With the opening of Pattison's West in 1979, Mike and Kay Pattison carried on a family tradition that began when Mike's grandfather debuted the clan's first rink in the 1930s. Today, the roller skating rink, which has been lauded by the New York Times, has been passed down to the couple's son, Darin, but still exudes the same values of recreation and togetherness as it did more than three decades ago, when families were held together with twine before the discovery of DNA. The 90-by-176-foot skating oval sports curved maple slats in a rotunda formation, which allows for smooth, swift gliding with the grain of the wood. When not teeming with open-skate guests or parties, the space serves as practice grounds for Pattison's Team Extreme, an inline speed-skating crew that ascended to the nation's number one spot in 2010 under Mike's coaching. The award-winning team serves as inspiration for classes for beginner rollers and aspiring speed skaters. The on-site pro shop and snack bar provides the equipment and fuel necessary to keep rolling.
Centerstage! Theatre is one of Puget Sound's longest-lived theatre companies, with a mission of bringing a variety of popular shows to the region. Decades after they were founded, their artistic ensemble keeps that mission in mind while staging a repertoire of new works. Family-friendly shows such as Shipwrecked!, powerfully-emotional productions including For All That, and tinsel-coated traditional English Christmas pantomimes take the boards at the intimate Knutzen Family Theater. That focus on feel-good entertainment has won Centerstage audiences and acclaim—several shows have proven popular enough to be transported to bigger venues such as Seattle's ACT Theatre and Tacoma's Broadway Center. And Centerstage has also been nominated for and received many awards, including Best Actress, Best Director and Best New Play.
Martial arts at Federal Way's Master Shon's Black Belt USA is a great workout that will leave you feeling Zen.
The doors are open for you at this studio with their people friendly restaurant and great, home-cooked food.
Bring the whole clan to this studio — kids and parents will love the ambience here.
Strengthen your body and fitness endurance with a high-intensity kickboxing class.
A cross fit workout is great for a high-intensity workout that eliminates your stress.
A MMA class is a great way to let your anger out and learn the basics of fighting and self-defense.
Want to get in shape but don't know where to start? Enlist the help of one of the personal trainers on staff to coach you through the path to fitness.
With a parking lot adjacent to Master Shon's Black Belt USA, you won't get stuck circling the block.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
The instructor is dedicated in improving the health of his students as well as giving them a better understanding of martial arts.
Is your location strictly for adults, or can kids participate as well?
Children can start as early as 6. As far as age limits? You're never too old to start!
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
To do something we love to do everyday. Master Frazier would say that seeing the smiles on his students faces is his inspiration.
What do you love most about your job?
Just as before, interacting with different people from all walks of life.
Ceilings aside, there are few non-bounceable surfaces to be found inside Trampoline Nation. Its main jumping area, the Launch Zone, includes more than 5,000 square feet of trampolines, including some angled ones that allow youngsters to literally bounce off the walls. The Trick Nation area lets kids aged 5 and older practice tricks under the watchful eye of the facility's air guards, while Dunk Nation's giant trampolines launch participants high enough to slam dunk the hoop. Besides being open extended hours during school breaks, Trampoline Nation hosts dodgeball tournaments and jump nights for teens and tweens, where visitors often have growth spurts in midair. As kids bounce about, their guardians can watch all the action from a comfy mezzanine complete with air conditioning, sofas, and free WiFi.
The weather in the Pacific Northwest isn’t always ideal for spending time outside, which is why Java Billiards keeps daytime as well as nighttime hours. More than just a shelter from the elements, though, the all-ages pool hall stands as an emphatic answer to boredom. It invites families to sink shots on five different pool tables and rack up wins during games of checkers and foosball. Making good on the “java” part of its name, the facility’s full espresso counter brews fresh lattes and mochas and serves up smoothies and italian sodas. Perhaps most importantly, Java Billiards maintains a safe environment for all ages by not serving alcohol or advertising itself as a hangout for vampires.