The Health Benefits of Roller Skating – Part 1

The Health Benefits of Roller Skating – Part 1

Almost participating in any sport will improve your health, most physical exercise brings about health benefits that can range from muscle enhancement to cardio improvements. Some sports are better than others as far as health development goes, everybody knows the great benefits of swimming and cycling, but what about roller skating?
In this blog we will delve into the world of roller skating and see what benefits it can bring as […]

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A History of Roller Derby – Part 2

A History of Roller Derby – Part 2

In part one of our blog to look at the history of Roller Derby we concluded with the rise in popularity of women’s Roller Derby and how the modern sport is growing in popularity across the United States. Today’s Roller Derby attracts all types of people but it has fashioned its own style and identity.
Roller Derby Style
Roller Derby today has its own distinct style and individual teams create their own […]

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A History of Roller Derby – Part 1

A History of Roller Derby – Part 1

Believe it or not the fast sport of Roller Derby can be traced as far back as 1884, and for those who have never heard of Roller Derby it is basically a roller skating endurance race. During almost the entire Twentieth Century roller skating swept across America, and large events at places like Chicago’s Broadway Armory and Madison Square Garden were common place.
Transcontinental Roller Derby
The 1930’s was the era for […]

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How to Roller Skate – Part 2

How to Roller Skate – Part 2

The second and concluding part of our blog on how to roller skate looks at two very important areas, namely your body movement and how to stop. These are two important areas of learning how to roller skate every beginner has to learn to become an accomplished roller skater.
Body Movement
Beginners must learn the correct stances and movements to be able to skate well. The starting point is the standing position, […]

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How to Roller Skate – Part 1

How to Roller Skate – Part 1

Roller Skating is a pastime that is loved and enjoyed by many people, you can be young or old, fit or not, roller skating is accessible to everybody. Once you have purchased your skates and one or two items of safety gear then you are all set to enjoy a thrilling experience. But if you are taking up roller skating for the very first time, it can be a little […]

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Sports That Use Roller Skates – Part 3

Sports That Use Roller Skates – Part 3

The concluding part of our blog on the different sports that can be used wearing roller skates continues with Roller Derby. We have already seen that many great sports that are normally played on ice are also great sports for enjoying on roller skates. We commence part three with a team game where players compete on an oval track. This particular game was featured in the well-known Hollywood movie of […]

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Sports That Use Roller Skates – Part 2

Sports That Use Roller Skates – Part 2

The second part of our blog to discover all the different sports that use roller skates takes a look at Roller Hockey and Rollball to name just two sports. The great thing about roller skates is they can be used just about anywhere and they are great for sports similar to ice skating.
Roller Hockey
To participate in Roller Hockey the competitors use inline skates, it is a version of field hockey […]

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How In-Line Skates are Made – Part 2

How In-Line Skates are Made – Part 2

In the second part of our blog to learn how in-line skates are made, we looked at the history of in-line skates and how they were developed. In this edition we concentrate on the actual parts and build of the roller skate and what materials are used.
The Parts of an In-Line Skate
Today’s modern in-line skate has wheels that are made out of polyurethane that are fixed to a chassis that […]

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Sports That Use Roller Skates – Part 1

Sports That Use Roller Skates – Part 1

Roller skating is a sport / pastime that basically is the act of moving whilst standing on a pair of roller skates. It has become a highly popular activity all over the world, particularly among the younger generation. Its popularity is based on its low cost and flexibility.
Anybody can take up roller skating young or old, and basically you can roller skate just about anywhere. That is to say places […]

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How In-Line Skates are Made – Part 1

How In-Line Skates are Made – Part 1

There are two types of roller skates, the most popular are the street-type skates that have four wheels. But the other type is called in-line skates that are used for sports and other events. In this blog we look at in-line skates in detail, see how they are made and what materials they are made from.
The History of In-Line Skates
In-line skates came into fashion in the 1980s, but roller-skating dates […]

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