If you know about Skate Moore, you know that our goal is to provide a safe, clean, and FUN place for the best sport in the world—roller skating. While we might be biased, we really do think that roller skating is an awesome activity for kids, teens, and adults alike. It’s social, it’s active, and you can’t beat the music. Skate jams forever!
Of course, like any sport or physical activity, roller skating requires some safety guidelines for an optimal experience. Keep reading to learn the skating rink safety rules you need to know to make your next visit to Skate Moore a success!
Skating Rink Safety Rules
Do your part to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
We’re so glad to be open and able to give local families a fun, socially distant place to skate during these unprecedented times. Please help us ensure the safety of our employees and other guests by following these rules:
- Wear your mask. Masks are required for all visitors to Skate Moore at all times. If you don’t have a mask with you, you may purchase one at the door for $1.00.
- Practice good hand hygiene.
- Stay home if you have a fever, are experiencing coronavirus symptoms, or have been exposed to anyone who is exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms.
- Maintain at least 6 feet of distance from people outside of your own household.
- Wear your mask properly. It should cover your nose and mouth at all times while in our facility.
Pay attention to your surroundings.
- Always go with the flow of skaters, usually in a counter-clockwise direction. It’s very important to skate with the crowd, because skating against the flow can cause you or someone else to get hurt.
- Don’t cut through the middle of the skating rink floor; that area is typically full of people doing tricks or dancing. Respect their space and skating rink etiquette and stay to the outside “lane” of skating traffic.
- Pay attention to the other skaters around you to prevent accidents. You should already be social distancing, but keep an eye out for each other to avoid collisions.
- Falling is totally normal, but remember to keep your hands OFF the floor and get back up as quickly as possible. Skating traffic doesn’t stop, so pay attention and try not to trip another skater or get yourself run over in the process of getting back up. Learn how to safely fall and get up on skates with this quick video.
Skate unto others as you would have them skate unto you. (Just be nice!)
- Roller skating is all about good vibes, so just be nice and considerate when skating. Don’t skate so fast that you’re out of control, so you don’t accidentally wipe out and take other skaters with you.
- Pay attention to the skaters around you and be careful when “changing lanes” and when stepping on or off of the skate floor.
With these simple roller skating safety tips, you can have a blast at the skating rink! We’d love to see you, so come on out to one of our skate sessions and get your fun on a roll.