Please enjoy reading some of our Testimonials from Parents, Teachers, Principals, PTO /PTA Presidents,  
and many other wonderful people and organizations from our Sarasota Community  

who have taken the time to write to us to say   "Thank You"



Dr. Jack Franklin Greer PhD.

Stardust is a great place for families, offering a diversity of activities in a safe environment. There is something for everyone of all ages, from beginners to national champions through the Sarasota Skating Academy at Stardust. There are a variety of public sessions, private parties, and special events. Skating is a lifelong experience, and Stardust is the place for fun, for learning, and for sharing time with your friends. It's the place to be in 2018.





I want to personally Thank you very much for everything you did for me tonight for my birthday party.

My friends and I had such a BLAST!!   Even though we looked goofy in our 80's get up, it was still fun.

We plan on going to the next Adult Skate Night if it works for all of our schedules.

Once again....THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!    Nothing but good to say about you and Stardust. :)



Dear Ronni,

I had a party at Stardust on Saturday with 22 kids and it was the smoothest party I have had for my daughter. There were several other parties going on and we were still very well taken care of.  The staff was amazing and organized for the amount of people they had there. I could not be more pleased.

T. Wagner



Dear Ronni,

Thank you very much for the wonderful 8th birthday party we had with you
yesterday!  I have to say that Noah came home very happy, excited and
pleased with how much fun he had! :)  It meant a lot to us.  Thank you
very much.  I have to tell you as well, that he put on his roller blades
at 7am yesterday and wore them around the house all day until we left to
come to the rink!  That's how excited he was even beforehand!

Again, thank you very much and both of my sons asked me if we can come
back very soon to skate some more, which of course we will do! :)

Many thanks,

K. Gilliland



Dear Ronni,

We enjoyed celebrating Olivia's birthday party at Stardust. She said it was her "best day ever".

All the kids had fun and it was a great afternoon to spend some time out of the sun!

Regards, Vesna






Dear Ronni, 

I just can't thank you enough for the skate party. Those 5 year olds had sooo much fun.  My son actually taught himself to skate today.  He cried when it was over and couldn't understand why it couldn't last all day.  Landon was our host and couldn't have been better.  We all had a fantastic time.  thank you, thank you, thank you, 




Hi Ronni, 

Just a quick note to tell what a great time Allison had at her Stardust birthday party. Your staff does a great job and the place runs like a well oiled machine. You have the birthday party gig down to a science!   

All the moms that were with me want to have their kid's parties here next---YIPPEE!!! 

Thanks Again, 

E. Barber




We held Trinity's 8th Birthday Party at your Skate Center earlier today-- and all the kids had a great time!  I have already gotten a phone call and 2 emails from parents telling me how much their children enjoyed today.

Thank you so much for a great birthday celebration!  The kids are already asking, "when can we go skating again??"  !!!




Fifth Grade Graduation Party! 


I am so appreciative of the wonderful time we had Sunday Night. The graduation party was a huge success and Rachel really enjoyed her day.  All my guests were very impressed with the facility and all your staff.  I have to say that your staff is very polite, helpful and professional.  

Thank you again, 


M. Rabish



Hi Ronni,


I wanted to thank you for inviting our school to have our first skate night. What a wonderful evening for everyone. I think the parents had as much fun as the kids. Your manager and staff were great. We really appreciate all their help. We had 271 people buy tickets. What a great event for our school. 

We will talk soon to schedule the next date. Thanks for everything.


Sincerely, K.Enright

Tatum Ridge Elementary School



 Sarasota County Parks and Recreation Department


 As always we truly appreciate all that you do for us each summer. You are truly awesome to work with, and provide a great service to us each summer. Thanks for your caring and support for our kids and our community!



Carolyn Brown, Manager

Sarasota County Parks & Recreation

6700 Clark Road

Sarasota, FL 34241




A Wonderful Affair...Thank You Very Much!


Dear Editor,


Most of the time people write to the editor with strong feelings toward a happening or a person. Well, I am one of those writers.


I wanted to tell you about my experience in having my daughters Quinceanera at Stardust Event Center. I see that they are one of your advertisers and I want to complement them on providing my family with what everyone says was the most magnificent party. We fed almost 300 people and had over 700 people show for the party.


