Uncomfortable Skates? Adjust the Laces!


Improperly fitting roller skates can be extremely frustrating, and if you are a beginner, it can bend that learning curve even more than it already was. But a skate that doesn’t fit quite right, doesn’t always mean that you selected the wrong size for your foot. While this is a very definite possibility, you may also just need to simply adjust the laces.  Like skates, feet come in all different shapes and sizes, and sometimes minor tweaks need to be made. Rainbow Skateland in Lockport, NY wants to see everyone in our rink having nothing less than a great time! So, follow these lacing tips if you are someone who is struggling with this.

  • High Arches? If you have really high arches that cause the tops of your feet to be raised a little higher than most, relieve that pressure. Roller skates are supposed to be a little snug, but not uncomfortable.
  • Is your heel slipping? If this is you, and you have been fitted for skates by someone who is knowledgable, try this lacing technique that will help alleviate this issue.
  • Toe problems? Let’s raise them up a bit! This particular lacing method will help to alleviate hammer toes, toe corn, nail problems and any other painful toes issues you might experience with your toes.

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Celebrate National Roller Skating Month!

The Roller Skating Association International (RSA) will be kicking off National Roller Skating Month with the theme “From the Rink to the Rings”. It is an important message that roller skating isn’t just America’s favorite pastime, it’s also a stepping stone to a healthier and brighter future. In addition to the poster model, Chad Hedrick, winningest speed skater of all time, many famous Olympians began in the roller skating rink including Apollo Ono, J.R. Celski, Brian Boitano, Jennifer Rodriguez, Derek Parra, Brittany Bowe and more. This year’s poster represents the road Chad took to become an Olympic medalist starting with his years of training in the roller skating rink to winning five Olympic medals and 52 titles as a World Champion Inline Speed Skater. national roller skating month

The RSA wants people to know that roller skating is one of the few activities that provides a complete aerobic workout for over 640 of the body’s muscles – especially the heart. To kick off the celebration early, the RSA spent the weekend in New York at Nickelodeon’s Worldwide Day of Play sharing with more than 5,000 children the joys of roller skating! Families, kids, and teens are encouraged to dedicate themselves to achieving an active lifestyle.

The RSA is encouraging participants to post their photos to social media using the hashtag #NRSM to show their roller skating adventures!

President’s Challenge and Let’s Move Show Support of National Roller Skating Month

We are proud to announce that the Roller Skating Association International has garnered the support of The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition and Let’s Move Program with the mission of keeping kids active and healthy in a safe environment.

The President’s Challenge is a program that encourages all Americans to make being active an important part of their everyday lives. For more information, please visit www.presidentschallenge.org or call 1-800-258-8146.

Let’s Move! is a comprehensive initiative, launched by the First Lady, dedicated to solving the problem of obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams. For more information visit www.letsmove.gov.

The National Roller Skating Month Campaign is sponsored by: Pepsi, JBL Trinity Group and Kids Skate Free and is supported by the Let’s Move Program and the President’s Challenge Program.

Blog originally posted at http://www.rollerskating.com/blog/celebrate+national+roller+skating+month/10

It’s time to Celebrate!

With cake, presents, and friends, we know that birthday parties are joyful experiences in which memories are being made. However, we know that sometimes while birthdays bring joy for young ones, added stress may be felt on the family budget when planning a birthday party. candle-718723_1280-300x258

Budgeting for birthday parties can be difficult. Determining an appropriate birthday party budget has been a hot topic on parenting blogs. At Rainbow Rink, we understand that this is a real stress, and we are proud to offer birthday party packages for all budgets.

If you’ve ever held a birthday party at home, then you know how much work and effort goes into the process before and after the party. You won’t have to worry about cleaning, grocery shopping, or putting together goody bags when you have a party at Rainbow Rink!

Plus, of you are you going to have a group of rowdy kids joining you for your birthday party, roller skating is the perfect outlet for all of that energy. As an added bonus, visitors that come in never having roller skated before leave with a new experience under their belts!

