Ever watch an accomplished roller skater out on the rink floor and wish you could skate as well as they do? Wonder where those mad skating skills come from? Roller Skating is a lifelong sport that has been an American Tradition for many years for a reason!
Roller skating is a sport that is enjoyed by all ages and abilities. Using 80% of the bodies muscles, it is perhaps the only exercise that burns calories while standing still and up to 500 calories an hour while having fun that doesn’t even feel like exercise. Skating to music teaches rhythm and grace. If taught while a child is young, it plays in the development of inner ear balance and stability along with coordination. Children as young as 18 months can learn to skate and the social skills acquired by being in a social environment has a positive impact on children of all ages. This article on the Roller Skating Association‘s page referenced the many benefits of roller skating as a sport.
One of the things I notice working with children during our After School Club as well as our skating classes and open sessions is how well-adjusted and social kids become when placed in an environment that is not only healthy but constantly moving to music, voices, smiles and a variety of people from different backgrounds and cultures. Orbit Skate Center is fortunate that we have the opportunity to learn from so many of our guests and at any given time you can hear multiple languages and notice cultural differences, a true melding of people who come together to have fun.
Owning your own skates makes learning to skate so much easier, just like having your own equipment for any sport. Our Skate Shop offers great skates at affordable prices and each pair of skates purchased comes with a Reward Card good for 7 free admissions to help you learn to skate even faster! Practice truly makes perfect in the sport of roller skating.
Orbit Skate Center is part of a nationwide program called KidsSkateFree.com. This is a free program for parents with children 14&under to facilitate roller skating twice a week for free at your local participating roller rink. Visit the KidsSkateFree.com website and sign up for Orbit’s program and you will receive 2 free skate passes each week until your child reaches the age of 15. There’s no catch, nothing to do but sign up and enjoy the benefits. You can use the passes on just about any open session, excluding Saturday nights and special events like New Years Eve family parties.
Allowing your child to experience roller skating and spending time at our skating rink will bring a lifetime of joy and a love of healthful living. While we as parents cannot supervise our children everywhere they go, but be assured that all our smallest guests are supervised while they are at Orbit Skate Center.