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SUNDAY, MAY 2, 2021

GET #CPR CERTIFIED

2 - 4 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.

 

KNOW YOUR #FIRSTAID BY NATIONAL SAFETY COUNCIL

4 - 6 p.m.

Whether you have a child fall a break a limb, an adult having a heart-related issue, or you’re dealing with everyday bumps and bruises, injuries at your rink can sometimes be a little scary. 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.

 

TEACHING THE SKATE LIFE #COACHESTRAINING

4 - 6 p.m.

Do you want to learn how to teach customers how to roller skate and get certified as a Learn to Skate coach? Interested in becoming a speed, artistic or hockey coach or official? Make sure that you bring your staff so they can get certified!

 

#LIFEMEMBER RECEPTION/DINNER

7 p.m. - (Ticketed event)

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 Tina Robertson Winkler on receiving the RSA’s Life Member award for 2021. Event is by invitation only, but members may contact Angela Tanner at 317-347-2626 Ext. 102 or atanner@rollerskating.com if they would like to purchase tickets to attend.

 

 

MONDAY, MAY 3, 2021

#NEWCOMER WELCOME BREAKFAST

8 - 9 a.m.

Being a first timer at events can sometimes be overwhelming - and we understand that! That’s why we are hosting an invitation-only newcomer breakfast for first time convention attendees.

 

MEMBER BREAKFAST & #GENERALASSEMBLY

BREAKFAST 8 - 9 A.M. ASSEMBLY 9 - 10:30 A.M.

Receive updates on the current state of the RSA and share in the excitement of honoring the winners of the RSA’s most recent and prestigious awards. This event is open to all members, regardless of whether or not they have paid to attend the convention or trade show.

 

#KEYNOTE WITH JOHN FORMICA, THE EX-DISNEY GUY

10:30 - 12 p.m. during general assembly

The coronavirus pandemic has been unprecedented and unlike anything we’ve ever experienced in recent history. For many small businesses, this poses a significant challenge. John, The “Ex-Disney Guy”, and former Disney Leader, will share his incredible experiences, best practices and proven Disney Success Strategies to help you create a Disney-like Customer Experience, even in today’s environment, to attract more customers, blow away your competition, build customer loyalty for life and create a new business Empire in your community!  You will achieve extraordinary results right away!

 

ROLLER SKATING #TRADESHOW & VENDORCATION

1 - 6 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 and sit in on mini seminars on various topics that our vendors will educate members on.

 

ROLLER SKATING FOUNDATION #SILENTAUCTION AND 50/50 RAFFLE

1 - 6 p.m.

Join the Roller Skating Foundation as they raise funds to support it’s efforts by bidding on various items donated by businesses and members. If you are interested in donating items, visit www.rollerskating.com/silentauction for more information. Plus, make sure to participate in the 50/50 raffle that will be announced before the end of the trade show on Tuesday! Just buy a raffle ticket and be present to win!

 

#RSMAPPRECIATION GATHERING IN PRESIDENT’S SUITE

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

RSM members are invited to join the RSA President and board members in the President’s suite for a cocktail party of appreciation.

 

WELCOME RECEPTION WITH LIVE AUCTION

8 - 10 p.m.

Join us for this opening day kick-off party where members will be treated to food and drinks while mingling with fellow members. Plus, you will get the opportunity to participate in a live auction by the Roller Skating Foundation!

 

TUESDAY, MAY 4, 2021

#BREAKFASTCONVO WITH IALDA

8 - 9 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.

 

ROLLER SKATING #TRADESHOW & VENDORCATION

9 - 12 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 and sit in on mini seminars on various topics that our vendors will educate members on.

 

ROLLER SKATING FOUNDATION #SILENTAUCTION

9 - 12 p.m.

Join the Roller Skating Foundation as they raise funds to support it’s efforts by bidding on various items donated by businesses and members. If you are interested in donating items, visit www.rollerskating.com/silentauction for more information. Plus, make sure to participate in the 50/50 raffle that will be announced before the end of the trade show on Tuesday! Just buy a raffle ticket and be present to win!

 

#CHAPTERLUNCH

12 - 1 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!

 

#LEGALPREPARATION WITH IALDA

1:15 - 2:15 p.m.

This year, members will get to sit in on an A to Z seminar about what to expect during a lawsuit, including how evidence and testimonies are collected, data and information you need to have available, and how to be prepared in the event that you get that dreaded notice.

 

WHAT’S TRENDING IN #SOCIALMEDIA PART 1

2:30 - 3:45 p.m.

The Social Media Committee and Scott Salter asks you to come join an expert panel as they share what’s hot right now and how to make money with your social media advertising. As we all know, social media is a vast topic and now more than ever we need to be focusing on maximizing its potential to help our businesses grow.