Firstly, the owners Ronni and Larry did everything to help my family to make this the easiest Quinceanera. They had their staff set up tables, serve drinks, and clean up. All we had to do was feed our guests and dance. They had 5 security people making sure only people with tickets were allowed in. The family was so large that everyone had room to dance and the lights are spectacular.


At first I was concerned that they had so many policies, but they were policies to make the party safe, an evening not to forget. I have recommended Ronni and Larry from Stardust to many of my friends and have even gone to a wedding there.


I hope that everyone that wants to hold a party thinks about this place. I promise they will leave with a smile.


Maricela Cedillo



An Excerpt from Sarasota Herald Tribune's Special Chamber of Commerce Edition-2003


" Ask Ronni Tasman why she transformed her Stardust Skate Center into Stardust Event Center and the dynamic entrepreneur will give you a thousand good reasons."


"I just had a vision", says the owner of the 24,000 sq.ft. clear span facility. "I knew Sarasota needed an alternative space to host large-scale events. So I gathered all my friends to brainstorm with me, and one of the first things they suggested was joining the Chamber. I invited Chris Manring (the Chamber's membership VP) to tour the facility and she couldn't believe it. I had an Open House last June that was basically our "coming out party". I invited people in the event industry- caterers, entertainment companies, florists, limousine services, and concert promoters, as well as representatives from not-for-profit organizations."


Since then, Stardust Event Center has booked many concerts, dances, sporting events, homecomings, quinceaneras, weddings, Gala Fund Raisers, Holiday Parties, Luncheon Celebrations, and many more special events.


"The Chamber gave me the push I needed to get started."


The Chamber of Commerce will hold their 85th anniversary celebration at Stardust Event Center on August 18,2005.



Chamber of Commerce-85th Anniversary Bash and Business Connections...with a TWIST!


August 18, 2005


5:00pm - 7:30pm


Dear Ronni,


As always, it was a blast. Thanks again to you and Larry for putting together such a top-notch event. Everyone had a great time.


Chris Manring



The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce


1945 Fruitville Rd., Sarasota, FL 34236-4203



Chamber of Commerce-85th Anniversary Bash and Business Connections...with a TWIST!


August 18, 2005

5:00pm - 7:30pm

Dear Ronni,


We thank YOU and Larry for being an enthusiastic and gracious hostess and host and look forward to working with you again in the not too distant future.


All the best for your continued success,

Vicki Vega

Manager, Small Business & Special Projects

The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce

1945 Fruitville Rd., Sarasota, FL 34236-4203



Brookside Middle School


Dear Ronni,


Brookside Middle School wants to take this opportunity to thank you for all the awesome support you have given our school during the 2005-2006 school year. The hundreds of certificates you send to help support grade achievement and good behavior recognition is just outstanding!


Again, thank you for all that you and Stardust do for our students. We look forward to working with you in the future.


Sincerely Yours,

Terri Stevens

Business Partner Coordinator

Brookside Middle School

* Stardust Event Center was Brookside's Outstanding Business Partner of the Year-2006/2006



Charlotte County Parks and Recreation Department


Dear Ronni,


We can truly be thankful that the hurricane season is in our past but the memories of all our friends and neighbors that helped along the way will not be forgotten. I wanted to take this time to express to you and your employees that helped, how much we at Charlotte County Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources appreciated your support during Hurricane Charley.


The support we received from Kid Connection Partners is a true symbol of the generosity your employees and community have. We couldn't have done it without your help!



Laura Kleiss Hoeft, Director

Charlotte County Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources



Connie Thompkins...Girls Inc Volunteer Coordinator for the Celebration Luncheon Fund Raiser at Stardust Event Center on January 25, 2005


Ronni & Larry,


Thank you so much for all your help in making our event the success that it was. All the little extras were most appreciated.


Best of luck in growing your event business!



Dear Ronni,


Your staff was friendly and helpful! EVERYONE at our event had a great time. We'd like to make it an annual event.


Thanks Again,


Lori Stephens Tomlinson

Executive Director

ALSO Out Youth







May 16, 2005


Dear Ronni,


Thank you very much for being a business partner with Fruitville this year. We appreciate the support that Stardust Event Center has given to our students, our staff and to our school.


