Get Fit with Skates!

Customers tell us why they love Sparkles.Many people make New Year’s Resolutions to get fit, but they rarely follow through on them. One way to make sure you stick to your resolutions is to make fitness fun! Head to Sparkles in Hiram and put your roller skates on! Bring the entire family, because skating is the perfect activity for everyone to enjoy.

Here are some ways skating can help you get fit:

  • Joint-friendly: Skating is the perfect exercise for those with joint problems. When you skate, the motion is fluid, there’s no harsh impact as there is with running or high impact cardio. You can get all the cardio benefits without any of the impact on your joints.
  • Cross Training: Roller skating is a cross training exercise. You get cardiovascular benefits as well as strength gains. Your legs work, your arms work, your core works…it’s a total body exercise!
  • Fat Burning: When you roller skate, you can burn between 300 and 600 calories an hour.
  • Balance and Coordination: Roller skating will help improve your balance because it strengthens your core and it helps improve your coordination because your legs and arms are moving at the same time.
  • Strengthens the Heart: The American Heart Association says roller skating is a great aerobic exercise to help strengthen the heart.
  • Improves Endurance: Roller skating can increase muscle endurance. The longer you skate, the better your endurance becomes. This means you can work out longer without getting tired, and you’ll burn more calories each session.

Ready to strap on some skates? Head to Sparkles in Hiram today and see how fit you can get!

Happier Than a Camel

Teen PartyGuess what day it is? Hey, Sheila, can you guess what day it is? Hump Day!

Yep, we love Hump Day, and no, it’s not because we have a camel hidden in the skate rental room. It’s because this is our day that is dedicated just for you and your groups. Wednesdays at Sparkles are closed to the public which allows us to host your huge private parties.

Private Party Venue

Book your private party at Sparkles Hiram and you will have our entire facility to yourself. Enjoy every square foot of fun with your group including the two story laser tag arena, large skate floor, arcade, indoor playground, and we’ll even have the Couey Cafe open for food and refreshments. Play for for 2 1/2 hours in the facility to the tunes selected and mixed by our professional DJ. Whether your group is only 100 people, or up to 600 people, we can accommodate your needs.

The cost is only $650 for 100 people – that’s $6.50 per person! Any additional people over the first 100 will be charged at the $6.50 admission fee. Is 2 1/2 hours not enough? Add additional hours to your rental for $150 each.

While outside food and beverages are not allowed in the building, we are sure that we can satisfy your needs from Couey Cafe with our wide range of snacks, entrees, and beverages.

Sparkles Hiram throws the best:

  • Family Reunions
  • Corporate Parties
  • School Fundraisers
  • Lock-Ins
  • Ceremonies
  • After Prom Parties
  • Church/Youth Groups
  • High School Clubs
  • Middle School Clubs
  • Sports Teams
  • Adult Birthday Parties

Ready to find out more information about Sparkles private party packages? Call Diane Adams to book now at 770-595-3003!

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Say Hello to Snow!

Event 2Hey parents – are you and your kids finally tired of the Georgia heat? Well we say bring on the snow! We are so excited to have Elsa, Anna, and Olaf join us for a Snowflake Skate on September 20th! 

It’s time to cool off after a long and hot summer in Hiram, GA. We have your favorite Frozen characters that are coming to help us cool off and get excited about the winter weather. To kick off the day, we’ll have a delicious breakfast and your first chance to meet and greet with the characters. Then, the kids will have several hours to romp on the indoor playground or roller-skate around the rink. And – there’s going to be SNOW! Yes, you read that right! We’re going to have a snowball fight!

Bring your kids to join us on Saturday, Sepember 20th from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm. For $20, everything is included in addition to a light up snowflake wand or sword. (Breakfasts for parents will be an additional $8).

We’re looking forward to seeing you here! Don’t forget to bring your camera to get photos of your kids enjoying the event with their favorite Disney characters of the year. Also – please remember to guy your tickets NOW! We are only selling a limited quantity so you need to get them while you can!

Cultivating a Fun Culture

Labor Day is right around the corner and we are sure that everyone is looking forward to a little break from their routine. It’s always nice for a little extra downtime to refresh and renew your mind. But, you and your co-workers don’t always have to wait for a calendar holiday to take time for some renewal – schedule it on your company calendar and make fun a part of your culture.

