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!

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!

Why Sign Up for Kids Skate Free?

There used to be a time when parents flashed the flood lights or rang a school bell to get their kids to go inside for dinner, now you have to disconnect the wifi, “lose the remotes” and refuse to reheat dinner for them. With all the technology around us, it’s hard to get them active and exercising these days. Here at Miracle Skate, we believe exercise should be fun. We want to encourage kids to unplug and unwind with friends and family here at the rink.

Miracle Skate is proud to say that we are part of a program called Kids Skate Free. This program is designed to promote kids to be active and exercise in a way that excites them by offering free passes to participating skating rinks! Once you sign up, each child (up to four per family) will receive two passes to use each week here at Miracle Skate. This means that if they own their own KidsSkateFree.comskates, their skating day is totally free! But don’t worry if you don’t have your own skates, we have both quads and inline (rollerblades) available to rent during your time with us. This program is offered to kids 12 and under, but don’t let that stop you from having a family fun outing! Not sure what days they can be use? We make it simple to find out -simply check out our hours and location page.

Roller skating is a fun way to get exercise, burn calories, and improve balance and flexibility. Its easy and fun to learn at every age. We hope to see you and your family here at Miracle Skate in Madera, CA soon, so sign up for your free skate passes today!

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Rollerskating: Keeping Your Heart Happy in More Ways Than One

We’ve all heard that rollerskating has it’s health benefits, but do you REALLY know just how good those laps around the rink are for you? Skating has fantastic aerobic and cardiovascular benefits that’s not known to many. Your favorite childhood activity could be your heart and joints’ saving grace.

Benefits of Skating

According to Dr. Carl Foster, associate professor of medicine at the University of Wisconsin Medical School, skating as a form of exercise is as beneficial as running or cycling. The best part about it? With skating there’s no padding shorts needed for cycling.

• Roller skating is equal to jogging in terms of health benefits and calorie consumption, strength happy heartdevelopment, and reduction of body fat.

• Did you know? Roller skating is recognized AND recommended by the American Heart Association (AHA) as an aerobic fitness sport.

• A mere hour of brisk roller skating burns 330 calories for a roughly 140-pound person. If that same person were to roller skate vigorously, he/she will burn up to 590 calories in a one hour!

• Skating at 6 mph burns 350 calories while skating at 10 mph burns 600.

• Skating at a steady, comfortable rate for a period of 30 minutes expends 285 calories and produces a heart rate of ~148 beats per minute.

• A study conducted at the University of Massachusetts determined in-line skating causes less than 50 percent of the impact shock to joints compared to running.

•Want to get the all the benefits aerobics can offer? Roller skate one day, bicycle another, and swim or run on another.

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Customize Your Miracle Skate Party!

Birthday parties are your kid’s one day of the year that is dedicated solely to them. It’s important to find a party that meets their ‘demands’, and fits your budget. You know what kind of party meets both of those criteria? A Miracle Skate party!

 Making it the Party They Want

Each year is a new birthday party theme. One year it’s Barbie, one it’s Frozen and now it’s the Jungle Book. It can be hard to keep up. Each party has to be similar to their friends, but have their own twist -it’s a delicate balance every parent has dealt with.

Lucky, parties at Miracle Skate have the foundation for a fun kids party but have the added bonus of being able to customize and really make it their own.

What’s Included?

Our birthday parties include food, paper products, and fun. Parties held during open skating sessions allow for up to 20 guests and provide 2 hours of reserved table time. Each party includes:fun stuff!

  • 3 large pizzas and 3 pitchers of soft drinks (Pepsi products)
  • 20 free passes and 20 glowsticks
  • Paper products including table cloths, plates, napkins, utensils
  • Admission and regular skate rental
  • Party invitations
  • $3.00 Gift Certificate for birthday child

If you want to make it even more fun, we have a bounce house and slide available as a party add-on!

Bring in some Frozen party favors and have the guest dress up as their favorite characters and have them go skating like the princesses. Got a little guy obsesses with Batman? Have the guest dress up or bring in some Batman themed party favors and have the kids race around the track like Batman in Gotham. The possibilities are endless!

Works with Your Budget

Our parties are priced for the maximum amount of fun at the lowest cost. We have a public and private birthday package so that you can choose which option is best for you birthday boy or girl and budget. Have the whole rink to yourselves or have it during open skate for the chance to make some new friends -the choice is all yours!

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Sunday Fun at Miracle Skate

There are two ways to look at Sunday:

  1. The last day of the weekend, the day before Monday, as in the worst day because it simply isn’t long enough.
  2. The last day of the weekend, the day before Monday, the best day of the week because it’s the last day of the weekend and not Monday.

Regardless of which one you are, we’ve got some fantastic specials on Sunday that are sure to either make Sunday one of your favorite days, or give your family a new Sunday tradition.

Sunday Matinee SessionFamily fun!

If you’ve got little ones that have an earlier bedtime, our matinee session is for you! We’re open from 3 – 5 p.m. on Sunday afternoons for skaters of all ages. We even have our bounce house obstacle course available for those that are 50″ and under. It’s a great way to burn off some of that seemingly never-ending energy and get a good night’s sleep to get a good start to the coming week.

Sunday Family Night

For those with kids who can stay up a little later, our Family Night Special might be perfect for you. We have a Family Night on Sunday nights from 5:30 – 8 p.m. Admission and skate rental for 6 (at least one parent must be present), plus a large pizza and a pitcher of soda for only $25! Now that’s a deal that can’t be beat! Skate around the rink then indulge in a tasty pizza and soda. Take that time to talk with your kids about the past week and the coming week and have a little quality family time.

See you on Sunday!

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