Falling in Love with Skating

Mini pumpkinsPumpkin lattes. Pumpkin pies. Pumpkin cheesecake. Sweaters. Jackets. Scarves. It’s officially Fall!

We love fall – the crisp air and finally getting to pull out our favorite jackets and boots. What else is there to love about fall? How about falling in love with a new past time or sport – roller skating! While fall is well known as the season of football, it’s also a great season to join us at Miracle Skate to try out your skills at the skating rink.

Things to Love About Skating

  1. It’s great exercise. You can burn almost 600 calories while skating for just one hour! Not only that, but roller skating has also been endorsed by the American Heart Association as a heart healthy activity.
  2. It’s the original social network. Roller skating started out as the center of the social scene. It’s where people came together to spend an afternoon together joking, playing, and simply enjoying the time spent in an engaging activity. Put down the screens and try it out for yourself.
  3. It’s a year round sport. Fall is a great time to learn to roller skate – but roller skating is a great sport year round! It’s one of our favorite things about skating: no matter the weather, the season, or the time of day, it’s a great time to go roller skating.
  4. Everyone can skate. Young or old. Short or tall. Everyone can be a great roller skater. All it takes is a little practice and you’ll be whizzing around the facility in no time.

It’s fall – but don’t fall!

You don’t have to worry about learning to fall while learning to skate this fall (pun intended) because we have handy skate mates that give you the extra help you need to be confident your first time out on the skating floor.

Join us at Miracle Skate in Madera for a great night skating with friends and family!

Grandparents Roller Skate Too!

Roller Skating Fresno and MaderaRoller skating is an activity that has been around for generations and it’s an activity that people of all ages can partake in and enjoy. Grandparents who remember lacing up to roller skate during their youth and cruising around rinks and streets can relive those fun times and regain their energy while skating with children and grandchildren. Benefits of roller skating are both emotional and physical as you share quality time with your family while participating in a fun form of low-impact exercise.

Working out without even knowing it

As you sail across the floor with your children and grandchildren at roller skate rinks, you’re getting an amazing workout. Happily, roller skating is so much fun, that you won’t even realize it’s exercise. Amid loops, turns, spins, and backward skating, you’re burning calories, improving cardiovascular health and strengthening the bond with your family. In a society where everyone seems glued to his or her smart phone and tablet screens, participating in this family-friendly physical activity has the ability to snap everyone out of their technology addiction.

Health benefits of roller skating

Along with strengthening family bonds and escaping technology comas, lacing up to roller skate has additional health benefits including:

Low-impact – Unlike other forms of exercise such as running that strain and damage knees and joints, roller skating is low-impact and joint-friendly. The fluid movements as you roller skate mimic those of dancing or running, but are thankfully free of impacts that can damage joints.
Whole-body workout – The strength and balance required for roller skating works your arms, legs, core, and cardiovascular system. Your legs and glute muscles receive the most benefits from skating, as does your core as you push through movements and maintain balance. Strong legs, improved coordination, and balance are beneficial for all ages.
Burn calories – Enjoy roller skating with your children and grandchildren and burn as many calories as other aerobic workouts. What makes skating better than traditional aerobic exercises is that you’re doing it with family while listening to great, upbeat music, making memories, and having fun.

Exercise for all skill levels

Even novices who roller skate slowly around the rink are receiving health benefits. The mere act of standing up on four wheels takes strength, balance, and coordination. Grandparents can teach younger children and vice versa and soon everyone is lost in the fun of the activity while enjoying quality time with family.

Roller Skating Photos From Miracle Skate In Madera and Fresno

Roller Skating in Fresno and Madera

 What could be better than roller skating? How about roller skating and pictures! In celebration of the new Miracle Skate instagram account we also decided to post pictures here on our website  Take a look!

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Corporate Outings in Fresno and Madera at Miracle Skate

Corporate Outings and Team Building in Fresno and MaderaStarting to notice some droopy shoulders around your office in Fresno or Madera? Do your employees need a bit more pep in their step? Sounds like it’s time to plan a corporate or team outing!

Corporate outings are a great way to facilitate bonding with your team members, reduce employee stress, and give them the chance to get to know one another outside of the office.

And, you know what? 

