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    Stop by the Skate Shop

    New items were recently added to our Skate Shop!  Hit the games and win those tickets… then stop by the Skate Shop for the coolest prizes around!

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  • How To Be A Boss At Laser Tag

    Did you know the first laser tag arena opened in 1984, and 8.90 million games of laser tag are played each year? Laser tag is a fun, high energy game that you could play with two people or 200, and at Sk8ter’s Paradise in Somerset Kentucky, we love to watch guests of all ages enjoy this game. Check out some tips to mastering it! Laser tag game

    Tip #1: Black is Back

    If you can, be the dark colored team. This will help you camouflage yourself in our dark laser tag arena, and keep you veiled under the cover of darkness.

    Tip #2: Divide and Conquer

    By separating into separate groups, you can assign members of your team different missions to annihilate the other team before they know what is coming. Laser tag

    Tip #3: Stay Safe

    If someone is injured, call out for help. It does not matter if the other team finds and shoots you; safety should be your top priority. If you see one of our staff members, flag them down, and apprise them of the situation. They will take the appropriate course of action.

    Tip #4: Out of Sight, Out of Mind

    Until the game starts, it is best to hide, but as soon as the game begins, move constantly. It will confuse the enemy, and give you a better chance of staying safe.

    At Sk8ter’s Paradise we want to ensure that all of our guests have an awesome time, while remaining safe. If you see someone not obeying the rules, please let us know. Our rules are there for your protection. We hope to see you on Friday for our 2-4-1 Laser Blast from 6-11pm!

    Take A Field Trip To A Skating Rink!

    Who doesn’t love field trips? We are sure it was the highlight of your month when you and your class would get out of the classroom and go somewhere new and different. Often times, field trips are to museums, or nature preserves, which is still exciting for students, but what if you found out your child’s next class field trip was to a skating rink! You heard right! A skating rink! At St8ter’s Paradise in Somerset Kentucky, we have a teacher prepared to instruct students, and are working with local schools to implement the Roller Skating Association’s idea to incorporate roller skating into S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering, and math) subjects!

    The Importance of S.T.E.M. Subjects

    It seems that in the past decade or so we have been hearing more and more about S.T.E.M. subjects and their importance in a student’s educational career, but the fundamentals behind them have been around for much longer. This education grouping is implemented worldwide, and it a fantastic way to educate our youth about the importance of these subjects in the workforce.

    How Can Roller Skating Teach My Child Anything

    By engaging students outside of a traditional classroom and textbook setting, the potential for retention is much higher. Also, up to 50% of students learn best by doing (Kinesthetic learning style) and will therefore understand the practicality of the lesson. By participating in activities they enjoy, they will be more apt to be interested in these important topics.

    If you are an educator wanting to plan a field trip to Sk8ter’s Paradise, Contact Us today! Your students will thoroughly enjoy getting out of the classroom, and enjoying an afternoon of physical activity while learning important lessons!

  • The Do’s and Don’ts of Throwing a Child’s Party

    Sk8ter’s Paradise is the best place in town to throw a child’s party, but you may not be aware of all that actually goes into throwing a child’s party if this is your first child or you have never done it before. Here are a couple of Do’s and Don’ts to throwing a child’s party that you may not know. Happy Birthday

    1. You DO want to make sure your child has fun: This seems obvious, but often times the parent gets caught up in keeping up with the Joneses, so to speak, and forgets what the child actually wants. It is okay to forego the $100 cake from the boutique bakery for the $25 one at your local grocery store. Your child will probably not know the difference.
    2. You DON’T want to invite too many children: The general rule is age + 1, and although often ignored, it is a rule for a reason. If your child is five-years-old, inviting his entire class, plus the soccer team, and his Sunday school class will be overwhelming for him. Pick 6 of his friends that he actually likes and plays with and invite them.
    3. DO involve your child in the planning: By about age seven, your child knows what he or she likes, so allow them to participate in planning the theme! Ask for their preferences and color choices. This will allow them to feel important and part of the process.
    4. DON’T expect most people to RSVP: This is just a fact that the party mom has to accept. Most of the guests will not RSVP. There are ways to encourage them to do so, but even still, expect that most will not.

    Whichever party option you choose, know we are always here to help! Contact Us to learn more about the party options we have at Sk8ter’s Paradise, and book today!

    Mastering Skeeball

    If you have ever played skeeball, you know how fun it can be. This classic arcade game has been around since 1909 when it was invented by J. Dickinson Este invented it. It is very similar to bowling, but on a much smaller scale. At Sk8ter’s Paradise, we have several arcade games including many of the classics, like skeeball, and believe it or not, there are techniques to doing better at the game than others. Skeeball Game at Sk8ter's Paradise

    Tip #1: Commit to ONE machine:

    Many “skeeball experts” will tell you the key to mastering skeeball is to know your machine. Because every machine is different, sticking with one machine will make you more accustomed to its idiosyncrasies and help you better adjust.

    Tip #2: How low can you go?

    It is often suggested that playing on your knees will help you perform better at skeeball! Many say it helps them better line up their shot, while others say it helps them judge their angle. Whatever the reason, it is a great technique to try!

    Tip #3: Go for the big 5-0

    Unless you are a skeeball master, do not try for the 100 hole. The 50 point hole is a reasonable shot, and one that most beginners and intermediate players have a shot at getting. Even if you miss, you will probably get one of the 40 or 30 point holes.

    Want to try these tips out? Visit our arcade the next time you are at Sk8ter’s Paradise, and see how many points you can get! Have your own tips? We would love to hear them! Leave them in the COMMENTS section below!