Starting a Business

Congratulations on your interest in opening a roller skating center. Today’s family-friendly environment means it is a great time to contemplate entering the roller skating industry.  

In this section, you will find a variety of information that will assist you in starting a business in the roller skating industry, including:  

The Industry Guide
Roller Skating Association International’s Industry Guide is a 300 page book developed by the association to assist individuals in opening up a skating center. The book contains information on every aspect of opening a center.

Future skating center operators can now apply for RSA membership and receive a FREE Industry Guide all for $460.   Apply Online or download order form for Industry Guide.

        Topics covered include:      

Scope of the Industry    The Market   
Anticipated Income Site Selection   
Cost of Operation Obtaining Financing   
Standards of Operation Skating Center Design
Construction Costs Parking
Rehabilitating an Existing Building Upgrading to a Family Entertainment Center
Skating Floors Rental Skates   
Security Maintenance   
Sound Systems & Lighting Personnel Management
Computer Software    Marketing
Games & Redemption Novelty Shop   
Lockers    Pro Shop   
Snack Bar Competitive Skating   
Party Business Profits Legal Issues