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Exploring Life & Business with Victtoria Conner of RInk Ratz

Today we’d like to introduce you to Victtoria Conner.

Hi Victtoria, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
My passion for roller skating started in 1977 when my dad first took me to roll at Blue Springs Rolladium. When I became a mom myself, I introduced my kids to my first love of any sport. They took to it like they were born to roll. We started skating about 3 to 4 times a week. I once again fell in love with rollerskating. However, this time I fell in love with the business. I realized that I wanted to own a rink, I set a goal to own one by the time I was 40. That dream came became real after some bittersweet losses along the way. The owner of the rink and my dear friend passed away, along with my son, dad and husband within two years of each other. This made me realize that I really didn’t want to spend my days behind a desk. I wanted to make a difference through roller skating. I love kids, skating and customer service. I was helping Sam run sessions and he taught me the industry. I had a chance to run his rink as a manager and eventually purchased it as my own. I finally ended up owning my childhood rink along with another. It was dream come true! It took a lot of hard work but I don’t regret a single moment. I get to celebrate milestones, such as birthdays, birth’s, weddings, graduations, adoptions and much more. I am blessed with my kids rolling in this industry with me. My daughter, Kailtyn is known and trademarked as the Limbo Queen and has set two world records and blessed me with her talent for skating. Let’s just say I have been rolling in a lot of fun. I am blessed with a great customer base. I love being able to make people smile and it gives me the ability to bless my community and customers.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
My road would better be described as a roller coaster ride. I have fallen but not given up. I have faith over fear. I believe that anything worth having is hard work. I have struggled with loss of family members along the way, becoming a widow and single mom at the blink of an eye. I believe that struggles make us or can break us! I try not to focus on the struggle but rather the outcome and what lessons I have learned. If you look backward, you can not go forward. I will never forget my struggles but they don’t define me; they have made me the person I am. The struggles. have given me a better relationship with God and my family.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I am a roller skating rink. I provide a rolling good time. I specialize in celebrating customer’s milestones. I get to host private and public parties. We celebrate birthday parties, adoptions, grad parties, weddings. We do videos for the music industry, movies, and the Limbo Queen. What sets me apart is that I am a mom-owned rink and my daughter is the Limbo Queen and holds two world records for limbo skating. I am known for having a mom cleaned rink with a faith built center base. I want my customers to know that I take business personal and I will treat them like I want to be treated. We offer family safe fun at a reasonable price.

Are there any books, apps, podcasts or blogs that help you do your best?
I rely on prayer and faith to help me do the best in life. I don’t focus on others. I focus on my dream and I try to make sure I live what I speak. You must lead by example.

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