Roller Skating Association Re-Elects Longtime Skating Center Owner, Jeff Couey, as Association President

Indianapolis, IN (May 21, 2018) – The Roller Skating Association International is pleased to announce that Jeff Couey, owner of Sparkles Family Fun Centers in Georgia, was re-elected by the RSA members for a second two-year term. While serving as the Association President from 2016-2018, Couey made significant strides in developing business partnerships with organizations such as ICEE, FetchRev, TrustWorkz, CSA Business Solutions, ADP, PartyWirks, Protect Youth Sports, Schwan’s and more. Ties with national partners Pepsi and JBL Trinity Insurance Group are stronger than ever and members now have access to two new software programs that are instrumental in growing their business: My Skate Repair ( and the Kids Skate Free Program (

President Couey’s family has been in the roller skating industry for over 55 years. They became members of the RSA in the mid-1960s, then called the Roller Skating Rink Operators Association. Jeff’s parents started their roller skating business in September of 1959, just months after Jeff was born, thus allowing him to grow up in the industry and carry on his family’s business. A National Champion Speed Skater in 1976, Couey went on to participate in the World Event.

In 1981, Couey purchased his first skating center from his father and later inherited his second location, Sparkles of Kennesaw, in 2001. Together, he and his wife, Ava Couey, remodeled both locations which are now known as Sparkles Family Fun Centers. The Couey’s work consistently with their management team to bring progressive ideas to fruition and create business plans to make their operations successful.

President Couey served on the Roller Skating Foundation Board for three years, and continues to do so as the RSA President, as well as held a leadership role in RSA Section 13 as vice president. Couey continues to sit on the Board of Directors for his local bank and ALOHA for Aging. He also serves on the Executive Board at his church. With many years of board service and leadership under his belt, Couey has been able to push the initiatives he wanted to see put into place and bring his own progressive and innovative ideas to the industry. As part of the RSA’s Strategic Plan, a goal was set to start a new competitive roller skating program. During Couey’s tenure, the United States Roller Speed Skating Association began and is one of the fastest growing sports organizations in the industry with the American Roller Speed Skating Championships to take place in Colorado Springs, Colorado on June 14-18 and sponsored by Comcast with $10,000 in prizes.

The Roller Skating Association is excited to continue working to carry on President Couey’s vision for the roller skating industry and would like to congratulate him on his re-election.

The Roller Skating Association (RSA) is a trade association that serves commercial (for-profit) skating center owner/operators. It also serves those involved in various facets of the roller related industry such as teachers, coaches, manufacturers, distributors and other elements of the family entertainment industry. It seeks to promote the success of our members through education and advancing the roller skating business.

For more information about the Roller Skating Association International, please contact: Jim McMahon, Executive Director, at 317-347-2626 Ext. 104 or

Good Grades? Celebrate Your Scholar’s Success at Sparkles Kennesaw!

The end of the school year is fastly approaching. When your kiddos come home with their report cards, why not reward them for all of their hard work in the classroom with a trip to Sparkles Kennesaw!? We’re the prime children’s destination in Kennesaw, Georgia, so start planning your roller skating date today!

Whether your kiddos are experienced roller skaters or just beginning to find their groove, everyone is welcome at Sparkles Kennesaw. Lace up your skates and start your summer off right with us, you won’t regret it! At Sparkles Kennesaw, the fun never stops! Our staff is committed to making every experience at Sparkles Kennesaw one to remember. Check out three reasons to start your summer with us at Sparkles Kennesaw, below!

  • Guaranteed fun, rain or shine. It’s that time of year again when the weather can be a little unpredictable. Make sure your play date is always a go by planning your get together with us at Sparkles Hiram, where we’re always having fun – rain or shine!
  • Air conditioned – on the days when the fun is scorching, stay cool at Sparkles Hiram! Lace up your skates for some air-conditioned fun.
  • There’s more than roller skating. If you’re looking for more ways to have some fun, we always offer laser tag!

For more information about admission and party bookings at Sparkles Kennesaw, visit our website or give us a call at (770) 428-3941. Do you enjoy bringing your kiddos for a great time at Sparkles Kennesaw? Rate and share your experience with us in the review section of our Facebook page today. We always enjoy hearing from you!

Securing Your Birthday Party At Sparkles Kennesaw!

birthdayAt Sparkles Kennesaw, we work to support families by assisting them in building strong relationships and memories. We love making your kiddo’s special day one to remember. Check out just a few reasons why birthday parties at Sparkles Kennesaw are truly a birthday to remember!


Every Party Includes:

  • Up to 10 Children (Includes Birthday Child)
  • A slice of Cheese Pizza
  • Unlimited Soda at Party Table
  • 240 Game Points ($3 Game Card per child)
  • Autograph Centerpiece
  • GLOW Button for Birthday Child
  • Paper Goods
  • Party Host/Hostess


Additional activities like skating, the playground, and laser tag are available as party package add-ons. Visit our party packages page for more information about party packages, add-ons, upgrades and more.


