For more than three decades, the Hudson family has fostered a fun, safe environment for exercise at Red Bird Skateland. The glossy roller rink welcomes the public during open skate hours, and hosts birthday parties as well. Bashes can be held during public skate hours, or birthday kids can opt for private celebrations, which lets partygoers skate unimpeded by strangers after feasting on cake.
In 1956, the owners of Cedar Hill Roller Rink stuck a sky-blue sign on the edge of Main Street. With only the word "Skating" displayed in retro block lettering, the sign called out to travelers, urging them to stop inside for classic four-wheeled entertainment. Today, the rink's hardwood surface provides smooth gliding after five decades upkeep, upbeat music, and upstanding gentlemen who know how to ask a gal to dance despite having untimely sweaty palms.
Center Line Sport Horses is owned by Colette Sossaman, specializing in the art of Dressage. Colette excels in the training of non-traditional breeds used for competition dressage. In fact, Colette has won multi-National Championships and Reserve National Championships on three different breeds in four levels of Dressage.
The thunderous boom of 600 pins toppling over might resound throughout Forum Bowling Lanes at any moment. That’s because the facility – a Grand Prairie institution since 1974 – contains 60 lanes where players vie for strikes and spares. Though recently remodeled, Forum retains a vintage air, amid which players roll during open bowling, tournaments, or league games for all ages held daily. After the final frame, relax with a drink in Forum’s café and lounge or head to the pro shop to pick up essential bowling gear such as balls and air horns for distracting your opponents.
Forum Roller World’s vast polished hardwood floor stretches below a similarly vast ceiling outfitted with festive lights. And between the two? A scrum of roller skaters gliding, weaving, and figure-eighting to the tune of music such as hip-hop and gospel. This large facility welcomes skaters of all levels to slip into a pair of skates and cruise the floors. On Sunday nights until 1 a.m., adults rule the roost, where they can skate at their own speed without having to dodge children or re-oil their training wheels.
Core Pilates owner Phyllis E. Parker uses her degree in exercise science and traditional Pilates machines to customize each private equipment session to each student's specific skill level. The one-on-one sessions expose neophyte Pilates pupils the limb-lengthening, core-tightening benefits, and more experienced students can benefit from the precision instruction of the experienced personal trainers Following the stretching session, balanced bodies are sent on their way to boldly walk the line between careers and reality TV tryouts.