Roller skating is the most fun and exciting activity in our option! It is especially to do during the summer because it allows you to be outdoors while the weather is nice, but you can also escape to your favorite local roller skating rink like Rainbow Rink when the weather is too hot or it’s raining! Learning new roller skating tricks can take your skills to the next level. You can learn some of these tricks in just a matter of weeks, so there’s plenty of time to perfect them over the summer!
Here are some of our favorite roller skating tricks that you can aim to nail this summer:
1. Forward and backward crossovers
You can simply practice crossing one foot in front of the other while rolling forward and backward. This trick adds style and fluidity to your skating. It’s a great trick for beginners and advanced skaters to know.
Master the T-stop to slow down and come to a controlled stop. Drag one-foot perpendicular to the other, forming a T-shape on the ground.
3. Jumps and hops
Work on your jumping skills by practicing small hops and gradually progressing to higher jumps. You can also practice jumping over obstacles like cones or small hurdles.
4. Spin or 360-degree turn
Practice spinning in place or while moving to add some flair to your skating. Start with slight turns and gradually work your way up to a full 360-degree spin.
5. One-foot glides
Develop your balance and control by gliding on one foot. Lift one foot off the ground and extend it forward, maintaining your balance on the other foot.
Set up a series of cones or markers and practice weaving in and out of them. This trick improves your agility and control while skating.
7. Grinds and slides
Once you’re comfortable with basic tricks, you can try learning grinds and slides. These tricks involve sliding or grinding on obstacles such as rails or curbs. Ensure you have the proper protective gear and seek out appropriate skate parks or designated areas for these tricks.
Remember always to prioritize safety while attempting new tricks. Wear protective gear such as a helmet, knee pads, elbow pads, and wrist guards. It’s also important to practice in a safe and suitable environment, and seek guidance from experienced skaters or take lessons if needed. Be sure to check out our schedule at Rainbow Rink and come skate with us! Enjoy your summer of roller skating and have fun nailing those tricks!