Entries by Heather Logan

Women Leaders in the NHL

Hi, it’s Heather from Skate Helper. With the NHL starting back up I would like to acknowledge all the women working in leadership roles within the NHL.  We are in a new era with Covid-19 and change is happening everywhere. It is time to see more women take on leadership roles in all sports organizations. […]

Skate Helper Video Premiere with The Blackhawks

We invite you to watch and see The Skate Helper in action with the Chicago Blackhawks First Stride program! Today we are extremely excited to share with you a video that was shot at the Fifth Third Arena in Chicago this past January. You can learn more about my visit to Chicago and filming at […]

My visit to Fifth Third Arena in Chicago

Hi, it’s Heather from Skate Helper. I am so excited to be able to finally share a video on Monday August 3, 2020, that we shot at the Fifth Third Arena in Chicago this past January. How this project came together Last year, I reached out to Annie Camins the Senior Executive Director, Fan Development […]

Let’s Celebrate Canada Day and 4th of July

Hi, it’s Heather from Skate Helper.  I hope you and your families are safe and well. To my Canadian and American customers I am looking forward to the reopening of your ice arenas and getting kids and families back on the ice. If there has ever been a Canada Day and Independence Day to celebrate […]

Emergency Preparedness

Hi, it’s Heather from Skate Helper.  I hope you and your families are safe and well.  This week’s blog is about emergency preparedness. Every year people go through some kind of natural disaster and are forever changed. This pandemic has made me realize that I will never take my freedom for granted again. After weeks […]

My NEW To Do List

Hi it’s Heather from Skate Helper and like most people I am ready to get back to business and get out into the world.  While social distancing will be with us for a while, I’ve been thinking about all the things I look forward to doing when the lockdown eases.  I hope this list will […]

Create Theme Events at your Ice Arena

Hi, it’s Heather from Skate Helper.  Last week I posted suggestions on how to create additional revenue. I realized there is also an opportunity to create weekly, monthly, seasonal theme events that will generate more revenue and help you become a top choice for birthday parties and other celebrations. You may need to hire an […]

How can Ice Arenas Increase Revenue?

Hi, it’s Heather from Skate Helper.  Like everyone I can’t wait get back to working at a regular pace. Since business has slowed, I’ve started blogging and realized that over the past 13 years in business I’ve learned a great deal from my customers and how they generate extra revenue.  In order to increase revenue, […]

Small Business Tips During Self Isolation

Hi, it’s Heather from Skate Helper. Like most small businesses, mine too has slowed considerably. Normally, during this time of year things are slow but never this slow. Governments have offered funding and that will help but there are other things small businesses can do during this time. What can you do? One thing I’ve […]

The Ripple Effect

Hi, it’s Heather from Skate Helper. For me, every day seems like Groundhog Day and that’s a good thing. I don’t want anything to change my family’s routine until the curve is flattened and we are allowed to get back to business. I truly believe we will get through this. Random Acts of Kindness In […]