Corporate Events

Corporate events don’t have to come in the variety of dull gatherings in hotel conference rooms. Instead, turn up the fun with a gathering that not only your employees can enjoy, but their families can enjoy too. Sparkles Hiram offers our facility for private events throughout the week. Whether you want to do a company wide family party, a team building event just for your employees, or a customer appreciation night – we can help you coordinate an event that everyone will love. A few of our most successful corporate events include:

  • Private Laser Tag Party
  • Family Fun Day
  • Client Appreciation Day
  • Family Picnic
  • Private Roller Skating Party
  • Or a combination of any of the above!

No matter how large or small your event is, we have the perfect space to host it for you. You don’t even have to worry about staffing or cleaning up from the event. We can help you take care of catering, a DJ, event staffing and security, and we do all of the post event clean-up.

Call us today to book your corporate event at our Hiram, GA event venue!

So Little, It’s BIG!

Little Mania_Midget WrestlingGo ahead and cross off Friday, September 12th on your calendar and mark it for Sparkles Hiram. If you’re not here, you’re going to miss one of the biggest events in Hiram, GA this year!!

Little Wrestle Mania

This is an event like you’ve never seen before. Little Mania has performed over 3,000 shows all over the continental United States, and they have never disappointed! This show is a whole lot of BIG entertainment, in a small package.

Bring the Whole Family

Little Wrestling Mania is a family friendly event. So, in between roller skating, laser tag, and arcade games, take a break every hour, on the hour, to meet us in the middle of the rink. The ring will be set up in the middle of the skating floor so that everyone can continue to skate and have a great time even while the matches are going on – though we know you won’t be able to stay away!

Lex Luger will also be there to show off his World Championship of Wrestling and New World Order Championship moves. Lex has been wrestling since 1985 and started his career wrestling in the NWA Flordia territory. After his first victory on October 31, 1985 against Coca Samoa, Lex’s career took off. We can’t wait to have him here for our Little Mania Wrestling event!

The Mania starts at 7:00 pm through 11:00 pm on Friday night. Single admission is only $17, VIP $35, and $50 for the whole family. We will see you there!

Field Trip Fun at Sparkles

School FundraiserAttention North Georgia educators! Are you looking for new, fun field trip ideas? Did you know that Sparkles Hiram hosts exciting educational field trips for your students? We offer engaging educational science programs that meet educational standards and are taught by a Georgia Certified Teacher. We are pleased to present programs for Kindergarten, Second Grade, and Fourth Grade students.

Kindergarten: Our Bounce, Rock, Skate… ROLL program helps students explore the forces of gravity and friction by engaging in hands-on activities. Standards SKP2 and SKP3 will be met during the course of the program.

Second Grade: Upon completion of I Like to Move it, Move it students understand terms and concepts such as  push, pull, force, friction, gravity, motion, and speed. Standards S2P3a,b, S2CS1, and S2CS4 will be met.

Fourth Grade: How Fast is Fast is an exciting program where students gain a firsthand understanding of Newton’s three laws of motion and understand concepts such as acceleration. Standard S4P3 will be met.

Program package prices range from $8-$10 per student. Select  the package that is the best fit for your school today! Skating chaperones are $5. Non-skating chaperones are free.

If you are interested in this fun learning experience please contact us today. We look forward to hosting your class!

Back to School? We’ve Got Your School Fundraisers Covered

Roller Skating at Sparkles

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We can barely believe Summer is coming to an end, but this doesn’t mean the fun ever stops at Sparkles in Hiram. Going back to school means one thing to us, fundraiser time!

Is it your first time planning an event for your school? No problem. We have you covered with some great tips to planning the best fundraiser for your school in the Hiram area.

  • Plan Ahead: We can book your event months in advance to ensure we have all of your requirements met for food and the amount of people you plan to attend. This is especially important if you would like to reserve our party room.
  • Disco Night, Anyone?: A theme for your school fundraiser is an awesome way to get people to come out and make memories with classmates, families and colleagues. We can even provide you with a costumed character to go with your theme!
  • Beyond the Rink: At Sparkles in Hiram we also have an arcade, 3D laster tag and a playground, so there is something for everyone at your event. You can maximize your fundraiser by having more than just skating. We will provide cotton candy and fun prizes that can also be included for a rebate to your school. Of course, the snack bar is always open for a mid-skate refuel.
  • First Timers: New to planning events for your school? No problem. Send us some information about your school and the event and a Sparkles Event Coordinator will reach out to help from start to finish.