It is a pleasure working with you and look forward to working together again next year.


Thanks again for everything that you do for Fruitville.




Laura Kingsley




Outstanding Business Partner of the Year 2005-2006


Dear Ronni,


Thank you so much for your generous donation of several "Win-A-Skate" certificates. They were heavily bid upon, during our Spring Fling Fund Raiser. It is through your community support that we continue to develop "Superstars" at Brentwood Elementary School.


Thanks so much for your tremendous generosity this year. We will do our very best to be even a better partner with Stardust Event Center in the coming year!


Corry Tyle


Brentwood Elementary School PTO



Outstanding Business Partner of the Year!...2005-2006


Mr. & Mrs. Tasman have been active supporters of Brookside Middle School for many years. As owners of the Stardust Event Center, they have contributed literally thousands of passes to the skating rink to be used to support our Renaissance academic recognition program. They also donate special party passes to help recognize our students who have been "Caught Being Good" and those who have demonstrated excellence through our "Character of the Month" program.


In addition, Stardust and the Tasmans provide their venue for fund raising opportunities, donating proceeds from sponsored skate nights at their excellent facility. We are proud to recognize Stardust as our Outstanding Business Partner of the Year.


Joe Bazenas

Assistant Principal

Brookside Middle School



Received from Governor's Office on:


September 12, 2000


Jeb Bush


Governor Of The State Of Florida


Dear Ms. Tasman:


Thank you for sending the video, "Skate For The Health Of It!", and the information about your physical education course on learning to roller skate.


Sports instill a great sense of pride, self discipline, and respect for the talents and abilities of others. Living a clean, healthy life is one of the important aspects of any sport, and this attitude sets a good example for others to follow.


Best wishes in all of your endeavors.




Jeb Bush




(Original letter on file at Stardust Event Center.)




Sarasota Convention and Visitor's Bureau


Hello Larry and Ronni,


The "All Aboard" Day Coach you provided for us, was the answer to our prayers! What a fabulous way to take our volunteers around town.


Many, Many thanks!


Warmest Regards,

Bernie, Jenna & the SCVB Team




STAR Program...Student Top Achievement Rewards for All Sarasota County Schools!


Dear Ronni,


Thank you for your generous donation of coupons. Treats like these really motivate students as a reward for their hard work. The teachers appreciate the opportunity to use these goodies at our monthly award ceremonies. Motivation is a crucial factor that has played a role in our school attaining an "A" rating.


We truly appreciate your efforts.




Constance White-Davis


Alta Vista Elementary School



The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce


March 14, 2006


Dear Ms. Tasman,


Congratulations! Your company has been nominated for the 2006 Frank G. Berlin, Sr. SMALL BUSINESS AWARD, presented by the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, in the Small Business of the Year category.




Sue Ward, Small Business

Development and Innovation Coordinator



The Happiest Quinceanera...Celenne M.


Dear Ronni,


I had my Quinceanera at Stardust Event Center on June 11, 2005 and I just wanted to say thank you for everything!


My party was the best and I'm still thinking about it...the lights, decorations, your nice facility, and everything about Stardust. It was perfect and gorgeous!


I will always remember that day and how you and your husband were helping me and my family make it the best day ever!


I will never forget it, thank you for everything!




The Happiest Quinceanera...Celenne M.



To All Aboard Charters


The Family Involvement Team


Thank you for the great bus ride to the Family Involvement Conference in Orlando. We really appreciate how well everything went. It was an enjoyable ride and you helped to make the day great!


Thank you again,


The Family Involvement Team


School District of Manatee County



Valentines Day Brunch at Stardust Event Center


Dear Ronni,


On behalf of the Executive Board, volunteers, and staff of the Healthy Start Coalition of Sarasota County, thank you for the donation of the Stardust Event Center to host our first annual Baby Love Brunch!


This event will help the Healthy Start Coalition of Sarasota County communicate our mission to community leaders and express appreciation to our volunteers. We appreciate your responsiveness to this opportunity for community-building.


Please let me know if we can be of service in the future to any expectant mothers and infants that you may know. It has been a pleasure working with you and learning from your creative approach to event planning.


Yours Sincerely,


Sarah Gorman

Executive Director

Healthy Start Coalition of Sarasota County