Brush Up on Your Skating Basics

Even when the other skaters observe roller-skating etiquette, learning to skate can be a challenge. Coordinating balance, speed, and direction takes willpower and brainpower. Once your legs develop muscle memory, skating becomes second nature, but until then learning to roller-skate takes patience and perseverance.

That’s why Peninsula Family Skating Center built a separate beginner’s rink for skaters who are unsteady on their wheels. Whether you’re teaching your toddler to skate, gaining control of your roll, or brushing up after years without visiting the roller-skating rink, there’s no better place to learn balance and control. Steady your skates on our beginner’s floor before joining the practiced skaters on our main floor. The beginner’s rink has full sight lines on the main skating floor, so parents can teach small children to skate without losing sight of their older roller-skaters.

Learn the Skating Basics

Here are 5 tips for learning to roller-skate:

  • roll with motionWear comfortable clothing and stock up on safety gear like pads and helmets
  • Practice falling safely before you’re wearing wheels
  • Stick to the wall when you venture onto the public skating floor
  • Go at your own pace, even if you’re skating with a buddy
  • Have fun!

Fuel Up

Food gives you the energy to keep trying, increasing physical and mental abilities. Fuel up with pizza, hamburgers or hotdogs, French fries, and a good old fashioned Coca-Cola. If you’re teaching your kids healthy eating habits, you can energize your beginner skater with our new selection of healthy concession snacks.

Don’t Give Up

As Dory the fish might say, “Just keep skating.” No one’s an Olympic-level speed skater when they learn to skate, but with time, dedication, and a love of your wheels, roller-skating can take you further than you imagined.

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