A fresh, new year filled with new chances and opportunities! What do you hope to accomplish in 2022? If you’re hoping to improve your skating skills in 2022, here are 5 tips you need to do:
This may take a little trial and error to figure out which kind of skates are best for you. Traditional roller skates, also known as quads, are the kind with two sets of wheels so they can stand on their own. Generally, it’s easier to balance on these than in-line skates. In-line skates, typically known as rollerblades, are the skates with the wheels in a line. Generally, they engage more commonly targeted muscles, require more exertion, and require more balance. Something else you should take note of is where the breaks are, because you will need them! Typically, roller skates have toe stops and in-line skates have heel stops.
Everyone has a different preference when it comes to socks under skates, but typically wearing thick ones that at least come up to the end of your skates’ boots can help prevent blisters and make your skates more comfortable.
Wear protective gear if you need it.
Protective gear can include elbow pads, knee pads, wrist guards, and a helmet. Not everyone skates around in protective gear, but it can be great when you’re first starting on the rink or if you’re skating outdoors.
Maintain your skates.
If you own your pair of skates, it’s best to keep them in good condition. The major key is to keep your boots dry, so be sure to unlace them, move the tongue, and let them air dry everytime after you skate. Another important maintenance tip is to wipe down the entire skate every few weeks with a soft, damp cloth to keep everything nice and clean.
Most importantly, have fun!
This one is arguably the most important! It’s time to let loose, destress, and just have fun at Skate Moore. We can’t wait to see you soon!