How To Improve Your Skating Game

Roller-skating can be tough to learn as a beginner. Once you can stay on your wheels you might feel like a good skater. But what if you could advance further? There are plenty of tips and tricks to teach all skill levels of skaters. We will highlight them here so you can utilize them and reach your greatest potential as a roller-skater.


Beginners: don’t be discouraged. People were designed with feet so they could stand and walk on them. Why do we try to move on wheels? There are plenty of reasons. It is healthy, it is fun, and it is fast. One of the biggest pieces of advice we can offer is to listen to anybody that can skate. They have gotten past the point where you are now. They can stay on their skates without falling every time they move. They are confident that they can skate. This leads us to our next point. Have confidence in yourself. Confidence is key to staying on your feet. You have to have the confidence to try. If you don’t you will never stay on two skates.

Skaters: don’t be too proud to learn. Yes, you know how to skate. But what is keeping you from learning more about it and potentially teaching it? It is important to learn through other skaters at this point. Learn through challenging other people. As you see different skating moves you can try them yourself. Remember the courage and confidence it took to learn how to skate? It is important to keep that confidence so you can advance your skating abilities.

At Skateland in Bradford, MA we are willing to give you the place and resources to learn. As the summer approaches, make it your goal to become a better skater. We are willing to help you achieve your goals. Contact us by clicking here!

The Keys To Roller Skate Maintenance

Buying new roller-skates is an important milestone in a skater’s life. Before you purchase new roller skates it is important to understand the financial commitments associated with the process. In order to compare the different areas of upkeep associated with roller-skate we have to define them. One area is the exterior appearance of the skates, and the other is the physical condition of them.


The primary owners of roller-skates are within the child to teenager range of age. Something that is very important to that age range of kids is the physical appearance of their accessories. If skating is a major part of their lives, it is extremely important that they have the hottest, freshest skate accessories of any of their friends. Let’s say your white laces begin to turn dirty. They may not glow as well during black light skating. You will need to spend a little bit of money on replacement laces. If the boot of your skate becomes severely scuffed, you will probably have to pay to have the exterior of the boot cleaned off and refinished.

The physical condition of the skates is far more important than the exterior. If the physicality of the shoe fails, the skater will not be able to skate. Let’s say there is a significant tear in the boot. You would most likely have to replace the entire shoe portion of the skate. If the wheels become loose or shredded you will have to replace the wheels that are affected.

You must treat your skates like a car. If you want them to run smoothly and comfortably, you have to treat them well and replace the parts that are necessary to keep it running.