Roller Skating Association International
Please note that we are still coordinating events to add to the schedule and that some are TBD and subject to change.

Saturday, April 29

Life Member Reception/Dinner (ticketed event)

7 - 9 p.m.
Every year, the RSA honors those individuals who have been given lifetime achievement awards, honors and accolades with a private reception and dinner. This year, we will be honoring Mike Fleming on receiving the RSA’s Life Member award for 2023, Jim Ball on being inducted into the RSA Hall of Fame, and Paul Artt on receiving the RSM Lifetime Achievement Award. Event is by invitation only, but members may contact Angela Tanner at 317-347-2626 Ext. 102 or if they would like to purchase tickets to attend.

Sunday, April 30

Get CPR Certified

12 - 2 p.m.
Join Sharon & Chris McMahon for this annual seminar where you will learn how to perform CPR in the event of an emergency at your skating center. Once complete, participants will receive three credit hours and will receive their CPR certification (or re-certification) from Danville Area Community College with certification mailed after the event is complete. If you haven’t been certified since the last convention, you are expired and will need to get re-certified at this event.

First Aid Certification with the National Safety Council

2 - 4 p.m.
A member of the RSA found out just how important first aid treatment was when a customer began choking and he saved their life using the Heimlich maneuver he learned at the RSA Convention. We want you to be prepared for these situations by knowing the basics in first aid treatment. Come learn what to do in these situations to provide the best care for your customers. Members will receive their certification or re-certification (required every two years) from Danville Area Community College with certification mailed after the event. If you haven’t been certified since the last convention, you are expired and will need to get re-certified at this event. 

Future Skating Rink Owner Mentorship Boot Camp

1 - 4 p.m. 
This first-of-a-kind event created specifically for individuals who are looking to start their own skating rink will walk future skating rink owners through what it takes to open their own roller skating rink. Make sure that you register as a future roller skating rink owner and bring your Industry Guide or your questions with you and we’ll help answer any and all questions that you have about starting your own business. 

Learn to Skate Seminar with Coaching Certification 

4 - 6 p.m.
Owning a roller skating rink means that you must have someone on staff who can teach learn-to-skate classes to customers. Better skaters mean better customers. Make sure to attend this class (and bring staff members you want to certify) to get your learn-to-skate certification. 

Monday, May 1

CPR Certification

7 - 8:30 am.
Did you miss the CPR certification class on Sunday? Join us to get your certification! 

Continental Breakfast

8 - 9 a.m.
Prepare for an energetic and educational day with breakfast, coffee and juice at the continental breakfast. 

General Assembly Meeting of the Members

9 - 10:30 a.m.
Join your RSA President, Vice President, Board of Directors and fellow members as we give you an update to the state of affairs of the Association, hand out awards and service year pins, hear from our Convention sponsors and more.

Keynote with Kristen Brown: Energy Sells

10:45 a.m. - 12 p.m.
During this session you will assess and activate seven Sales Success Energy Centers so you can engage more powerfully with the tasks and people you work with every day. Then you will learn fast action steps to uplevel your energy when you need it most, step into your full potential as a sales rockstar, and have a ton of fun in the process. This seminar will include information on leadership as well as an interactive game to play with attendees. (Sponsored by: Betson)

Chapter Lunch

12:15 - 1:30 p.m.
This lunch requires a ticket to attend (provided to paying delegates at check-in). Sit down with members from your local chapter of the RSA and discuss current events, hot topics, rink issues you may need suggestions to fix, etc. Each section has its own tables, so just grab some food and mingle!

Marketing Road Trip with Scott Salter

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Take a ride, across the marketing world to discuss what’s new, what’s working, and where you can find success. Have you ever hit a marketing traffic jam or maybe fell into a marketing speed trap. Scott will be your GPS to help you navigate your way to success. He will not only discuss digital trends, but will also touch on marketing principles that have stood the test of time. (Sponsored by: Funtastic Novelties)

Promotions / Disney Hits Seminar

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Creating promotions in your skating center that drive traffic and interest can sometimes be a bit of trial and error. Join your Promotions Committee as they run down fantastic new ideas for your customers, including how to incorporate the highly successful Disney Music Partnership that the RSA has established for members! 

Large Events, Private Parties and Outside Vendors

3:45 - 4:45 p.m.
Creating large events and private parties at your rink can take a lot of coordination and planning. So how can you work with outside vendors and businesses to offer unique options and superior, memorable experiences? Join this seminar to learn how to maximize your business and relationships with customers to increase your bottom line.

$TEM = Profit 

4:45 - 5:15 p.m. 
The Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) field trip program is PROVEN to increase guest counts, revenues and profits for rinks of all market sizes.  The best part: STEM field trips are held during weekday daytime hours.  Create an entirely new revenue stream with this first class educational program that introduces NEW skaters to your rink. 

