Get to Know Roller Cave

Whether you’re new to Indianapolis or just new to Roller Cave, we’re excited to invite you into our family entertainment center. What do you need to know to have a great time at Roller Cave?

Meet Roller Cave

Skating lineWe’re a family business that was built on one simple thing: a love of roller-skating! We love our community, which is why we share our favorite hobbies with local kids and families. Our facilities are always safe, clean, and wholesome for family fun in Indianapolis. Ready to make memories? Enjoy the lights, the great music, and the smiles all around.

Family Activities in Indianapolis

Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find it at Roller Cave. Here’s just a sample of the fun you’ll find at our family entertainment center.

  • Roller skating. Skate with us throughout the week with seasonal skating hours for big family fun. Want to make some noise? Celebrate holidays and special events at Roller Cave, like our New Year’s Eve Kids Party.  
  • BatCave. Swing for the fences! Master your grip in our regular admit Swing Away Cages, or finesse your skills in the Pro Tunnel Reserved Cages. You can even get a membership for unlimited access to the batting cages each month.
  • Birthday parties. Celebrate in style with one of our three unique birthday parties.
  • Groups. The more skaters, the more fun! Book a group skating event for a school field trip, daycare, corporate event, or fundraiser.
  • Skating lessons. Slow your roll and master your wheels with Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, and Private Skate Lessons for kids in Indianapolis.

We’ll see you at Roller Cave!

Swing for the Fence This Christmas

Give a home run gift this year! The Bat Cave provides hours of fun (and some much needed off season practice) for baseball and softball players in Indianapolis. And we have exciting holiday offers to help you hit this year’s Christmas gift outta the park.

Bat Cave Christmas Special

batting cages holiday specialA baseball bat isn’t just a baseball bat. It’s years of fun for your kids! We’re investing in your kids’ talents with a special Bat Cave holiday offer: put a baseball bat under the tree and bat one month for free. When you buy a bat valued at $149 or more, we’ll give you a one month Pro Membership for free! That’s a $75 value. All you have to do is purchase your bat before December 31, 2016. Free Bat Cave Memberships expire on January 30, 2017.

Swing Shop Baseball and Softball Bats

Roller Cave is an officially authorized dealer of DeMarini and Louisville Slugger baseball and softball bats. We stocked up for the holiday season, and we’re throwing an easy pitch with great holiday prices. New bats arrive daily. Check out our selection of LXT Hypers, CF9, CF ZEN, LS Prime, Omaha bats, and more. We have the best bats at the best prices in stores or online—guaranteed!

Bat Cave Holiday Hours

Whether you’re swinging an old bat, a new bat, or dreaming of a bat that’s already wrapped under the tree, we’re here to help you practice your swing. Join us in December and January for special winter break sessions. Roller Cave has special holiday hours throughout the Christmas season. Finish 2016 with a solid hit at the Bat Cave from 10-3 on New Year’s Eve. 

Want the best deals on baseball bats, softball bats, and batting cage memberships in Indianapolis? Visit the Bat Cave at Roller Cave skating center.

What We’re Thankful For

Winding down the clock on 2016, and we can’t believe it’s already time for Thanksgiving. We know it gets busy this time of year with friends and family visiting, parties and gift shopping, so we wanted to sit down early and write down what we’re thankful for.

What We're Thankful For

Our Friends and Family

Ok, we know this one is a given and everyone always says it, but we truly are thankful for them. We wouldn’t be where we are today without you! We also have to be thankful for FaceTime, Skype, and other video calling services. They really have changed the way we connect with those we love who are spread throughout the country and the world.

The Best Food

You’ve probably heard us talking about this before, but this really is the best time of year for food! Not only that, we’re thankful that we’re able to put food on the table whenever we need to for our family. We can’t wait to start serving Thanksgiving turkey, mashed potatoes, and of course pumpkin pie.

Our Community

We’ve called Indianapolis home for many years, and we wouldn’t want it any other way. We’ll never take the support you’ve shown us through the years for granted. Whether it be through an online review, word of mouth, or celebrating your birthdays with us. We’ll always do whatever it takes to see all of you smile. Thanks for being the best city to live in, Indianapolis!

We hope you can also find the time this week to sit down and think about all you have to be thankful for. We now there’s a lot we tend to take for granted every day, and we bet you can think of a few very quickly!

Veteran’s Day at Roller Cave

Your family won’t have to look far for things to do this weekend in Indianapolis. Some of us have a long weekend for Veteran’s Day, and we want you to put it to good use! That’s why we are offering a special discount for Veteran’s Day. You will receive free admission to The Roller Cave if you are a veteran or bring a veteran along with your group. We can’t think of a better way to spend the weekend.

You and your family or friends can skate the night away, or if you want to add a little variety to your night, you can always go check out our newly-named arcade room. Our game room was made for everyone! There are so many games to win tickets to redeem in our prize room.

