Skateway looking for a partner

Smoky Mountain Sk8way is looking for a naming rights partner to rename the soon-to-be expanded Smoky Mountain Sk8way Sports and Entertainment Arena, in exchange for revenue to help expand. The partnership is not just about a name change but comes with a list of other marketing benefits.

Smoky Mountain Sk8way, the local roller skating rink located on the bypass, has been providing fun and family entertainment to Western North Carolina since 2010 and is the home to two female flat track derby teams: Balsam Mountain Roller Girls and the Balsam Mountain Junior Roller Girls. The Sk8way plans to become a 20,000-square-foot arena as well as a skating rink and family entertainment center, which will be able to accommodate up to 2,500 people and host community events like concerts, dances and haunted houses along with sporting events like roller derby bouts and roller hockey matches. The facility will offer regular weekly roller skating sessions, a cafe with outside accessibility, a climbing wall, a toddler area, mini golf, pro shop, arcade and ticket redemption counter. 

Proposals must be submitted by Oct. 31.

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