Roller Skating Association Re-Elects Longtime Skating Center Owner, Jeff Couey, as Association President

Indianapolis, IN (May 21, 2018) – The Roller Skating Association International is pleased to announce that Jeff Couey, owner of Sparkles Family Fun Centers in Georgia, was re-elected by the RSA members for a second two-year term. While serving as the Association President from 2016-2018, Couey made significant strides in developing business partnerships with organizations such as ICEE, FetchRev, TrustWorkz, CSA Business Solutions, ADP, PartyWirks, Protect Youth Sports, Schwan’s and more. Ties with national partners Pepsi and JBL Trinity Insurance Group are stronger than ever and members now have access to two new software programs that are instrumental in growing their business: My Skate Repair (www.myskaterepair.com) and the Kids Skate Free Program (www.kidsskatefree.com).

President Couey’s family has been in the roller skating industry for over 55 years. They became members of the RSA in the mid-1960s, then called the Roller Skating Rink Operators Association. Jeff’s parents started their roller skating business in September of 1959, just months after Jeff was born, thus allowing him to grow up in the industry and carry on his family’s business. A National Champion Speed Skater in 1976, Couey went on to participate in the World Event.

In 1981, Couey purchased his first skating center from his father and later inherited his second location, Sparkles of Kennesaw, in 2001. Together, he and his wife, Ava Couey, remodeled both locations which are now known as Sparkles Family Fun Centers. The Couey’s work consistently with their management team to bring progressive ideas to fruition and create business plans to make their operations successful.

President Couey served on the Roller Skating Foundation Board for three years, and continues to do so as the RSA President, as well as held a leadership role in RSA Section 13 as vice president. Couey continues to sit on the Board of Directors for his local bank and ALOHA for Aging. He also serves on the Executive Board at his church. With many years of board service and leadership under his belt, Couey has been able to push the initiatives he wanted to see put into place and bring his own progressive and innovative ideas to the industry. As part of the RSA’s Strategic Plan, a goal was set to start a new competitive roller skating program. During Couey’s tenure, the United States Roller Speed Skating Association began and is one of the fastest growing sports organizations in the industry with the American Roller Speed Skating Championships to take place in Colorado Springs, Colorado on June 14-18 and sponsored by Comcast with $10,000 in prizes.

The Roller Skating Association is excited to continue working to carry on President Couey’s vision for the roller skating industry and would like to congratulate him on his re-election.

The Roller Skating Association (RSA) is a trade association that serves commercial (for-profit) skating center owner/operators. It also serves those involved in various facets of the roller related industry such as teachers, coaches, manufacturers, distributors and other elements of the family entertainment industry. It seeks to promote the success of our members through education and advancing the roller skating business.

For more information about the Roller Skating Association International, please contact: Jim McMahon, Executive Director, at 317-347-2626 Ext. 104 or jmcmahon@rollerskating.com

3 Reasons To Visit Sparkles

Skating rinks are home to some of the most exciting summer activities for kids all over the country. Sparkles Family Fun Center in Hiram, GA has an incredible facility that offers a wonderful summer to anybody willing to visit. The list below consists of three reasons to visit Sparkles Family Fun Center this summer.

Children skating

  1. Family Friendly

Our facility is known to be a family friendly facility. Our DJ plays music that is both appropriate and enjoyable for our patrons of all ages. Our friendly staff greets everyone with a smile as they walk through the door. If you are looking to learn how to roller skate as a family, our instructors will happily teach anyone how to stay on two skates and spend more time as a family.

  1. Special Events

One of the best parts of the summer season is getting to experience something fun and new with all of your friends. Sparkles Family Fun Center in Hiram grants you that opportunity. If you look at our upcoming events schedule you will see that we are always trying to create new experiences for our patrons.

  1. Activities For Everyone

If roller-skating is something you enjoy, our first-class skating rink is bound to be a good time. If you are not big on skating, you can visit our arcade or laser tag arena to compete with your friends! And we all know kids love playgrounds. We have one of the best playgrounds in all of Georgia for your little ones.

Come To Sparkles For Our Tiny Tots Event

The Sparkles Family Fun Center is home to an abundance of fun for the vast majority of Georgia families. We have several locations that offer access to people spread out in different areas of Georgia. Our Kennesaw location will be hosting an event for all of the tiny tots of your family. The event, Tiny Tots, takes place throughout the year at different times. Our next Tiny Tots event will take place on June 12th. Listed below you will find out what to expect at this event:

Child roller skating

Games in the skating rink

We will offer plenty of fun games and activities within our skating rink for all of the tiny tots. The children will have the opportunity to ride on toys. They can hop on one of our mobile toy units and race their friends around the rink.

There will also be large parachute games that are likely to be the hit of the event! The kids choose a color on the parachute and compete in the different activities with all of their best friends.

