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SUNDAY, AUGUST 23

GET #CPRCERTIFIED

Join Sharon 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 required every two years) from Danville area community college with certification mailed after the event is complete.

 

KNOW YOUR #FIRSTAID BY NATIONAL SAFETY COUNCIL

Whether you have a child fall and 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 that emergency so that you are providing the best possible care for your customers and peace of mind for yourself. Members will receive their certification or re-certification (required every two years) from Danville area community college with certification mailed after the event is complete.

 

KEEPIN’ TRACK WITH THE #SKATEMAINTENANCE PROGRAM

The RSA and JBL partnered together to create a skate maintenance program to offer to RSA members which helps roller skating centers to simplify the task of documenting skate inspections, maintenance and repairs. The program is electronic, so there are no papers to mess with, and it keeps track of all data necessary to protect yourself in the event of a liability. This is a completely free program from the RSA for members and everyone is encouraged to come learn why it is so popular among rink owners and how you can utilize it in your rink.

 

TEACHIN’ THE #SKATELIFE  WITH COACH TRAINING

Get certified to be a learn to skate coach, IHA competition manager or speed official. Certifications will be provided by the SRSTA and IHA.

 

#LIFEMEMBER RECEPTION AND DINNER (invitation only)

Every year, the roller skating association international 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 2020. Event is by invitation only.

 

MONDAY, AUGUST 24

#NEWCOMER WELCOME BREAKFAST (INVITATION ONLY)

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

 

#BREAKFASTBAR

Come join your fellow members for breakfast before the general assembly!

 

#GENERALASSEMBLY WITH ELECTION

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. Plus, vote for the next RSA president and vice president for 2020.

 

#CHAPTERLUNCH (TICKETED EVENT)

Sit down with members from your local sections 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.

 

#KEYNOTE PRESENTATION WITH BETH STANDLEE

Join Beth Standlee for this powerful keynote presentation on how to personally connect in an impersonal world. We all know that technology runs our lives, but when it comes to business we need to learn the importance of putting down the phone and looking directly into the eyes of the people we are serving. Beth will teach you ways to connect with your customers on an entirely new level.

 

#CONCESSIONSLIFE WITH JOE MICATROTTO

Two years ago, Joe Micatrotto of Raisin’ Cane’s fame brought us a phenomenal seminar. He’s back to share with you everything you need to know about improving your guest services, offering quality products and ensuring cleanliness of your concessions area.

 

#STEMCLASS SEMINAR

Join the USA team as they show you exactly what a stem program class looks like in this complete class-style demo of an in-rink lesson plan.

 

#WHATTHEAPPISTHAT TECHNOLOGY UPDATE

Need to learn more about what apps can help your skating center work more efficiently and effectively? This seminar will highlight some of the best apps being used by roller skating rink owners and operators in their business that you might want to consider employing this year.

 

#WHITEPARTY WELCOME RECEPTION WITH LIVE AUCTION

Last year’s white party was such a huge success that we decided to host one again. Come wearing all white attire to this fun evening of cocktails, music and a live auction with the roller skating foundation!

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 25

#BREAKFASTCONVO WITH IALDA

The International Amusement & 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. The IALDA attorneys will also be discussing the assumption of risk statutes in different states. If you don’t have one, get one!

 

#IALDAINVESTIGATES INCIDENTS

Join the best legal minds in our industry as they teach about how to handle an incident in your facility. Both proper investigation of incidents and preserving evidence that relates to the incident are vital to mounting a successful defense. Come hear IALDA attorneys explain proper procedures for thoroughly investigating incidents and steps that every rink should take to ensure that evidence is preserved.

 

#WINNINGMARKETING WITH ROSS BERNSTEIN

You don’t want to miss out on Ross Bernstein’s seminar that illustrates what it takes to become the best of the best, explore the fine line between cheating and gamesmanship in sports as it relates to values and integrity in the workplace. Ross’ program is all about the DNA of what makes champions in sports so unique and how that relates to business. His PowerPoint is full of amazing photos about inspirational sports stories and about successful teams that tie into ethics and accountability, and about doing things the right way — with respect. There are reasons certain teams win consistently, whereas others don’t — and he explains why. Learn how to separate yourself from your competitors through servant leadership, creating a culture of excellence, developing deeper relationships, and giving extraordinary customer service.

 

ROLLER SKATING FOUNDATION #SILENTAUCTION & 50/50 RAFFLE

Join the Roller Skating Foundation as they raise funds to support its 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 Roller Skating Foundation’s 50/50 raffle that will be announced before the end of the trade show on Tuesday!

