A Magical Place
By Kim Miller
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What happens when you mix an athletic club, two ice rinks, a tennis center, skate park, professional salon and spa, and corporate offices?
You have just a portion of RDV Sportsplex in Orlando. Located within a 365,000 square-foot facility, this complex includes the Orlando Magic corporate offices as well as a complete health and wellness facility.
With this year marking the Sportsplex's fifth anniversary, some new additions to the facility are up and running, including a new home for the wheeled set.
"Recent renovations include the addition of Boards & Blades at RDV Sportsplex, a skate park complete with ramps and rails designed to keep up with the trends of youth today," says Matt Carlen, RDV Sportsplex Athletic Club Director. Innovative programming also keeps the facility on the cutting-edge.
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Boards & Blades is a 3,000-square-foot playground for inline skaters and skateboarders. This facility is equipped with Woodward ramps and rails by Huna Designs. Sessions take place seven days a week, and memberships are available at an annual fee. Birthday parties are also offered.
Of course, this is just another angle to the RDV Sportsplex. Its Athletic Club has a growing 8,000 member base. Membership includes use of more than 450 pieces of cardiovascular and strength-training equipment by Technogym, group exercise, basketball, squash and racquetball courts and spa quality locker rooms, an aquatic center including three indoor pools, tennis center, and 15,000 square feet of supervised children's recreation space.
RDV Sportsplex Ice Den contains two ice rinks, offering a variety of hockey and figure skating programs as well as public skating sessions. The first being an IHL/NHL sized rink (200 feet by 85 feet) and the other an Olympic size rink (200 feet by 100 feet). Private ice rental is available, and birthday parties are also very popular.
Florida Hospital houses a complete medical facility within the walls of RDV Sportsplex. Included are Advanced Dental Wellness, Centra Care Executive Services, Jewett Orthopaedic Clinic, Pediatrics and Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine. With the presence of Florida Hospital at the Sportsplex, it becomes an all encompassing health and wellness facility.
RDV Sportsplex also houses the corporate offices and practice facility for the Orlando Magic. This includes more than 300 Orlando Magic employees including coaches, marketing, basketball operations and corporate sponsorship, among other departments. The practice facility for the Orlando Magic includes a full-amenity locker room, players lounge, full basketball court with bleachers, workout facility and team physician's office.
RDV Sportsplex's Tennis Center is a complete tennis facility with three clay courts and three hard courts, locker rooms, lounge, and pro shop. Programs offered include travel teams, leagues and Learn to Play classes. The staff carries the following credentials: USPTA, USA High Performance Coach, USTA Clinicians, Member of Wilson National Advisory Staff, Member of the Yonex National Advisory Staff.
Added to RDV Sportsplex in March 1999, Forté Salon & Spa offers a full array of beauty treatments from haircuts and coloring, to massage therapy, manicures, pedicures and more. Forté is frequently adding new services to their repertoire including Vitamin C Antioxidant Facial and Stone Massage.
The Human Proformance Shop and Ice Den Pro Shop create the retail component of RDV Sportsplex. The Human Proformance Shop offers Official Orlando Magic merchandise, while the Ice Den pro shop offers the best in hockey and figure-skating equipment as well as college hockey merchandise and accessories and skate sharpening services. Both shops have been in existence since the opening of RDV Sportsplex and currently offer online buying.
Added to RDV Sportsplex within the past year, Nectars Café brings its unique menu of smoothies as well as a full menu of breakfast and light-fare items. Sam Snead's Restaurant was added to RDV Sportsplex in May 2001 and features a full menu of lunch and dinner as well as Sunday brunch.
The Group Sales and Events department makes corporate outings and large-scale events easy. It currently offers two rooms as meeting space as well as additional options for corporate outings. Team building is a popular choice for corporate outings where games are created to help co-workers get along and work more efficiently together.
For more information
RDV Sportsplex: 407-916-2442 or visit www.rdvsportsplex.com
Huna Designs: 800-430-7407 or visit www.hunadesigns.com