If your motivation for launching a roller rink is to recapture a sense of nostalgia from your youth, forget it.
Just enter your city, state and zip code to get a list of roller skating rinks in your community.
Gain a knowledge of how existing firms have positioned themselves in the marketplace, and then design your business in a way that sets you apart from the others.
If you are thinking about opening a roller skating rink, you may want to investigate whether franchising might make sense for you.
The link below gives you access to our franchise directory so you can see if there's a franchise opportunity for you.
Like it or not, people are going to get hurt in your rink.
When (not if) that happens, you'll sleep better knowing that you have invested in a comprehensive insurance policy that protects your business and your personal assets.
In terms of location, you're going to need a significant amount of real estate for your roller rink startup.
Your best bet is to find a location that is already outfitted as a roller arena.
The last thing they want to do is help you to be a better competitor.
However, an entrepreneur who owns a roller skating rink in a location that is not competitive to you will be much more likely to talk with you, once they realize that you are not going to directly compete with them in their community.