Roller skating can be an enjoyable way to spend time with your friends and family. It can also be a great way to stay fit and burn up to 600 calories in one hour. When it comes to roller skating Orlando residents will tell you that it is often for one of two reasons, for fitness and/or fun. It is important to remain safe and avoid injuries as you are skating. Here are a few safety tips you can practice as you are roller skating.
1. Wear safety equipment.
Each year, thousands of people are seriously injured as a result of skating. Many of these injuries might have been avoided if the skaters wore safety equipment at the time of the accident.
Safety equipment such as helmets, knee/elbow pads and wrist guards can prevent concussions and broken bones. Although wearing safety equipment may not look ‘cool’, practicing this safety tip can keep your bones intact.
2. Inspect your roller skates regularly.
If you own a pair of roller skates, develop the habit of inspecting the wheels, shoe laces and bearings. Here are a few maintenance tips you can implement today.
Rotate your wheels to ensure even wear.
Replace worn wheels and tattered shoe laces.
Apply leather lotion to the boots of your roller skates.
If you have not worn your skates in a while, try them on to determine that they fit correctly.
Clean and lubricate your wheel bearings.
3. Purchase skates that fit properly.
Roller skates that fit properly can add to the enjoyment of the skating experience. However, ill-fitting skates can make roller skating Orlando falls dangerous and painful.
When you are shopping for roller skates, adhere to these guidelines. Get your feet properly sized for your skates. Keep in mind that your skates will require a ‘breaking in’ period. You don’t have to go over your budget but invest in skates that are comfortable and sturdy.
4. Obey the rules of the skating rink.
At Let’s Skate Orlando, we have created a safe environment for our patrons. Although we want you to have fun, we encourage you to follow the rules of our rink.
It is important to eat and drink in designated areas only. Another important rule to remember when roller skating Orlando is to follow the directions of our staff members.
5. Remove any sharp objects, loose clothing and dangling jewelry before you skate.
Sharp objects can pierce your skin if you fall. Loose clothing can cause you to trip. To avoid clothing-related falls, remove these items before you enter the rink.
6. Be mindful of other skaters on the rink.
You might be a skating whiz who can skate flawlessly at 30 miles per hour. However, you must remember that you are sharing the rink with young children, novice skaters and people of various skating abilities. Respect other skaters’ personal spaces and skate at a safe pace. Enter and exit the rink slowly to prevent you from crashing into another person.
Let’s Skate Orlando is a family-friendly skating rink that offers entertainment for patrons of all ages. Following these safety tips will help you enjoy your time at the rink.