The indoor roller skating season is more popular during the colder months. While a popular activity during the fifties and sixties, roller skating is now increasing in popularity with more people turning to indoor roller skating for a fun activity with it's health benefits. Roller skating is a very good a aerobic exercises that involves almost all of the body's muscles and in particular the heart.
Families have found that an indoor roller skating rink is a great place to have a kids birthday party. Most indoor roller rinks have a variety of birthday parties packages and facilities to make the occasion a fun and healthy event.
Most indoor roller skating rinks usually offer open public skating sessions, skate rentals, child and adult lessons, group programs for hockey, figure skating and special themed family events, and a variety of private party packages for kids birthday's and other functions.
Looking to try roller skating for the first time? Contact your neighborhood roller rinks to inquire about open public sessions and/or lessons. No need to purchase skates for your first attempt or for a party as rinks usually have skates available for rental.
Roller Skate Equipment Styles
Indoor roller skates have hard, firm wheels, as opposed to outdoor skates that are softer, more like rubber.
There are two boot styles; The high boot and the low-cut boot usually used for speed skating. Beginners should choose the high boot skates for greater ankle support. Two types of skates are in use at most roller rinks are the In-line skates, sometimes referred to as Roller blades have anywhere from two to five wheels arranged in a single line. And the type the Quad skates, the more traditional skate, have two front and two rear wheels.
Almost all roller rinks today offer both in line and quad skates for rental.
Please call ahead for public skating times as most rinks operate on a seasonal schedule and occasionally may cancel a public session to accommodate a private party.