Activities outside of the skating rink

No children’s party is complete without a bounce house! We certainly agree with that and will be blowing up a bounce house to bounce right into the summer. Our arcade will also be open for the kids to play their favorite arcade games. If active games are not your child’s favorite, there will also be arts and crafts available!

On June 12th, plan to be at Sparkles from 10am-1pm for just a small fee.

For more information about Tiny Tots, please visit our special events page and mark on your calendars to spend June 12th with us at The Sparkles Family Fun Center.

Memorial Day Madness

Picture this. For Memorial Day this year, you don’t have to cook for everybody. You don’t have to sit outside by the pool and fight the summer heat that is almost always followed up by sunburn. You don’t have to entertain everybody with activities. And most importantly, you don’t have to clean up after everybody. You can make this dream a reality this year at Sparkles Family Fun Center in Hiram, GA.

Memorial Day

This Memorial Day, Sparkles Family Fun Center is offering you that reality. We will have a Memorial Day Madness party from 11am-9pm, and we can’t wait to see you!

For only $2 you can enter the doors to the best Memorial Day party in Georgia. Bring the whole family along, as this will be a family friendly event with plenty of food, drink and activities.

Activities

For the Memorial Day Madness party, you will be able to participate in any of the activities offered at our facility. Our state of the art skating rink will be available, with plenty of skates to rent as well. If you have never participated in our laser tag events, you won’t want to miss it at this party. For the little ones ages 10 and under, we will have our playground opened with plenty of activities and games to play. You can enjoy any of these activities for just $2!

As you enjoy the party, do not forget to enjoy a small soda or slice of cheese pizza for only $2. And don’t worry; we’ll do all of the clean up!

 

Start your summer fun early with a trip to Sparkles Hiram

boy giving thumbs upSummer will be here sooner than we know it so why not start your summer off right with an early trip to Sparkles Hiram in Hiram, Ga?! At Sparkles Hiram, we love to make sure every visitor feels like family. Take a look a just a few of the upcoming special events at Sparkles Hiram.

$2 Monday Night Madness hosted every Monday evening from 4 to 8 p.m.

Adult Night Skate on April 23, 2017, from 7 to 10 p.m.

Free Family Wellness Night on April 25, 2017, from 4 to 8 p.m.

Come Roll With The Trolls on April 27, 2017, from 4 to 8 p.m.

Christian Skate Night on June 4, 2017, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

These are just a few of the awesome events coming to Sparkles Hiram in Hiram, Georgia, so start planning your trip to Sparkles Hiram, today! To stay up to date and be the first to know about upcoming events at Sparkles Hiram, be sure to check out our Events page often as we upload new event flyers and information frequently. Don’t waste any time, call your friends, now!

For more information about admission and party bookings at Sparkles Hiram, visit our website or give us a call at (770) 943-4446. Do you enjoy bringing your kids to Sparkles Hiram for some safe fun? Rate and share your experience at our facility with us in the review section of our Facebook page today. We always enjoy hearing from you!

Reasons To Book Your End Of The Year Party at Sparkles Hiram

surprised and happy girlDo you have kiddos in school? The end of the school year will soon be here so why not reward them for all of their hard work in the classroom this school year with a trip to Sparkles Hiram?

Do you have a group of children that you lead?

Bring them together for one last hoorah this school year at Sparkles Hiram!

 

Whether you’re in charge of a kid’s group or parents wanting to get your children together for a good time, Sparkles Hiram is the perfect place to wrap up the school year the right way.

Sparkles Family Fun Centers have been the leaders in Family Entertainment in the Atlanta area since 1959. Our motto of Clean, Fun, Friendly and Safe family entertainment has been the mission statement of our business for 55 years!

Bring your kiddos to Sparkles Hiram for a fun-filled day at Sparkles Hiram. We’re the ultimate end of the year destination in any kind of weather – rain or shine, you and your family are guaranteed to have a good time!

Are you a teacher? We also offer special end of the year events for K-4th Grade and a special “Graduation End of the Year Party” for 5th Grade classes!
For more information on booking your end of the year class party at Sparkles Hiram, visit our website or give us a call at (770) 943-4446. Do you enjoy rolling with us at Sparkles Hiram? Rate and share your experience with us in the review section of our Facebook pages today. We always enjoy hearing from you!

Good grades? Celebrate your child’s success with a roller skating date

The end of the school year is fastly approaching. When your kiddos come home with their report cards, why not reward them for all of their hard work in the classroom with a trip to Sparkles Hiram!? We’re the prime children’s destination in Hiram so start planning your roller skating date today!

Whether your kiddos are experienced roller skaters or just beginning to find their groove, everyone is welcome at Sparkles Hiram. Lace up your skates and start your summer off right with us, you won’t regret it! At Sparkles Hiram, the fun never stops! Our staff is committed to making every experience at Sparkles Hiram one to remember. Check out three reasons to start your summer with us at Sparkles Hiram, below!

