Roller Disco – Roller Skating’s Cool Alter Ego image 1

Roller Disco – Roller Skating’s Cool Alter Ego

Do people still enjoy roller skating rinks? Probably not in the same way as they did in, say, 1973, but the sport of roller skating is still going strong. (Overall, the hair is probably better.) What used to be skateboard parks are becoming roller parks as both boys and girls (or rather, men and women!) enjoy the joy of roller skating.  Roller discos, too, are also very much alive – and for good reason. Roller discos are one of those versatile...
Is Roller Skating Fun Making a Comeback

Is Roller-Skating Fun Making a Comeback?

Could roller-skating fun be undergoing a revival? It appears so. Dubbed the ‘original social networking’, roller-skating fun is back! Actually, it didn’t really die, it just went underground. Venues like the Illinois Glenwood Roller Rink have been hosting concerts, derby’s, night roller-skating Thanksgiving parties for decades. With a jam-packed events schedule, skaters, ‘talent on wheels’, show off their latest moves as part of the festivities. Groups move round and round the rink in laps, doing line-dancing type moves to the...
Roller-Rink Hire Done Right

Roller-Rink Hire Done Right

Everyone loves a party. Roller-Magic’s roller-rink hire has taken parties, celebrations and all manner of events to great heights by setting up roller-skating rinks all over the world. There’s everything to be said for leaving the finer details, the planning, safety, execution and packing up to a trusted third party. There’s little to beat hands-on experience. We may outdo ourselves arranging an event but if 90% of our to-do list fits into the ‘first-time’ category, then the learning curve is...
Corporate Christmas Roller Skating Party Fitness & Fun All Rolled Into One

Corporate Christmas Roller Skating Party: Fitness & Fun All Rolled Into One

With Christmas fast approaching, many companies are already planning their year-end functions. If you’re just getting into the swing of things, do you want to organise the best corporate entertainment your company has ever seen? Consider a Christmas roller skating party, which is not only unique but fantastic for all ages and abilities as well as an ideal way to get your staff and guests socialising, interacting and exercising, guaranteeing that everyone will have the time of their lives. While your...
Great Reasons to Hire a Mobile Roller Rink

Great Reasons to Hire a Mobile Roller Rink

Another work function, another fundraiser, another school event; every year you struggle to come up with new and exciting ideas to keep guests entertained. Why not consider hiring a mobile roller rink this time round? Mobile roller rinks are fast becoming a top choice when it comes to planning any kind of event, from company team building, birthday parties or school festivals. Planning a school disco and struggling to decide on a unique theme? Hire a roller rink. Company team building...
The Chequered History of Roller Skating

The Chequered History of Roller Skating

Necessity they say is the mother of invention. Therefore it makes sense that the idea of skating on dry land, as was done on ice, resulted in converting ice skates into their dry-land roller skating cousins. In case you’re wondering, let’s first of all put to bed the origins of ice skating. Archaeological evidence speaks to their invention being a matter of survival. Around 5 000 years ago, the first skates were made of animal bones as a travel...
Roller party themes - which decade should you choose

Roller party themes – which decade should you choose?

Choosing a decade to theme your roller party around is always a great idea. It gives an element of fun to your event and we can assure you that the outfits will help break the ice between your guests! But which decade should you choose? The 70s where roller skating began? Or maybe the 00s where, for some of your guests, their style may not have changed much? To help you decide, we’ve put together a quick guide to each...
5 Fun Facts About Roller Skating

5 Fun Facts About Roller Skating

Roller skating has quite a history, with the first recorded use of roller skates a whopping 274 years ago! But what else is there to roller skating, and why is it the perfect activity for many events and celebrations? Check out our top 5 fun facts about the sport... 1. Waitresses that wear roller skates? They’re officially known as carhops. Carhops first began to appear in 1921 but became highly popular in American drive-in restaurants in the 50s and 60s. Their feature...
Why roller skating isn’t just for kids

Why roller skating isn’t just for kids

When someone says roller skating, your first thought may be that it’s an activity for children. It’s true that kids love to skate, but our roller rinks are purchased and hired for events of all kinds, with participants of all ages slipping on a pair of skates. We’ve seen everything from family fun days where parents hold the hands of their little ones around the rink (often being out-skated by their mini me!), to corporate adult-only events where the average...