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Updated on May 1, 2008

To Skate, or Not to Skate?

Rollerskating has been a classic pass time since the 50's. It continued to grow in popularity, giving way to skating waitresses and disco skating. It's not as mainstream now as it once was, however, this sport still holds sway over many people from many walks of life.

There are now two seperate skate types. The classic quad skate, which has two wheels on each side of the skate, and the Rollerblade, which has the wheels in a line under the boot.

In skating there are several different things you can do. For the person who wants to become a great skater, you can learn speed skating, backwards skating, trick skating, jam skating and so on. For the person just looking for a fun way to stay in shape, there's just plain old skating. A popular spin off for someone looking to get involved in a team sport is Roller Hockey. And for someone looking for a more aggressive competition there is Roller Derby.

It's clear that rolllerskating is here to stay. It's a great way to spend time with family and learn to lean on each other when the wall is too far away. So I suggest you find your local skating rink, take your family, and enjoy!

My mom wears quads, I'm in hockey blades
My mom wears quads, I'm in hockey blades
Jam skating teaches balance, and is fun!
Jam skating teaches balance, and is fun!


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      IdeaMorphist 7 years ago from Chicagoland

      Rollerskating is one of my favorite forms of exercise! I am a follower!

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      Moi 9 years ago

      I Love skating! It's a great way to stay in shape