Tips For Keeping Your Children Safe In Public

 

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At Miracle Skate, we take pride in providing a clean, fun and safe environment for the entire family, and this includes your children, but not everyone wants to protect your children like we do. So, we’ve put together a short list of tips that’ll help with keeping your children safe in public places with large crowds.

Hand their hand. – Don’t walk ahead of small children that can not keep up. Remember, if only takes a second for a toddler to wander away.

Stranger danger. – Make sure your children know not to walk away with strangers. This will cut down on the chances of your child walking away with someone they don’t know.

Make sure they know who they are. – When your child is old enough to understand, practice their full name, address and phone number with them to ensure that if they ever needed help that they could be helped.

Keep an eye on them. – Never leave a child unsupervised in a public place. This includes play areas and even at roller skating rinks, even if they’re with other children. This is a recipe for disaster.

Have a family safe spot. – In crowded places, it’s a good idea to have a designated safe place to gather if the family gets separated. Make sure your kiddo knows where the safe place is and to go there if they get lost.

Following these steps will help with keeping your children safe while having fun at our facility and later in life.

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Skate Fitness Tips for Your 2017 Workout

Is getting in shape one of your New Year’s resolutions? Miracle Skate can help. Skating is a great way for families in Madera to stay active and have fun. Here’s how you can make your skating fitness routine even better!

Health Benefits of Roller-Skating

If you’ve ever skated before, you know it’s a good exercise for your legs, glutes, and core. After all, those sore muscles didn’t just appear! But roller-skating is also one of the best exercises you can do for heart health. Check out these quick facts about skating fitness:

  • Skating 1 hour per week can burn 600 calories
  • Skating includes most muscle groups, including the arms
  • Skating builds muscle strength and endurance
  • Skating causes 50% less joint stress than running
  • Skating is safer than playgrounds, biking, and most organized sports

How to Improve Skate Fitness

Want to take your roller-skating workout to the next level? Here are our favorite tips!

  1. girl stretchingStretch it out. You can lower the risk of injury and improve your skating workout by doing some quick quad, calf, hamstring, hip, and glute stretches before hitting the rink.
  2. Stay moving. Gliding doesn’t burn calories. To make the most of your skating workout, skate actively. Zig-zag, skate backwards, and work your arms as you skate.
  3. Make it harder. Ankle weights are a great way to increase the difficulty of your workout. Choose weights that velcro closed so you don’t lose them (and cause a pileup).

Ready to roll? Achieve your goals at Miracle Skate in Madera.

January Special Events – MLK and Friday the 13th Skate!

Welcome to 2017! We couldn’t help but plan a few events to get the New Year started right. While the holidays might be over, we still think there’s plenty to celebrate. Here’s a couple of family fun events you can look forward to this month!

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Event: Friday the 13th Skate
Date: Friday Jan. 13
Time: 7:30-10:00pm
Details: Jason is out to play! And there might be a chainsaw or two involved…come out as Jason runs around and scares the kids! There will be all you can eat pizza, a mummy wrap and more. Regular price admission!

And don’t forget, every Friday night the kids can get all you can eat pizza and soda from 7:30-10:00 pm, and if they leave their wristband on, they’ll skate for FREE on Saturday nights! So leave your Friday the 13th wristband on and come back and skate with us that Saturday Jan. 14!

Event: MLK Day Skate
Date: Monday Jan. 16
Time: 1:30-4:00 pm
Details: Just because the schools aren’t open doesn’t mean we aren’t! We will have $4.75 admission which includes skates, and an all access pass for $10 which includes skates, admission, rental, bounce house admission, one slice of pepperoni pizza and a 12 oz soda.

You can check out our events calendar for our other specials that go on all year long including our $2 Tuesdays, Cheap Skate Night, Club Glow and more. Looking to book a birthday party in the New Year? We have that option too! We hope to see you soon at Miracle Skate! With additional questions on parties or events, please give us a call at 559-674-7655

We’ll Help You With Your New Year’s Resolutions!

