I've tried to look through Google to see if this kind of
restaurant already exists or not... but couldn't really find
anything in the first 5 pages I clicked.
Imagine if you can, a cafe/restaurant where the first
you do when you get there is, you are requested to take
off your shoes
and done a pair of curling shoes. The
will assist you with finding the right size of shoe, what
style/color you want...etc.
Next you are taken to a table that's actually on the ice.
waiter pulls out a chair for you and politely hands you a
menu and goes through the whole procedure we all know
and love from regular wine and dine restaurants. He or
after taking your order will then proceed to provide you
with some more information about the establishment.
There's an area on one side of the restaurant where you
can rent skates and just skate, and on the opposite side,
there's an area you can play ice hockey, a third side will
designated as an area for curling. You will be informed
that occasionally these locations are rented out by people
for either athletic practice, professional
performances...etc, but not that frequently, maybe like
once or twice a week. You would be informed of what
they are currently being rented out. While you are
for your food and/or drink, you have some options. You
could go to one of the areas and enjoy yourself for a bit,
watch other people doing things in the different areas,
just sit there and relax. The waiter skates away with
The areas for the various activities are separated by
with glass, sort of like the ones at hockey games. If your
table is located near one of the areas and there's a
professional performance, or athletes practicing you get
watch from your seat. Or you might just enjoy watching
normal people skate around, families, friends... etc.
Maybe even your own family and friends?
Your waiter will come back with your food and drinks
skating. The menu should include popular food items of
the locale, entrées, appetizers, deserts... etc. This
vary depending on location or the feedback of
After you have finished your meal you will be given mints
and a brochure for other things the restaurant/ice rink
to offer. Such things might include various types of
lessons, for things like skating, ice hockey, curling...
Maybe at some point, if the establishment makes
money to do this, offer you the opportunity to buy some
the equipment. If you like your skates, curling shoes,
hockey sticks... etc, you could buy them from the
restaurant. The brochure that informs you of all this will
also include a detachable survey form that allows the
customer to provide feedback on their experience,
suggestions on how to improve, website, manager
The reason I'm putting this under a Cafe, instead of just
restaurant is because the idea of a Cafe is you aren't
necessarily expected to order food. You could just go
for the ice skating, curling, ice hockey, performances...
etc, and not even eat anything. You could just get a cup
coffee, tea, whatever beverage, sit there and watch
people, relax, read, go on the internet, chat... etc.
Oh, Wi-Fi access would be a good idea. Having that
with purchasing anything at all might encourage people
I'm not sure whether it would be a better idea to have
different areas be regular fee, nominal fee, or free for
customers except for during rentals.
I don't want to scare the customers away from using
because they don't want to pay. But having some sort of
fee might make more money if people are willing to pay.
There's also the option of making the skates used for
these areas rentable for some sort of price. If so, then
there would have to be a requirement to done
fancier/more fashionable curling shoes for the curling
Or just a different pair of curling shoes.
Anyway... that's about all for now.