Have you been working hard on your skating skills, but they’re still not where you wish they were? Don’t worry about it! Skating can be difficult, but Rainbow Roller Rink has your back.
Here are 5 tips that will help you take your skating to the next level:
- Take a lesson or two.
This may sound silly, especially if you already know how to skate. In order to get better at a skill, we need to learn from someone who is better than us at it! You don’t necessarily need to take any form of formal lessons, but have a friend or family member who is great at skating teach you all their tips and tricks. They may tell you something you didn’t know or haven’t thought of!
- Find your inner peace.
Be sure you’re relaxed before you start skating. You don’t want to overwhelm yourself! Take a deep breath, shake it off, and let go of all your worries!
- Find your skating stance.
Having a good skating stance is very important. Make sure your knees are slightly bent, but not overly bent. You may feel like you’re going to fall and your body will naturally want to lean back, but resist the urge. Lean forward for the best balance and stay light on your feet. Remember, just keep moving!
- Wear protective gear if needed.
Your protective gear can include things like elbow pads, knee pads, wrist guards, and a helmet. We know not everyone skates around in protective gear, but if you’re learning to skate or learning a new skill, it can come in handy!
- Have some fun!
Skating is supposed to be fun, so no need to stress! Get out of your head and enjoy your time skating, you’ll find that muscle memory takes over.
Just remember skating is like any new skill, the best way to improve is just to keep practicing. Put these tips in use at Rainbow Roller Rink and see how quickly you can take your skating to the next level!