Parents loved our Tiny Tots session last year and it’s back! Every Saturday 9am-11am is for our youngest children 10 and under and their families. The best time to get children comfortable on roller skates is when they are very young. We have toddlers age 15 months that love to roller skate. Roller skating is a great sport for young children because it teaches balance which is needed for almost all sports later in life. Many Olympians like Chad Hedrick, Tara Lipinski and Apolo Ohno started roller skating as children. Our program allows children to skate, play, dance, run and have fun out on our floor. Parents are allowed on the floor in gym shoes and strollers with babies are free. Come join us each Saturday and watch your child explore not only the rink floor and play with our toys but learn to roller skate in a relaxed and fun fashion while listening to the best in Mom approved music!
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The American College of Sports Medicine has deemed September as National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. Statistics show that approximately 20 to 30% children in the United States are overweight. Read this article here…
We want the best for our children and one solution to the obesity problem is to ramp up their level of physical activity with something they love to do. This is where roller skating can play a big part in their weekly activity level and help foster a love of exercise. Roller skating provides not only cardio workouts but can burn up to 600 calories per hour. Skating to their favorite songs and videos adds to the mix and before too long, they are too busy having fun to realize they are actually exercising.
Roller Skating is endorsed American Heart Association and the President’s Council on Fitness. While we might be a bit biased, we have seen amazing things happen when parents bring their children to skate twice a week. They slim down and tone up. They develop balance skills that carry forward into any sport they play in the future and when you consider that most ice skating Olympians like Chad Hedrick and Apolo Ohno along with Tara Lipinski started out roller skating shows us what a benefit the sport of roller skating is to so many.
KidsSkateFree.com is a nationwide program that offers free roller skating twice a week for free. Orbit Skate Center was one of the first roller rinks to jump on this program because we believe that healthy, fit and happy kids do better in school and enjoy a lifetime of fitness. Registration is free, just click here to join kidsskatefree.com and get your kids rolling into good health and a healthy weight.
Calling all ladies of all ages, Saturday night 7-10pm is for you! Ladies are free and adults 17+ can stay until 1am for free. Skate rental is extra. Don’t miss this popular event, this is the first of our special events lined up for roller skating fun at Orbit Skate Center in Palatine IL. Here’s all the details!