Learning to roller-skate can be a challenge, but roller skating is a fun, entertaining way to get great exercise. It’s a fun family activity, or something you can do on your own. And it’s never too late to start learning to roller-skate! Even if you’re new to skating, you can master your skills on wheels in no time. Just use these tips to help you with the process.
Tip 1: Stay Wide
You will want to keep your center of gravity as stable as possible. Keep your legs a good distance apart to give you more stability. Hold your arms out in front of you and keep your elbows close against your body.
Tip 2: Go Low
Standing up straight and tall when you skate just makes you fall harder and faster. Instead, bend your knees and give yourself a lower center of gravity to help you maintain balance.
Tip 3: Learn How to Fall
When you are learning to skate, you are going to fall. But you can minimize the severity of those falls if you know how to do it. If you feel like you’re going to tip over, bend your knees and try to direct yourself one way or another so you don’t fall directly on your tailbone and hurt yourself.
Tip 4: Take Classes
If you want to learn to skate in the safest, most effective manner, take beginner classes to help you learn the basics of skating. Once you know how to do it, you can practice on your own and get good at a variety of skills.
Want to practice your skating skills. Skatetown USA is open every day for special summer skating sessions. Call to learn more.