So you’ve made the jump from rentals to owning your own skates, huh? Congratulations! Prepare to take your skating to the next level. Once you’ve broken in your new skates, you’ll start to feel your turns become more reactive, your control more crisp, and your comfort level way beyond anything you ever felt in a rental.
At Skate Moore in Moore, Oklahoma, we want to make sure you get the most out of your skates by giving you tips to maintain and care for them.
Basic Roller Skate Maintenance
Whether you’re on a roller derby squad, getting into speed skating, or like to jam skate (aka dance on wheels), there is general maintenance that all skates need to keep them rolling smoothly.
- Make sure you keep your boots dry. Wet leather will wear out quickly get deformed and ruin your skates in a hurry.
- Check your trucks often. Make sure your trucks are tight to your boots and check them often. Loose trucks can mess up your skating and even become dangerous.
- Keep your wheel bearings clean. Nothing makes your skates feel smoother than a pair of good, clean bearings. Check that they’re spinning right and that they’re clean. Change them out when needed and keep them dry.
These are the basics of roller skate maintenance and should keep you rolling if you pay attention to these tips. Keeping your skates well maintained will extend the life of your skates and make your overall skating experience a better one. For more tips, drop by Skate Moore and talk to our crew in the Pro Shop today!