  • Guaranteed fun, rain or shine. It’s that time of year again when the weather can be a little unpredictable. Make sure your play date is always a go by planning your get together with us at Sparkles Hiram, where we’re always having fun – rain or shine!
  • Air conditioned – on the days when the fun is scorching, stay cool at Sparkles Hiram! Lace up your skates for some air-conditioned fun.
  • There’s more than roller skating. If you’re looking for more ways to have some fun, we always offer laser tag!

For more information about admission and party bookings at Sparkles Hiram, visit our website or give us a call at (770) 943-4446. Do you enjoy bringing your kids to Sparkles Hiram for some safe fun? Rate and share your experience at our facility with us in the review section of our Facebook page today. We always enjoy hearing from you!

Bring Your Day camp to Sparkles Hiram for Some Fun!

Summer is vastly approaching and that means it’s time for day camps and day cares to begin planning fun field trips for the campers. Sparkles Hiram is the only summer field-trip destination that’s sure to be tons of fun for the kids, but also a guaranteed opportunity for the children to have fun, rain or shine.

Booking your day camp or day care field trip to Sparkles Hiram is easy. Simply select your activity, either roller skating, our Sparkles Hiram indoor playground, laser tag or the arcade. Prices vary based on how many activities you select.

What’s the cost?

4 activities are $12, 3 activities are $10, 2 activities are $8 and 1 activity is $6. Please note that these prices are valid only for groups booking a minimum of 24 hours in advance with a 10 kid minimum.

Is lunch provided?

A slice of pizza and soda will be provided to each child and skate mates will be available for the group to share at no extra charge.

What is the cost for adults?

Adult chaperones (18+) skate free!

Want more special offers?

Book multiple dates with us for additional discounts and special offers.   
For more information about admission and party bookings at Sparkles Hiram, visit our website or give us a call at (770) 943-4446. Do you enjoy bringing your kids to Sparkles Hiram for some safe fun? Rate and share your experience at our facility with us in the review section of our Facebook page today. We always enjoy hearing from you!

Securing Your Summer Birthday Party at Sparkles Hiram

birthday partyPlanning the perfect birthday party for you child can be crazy sometimes, especially if you want until the last minute. At Sparkles Hiram, we love making your kiddo’s special day one to remember. Make sure your child’s birthday party this year is their best one yet and secure your summer birthday party at Sparkles Hiram today! Check out just a few reasons why we’re the number one place to book your child’s party in Hiram.

 

Every Party Includes:

  • Up to 10 Children (Includes Birthday Child)
  • A slice of Cheese Pizza
  • Unlimited Soda at Party Table
  • 240 Game Points ($3 Game Card per child)
  • Autograph Centerpiece
  • GLOW Button for Birthday Child
  • Paper Goods
  • Party Host/Hostess

 

Additional activities like skating, the playground, and laser tag are available as party package add-ons. Visit our party packages page for more information about party packages, add-ons, upgrades and more.

 

Securing your party at Sparkles Hiram is super easy! Simply visit our birthdays page, browse our party packages, add-ons and upgrades, then click “Book now” on the party you’d like to book. You will then be redirected to our booking page where it will then ask you to select the party you’d like to book, again. Next, you’ll enter how many children will attend and select the day and time you’d like to book your party based on our available party slots.
For more information about admission and party bookings at Sparkles Hiram, visit our website or give us a call at (770) 943-4446. Do you enjoy bringing your kids to Sparkles Hiram for some safe fun? Rate and share your experience at our facility with us in the review section of our Facebook page today. We always enjoy hearing from you!

Book your end of the year party at Sparkles Hiram!

kids partySpring is quickly approaching, and soon the end of the school year will be here! So you know what that means, it’s time to begin planning for your end of the school year party at Sparkles Hiram, and we’re taking reservations! At Sparkles Hiram, we offer events for K-4th Grade and a special “Graduation End of the Year Party” for 5th Grade classes! Check out just a few of the awesome perks that come with booking your end of the year class party!

 

  • Black Light Laser Tag
  • Soft and Bouncy Playground
  • Arcade Room
  • Full-Service Cafe
  • Free Wifi

We can include a food package for your students or have our Cafe open for purchases. Whatever your budget is, we have a package that’s just right for you. The best part about booking your end of the school year party at Sparkles Hiram is that our facility is fully air conditioned and you won’t have to worry about getting rained out of an outdoor event!

These are just some of the awesome perks that come with booking your end of the school year party at Sparkles Hiram. So don’t wait until the last minute, book your party with us today!
For more information on booking your end of the year class party at Sparkles Hiram, visit our website or give us a call at (770) 943-4446. Do you enjoy rolling with us at Sparkles Hiram? Rate and share your experience with us in the review section of our social media pages today. We always enjoy hearing from you!