Summer break is always a welcome reprieve for kids (and adults, if they get one), but this year the freedom to get out of the house and have fun with friends is even better! Summer 2020 was basically canceled, so there’s a sense of making up for lost time. Here at Skate Moore, we’re so glad things are getting back to normal and we’re seeing more familiar faces back at the skating rink. If you’re looking for things to do with friends this summer, visit us for one of our public skating sessions. Play one of these roller skating games, or just groove to the music—whatever floats your boat!
Roller Skating Games
Some of these skating games are great for the skating rink (you may even see us start them here at Skate Moore!) while others might work better in your driveway or another safe outdoor skating area. Remember to be aware of your surroundings and respect other skaters while playing.
Follow the Leader
This game is just what it sounds like, and the only way to lose is to not play! Get your crew out on the rink and take turns being the leader. As the leader, it’s your job to come up with your own signature moves, which everyone behind you imitates. Think line dancing, but on skates, and way more fun because you can put your own spin on it!
If you’ve ever played limbo at a party, you know how fun this game is! Just remember, unlike normal limbo in which you lean backwards to walk under the limbo pole, you’re going to lean forward on skates. (Unless skating while bent backwards is your special talent, in which case, go off!) After each round, once everyone has had a turn, the pole lowers slightly. How low can you go without touching the pole?
Shoot the Duck
If you’ve been around the rink a time or two, you might know that “shooting the duck” is a roller skating move in which you glide forward on one foot in a squat position, with the other extended straight out in front of you. Yes, it sounds weird! However, it’s actually not that hard if you’re flexible enough, and once you see a demonstration you should be able to get the hang of it fairly quickly.
So what makes this a game? Well on its own, nothing. But once you turn it into a race, the competition is on! See who can roll the farthest while shooting the duck, or set start and finish lines and see who wins in a speed race.
Once again, if you’re familiar with normal freeze tag, you should be able to jump into a game of skating freeze tag with no problems. Split into teams of “it” and “not it.” The “it” team has to tag the other team, and if they get tagged, they have to “freeze” in place until one of their teammates comes along and tags them to “unfreeze.”