 

ROLLER SKATING #TRADESHOW

Plan to 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.

 

LEARN WITH #VENDORCATION

Looking to learn something from your RSM members? Make sure to stand in on some of the 15 minute seminars throughout both days of the trade show! A variety of vendors and presenters will educate you on topics on everything from roller skate maintenance to flooring tips and tricks.

 

#PROMOTIONSTRIPLETHREAT

Join us as the Promotions Committee presents a hat trick with three new, unique roller skating promotions to help boost revenue and attendance. Attendees will also have a chance to win $100 in cold hard cash in the Two-Minute-to-Win-It promotion quick fire at the end of the session. A signup sheet will be available in advance of the session to participate in the quick fire.

 

WHAT’S #TRENDING IN SOCIAL MEDIA

The Social Media Committee 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 the trends change constantly. Don’t be left in the dust. Come join this seminar today to learn everything you need to know to put your best skate forward with social media.

 

#STEMLICENSEESSEMINAR - PART 1

Join the United Skates of America team to learn about new developments, ideas and methodologies behind the roller skating STEM program. This is a licensee-only event. Those who wish to register for the program before attending may do so by visiting the RSA registration desk.

 

#SUREGRIPANDPACER RECEPTION

Don’t let the word “reception” fool you. These parties are always a huge hit with attendees with great food, entertainment and fun. Come join the Sure Grip and Roller Derby/Pacer team for a fun and festive evening.

 

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26

#COFFEEBREAK WITH HOWND

Take a moment to stop by and grab a coffee before you start your day and listen in as the folks at Hownd talk to you about what’s new for 2020 in technology and how to apply it to your business model.

 

#THREATPREP TO PROTECT YOUR BUSINESS

Join us as we teach you ways in which you can protect your business. Topic may consist of sexual harassment, how to keep your customers safe in the event of an active shooting situation or crowd control. 

 

#PROFITABLEEXPERTS PANEL

This seminar will be a panel of successful rink operators from around the country who will be discussing operations, best business practices and a plan for 12 months of success. Come join the brightest minds in the industry as they share what makes their businesses so profitable.

 

ROLLER SKATING FOUNDATION #SILENTAUCTION

Join the Roller Skating Foundation as they raise funds to support its efforts by bidding on various items donated by businesses and members. If you are interested in donating items, visit www.rollerskating.com/silentauction.

 

ROLLER SKATING #TRADESHOW

Plan to 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.

 

LEARN WITH #VENDORCATION

Looking to learn something from your RSM members? Make sure to stand in on some of the 15 minute seminars throughout both days of the trade show! A variety of vendors and presenters will educate you on topics on everything from roller skate maintenance to flooring tips and tricks.

 

#EPICBIRTHDAYPARTIES - BIRTHDAYS BRING MORE BUSINESS!

Come join Beth Standlee of TrainerTainment for a knockout seminar on the best birthday parties in the business. Join her as she takes you through an incredible journey on birthday parties and how this knowledge can be leveraged in creating increased birthday party demand.

·       Book more parties with a polished process

·       Connect with more people to expand your party business

·       Have more fun with the right focused team

 

#STEMLICENSEES SEMINAR - PART 2

Join the United Skates of America team to learn about new developments, ideas and methodologies behind the roller skating STEM program. This is a licensee-only event. Those who wish to register for the program before attending may do so by visiting the RSA registration desk.

 

HOW TO #MAKEMONEY WITH THE ROLLER SKATING FOUNDATION

Come join the Roller Skating Foundation and learn everything there is to know about the topic of pass through grants and getting your business in local schools by utilizing the Roller Skating Foundation’s 501(C)3 status.

 

#PRESIDENTSDINNER AND RECEPTION

(Ticketed event)

Don’t miss your last chance to eat, drink and dance 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 $50 each.

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 27

 #ROLLERSKATINGUNIVERSITY LEADERSHIP TRACT WITH BETH STANDLEE

Come join Beth Standlee in this three-hour educational leadership tract where you will learn:

 

Is your business running you or are you running the business?

All businesses experience “revolution” before evolution.  What stage are you in? We will explore six key areas of your business to help shine the light on what matters most.

 

Your competitive advantage is your team. Are you surrounded by people who VALUE your mission?

When you hire people who believe what you believe, life becomes a lot more fun. The guest experience improves. Your ability to get out of your head and into the heart of the people who face your guests can make you the employer of choice and the entertainment venue of choice!

 

Performance Management

Ever wondered why some people perform at a high level and others disappoint? It may be that you have a lot more to do with it than you know. This short session will give you the:

This is a MUST ATTEND session if you want to be a better leader.