 

#THEEXDISNEYGUY, JOHN FORMICA

3:45 - 4:45 p.m.

John will show you how to find and hire the best-suited candidates today for the job, but more importantly, how to eliminate the candidates you don’t want!  Just by following John’s unique tips and strategies, different than the usual non effective hiring methods, you will finally have the right people working for your organization that are more loyal and committed to your values and goals, empowered with the initiative to get the results you want now.  That is when the real “Magic” begins in your business.

 

UTILIZING THE #SKATEMAINTENANCE PROGRAM

4:45 - 5:45 p.m.

The RSA’s skate maintenance program offers RSA members a simplistic capability to track and document skate inspections, maintenance and repairs. This program is completely web-based, which means there’s no software to download or worry about.  An important tool in your liability toolbox, you definitely want to make sure that you’re utilizing this program. Come learn how to access and use this important piece of software.

 

#STEMSEMINAR

4:45 - 5:45 p.m. - (licensees only)

Come join the United Skates of America team as they share updates on the program, new ideas and methodologies behind utilizing the STEM program in your skating center. This is a licensee-only event, so those who wish to attend will need to register as a licensee prior to the event.

 

#ACTIVITYNIGHT

Open

This evening is open for members to enjoy some of the exciting activities that the Grand Sierra Resort provides!

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 5, 2021

#COFFEEBREAK WITH HOWND - HOW TO MARKET USING KIDS SKATE FREE

8 - 9 a.m.

Take a moment to stop by and grab a coffee before you start your day and listen in as the folks at Hownd and your RSA Vice President, Billy Thompson, talk to you about the Kids Skate Free program and how to market your business using this and the Hownd platform to drive revenue.

 

#THEEXDISNEYGUY, JOHN FORMICA

9:15 - 10:45 a.m.

Join John as he shares with members creative ways to find good candidates, 6 tips and secrets behind what really matters when assessing applications and resumes, how to define what you are looking for in a great candidate, how to hire and place people to fit roles not just positions (one of Disney’s BIGGEST secrets), interview questions, strategies that top attorneys use when asking tough questions and much more!

 

#ENTERTAININGWITHMUSIC PANEL

11 - 12:15 p.m.

Skating adult crowds is now wildly popular and successful, which also means that you need to be able to understand music trends and what adults enjoy skating to. Want to host an adult sip and skate? You don’t want to miss out on this seminar! Join Steve Earley and his panel to learn everything you need to know about how to give the crowd the music they want to hear!

 

#BIRTHDAYPARTY PANEL

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

We know that birthday parties are the bread and butter for most skating centers. Members will join fellow owners and operators to discuss new trends in birthday parties, social distancing measures and much more to help you take your parties to the next level!

 

#STEMSEMINAR

1:30 - 2:30 p.m. - (licensees only)

Come join the United Skates of America team as they share updates on the program, new ideas and methodologies behind utilizing the STEM program in your skating center. This is a licensee-only event, so those who wish to attend will need to register as a licensee prior to the event.

 

CORPORATE AND #PRIVATEEVENTS

2:30 - 3 p.m.

We will have a panel of operators discussing ways in which you can bring in other revenue into your center during this period of time when parties are down by coming up with creative ideas to drive new revenue with a focus on how to host private and corporate events.

 

WHAT’S TRENDING IN #SOCIALMEDIA PART 2

3 - 3:45 p.m.

Because this is a topic too large for just one seminar, this second part, hosted again by the Social Media Committee and Scott Salter, asks you to come join an expert panel as they share what’s hot right now and how to make money with your social media. From TikTok to Instagram, you need to learn how to use these incredible foot-traffic-building platforms!

 

#12STEPS TO FINANCIAL RECOVERY RECAP

4 - 5:15 p.m.

We understand that 2020 was extremely difficult on our members, which is why we’ll be hosting this can’t-miss seminar that will recap how to keep a well-trained staff upbeat, how to use the learn-to-skate program to drive revenue, how to market to cross promote with non-profits, following social media trends, how to put the fun back in your business, sharing how negative Covid-19 experiences turned into positives, how to use the competitive Inline Hockey Association or U.S. Roller Speed Skating program to help grow your business, how to maximize your savings with RSA programs, knowing whether to increase prices, how to reorganize your business to increase revenue, how to use the Kids Skate Free program and the importance of time management. You do NOT want to miss this seminar!

 

#PRESIDENTSDINNER AND RECEPTION

8 - 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 6, 2021

#BUSINESSHOSPITALITY21

9 - 12 p.m.

We are excited to share that the manager over the bowling center at the Grand Sierra Resort will be hosting a seminar about how the facility markets, promotes, utilizes customer rewards programs, and more and how you, as a roller skating rink owner, can maximize your add-ons and how you can implement them in your rink!