If you’re an experienced skater, you already know that roller skating is a great summer activity for all ages, and that there are plenty of opportunities to get your roll on at Skate Moore, including our expanded summer hours. But what about the newbies? If you want to share the fun of roller skating with your child, friend, or spouse who has little experience on wheels, it’s a good idea to start them off with skating safety gear.
Safety Equipment for Roller Skating
- One of the most important pieces of safety gear for any activity on wheels, from bikes to scooters to roller skates, is a helmet! While there is no “concussion-proof” helmet, this item of safety gear can prevent serious head injuries and brain trauma according to the CDC.
- When learning to skate, most people are likely to take a few tumbles. Another important piece of roller skating safety equipment is the wrist guard. Since most of us will instinctively put our hands out to break our fall, wrists are one of the most commonly injured body parts when skating. Wearing protective wrist gear minimizes the likelihood of sustaining a break or fracture.
- Our indoor skating rink has a clean, smooth skate floor, but even so, beginners may want to wear knee and elbow guards when starting out to minimize injuries from falling. However, when it comes to skating outside, even experienced skaters should wear elbow and knee pads! The hazards of outdoor skating – cracks, twigs, gravel, etc. – can cause you to take a spill on rough asphalt or cement. If that happens, you’ll be very glad you protected your knees and elbows to avoid nasty scrapes and lacerations.
We hope to see you and your family this summer for some indoor skating fun at Skate Moore! Give us a call with any questions about your visit at 405-794-4644.