Travelling using skates with wheels.
An Overview of Roller Skating
Rollerskating involves travelling using skates with four wheels in a square, and generally takes place in skate halls. Rollerblading also known as Inline Skating involves traveling using a type of roller skate in which the wheels are set in a single straight line under the boot and takes place in skate parks.
- Strengthens bones
- Burns calories
- Improves muscle tone
- Targets hips, thighs and buttocks
- Low impact
- Develops cardiovascular and muscular endurance
- Improves balance and agility
Once you have your own skates you can skate for free. If you are new to skating and would like a lesson to get you started a single lesson can cost around £20 per person.
- Rollerblades with a heel brake
- Knee, wrist and elbow pads
- A helmet
- Ice Hockey players, Nordic and Alpine skiers can adapt Rollerblading into their off-season training regimens as they use similar muscles to their sports.