Need more inspiration? Check out our Facebook page to see what’s going on at Sparkles in Hiram!

Celebrating 55 Years – And Labor Day!

Labor Day EventsIf you know about the humble beginnings of Sparkles, you’ve heard the story about one of our facilities that included a pool, that we considered ‘Lolipops’ as our name, and that the ‘Sparkles’ name was inspired by a cat. Labor Day weekend we will be celebrating 55 years in business – thanks to you and the many skaters and families that came before you! We are showing our appreciation with a HUGE skating admission discount – only $0.55!

We will be celebrating all weekend with discounts from August 29th through September 1st. Not only are we offering the singular admission discount on Monday, but we have  great family discount available starting on Friday. Buy  5 skate admission and 5 skate rentals for only $55.00. That’s over $10 in savings! Want to bring more than 5 people? Each additional person is only $11, including admission and rental. One parent must be present.

On Monday September 1st we will all be excited for our first break off of school since summer. To combine the two celebrations – Labor Day and our anniversary – we’ll be offering the deeply discounted admission of only $0.55 and we’ll be giving away drawings every hour! Skate rental will only be $4.00. We’ll be here celebrating and skating from 11:00 a – 8:00 p!

Sparkles Hiram can’t wait to see you here for Labor Day weekend. Bring the whole family and enjoy the holiday weekend with some local fun in Hiram, GA. Between our roller skating rink, indoor playground, two story 3-D laser tag arena, arcade, free wi-fi and a full cafe, we’ve got something for the entire family!

End of Summer Parties

Group LockIns.Private PartyThe end of summer hardly seems like something to celebrate, but it is at least something that should be marked by one last party before everyone has to get back to class. Make it a celebration worthy of all of the fun you’ve had earlier this summer – one that will send your summer 2014 out with a bang! Sparkles Hiram offers party packages for both private groups, public groups, and sports teams for their end of summer celebrations.

Private Parties

A private party is a great option for whole neighborhoods, family reunions, church groups, or sports leagues to celebrate their last summer bang. To host a private event at Sparkles Hiram, you only need 100 people. For $6.50 per person, everyone will get access to unlimited skating, skate rental, unlimited access to the indoor playground for the little ones (10 and under), and one game of laser tag on our 3-D, two story laser tag facility. You will have complete access to our family entertainment facility for two and a half hours and a professional DJ to play the music of your choice.

Public Parties

For smaller groups, it’s a great idea to book one of our birthday party packages to celebrate your team’s last celebration together. We can customize the package so that it suits your team celebration, rather than a birthday, at a price that is affordable.

Toddler Events

Don’t forget the little ones! If you’ve got a child that will be headed to first grade this year, a toddler party is a great way to celebrate their last few days of summer and get them excited for school with their new friends. Our tiny tots parties are for children 5 and younger only and are available at times when the rink is quieter for them to enjoy their ride on toys on the skating floor.

Learning in Motion

Kindergarten Educational ProgramHow has your classroom been teaching the concepts of force, motion, gravity, push, pull, and friction? Is it with a marble or a race car on a track? Or with a slinky going down a flight of stairs? This year do something new – and memorable – with your kindergartner students that will help them learn and remember the concepts for years to come. Sparkles Hiram in Hiram, GA offers our Motion program to local kindergartner teachers and students. 

Satisfying Standards

Our kindergarten program satisfies standards SKP2 and SKP3. The class is taught by a Georgia certified teacher so you can be confident that the students are learning the correct materials. The two essential questions that will be addressed are: What are the different kinds of motion? How can we change motion? Kids will learn these concepts through hands on activities and presentations and will get to investigate how and why objects move and what effect force, friction, and gravity can have on them.

The field trip starts at 9:00 am and lasts through 1:00 pm including a lunch break. Cost is $10 per student, including lunch, and a minimum of 75 students are required. We invite and encourage you and your students to stay through the afternoon to play in our indoor playground, our two story laser tag arena, and in the arcade before they head back to school.

To book your school’s field trip to Sparkles Hiram, call Diane Adams today at 770-595-3003. We look forward to seeing your kids bounce, rock, skate and roll!