In 1940 Al Kish started an outdoor roller rink at Pearson Park in Oregon, Ohio. Twenty years later Fun Spot Arena was born and has been owned and operated by the Kish family ever since. The industry has seen many changes in 70 years, but our goal at Fun Spot still remains the same; to provide a fun and save environment fo
Skaters of all ages and arabesque abilities soar across Monroe Multi-Sports Complex's vast rink—the former home to 2011 NHL recruit Matt Mahalak. Though the rink acts as the complex’s nucleus of activity—hosting hockey games, figure skating exhibitions, skating lessons, and public skate sessions—, an adjacent field house promotes more land-based sports, including youth and adult soccer, dodge ball, and flag football. Additionally, a collection of springy inflatables allows young visitors to bounce for up to a full day or until they finally convince gravity to permanently reverse.
Passionate staffers stay on hand to offer skating tips during public sessions, assist guests as they sign for one of the soccer leagues, or be of assistance in case of a hot-chocolate overdose. In keeping with their commitment to physical education, the complex’s team of instructors also coach home-schooled children for credits, as well as give birthday children the gift of adrenaline-pumping exercise during party packages.
Fitness, arts, and cultural programs broaden horizons at the Vollmer Culture and Recreation Complex, which stands as a haven for continued learning and active lifestyles. The facility is well equipped to meet its expectations—there are 22 soccer pitches, two NHL-worthy ice surfaces, areas set aside for seniors, and landscaped nature trails outside the building. An indoor walking track wraps around the fitness centre, which the staff stocks with cardio and strength-training machines, as well as ROC-IT circuit-training machines and free weights. They've also set a group fitness area apart and cleared space for stretching.
The staff continues to get bodies moving with low-impact aqua fitness classes in the indoor aquatic area. A wave pool and lazy river beckon guests to relax or read messages from bottles thrown by someone very near them. The staff also hosts clubs, meetings, and gatherings for organizations such as the LaSalle Minor Hockey Association and events such as wedding receptions.
A lap around Skateland West’s sea-foam-green floor transports inline skaters back in time with psychedelic rainbow lights, arcade games, and music. Despite the retro-chic atmosphere, Skateland West keeps things modern with activities such as freestyle-skating sessions and inline-skating lessons. The center also has a staff of fitness instructors who run patrons through fun and challenging Zumba, kickboxing, kids’ dance classes, and yoga workouts to help patrons stay in better shape than a buff geometry teacher. The skating rink also hosts kids’ birthday parties and has a snack bar where skaters can refuel with sodas and pizza.
Vibrant colors coat walls surrounding the glossy rinks at ERDU Skate-A-Rama , where experienced staff members monitor skaters of all ages in a family-friendly environment. Equipped with rented wheels, skaters glide along smooth surfaces under colorful lights to the beat of lively music. Their family members, perched along the rink's perimeter, watch or take bets on who can do a figure eight the fastest.
Skaters can take a break from four-wheeled footwear to play arcade games at some locations or silence rumbling stomachs with bites of pizza or other snacks, such as cones from the ice-cream shop, at ERDU Skate-a-Rama, which serves up swirls of soft serve doused with fudge.
Two ice surfaces lie within the sprawling, 70,000-square-foot Farmington Hills Ice Arena, hosting skaters for programs such as youth and adult hockey, figure skating, and open sessions for the public. Up to 1,200 people can look on from the stands while hockey teams battle it out or fledgling figure skaters compete to see who can become the dizziest. Beginning skaters can learn to glide atop their blades for the first time or improve their existing skills during Learn to Skate courses, which instill skating fundamentals through series of lessons and evaluations.