Securing your party at Sparkles Kennesaw is super easy! Simply visit our birthdays page, browse our party packages, add-ons and upgrades, then click “Book now” on the party you’d like to book. You will then be redirected to our booking page where it will then ask you to select the party you’d like to book, again. Next, you’ll enter how many children will attend and select the day and time you’d like to book your party based on our available party slots.
For more information about admission and party bookings at Sparkles Kennesaw, visit our website or give us a call at (770) 428-3941. Do you enjoy bringing your children to Sparkles Kennesaw for safe, family fun? Rate and share your experience with us in the review section of our Facebook page today. We always enjoy hearing from you!

The Perks of Booking Your End of The School Year at Sparkles Kennesaw

schoolThe end of the school year will be here sooner than later and it’s time to start planning for your end of the school year party at Sparkles Kennesaw today! At Sparkles Kennesaw, we enjoy incorporating fun into everything that we do, because that’s what life’s about, right?We take pride in providing an opportunity for families and individuals to relax and enjoy themselves in a safe environment.

No matter if you’re the head of a school team, recreational team, scouts group, or a parent looking to book a private end of the year party, Sparkles Kennesaw is the place for you! Check out a few reasons to book your end of the school year party at Sparkles Kennesaw today!


  • Free wifi
  • Full-service cafe
  • Arcade room
  • Soft and bouncy playground
  • Black light laser tag

These are just some of the awesome perks that come with booking your end of the school year party at Sparkles Kennesaw. So don’t wait until the last minute, book your party with us today!  So, whether you’re wanting to reward the kiddos for all of their hard work this school year, or bring a group of children together one last time before the school year ends, Sparkles Kennesaw is the perfect destination.

For more information about admission and party bookings at Sparkles Kennesaw, visit our website or give us a call at (770) 428-3941. Do you enjoy bringing your kiddos for a great time at Sparkles Kennesaw? Rate and share your experience with us in the review section of our Facebook page today. We always enjoy hearing from you!

3 Reasons To Spend Spring Break at Sparkles Kennesaw

Spring breakSpring break is fastly approaching and that means it’s time to lace up your skates for some roller skating fun at Sparkles Kennesaw!  You don’t want to let spring break past without getting some roller skating time in. Even if it’s just for a session (or two, or three, or all of them!), roller skating can have great health benefits for children and adults. Check out three (or four…) reasons to make spring break plans at Sparkles Kennesaw.

  1. Roller skating is good for your heart! Roller skating is recognized as a top aerobic exercise by the American Heart Association. It’s a fun way to get your heart rate up without even thinking about it!
  2. Roller skating time IS family time. For years, roller skating has been known to bring family and friends together for fun and fellowship.
  3. Roller skating relieves stress. Have you ever seen anyone frowning while on roller skates? We haven’t either. Roller skating is a great way to relieve stress and body tension.

Ok, so we’ve given you three reasons already, but just in case that wasn’t enough, we’ll give you one more reason. According to Health Fitness Resolution, “roller skating helps improve balance with the strength of abdominal and lower-back muscles, since you must maintain a steady core to stay upright. Coordinating balance and leg movement improves coordination.” All more reason to spend your spring break at Sparkles Kennesaw!
For more information about our skate sessions at Sparkles Kennesaw, visit our website or give us a call at (770) 428-3941.

Benefits of Sports Team Parties


It’s playoffs time, and many themed events are being organized across the country. Team sports parties are happening to celebrate the end of the season at Sparkles, Kennesaw, among many other entertaining events for both children and grown-ups. If you wanted to offer your kids a combination of healthy sport-like activity and socializing with their peers, kids skating parties are a fun way to end the winter break.

Team sports parties

Regardless of the sport or the number of guests, you can treat your team members with a few hours of bonding and reminiscing about last season’s challenges you went through together. Packages include pizza, soda, reserved table time, and a game card for each player. The center welcomes school, recreational, club or other teams from Atlanta metro area. Bookings should be made in advance. Here are some tips to consider when making plans for your party.

Kids skating parties

The venue has been renovated and now welcomes its guests in two story laser tag arena. Barriers, strobe lights, and laser beams create unreal scenery as the children compete to tag the opposition players or their base station. Artificial fog is cut by multicolor laser beams and the loud music indicates the opponent is approaching. Center’s young visitors enjoy having fun in this unique atmosphere, while constantly skating which keeps them physically active during the play.

Other events at Sparkles include Adult Night Skate, St Patrick’s Day, Dr. Seuss Day, Tiny Tots Days, Saturday Night Unlimited Pizza Buffet, and more.