They’re really fun. 

Especially when you go roller skating! 

Wouldn’t your team rather go roller skating than participate in, “professional development activities,” or have a “shared meal”.

Team building events and corporate outings have been found to help the culture of an office rise and thrive in the following ways-

  • Improve Productivity
  • Increase Motivation
  • Foster Problem Solving
  • Encourage Creativity

In addition having your event at Miracle Skate in either Fresno or Madera is EASY!

We can supply the pizza and sodas, great music and if you want to include your employee’s families we even have bounce houses available!

Day and evening times are available, simply call us at 559-674-7655 or use the convenient “Contact Us” feature on our website to schedule a day and time and we’ll take care of the rest.

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Image courtesy of Ambro / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Hot Deals on Roller Skating At Miracle Skate in Fresno and Madera!

Skating Deals Madera and FresnoWe think that skating at Miracle Skate in Fresno and Madera is already a great value but we have a way of making it an even better value! We have coupons available on our website. All you have to do is visit miracleskate.com and click on the coupons tab to check out the great deals we are offering on our already affordable skating rates.

Our Current Coupons Include –

2 for 1 Skate

‎When you present this coupon the second person in your party can skate for free at any public skate session in either Madera or Fresno (Skate Rental Extra) – This even applies to our Madera “Club Glo” Dance and Skate on Friday nights and “It’s About Jam Time” on Saturday night party with free pizza and soda!

 

Skate Free

This coupon is good at Madera for our Sunday 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm skate. You can skate for free with this coupon at Fresno on Saturdays and Sunday at either our 11:30 – 2:00 or 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm public skates. (Skate Rental Extra).

 

Kids Skate Free

Don’t forget about our Kids Skate Free program – sign up at www.kidsskatefree.com/miracle to get weekly passes sent directly to your email for kids 12 and under.  Kids Skate Free passes are good any time in Fresno and the Madera times are posted on the passes.

Skating at a discount at Miracle Skate!

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Image courtesy of Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

 

 

How to Roller Skate Backwards

Skating in Madera and FresnoMost people can master roller skating forwards but many people find skating backwards much more difficult to execute. With a few tips and a little bit of practice you can be roller skating backwards and impressing your friends and onlookers at Miracle Skate when you are skating in Fresno and Madera in no time.

The primary step in becoming a great backwards skater is learning and perfecting what is known as the “Backwards March”

Here’s a brief rundown of how to get started Backwards Skating:

  1. Position feet with toes inward and heels out keeping bent knees and a straight back.
  2. Alternate lifting your knees while maintaining the foot position in Step 1
  3. DO NOT walk backwards, only lift knees straight up and down
  4. Once this is comfortable, begin applying more force and take a longer push

In case you are a more visual learner check out this video from YouTube –

Some of the most common mistakes include:

  • Looking down at the feet
  • leaning forward
  • walking backwards
  • moving feet out of the backwards skating position
  • sliding feet on the ground instead of lifting them

Practice these steps and in no time you will be gliding backwards around the rink at Miracle Skate backwards like a pro.

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Save on Birthday Parties Booked This Week at Miracle Skate

Birthday Parties in Madera and FresnoWe are always the home of the best birthday parties in Madera and Fresno but this week we are making them even better with a $20 discount on any birthday package booked this week!

Thinking about a skating party for your birthday later this month or sometime in June, just book it this week and – YOU CAN SAVE MONEY!! 

Whether you live in Fresno or Madera we offer birthday party packages for the young and young at heart. We are the premier roller skating facility in the area which in addition to all the lights and music you would expect offers a full service snack bar, skate shop, and private event hosting. We are truly the perfect family entertainment center.

An example of one our most popular birthday party skating packages is – 

The Bounce & Skating Party for 20

This package includes –

  • Up to 20 skaters!
  • 2 Hours Reserved Table Time
  • 3 large pizzas
  • 4 pitchers of soft drinks
  • 20 glow sticks
  • 20 free passes
  • Includes up to 20 kids on the slide
  • Includes up to 20 kids in the bounce house. Must be under 5 feet tall
  • Table cloths, plates, napkins, utensils
  • Admission
  • Regular Skate Rental
  • Party invitations
  • Return Skating Pass
  • $3.00 Gift Certificate for birthday child 

This $20 savings special is good only through May 11, 2014. Call us for more information at 559-674-7655.