Talk to one of our birthday party experts today! We are available to answer your questions: (716) 693-1100

6 Reasons to have a Skating Party

Parties at Rainbow Roller Rink in North Tonawanda, New York are very popular, and many days, you will see colorful table settings adorning sections of our party area. There is no easier place to celebrate special occasions! We can accommodate small parties as well as large parties, birthday parties and group outings. Here are 6 reasons why you should have your next party a skating party: party balloons

It’s fun!

Roller Skating is fun you can feel. It combines exercise, a place to gather with family and friends, and gives children a safe place to enjoy a sport in an adult supervised facility. With all of that, roller skating is just plain fun!

Easy to organize

We help you plan your event down to the last detail. Our friendly staff members in our booking department will make sure your party is ready to be the talk of the town!

Parties at Rainbow Rink are affordable

Our different party packages make having a roller skating party affordable for any budget.

Large skating rink and facility

Roller skating is our main focus at Rainbow Roller Rink and kids of all ages love to skate on our real maple wood skating floor.

We have fun for a living

We party for a living and trust us when we say we know all the best ways to make your time at our skating center fun and exciting!

Roller Skating is Healthy Exercise

Not many sports let you burn calories standing still; so get rolling for up to 500 calories burned each hour.

Give us a call today at (716) 693-1100 to book your next birthday party or group outing!

Learn How to Roller Skate with these 4 Tips

Learning a new skill is a nerve-racking experience in the best of times. Strapping wheels to your feet and trying to learn balance, control, and speed is nothing short of scary. Whether you’re old or young, just learning or teaching your kids, here are Rainbow Rink’s 4 favorite skating tips to make the lessons a little easier.

Wear comfortable clothing.

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When you’re learning a new sport, the last thing you want is to feel constricted. Wear loose, comfortable clothing when learning to skate. If you’re worried about falling, consider wearing protective gear like knee pads and wrist guards.

Use your knees.

A beginner skater’s best defense against falling is knowing how to use your knees. Bend your knees slightly when skating to give yourself better control. If you feel yourself falling, hit your knees instead of catching yourself with your hands. This cushions your fall and limits wrist or hand injuries. Practice falling to your knees on the carpet before you venture onto the skating floor.

Stick to the wall.

When you’re learning to skate, it’s best not to push yourself too far too fast. Skate near the wall until you’re comfortable on your skates. Skating by the wall gives you balance and guidance, and keeps you out of the way of faster, more experienced skaters.

Buy your own skates.

If you’re ready to invest in a new hobby, it pays to fully commit. When you buy your own roller-skates, you’re guaranteeing a set of wheels that’s fitted to your size, skill, and level of experience. Buy skates for speed, maneuverability, or tricks. As you skate the boots will mold to your feet, making it easier to control your wheels (and stay comfortable) when skating.

Still not steady on your skates? Practice during our Summer Afternoon Skating Sessions before rolling into busier weekend skate events.

Welcome to the Rainbow Roller Rink Blog!

Welcome to the new Rainbow Roller Rink website! Rainbow has been your destination for family fun in North Tonawanda, NY since you were roller skating! We are the same great family fun facility now with a brand new website for you to stay up to date with our latest events, seasonal schedule changes, and news. roller skates

Check back every once in a while for new information about roller skating for a family event, booking a birthday party for your children, or even raising money for your school or non-profit organization. Our roller derby teams are great ways to get involved in the community and meet new people.

Throughout the year, we update our hours based on the school schedule. Check our hours and prices page often to stay in the loop when we will have special openings for school holidays.

Discount rates are available for day cares, church groups, scouts, and more! Bringing your group to Rainbow is a great way to do something new with your team.

When you’re ready to celebrate, make sure you join us here! We have a birthday or party package that perfects your needs and will make your child’s birthday an event they will never forget! We are the birthday experts in North Tonawanda, NY!