Roller Fox Skating Center offers a wide wooden floor where family and friends can safely race around the rink or whirl at near light speed in the exact middle. Guests strap on fresh sets of inline skates or conventional quad skates and glide to games of crack-the-whip across the wide wooden floor or skate over to the snack bar to nosh on pizza, fries, or soda.
Within Sherman Bowling Center, 50 synthetic lanes tempt families and league players alike to score strikes. Ensuring fun for all ages and abilities levels, the staff helps newbie bowlers connect with pins by activating bumpers, and challenges pros by hiding the pins. Between turns, guests can sip beer and refuel with a menu of burgers, quesadillas, and onion rings at the onsite restaurant, and, post game, kids can earn tickets for prizes such as footballs and mini air-hockey tables in the on-site arcade.
Founded by a ski tech with experience working at a premier Colorado resort, Northern Edge specializes in skiing and snowboarding, offering the kind of personalized care that’s often unavailable at larger sporting-goods stores. Skilled staffers with several years of experience handling winter equipment will tune your skis or snowboard in-house, generally on the spot while you wait. Sharpened edges will bite through ice and protect your pricey investment for winters to come. After the edges are sufficiently honed, the tuner will pamper your board or skis with a coat of hot wax, followed by a detailed buffering. This treatment will reduce snow friction, producing a smoother, faster ride to help snow-surfers shake off ravenous, snowmobile-riding mountain goats.
During the Festival of Trees, the Muskegon Museum of Art opens its doors for guests to frolic through a winter wonderland of themed trees and seasonal décor. Partygoers can grab an hors d'oeuvre and jam along with a live blues band, a dance-floor motivator even better than pistols rhythmically fired at dancers’ feet. In time for snow season, staffers deck the halls of the museum with holiday decorations and custom-designed spruces to lighten the mood. Revelers can snag potent nog from the cash bar and take sips while viewing the mechanical movements of a model train set, or track down your pet scone's long-lost relative in the gingerbread village. During the festivities, patrons can explore the museum's hallowed halls, which contain exhibits including celebrated paintings, sculptures, and cultural artifacts.
As the sun sets in Holton, wicked things come out to play at the Trail of Terror haunted trail. Zombie butchers, clowns, and more lurk just beyond trees and bushes from dusk until 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays in October. The trail's performers also bring to life scenes from classic horror movies such as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and Motel Hell. For those who survive the trail, onsite vendors sell apparel and tasty snacks at the concession stands. Trail of Terror Holton is not recommended for individuals with heart conditions, and though it maintains an all-ages policy, parental discretion is advised.
The Muskegon Family YMCA serves its community with fitness facilities and classes open to youngsters and adults alike. Facilities include workout rooms, indoor courts, and outdoor playing fields along with a fully equipped locker room featuring saunas, steam rooms, and hot tubs. In workout studios, instructors lead many adult- and youth-fitness classes throughout the week, and swim coaches captain lessons, swim-team practices, and exercise sessions in the indoor pool. When parents work out, experts keep a close eye on their kids in the nursery, ensuring they won't don fake beards to run off and join a gang of lumberjacks.