For Veteran’s Day Weekend, our regular schedule will stay the same but you’ll be able to get into the Roller Cave free! Here’s a quick reminder of our regular weekend schedule:

Friday – Open Skating Times

Family R&B Skate: 6:00-10:00pm

Saturday – Open Skating Times

Family Fun Skate: 12:00-3:00pm

Family R&B Skate: 3:00-7:00pm

Family Jam Skate: 7:00-10:00pm

Sunday – Open Skating Times

Family Fun Skate: 12:00-3:00pm

Family R&B Skate: 3:00-6:00pm

We hope everyone has a fun and memorable Veteran’s Day weekend here in Indianapolis. And if you haven’t checked, the Colts have a bye this week, so that’s even more of a reason to get the family out of the house and make memories together. Stay safe and have fun!

American Flag

Funny Mummy Weekend

Halloween week is here! Yes, we know it’s officially next Monday, but we’re calling it this week because the weekend right before Halloween can be the best weekend. Trick-or-treating, candy, cooler weather — it’s the perfect combination. That’s why we’re hosting a party all weekend! Funny Mummy Weekend begins this Friday the 28th!

Candy Bowl

What’s going on at Funny Mummy weekend? That’s a great question. Here’s a quick rundown for you.

  • Lots of candy — you won’t be disappointed
  • Mummy Wrap Contest — wrap your friends up and see if you can be the best mummy in the rink!
  • Halloween Music for our skaters
  • Costume Contests — we’ll have a costume contest every day! Maybe we’ll see some MLB costumes and a bat from our Dream Bat Giveaway!
    • Friday at 8:30pm
    • Saturday at 2:00pm, 5:30pm and 8:30pm
    • Sunday at 2:00pm and 5:00pm

We hope you’ll be able to join us before you head out on Halloween night to show off costumes to all your neighbors. Just like we’re all about safety at the Roller Cave, we also wanted to share a few quick tips for staying safe on Halloween night, too!

Choose Costume Props Carefully

A costume is only as good as its prop, we all know this. Costume props are best for costume contests, see above. But make sure your props are safe for walking around the neighborhood with. A pirate with a long sword could trip and fall if it’s swinging around, or a fairy with big wings could get tangled up if they’re too big!

Plan Ahead

An easy way to stay safe is to plan your trick-or-treating route before you leave the house. This way you can avoid big intersections, stay close to home, and have a good timetable for when you’ll be back!

Have a great Halloween!

Dream Bat Giveaway!

The Hunt for October is here, the MLB Playoffs have started, and we’re just as excited as you here at The Bat Cave. Your team may be in or out, but that doesn’t mean you’re ready to put down the bat yet. That’s why we’re excited to announce our Dream Bat Giveaway!

As an official licensed dealer of Lousiville Slugger and DeMarini we’re giving away up to $350 for your dream bat. We have the best from the CF9 DeMarini, ZEN DeMarini, Louisville Slugger Prime, and Louisville Slugger Hyper. We put together a quick FAQ for all your questions, as well!

Dream Bat Giveaway

How do you enter?

Anyone who comes in pays an admission and enters their emails from now until October 23rd will be entered into the drawing.

How will we know if we won?
We’ll make sure you know! We’ll use your email address as the prime method of contact, so be sure to keep an eye out around the 23rd!

If you have any more questions, please don’t hesitate to give us a call or swing by the Bat Cave!

For those of you that have never visited the Bat Cave, you’re in for a real treat. We have 9 cages and 15 machines that are open Monday-Friday 5-8pm and Saturday-Sunday 12-8pm. These are our regular admission cages and will help you find your consistent swing.

We also have Pro Cages! The newest additions to the Bat Cave include two Bata Baseball & Softball combination pitching machines capable of throwing curveball and fastball pitches 35-100mph. The third pro tunnel is a multi-use tunnel for live pitching and hitting drills including tee work & soft-toss.

We’re excited to give away a dream bat and hope you are, too! Remember to come by to the Bat Cave with a regular admission to enter!

1 Awesome Weekend With 2 Big Events

We have two exciting things to do in Indianapolis, Indiana this weekend at Roller Cave! Both of our events involving skating, friends, and fun for the weekend. Enough talking about it, let’s get right into it!

Things to Do - Bubble Gum Roll

First, we’re starting the weekend off with our Bubble Gum Roll. This event starts Friday the 30th and goes until the 1st of October. Does it bother you that you aren’t allowed to chew gum when you skate? Are you only thinking about listening to tunes, blowing a bubble, and skating with your friends? Then we have the event for you. There will be bubble game contests, prizes, races and we won’t even tell you to spit your gum out!

The following event this weekend is also exciting! At our Christian Skate Night on October 2nd from 6:30-8:30, we’ll be rolling to contemporary Christian and Gospel hits all night. Admission is $7 but groups of 5 or more receive a free skate rental! On top of that, the church or youth group who brings the most students will receive free admission to another Christian Skate Night. (Which will be November 13th and December 11th!) Who know, maybe you can even beat your youth pastor in Crossy Road!