We’re all about New Year’s resolutions here at Miracle Skate. And there’s plenty of ways we can help! You’d be surprised at how many of your resolutions can be maintained by roller skating.

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Miracle Skate can help with the following resolutions:

  • Fitness! Did you know roller skating can burn up to 600 calories an hour? Who says you have to go to the gym to burn off those holiday calories? Make exercise fun and keep your fitness resolution by roller skating! It’s easy on the joints and a great way to get fit AND have fun with friends and family.
  • Spending more time with the family. This is a more common resolution than you think! We get so wrapped up in how busy we are that we forget what’s most important; family. We have plenty of specials, open skating and events throughout the year that are perfect for family bonding time.
  • Getting involved. Want to get more involved in the community in the New Year? Host a fundraiser with us! We love being able to give back to the community and encourage you to do the same.

And most of all, your resolution should be to HAVE MORE FUN! Isn’t that what skating is all about? We look forward to seeing all your bright and smiling faces as head into the New Year! Check out our most recent blog post on our fun New Year’s events, perfect for the whole family!

Roll Into The New Year At Miracle Skate!

Who’s excited for the New Year?! We have a TON going on that you don’t want to miss out on! Here’s everything you have to look forward to. The New Year sounds better on wheels!

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New Year’s Eve

Event: Kid’s New Years Eve Afternoon Skate
Time: 2:00-4:00pm
Details: Admission will be $10 (includes admission, skate rental, bounce house admission (must be under 5 ft tall), balloon drop with big prizes, free hats, horns, noise makers, slice of pizza, and a 12 oz. soda!

Event: New Year’s Late Skate N Dance
Time: 7:30pm-12:00am
Details: Admission will be $10 (includes admission, skates rental, big balloon drop at midnight, free hats, horns, noise makers and unlimited pizza and soda from 8-9pm). Make sure you keep your New Year’s Eve wristband on, because if you do, you’ll skate New Year’s Day for free!

New Year’s Day 

Event: Public Skating
Time: 2:00-6:30pm
Details: We will be OPEN on New Year’s Day for our normal hours! Celebrate the New Year with your family and friends for a fun afternoon skate!

Event: Family Night
Time: 4:30-6:30 pm
Details: In addition to normal hours, New Years Day we will have a family night! The family special includes admission and skates up to 6 (bounce house is extra), 1 large Mountain Mikes Pizza and pitcher of soda all for $29 ($76 value).

We can’t wait to ring in the New Year with you! Don’t forget, our holiday hours are 1:30-4:00pm Monday-Friday through Jan. 6th, and we also have our matinee sessions and other events next week leading up to the big weekend!

How To Care For Rollerblades

Rollerblading can be a fun activity for everyone.

Whether it is for kids and adults, the activity provides both enjoyment and exercise for those who use it often.

However, lots of roller skating time sometimes leads to potential breakdowns in the equipment.

inline roller skateSo if you tend to roller skate around a lot on blades, then you need to make sure you know how to properly maintain them.

Maintenance is important when it comes to rollerblades. There are sites which provide useful tips on what to do in keeping your blades in good working order. If you like roller skating as a regularly activity, then regularly check on your equipment condition.

Keep some equipment to help you take care of the rollerblades. These can include a skate tool, light-bearing oil, a small craft brush, and bearing cleaning solution.

Use the tools to remove the wheels and boot liners. This will allow you to clean all of the major areas of the skates. Make sure you inspect them to see that there are no cracks in them. Wipe down all the areas to keep them clean. Make sure the bearings don’t have dust, pebbles, or other particles that would hamper its movement.

By using proper maintenance methods, you can enjoy many hours of roller skating with your inline skates. It may not seem easy at first, but developing good techniques and basics can easily help you on your way toward consistently rolling around streets, towns, and skate parks.

For further practice, go to a local skating rink. If you are near the Madera area, then Miracle Skate is a suitable enough rink to hone and develop your skating skills. The rink features many regular events on its calendar geared toward particular roller skating activities at discount rates.

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