The Roller Skating Association International Convention and Trade Show 2016 (whew) was an absolute BLAST in Las Vegas this year! Taking place May 1st-5th, Southeastern Skate not only won best booth award, but we got to meet a ton of future rink operators, vendors and connect with friends.
We had such a huge takeaway and learned so much. Saturday kicked off the weekend right, with a day devoted to life members at the reception and dinner. Sunday welcomed the RSF Golf Classic, and the Welcome Reception & RSF Live Auction. Following the next day, we attended the General Assembly & Election, where Jeff Couey was elected as the new RSA President! We announced a ton of deserving RSA winners, including the following:
- Bill Carlson: Innovative Operator of the Year Award
- Ron and Julia Liette: Life Member Award
- Frank Torries: Life Member Award
- Jim Anderson: Life Member Award
- Cindy Anderson: Life Member Award
- Kurt Anselmi: Roller Skating Hall of Fame Award
- Stephen Turner: Attaway Award
- Bob Sietsema: Heart of the Industry Award
- Bob Bollinger Lifetime Achievement Award
- Rock Alman: Victor J. Brown Operator of the Year Award
Just a few among many of our fantastic award winners!
During the trade show we were able to visit different vendors and shop, and during the afternoon we were able to attend helpful short sessions, including social marketing and safety through signage. We had some great social events including the ice cream social, visiting the network nook and the Skate Gala!
We can’t wait for next years event! If you have any pictures of videos from the event you’d like to share, you can still use the hashtag #SkateCon2016 on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram! Tag us at the handle @seskate!