Sure-Grip Welcome Reception with Live Auction

7 - 9 p.m.
Join fellow rink owners and operators and our sponsor, Sure-Grip, for an evening of drinks and light hors d’oeuvres while bidding on fantastic items for donation provided by the Roller Skating Foundation. (Sponsored by: Sure-Grip)

Bowling Fundraising Tournament for American Roller Sports

Monday or Tuesday evening (tbd)
Join your fellow RSA members for a bowling tournament in the South Point Hotel’s Bowling Center to help raise funds for the American Roller Sports Organization. For more information on this event, contact Dawn or Joe Smith at 

Tuesday, May 2

Breakfast with IALDA

8 - 8:45 a.m. 
The International Amusement and Leisure Defense Association, Inc. is a non-profit association of lawyers and other professionals who are actively engaged in representing the interests of the amusement and leisure industries. Take this opportunity to have some one-on-one time with the attorneys that best represent our industry. 

Risk Management is More than Accident Prevention

9 - 10 a.m. 
You work hard in your rinks to prevent accidents from occurring, but risk management is more than accident prevention and requires planning and diligence.  Join IALDA attorneys for a detailed discussion of how you can develop a more complete risk management strategy for your business.

Succession & Exit Strategy Planning – Which is Right for YOU? with Michael Puckett

10 - 11 a.m.
Succession planning is identifying and selecting successors within or outside of a business and providing them an opportunity to develop the skills and experiences necessary to replace the founders. Exit planning is closely linked to the owners’ objectives, including personal financial objectives and lifestyle decisions. Both approaches require extensive thought and analysis.  

Intuitively, these planning initiatives imply the business owner is contemplating what comes next for them and their family. In reality, this level of planning is addressing the real question facing every business owner, do I keep or sell the business? And our experience indicates this question should be answered immediately following the decision to start a business. Why so? Because every major operating and financial decision that follows should be directly associated with the reason someone decided to risk their capital and financial outcome at the beginning. What if an experienced owner is just now contemplating this decision? Help is on the way!

Michael Puckett’s presentation will share a reliable decision process for use with either decision, keeping or selling the business, implementable strategies, and real case examples that will apply to everyone attending this convention. 

Roller Skating Trade Show, Silent Auction, 50/50 Raffle

11:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Join your fellow rink operators and experience the largest trade show of the roller skating industry. Meet with vendors and purchase the newest in this year’s products and services, sit in on mini seminars with vendors, and participate in the Roller Skating Foundation’s silent auction and 50/50 raffle.

The Happy Hour Effect with Keynote Kristen Brown

3:30 - 4:15 p.m.
Amp up your performance with a fresh perspective on how your inner programming impacts your outer choices and behaviors. Kristen will use her Happy Hour Effect framework to help you gain perspective on the many moving pieces of your work and personal lives so you make better decisions, amply your leadership and boost your productivity even when the pressure is on. (Sponsored by: Betson)

Cla$$ic Money Making Ideas

4:15 - 5:15 p.m.
One hour packed with CLA$$IC money making ideas from the owners of Classic Fun Center in Utah.  Come prepared to quickly take notes as they present dozens of practical, easy to implement ideas that can generate additional revenue turning any ordinary roller skating rink into a fun center money making machine. 

Pacer Party

7 - 9 p.m.
Join our sponsor, Pacer, for an evening of fun, prizes, food and mingling with fellow RSA members! (Sponsored by: Pacer/Roller Derby)

Wednesday, May 3

Panel: How to Start a Sports Skating Club in Your Rink

9-10 a.m. 
As a roller skating rink, you should be developing consistent skaters and what a better way to do that than starting a roller skating sport in your skating center? Join our panel of rink owners who run highly successful roller skating sports in their skating centers. Whether you want to start artistic, speed, hockey or roller derby, you will learn how to start successful sports in your skating center. 

Panel: The Ins and Outs of Marketing Your Business

10 - 11 a.m.
An imperative part of your business strategy must include professional, cohesive and branded marketing that will attract, engage and delight your potential customers. Learn from fellow members what successful marketing campaigns they’ve run and how to utilize them for your skating center. (Sponsored by: Flagship Carpets)

Roller Skating Trade Show and Silent Auction

11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Join your fellow rink operators and experience the largest trade show of the roller skating industry. Meet with vendors and purchase the newest in this year’s products and services, sit in on mini seminars with vendors, and participate in the Roller Skating Foundation’s silent auction. 

Diversity and Inclusion Training Seminar with Bradlee Hargrove

3 - 3:45 p.m.
Join Bradlee Hargrove as she provides members with an introduction to diversity, equity, and inclusion with tools and how to approach them in a leadership role.   

Tik Tok Sensation: Dawson Dominguez

3:45 - 4:30 p.m.
Many of you understand that using social media, including Tik Tok, is almost an imperative to your business marketing efforts. Learn how Dawson Dominguez has used Tik Tok to his advantage, increased traffic at their skating center, and earned global notoriety in the process. 

President’s Dinner and Reception

7 - 10 p.m. 
Don’t miss your last chance to eat, drink and dance the night away with your fellow rink operators at this formal event celebrating the RSA President, the roller skating industry and those who contribute to it. Plus, make sure to grab a raffle ticket from your RSA Board Member or National Museum of Roller Skating Trustees at their trade show booth to win a giant raffle at the end of the night. Raffle tickets are just $50 each. 

Thursday, May 4

STEM Licensee-only Boot Camp

9 - 12 p.m.
Whether you are a new or seasoned STEM Licensee using the United Skates of America’s STEM Program in your skating center, you won’t want to miss out on this three-hour boot camp that will teach you everything you need to know to make the most of the STEM program in your skating center.