TIFFIN — Sports-oriented wooden flooring has been installed at Rolling Thunder Skating & Family Fun Center’s new Tiffin location, which is set to open in early February.
“Anyone who grew up skating will most certainly have a good appreciation for this gorgeous floor. See you soon,” the business posted Friday on Facebook.
The business decided to move to Tiffin after a study revealed more than half of their business came from outside of Findlay.
“We said before that it was our goal to provide the community with a family fun center that would endure for many years to come. To be completely honest, I am the reason the project went slower than anticipated,” owner Tim Thwaits said.
“The mall ownership has went out of their way to accommodate our business. The City of Tiffin has also worked long and hard to get this done,” Thwaits continued.
“We are pleased to announce to the Tiffin community and Seneca County that your brand new Rolling Thunder Skating and Family Fun Center will open on or about February 2, 2020,” Thwaits said.
“We will house our business in the space at the mall which was home to Helig Meyers furniture years ago. You will enjoy a 21000 square feet space of nothing but pure, high energy fun that will be fun for all ages. Renovations should begin later this week,” he continued.
“Our research over the last couple years shows that much of our business is from Tiffin and Seneca County. We have the opportunity and the time is right to move our business here and provide a family friendly activity center to the community,” Thwaits said.
Rolling Thunder has been a staple of the Findlay-Hancock County community since the end of 2010, providing kids and family entertainment through a skating rink, arcade, birthday party services, as well as skate sales and repair.
The same amenities will be offered in the Tiffin location, which is anticipated to be larger than the current Findlay location, allowing for the possibility of a larger rink and/or more entertainment options.
Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz supports the planned development. “I am pleased that Tim is looking at Tiffin to relocate his operations and the City of Tiffin will do whatever we can to help facilitate the move,” he said.