If you’ve just wrapped up your Christmas in July event, it’s time to start thinking about next year. What can you do to make next year’s event bigger and better? Why not start with ice rink kits? It’s a fun, exciting, and unique opportunity to bring the spirit of the holidays to the middle of the summer. It’s easier to do than you think.
Ice rink kits are a fantastic way to celebrate Christmas in July. Who knows, you may love it so much that you may even want to join the rent-to-buy program and keep that rink year-round. Learn more about the options we offer by calling KwikRink Synthetic Ice at (888) 275-2345 or request a quote online.
Host a Winter Festival Next Summer
One of the easiest ways to make your next event stand out is with a rented ice rink kit. Make this the start of your Christmas in July celebration. Set it up and then let the fun begin. Here are a few tips for making it more enjoyable:
- Set up a few opportunities throughout the festival to have local hockey stars or players from the local team visit.
- Host a training session for figure skating. Introduce young children to this skill in an upbeat environment.
- Set up hot chocolate stands (ok, maybe frozen hot chocolate) and perhaps a few food trucks to welcome the community to the event for a few weekends at a time.
- Use local support through sponsorships to host the winter festival. You can even host a summer movie on the ice.
- With the rink in place, add some music for a romantic evening under the stars for the couples in your community.
You can use the proceeds from these types of events to support your organization. Or, use the profits, on the other hand, to fundraise for a local program or charity. Winter festivals are unique during the summer months. That is what makes them so enjoyable and exciting. They are sure to get attention!
The Ideal Time for a Unique Summer Sports Camp
Many sports programs host events during the summer months to draw attention to the sport for those who may not get a chance to play during the year. Summer sports programs are also an excellent way to work on off-season skills training.
Hosting summer sports camps is an opportunity to grow interest in the sport, especially in areas where your current roster of players for the upcoming season is low. You can rent rinks of various sizes to host training programs for all types of ice sports, including:
- Ice hockey
- Figure skating
- Recreational ice skating
- Speed skating
- Curling, and much more!
Schools with sports programs like these may find this is an excellent opportunity to get kids onto the campus for some fun. Use an ice rink kit throughout the summer as a way to attract incoming students to a particular school or program. Get them into teams and having fun getting to know the coaches.
Create a Winter-Themed Day Camp
According to the American Camp Association, kids attended 5,600 day camps in 2017. They are traditionally a meaningful way to celebrate the summer months. They are also fantastic because they keep kids learning all summer long.
Hosting a winter-themed day camp can be an excellent way for your organization to keep kids having fun throughout the summer. With ice rink kits, the process is straightforward. Imagine an afternoon and evening spent learning to ice skate or hosting a day camp social on the rink.
Get the Day Care Kids Involved in a New Activity
During the summer months, daycares tend to have a group of older children who would routinely be in school. With an ice rink present, they can have a lot of fun enjoying a new activity, one they probably have never tried before (at least in the summer months!)
With a portable ice skating option, you can open their eyes to a new opportunity. You may even motivate them to dive in and learn ice hockey once the season starts. This type of activity is also great exercise, even on a hot summer day.
Keep Your Rec or Fitness Center Members Engaged
Recreation Centers often face the challenge of keeping local kids busy and engaged on the weekends or during the summer months. What if you had an ice skating rink at the rec center? Ice rink kits can be assembled to accommodate a variety of space options. Rental rinks can be created to outfit a gymnasium or set up a skills practice area in a smaller space.
With Fitness Centers that charge a membership fee and need to increase the number of people in attendance, offering unique activities like this is crucial to maintain and grow membership numbers. With an ice rink rental kit, it’s easy to do. Rent it for a month or longer to drive home the Christmas in July theme and offset those often flagging summer attendance numbers. Adults and kids will love the experience.
Capture Attention at Your Resort with an Ice Rink Kit
Drawing people back into your hotel or resort can be a challenge in some areas. Offering something new and exciting can be the ideal way for you to bring people in, as travelers are always looking for the hot new thing to do in the area.
Ice rink kits are a merry way to offer something different under the hot summer sun. Imagine having an easy to assemble, low maintenance ice rink available to your guests. It might be 90 plus degrees, but that won’t stop your guests from strapping on some skates and having an amazing time right at your venue. That can help to drive up the sales of passes, beverages, and onsite amenities. And, it’s easy to create with ice rink kits like this.
Looking for a Few More Ideas?
No matter what your ideas and uses for an ice rink kit are, it can be a lot of fun to incorporate this into your summertime events. Let our team at KwikRink Synthetic Ice help you with your portable ice rink rental. It’s a fun and simple way to celebrate the colder months in the middle of the summer. Request a quote right now, so you have plenty of time to let everyone know what great experiences you will have available next summer.