United Skates of America Holds Grand Opening in Clovis

United Skates of America held their grand opening on Friday, Mar. 22.

Thousands of excited roller skating enthusiasts flocked to United Skates Clovis during their grand opening weekend on March 22 – 24, 2019.    

Located on Gettysburg and Peach at what was formally Cal Skate/Roller Town, United Skates of America (USA) delighted visitors with newly completed indoor improvements. Though it has been in business for nearly 50 years, the Clovis rink is the first USA location in California.

“It is such a great experience to be part of United Skates and to see all they have to offer the community through their STEM program and providing a fun and safe place for families,” said Shelli Barnett-Cash, General Manager of United Skates Clovis.

“The opening… was so exciting!” said Louise Russu, Events and Marketing Manager. “We had over 2,000 people visit us …and hundreds of families with children as young as two, out on our newly refinished skate floor!  There were plenty of teens and adults that joined in on the skating fun as well.

“Our pizza cafe was open and our staff was very busy all night making our hot, homemade pizzas for our guests.  Our NEW game room was also open, so when you want to take a break from skating, there is another great activity to participate in.”

The pizza café has an extensive menu of favorites like hot dogs, pretzels, nachos and of course homemade pizza and a variety of beverages. The arcade has over 20 games to choose from.

“The best part was the jaw-dropping excitement over the remodel. I cannot tell you how many times we heard, ‘WOW!!!!!!!’ as guests walked into the rink for the first time,” says Russu. “The excitement over how the facility has transformed so incredibly was the biggest talk of the weekend. We received a TON of positive feedback both verbally and online.  Almost every guest on the way out would say, “We will be back soon!”

USA has three popular programs:

BIRTHDAY PARTIES  Lots of fun for everyone. Birthday reservations in Clovis are beginning to pour in, so call early to get the date you want.

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Field Trips

The USA STEM program educated over 300,000 students nationwide last year and is on track to educate 500,000 this year. The program is taught by a USA certified STEM educator and relates STEM concepts with roller skating. Students are impressed when they are shown how STEM relates to a fun activity that they love to do. There is 1 hour of STEM education with hands-on activities, followed by 2 hours of skating where the STEM concepts students learned are reinforced.

FUNDRAISING Bring an entire school down at night to skate together, have fun and create memories, all while raising money for the school. PTA representatives can call to book evening dates for the remainder of the school year as well as the 2019-2020 school year.

Skating sessions vary in price, from $1 admission up to $9 admission per person and skates are available to rent. Information on skating lessons will be available in May. For free coupons and promotions, join the Email Club.

USA Clovis can be found at 2881 Peach Ave., Clovis, (559) 291-0242 or visit united skates.com.