 

Spring and Summer Skating Fun in Fresno and Madera

Skating Fresno and MaderaSpring is here and before too long we will have summer fun and summer school breaks.  It can be hot living in California so what better way to spend your time than inside in the air conditioning roller skating in Fresno and Madera at Miracle Skate.

Here are some reasons why roller skating at Miracle Skate is a great time for friends and family! 

It’s SO MUCH FUN!

Skate to awesome music, hanging with your besties, affordable prices on skating, parties and more! What more could you ask for? 

Stay Active, It’s Fun for the Whole Family!

Skating is one of the best ways to keep a healthy lifestyle. You can burn almost as many calories roller skating for an hour as you could jogging for an hour, and if you pick up the pace, you could actually burn more all while causing less stress on your knees and other joints. 

Get Out of the Heat This Summer

If it’s so hot you can’t step outside without sweating this summer, Miracle Skate is a perfect solution to avoid any weather climate!

Don’t forget we are available for birthday, team, school club or any other kind of party you can think of.

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The History of Zumba – Fun Dance Fitness

Zumba Madera CAYou may be aware that Miracle Skate in Madera offers weekly Zumba classes but do you really know what it involves and its history?

Zumba is a dance fitness program created by Colombian dancer and choreographer Alberto “Beto” Perez during the 1990s. Zumba involves dance and aerobic elements. Zumba’s choreography incorporates hip-hop, soca, samba, salsa, merengue, mambo and martial arts. Squats and lunges are also included. Approximately 14 million people take weekly Zumba classes in over 140,000 locations across more than 185 countries.

In the 1990s, Beto Perez forgot his tape of aerobics music for a class he was teaching. He went to his car, listened to music – consisting of traditional salsa and merengue music – and improvised a class using this non-traditional aerobics music. After finding initial success in Colombia, he moved to the United States in 2001, where he teamed up with cofounder Alberto Perlman and a childhood friend, COO Alberto Aghion.

Zumba sessions are typically about an hour long and are taught by instructors licensed by an organization called Zumba Academy. The exercises include music with fast and slow rhythms, as well as resistance training. The music comes from the following dance styles: cumbia, salsa, merengue, mambo, flamenco, chachacha, reggaeton, soca, samba, hip hop music, axé music and tango. There are eight different types of classes for different levels of age and exertion.

To experience Zumba for yourself come to one of our Thursday night Zumba classes in Madera held at 7:00 p.m. weekly.

Spring Break Fun at Miracle Skate

Spring Break Madera and FresnoSpring Break for Madera and Fresno schools officially runs from April 14 to April 18.  But we all know that we will all be in Spring Break Mode starting Friday night! SO that is when Miracle Skate will be kicking off our Spring Break activities.

FRIDAY NIGHT APRIL 11 – Beach Party in Madera!

Break out your sunglasses and Board Shorts for a night of Hula Hoop, Arm Wrestling, Root Beer Chug-A-Lug, Frisbee and a HOW LOW CAN YOU GO Limbo Contest! 

Of course we are going to have our regular great music and skating also but the Beach Party theme will just make it all that more fun.  We’ll be partying from 7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

SATURDAY APRIL 12 – Beach Party in Fresno!

The Beach Party moves to Fresno on Saturday April 12 from 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm with all the same great fun as Madera the night before.

WEDNESDAY APRIL 16 – 2 for 1 Skate in Madera

From 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Wednesday night we will be having a special 2 for the price of 1 skate – no coupon required.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY APRIL 18 and 19 – EGGSTRAVAGANZA!

We will be having our Easter Eggstravaganza in both Madera and Fresno with Egg Tosses/Egg Relays and of course SKATING!

2:00 p.m. on the April 18
4:00 p.m. on the April 19

 In addition we will be having our regular “It’s About Jam Time” Saturday night skate in Madera from 7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. both weeks.

We will be closed in both locations on Easter Sunday.

Come out and check out all the fun during Spring Break at Miracle Skate. Call us at 559-674-7655 or use the convenient “Contact Us” form on our website for more information.