiday
  • Customizable birthday parties
  • Tasty drinks and snacks
  • Parties and private events

Michigan’s Best Party Venue

Want to plan a party at Rollhaven? We have a wide variety of public and semi-private parties for kids in Grand Blanc, Flushing and Owosso, MI. Choose from a variety of birthday packages that your birthday child and your budget. Our rink is also available to rent for private events like school field trips, church outings, corporate team building days and fundraisers.

Want to learn more about Michigan’s favorite skating center? Call Rollhaven today!

Grand Blanc: 810.694.4533
Flushing: 810.659.7260
Owosso: 989.725.9850