Archives for May 2016

Get Your Summer Fun Pass for June & July today!

Summer Fun Pass-page-0

Join us for our Playland Skate Center Lock-In: Friday, June 10th!

Lock-In-page-0

Choosing the Right Skates for Getting Fit

If you are looking for a new way to get fit, skating can be a fun and exciting way for the whole family to join together. When making a roller skate purchase, you have to find a pair that will provide maximum support and comfort. It is also a good idea to invest in elbow pads, knee pads and a helmet. Jackson-Vantage-Viper-Fugitive-1

Whether you choose in-line or traditional roller skates, you need to find a pair that is well constructed and have wheels that can be easily replaced if one chips or becomes worn. If you plan on skating outside, you must find a pair that has sturdy wheels that can tolerate the different textures of pavement. Make sure you have a set of wheels for inside to. Most rinks will not allow you to use outdoor wheels on their rink surfaces.

When you are making a roller skate purchase, one of the most important things you must look for is a good fitting boot. The boot must offer support to both your foot and your ankle without binding or cutting off the circulation to your toes. The boot must be snug to support the sides of the feet as well as the ankle when making turns and shifting your weight from side to side.

One key to remember when trying on roller skates is to always wear the socks you will be using when you are skating. Wearing this socks will prevent blisters and protect your toes and feet from the seams inside the boot. Wearing the same socks to try on skates will ensure you have the same fit when you actually take off for your first time out.

For kids and adults who want to learn to skate or improve their skills, the facility offers both Group and Private Lessons. Speed Skating Lessons are also available for individuals who are interested in competition level sessions. Public skating lessons are offered on Sunday with the only cost being the price of admission.