I drove 350 miles to get to the Pro Shop in Skate Galaxy, Switchblade, and I have to say, I have never received customer service this good in more than 20 years of skating. Brian called up team Vanilla to get suggestions on building me a custom speed skate for dancing and worked with me to help select the right build for my style of skating/dancing and personal preferences (mind you, I was contacting him back and forth over the phone for a week or so before making the drive). This has hands down been the best skate purchase I've made, and now that I've adjusted to them I'm finally able to skate at my full potential. Also, the rink is very nice and clean. I love to travel and skate all over (have been to a lot of rinks) and this place was probably the cleanest rink I've ever been to. The floor is smooth and well kept. The rental skates all looked super clean and very well maintained, and even the bathroom was spotless. Brian let me test my new skates out and I got some time on the floor alone and I enjoyed the smoothness and level of grip the floor has. I can tell the owner of this place really cares about the business. I was extremely impressed with the customer service, the rink, and really enjoyed the overall experience of this purchase. I will definitely make the drive again to skate and make more shop purchases.
The food is great! Our drinks always stay filled. My fiance gets the tamales and I get the Carne Asada. We eat here regularly and enjoy their chips and salsa. I love spicy food and get the grilled jalapenos and habanero sauce for my chips and tortillas. They don't charge extra for them, you just have to ask (which is a nice change from the usual "fee" other places like to add for additional items). If you like a strong margarita, my fiance says their top shelf is one of the best margaritas in town for the price.
I learned to skate at this rink when I was about 4 or 5. That was back in the bell bottoms and disco age, lol! The rink is still in great shape but like with all other rinks, I wish they would control skaters a bit more. It's quite disheartening to be skating along and suddenly someone crosses right out in front of you to get off the rink. Lord, I hope they don't drive this way when they grow up! Charging for a request? Not cool. Good to see little or no cell phone use on the floor WHILE skating tho.