You likely know by now that roller skating is a very beneficial hobby. It has incredible mental, emotional, and health benefits! To amp up your roller skating game, you should try several roller skating tricks or even take skate lessons at Rainbow Skateland.
Check out three simple roller skating tricks that you can learn this summer:
If you want to learn how to skate backwards, you will be able to master it through practice. To make things easiest, start at the wall. Keep your chest angled toward the ground and tighten your abs. Push off the wall and take small steps backward. After you feel comfortable with this step, push off the wall again and take strides backwards (instead of steps). To gain momentum, let your hips do the work! Continue this step until you feel comfortable not using the wall.
Jumping is one of the first tricks you can learn after you’ve mastered the art of gliding and falling correctly. First, you’ll want to take several powerful glides to get your momentum going. When you feel confident, bend your knees and put your feet close together. Push off the ground and jump straight up. When you feel yourself coming back down, make sure to keep your knees bent. This will help you land correctly. When you land, continue your glide. (This makes you look super cool and helps the landing be smooth.)
Spinning is a fun trick that can impress your friends. First, find an open area where other skaters won’t bump into you. After taking several gliding strides, act as if you are making a tight turn. But, instead of straightening out your roller skates, continue gliding while your skates are turned. When you want to stop, just point your feet forward!
Every great skater needs a place to practice cool roller skating tricks. So, head to Rainbow Skateland today for the perfect place to practice! Check out our hours, grab some friends, and have hours of endless fun.