Book School Fundraisers at Sparkles

Group fundraiser

Fundraisers are an essential point for schools. They are something that can get all of the students to participate in all while raising funds that the school may need for various situations throughout the school year. There’s nothing better than being able to raise a lot of money while having a lot of fun at the same time! One of the best fundraisers that you can have for your school is a skating party fundraiser! This is a fundraiser that people throughout the whole city can participate in and have a great time. If you are looking for school fundraisers in Kennesaw that are not the ordinary you should come to Sparkles Family Fun Center and have a fundraiser that will bring along lasting memories.

When you come to Sparkles to have your school fundraisers you don’t have to worry about anything. When you want to raise money for your school that will involve everyone and ensure a great time will be had we are the perfect place for you! We have fundraiser options available for you to choose from. From game packages, skating options, laser tag, and even café specials… we have it all for you when you come to Sparkles Kennesaw! We are a great leader in entertainment for the family in Hiram and we are eager to help the community and schools! We have all that you need and have great options for you to choose from!

Don’t worry with fundraisers you aren’t sure will work and that won’t bring in the most money! Go with one that you know is popular and that everyone will have a great time at! Come to Sparkles Kennesaw and get the money for your school and have a great time while doing so! Call us today and schedule your fundraiser!

Winter Break Activities in Kennesaw, GA


Winter break is here and that means school is out for kids. It’s always great as a kid to know that you won’t have to go to school during this time, but what’s not fun is not having anything to do during that time. When you’re on winter break you want to make sure that you have some great activities to do that you know are going to be fun. When you get your school break you can have a great time… when school’s out, skating is in! There’s no better place that you can go skating other than Sparkles Kennesaw! You know that it’s a place safe that you will have a great time… whether you’re meeting with your friends here or if you come and make new friends… you’re bound to have an amazing time when you come to Sparkles Kennesaw!

It’s not just the skating that you can enjoy when you’re here at Sparkles Kennesaw; we have laser tag, bouncy playground, the arcade and the amazing Couey Café! You can’t go wrong coming in on your winter break… you can come in multiple times a week and never get tired! We’re the perfect place for you to spend some of your time during winter break and we are here to make sure that you are going to have an amazing time! We always want to make sure we offer a place for the community so they can have a safe place that friends and family members can have some place to come together to a safe environment where you can have a great time with no worries!

Sparkles Kennesaw is the perfect place for anyone that is looking for something to do during the winter break! We know that you’ll have fun, we’re eager to see it!

Skating Date Night in Kennesaw, GA


Date nights are always fun! Whether you have a special date, or if you’re going on a group date… it’s always great to be able to experience an enjoyable time with great company. We all know the month of February is here and, generally speaking, in the month of February everyone thinks of Valentine’s Day! What a lot of people do is go out to dinner and a movie for Valentine’s Day… but you don’t have to! You don’t have to go with that same tired date night routine; you can add some excitement to your date night and have a roller skating date! Roller skating is a great activity that millions have been able to enjoy for many years. It allows you to get active, have a great and enjoyable time together and connect in a different way! For those that are in Kennesaw, GA and are looking for a new, fresh idea for a date night, and if you’re looking for something different to do for Valentine’s Day then you should come to Sparkles Family Fun Center!

When you want to have a great date filled with laughter, fun and what are sure to become great memories then you need to make sure you have a roller skating date! When you come to Sparkles you know you’re going to have a great time and it’s going to be something that you think on; why not dare to be different on your next date night! Don’t go to the movies and have dinner… that’s predictable! Plan to come to Sparkles and have a roller skating date! And if it’s Valentine’s Day you can really stand out from others and enjoy your time together here!

A roller skating date here at Sparkles is a great choice… plan it now!

Get to Know the Sparkles Squad

Are you new to Sparkles skating center? Maybe you saw our birthday parties billboard on Cobb Parkway. Maybe you heard about us from a friend. Maybe you were searching Google for fun ways to get fit in the New Year and decided skating is the sport for you. However you found us, we’re glad you’re here. Here’s what you need to know about our Kennesaw roller-skating center.

Get to Know Sparkles in Kennesaw

Sparkles skating centers have been a go-to for family entertainment in Atlanta for over 50 years. Our family wanted a way to provide wholesome, active fun for local families. And we get better each day! In fact, our Kennesaw skating center has recently undergone a million dollar renovation. What does that mean for you?

  • Get a skate gift at Sparkles!More skating. Our skating floor, skate rentals, and fun extras like the lights and sound systems are state-of-the-art for your entertainment. We have weekly skating hours as well as holiday events and seasonal fun for kids and families.
  • Laser tag. Immerse yourself in a world of police barriers, strobe lights, red laser beams, and fierce competition in our 2 story laser tag arena.
  • Playground. Kids age 1-10 can bounce, swing, and climb to their heart’s content in our indoor playground bounce house. We also have a separate playground area just for toddlers.
  • Arcade. Will you come out victorious? Test your skills at skee-ball, air hockey, and tons of interactive video games. Then claim your prize at the Sparkles Stuff Shop.
  • Everything else. We have skating lessons, a Pro Shop, the Couey Cafe, and more!

Ready to play? We’ll see you at Sparkles!