For both of these events, don’t forget that we’ve recently upgraded our entire Roller Cave arcade section! We added more basketball games, Jurassic Park, Crossy Road and many more! We hope we’re able to see you and your friends this weekend when you’re looking for things to do in Indianapolis this weekend!

Skating Lessons in Indianapolis

Families who skate together make memories together. Isn’t that how the saying goes? At the Roller Cave in Indianapolis, we love seeing all the families who come in to skate together and spend time laughing and smiling. However, we know there are all different levels of skaters out there, which is why our teaching pros are offering group lessons every Monday from 5:15-6:00pm starting on September 19th!

Skating Rink at Roller Cave
At Roller Cave, we offer different types of lessons for all skill levels! Here’s what we teach in each lesson:

  • Pre Skater: Fall Down, Get Up, March & Coast, Dip, Helicopter
  • Beginner: Steer Circles, Flamingo, Braking, V Start, Forward, Scissors
  • Basic Beginner: Scooter Pushes, Stroking, Steer Quarter Circles, Kangaroo Hop, Surfer
  • Intermediate Beginner: Backward Scissors, Stop Backwards, Steer Half Circles, Two Beat Steps
  • Advanced Beginner: T-Start, T-Stop, Shoot the Duck, Whole Circle, Turn Forward, Spread Eagle

If this all sounds a little foreign right now, don’t worry. Our instructors have years of experience, and you’ll be executing the hardest moves in no time! In our group lessons, your entire family will have some fun and learn a few tricks together. If Mondays aren’t available, that’s ok too! Registrations for our two special Saturday Skate Clinics on 10/15 and 11/19 from 11am-2pm are now open as well.

Once you learn a few moves, you and your family will be eager to get back to the rink and glide around effortlessly. Then, it’s the perfect time to come to any of our themed skate sessionsSee you out there!

The Top Three Family Movies from this Summer

Maybe you’ve just wrapped up batting practice at the Bat Cave or maybe it was a fun day of exercising, but you aren’t ready to head home yet. Summertime is the best for watching new movies, so our staff put together a few of our favorite family-friendly movies for you to catch!

Best Family Movies

The BFG

Young Sophie meets a twenty-four-foot giant and names him BFG. She quickly learns not all giants are out to eat children, but not without encountering a few unfriendly giants along the way! Take your older kids along (it’s rated PG) and join them as they try to convince Queen Victoria the bad giants should be taken care of!

The Secret Life of Pets

Especially if you’re a pet owner, this movie will be perfect for you and your family. How many times have you left your pets at home and wonder what they’re up to? The creativity of the storyline will have you laughing and having a great time with your entire family.


Finding Dory
Did you think we could make this list without hitting this classic! Well, it feels like a classic because Finding Nemo came out back in 2003. This time, follow Marlon, Nemo, new friends, and a few old ones on their adventure to help Dory find her family. Some may argue Finding Dory isn’t as heart-warming as Finding Nemo, but that doesn’t keep it from becoming an instant family favorite.

No matter how you wrap up your summer, we hope you’ve enjoyed the warm months as a family and are always looking forward to hosting your next birthday party. See you next time!

 

Rewarding Good Behaviors With A Trip To Roller Cave!

If your kids are like most, they have enjoyed every last minute of the summer time! It’s always fun having them around the house during the summer, but we all know that kids can wreak havoc when they have too much free time! With school starting soon, your children will be transitioning into a new routine and will have less free time than usual. It will be more important than ever to encourage positive habits during this time of transition as well as throughout the school year. After all, younger children are at an influential age and can benefit from positive reinforcement.

We can’t think of a better way to provide your little ones with positive reinforcement than a trip to Roller Cave! Here are a few ways you can incentive your child’s next trip to Roller Cave in Indianapolis, Indiana:

Reward good behavior with a trip to Roller Cave!

  1. Chore Wheels

Let’s face it, even we know chores can get boring and repetitive sometimes. Liven up their routine by making a chore wheel and introducing a few new chores to the mix! When they complete every chore in the wheel, reward them with a new adventure — maybe the BatCave!

  1. Bringing Home Good Grades

You probably remember how hard it can be to get back in the swing of things once school starts back up. Can you believe it’s almost here?! Those first few weeks can be tough. What better way to show your children you’re proud of them for staying focused and bringing home good grades than by taking them out to skate with their friends!

  1. Acts of Kindness

Nothing warms your heart more than seeing your little ones share random acts of kindness with others. Whether they decide to share their snack with a friend who dropped theirs or offer to help you without any instruction, it’s important to let them know these acts don’t go unnoticed. When their birthday comes around this year, maybe it’s time to plan a skate party for them!