COVID-19 SURVEY SHOWS IMPACT OF PANDEMIC ON AMUSEMENT INDUSTRY

The American Amusement Machine Association, International Association of
Trampoline Parks, and Roller-Skating Association International conduct COVID19 Amusement Industry Assessment Survey

Elk Grove Village, IL – October 26, 2020 – Recently, the American Amusement Machine Association,(AAMA), International Association of Trampoline Parks, (IATP), and the Roller Skating Association International, (RSA) conducted a survey of their memberships to gain feedback on the impact the Covid19 Pandemic has had on their businesses.

About How the Survey Came About
In early October, the associations formed a coalition and participated in a Virtual Advocacy Day onCapitol Hill, with the help of AAMA’s DC federal advocacy firm, Dentons. As many as 50 members of the three associations joined Zoom meetings with nine congressional offices serving on the House Committee on Small Business, the National Governors Association, and the National Conference of State Legislators. During these meetings, it became clear empirical data on the impact the pandemic has had on the amusement industry was a pressing need. A few days after the Virtual Advocacy Day, the three associations collaborated to create, and disperse an industry survey to their respective memberships.

Highlights from the Survey
More than 150 completed surveys were received, and the data spoke volumes about the devastating
impact of the Pandemic.
• 88% of business owners were forced to reduce staff, at the start of the pandemic and only half
have been able to rehire/replace team members
• 66% are experiencing less than half of same period sales of a year ago.
• 83% applied for, and received, a Paycheck Protection Program, (PPP) loan.
• 63% applied for, and received, an Economic Injury Disaster Loan, (EIDL), of these applicants,
• 56% indicated they would have requested more than the $150,000 maximum if they
would have been allowed to do so.
• 86% indicated they would be applying for the next round of federal stimulus assistance if, and
when it becomes available.
• 83% of respondents believe it will take more than 6 months for their businesses to get back to
pre-pandemic levels.

The full survey results can be seen by clicking here.

About Next Steps
The coalition will share the survey results with the groups they met with during the Advocacy Day, to let
leaders from the local to the federal level know, our industry still needs help and support to survive
Covid-19.

About the AAMA
The American Amusement Machine Association (AAMA) is an international not-for-profit 501(c)6 trade
organization representing the manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, professional service providers and
location owner/operators for the coin-operated amusement industry. Our mission is to preserve,
protect and promote our industry through legislative advocacy, education, events, networking, and
member programs.

About the IATP
The International Association of Trampoline Parks (IATP) is a 501(c)(6) industry trade association whose
purpose is to promote optimally safe operations, facilitate commercial success and stimulate growth of
the trampoline park industry. For more information about the association, visit
www.indoortrampolineparks.org.
Membership inquiries should be directed to Bethany Evans, Executive VP, at 717-910-4534 or email
Bethany@indoortrampolineparks.org

About RSA
The Roller Skating Association (RSA) is a trade association that serves commercial (for-profit) skating
center owner/operators. It also serves those involved in various facets of the roller related industry such
as teachers, coaches, manufacturers, distributors and other elements of the family entertainment
industry. It seeks to promote the success of our members through education and advancing the roller
skating business.

For more information about the Roller Skating Association International, please contact: Jim McMahon,
Executive Director, at 317-347-2626 Ext. 104 or jmcmahon@rollerskating.com.

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