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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.


Below you will find a variety of benefits that our Future Operator Membership will assist you in, including:

  • RSA Industry Guide is a 500 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.
  • Topics covered include:
    - Scope of the Industry
    - Anticipated Income
    - Cost of Operation
    - Standards of Operation
    - Construction Costs
    - Rehabilitating an Existing Building
    - Skating Floors
    - Security
    - Sound Systems & Lighting
    - Computer Software
    - Games & Redemption
    - Lockers
    - Snack Bar
    - Party Business Profits
    - Insurance
    - The Market
    - Site Selection
    - Obtaining Financing
    - Skating Center Design
    - Parking
    - Upgrading to a Family Entertainment Center
    - Rental Skates
    - Maintenance
    - Personnel Management
    - Marketing
    - Novelty Shop
    - Pro Shop
    - Competitive Skating
    - Legal Issues
  • Complimentary subscription to the top-rated bimonthly trade magazine, Roller Skating Business
  • Complimentary weekly e-newsletter, RSA Today
  • A list of rink consulting services that can provide you with critical guidance, support and research as you embark on your goal to open a roller skating center. Rink consultants are your key to finding out all the information you need to open a skating center.
  • A listing of our affiliate member businesses that provide supplies and services to support the roller skating industry. We recommend you contact these companies to get information on flooring, concession stand equipment, skate supplies and other supplies, equipment and services that you will need.
  • A list of frequently asked questions and answers that pertain to opening a roller skating center.
  • The latest industry stats as well as fun and entertainment facts.
  • Information on the Small Business Administration , which offers additional resources for opening a business



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