National Roller Skating Month is every October, proclaimed by President Reagan in 1982 roller skating endorsed by the American Heart Association and the President’s Council on Fitness as a great way to get in shape and have fun doing it. Roller Skating has so many good things to offer people of all ages. It is a social activity and promotes a healthy lifestyle. Unlike gyms, roller skating brings people together doing something they enjoy. Using 80% of the bodies muscles, roller skating is a low impact all over toning calorie burning monster! Keep moving and you can burn up to 600 calories per hour, not only that but it’s the only sport you can burn calories standing still because being on roller skates takes balance. The entire time you are standing on roller skates your body is going through subtle balancing movements to keep you upright.
Orbit Skate Center is a member of the Roller Skating Association and has been for 42 years. The theme of National Roller Skating Month 2015 is from the Rink to the Rings featuring Chad Hedrick, 52x World Champion Inline Speed Skating Champion and 5x Olympic Medalist. He is the most winning speed skate of all time and he started out roller skating! His father owned roller rinks in Texas and Chad started skating as a child. Many of today’s Olympians started out roller skating. The balance and coordination you learn when you roller skate enhances every other sport from baseball to football.
Watch for our specials this month celebrating National Roller Skating Month, use the hashtag #NRSM and show us your roller skating photos taken this month at Orbit Skate Center or your local skating rink!