Back to School ALL NIGHT SKATE!

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It’s that time of year again… when Summer comes to an end…
and we have to go Back to School… but that doesn’t mean we still can’t have fun!
As a final Summer celebration, we’re hosting a ‘Back to School’ ALL NIGHT SKATE!
from 7pm to 7am on Saturday, September 14th, here at InterSkate Roller Rink.

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CLICK HERE TO RSVP AND SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS ON FACEBOOK!

For only $20 paid admission, you receive a regular skate rental (inlines are $3 extra)
+ 1 hotdog, 1 regular drink, participation in a skating rink scavenger hunt, games, prizes and more!
The snack bar will be open all night (no outside food or drinks allowed) with a bag check at the door.
(no pajamas, sleeping bags or pillows allowed) Call 972-227-4667 for more information.

* No coupons or free passes allowed for this special event.

3 Reasons Skating Should Be Your Next Family Outing

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family-skatingIt’s always a challenge to find something fun that the whole family will enjoy- that is, until you visit InterSkate Roller Rink! From Mom and Dad to teens and little ones, everyone is sure to enjoy an outing to the roller rink. If you live in Dallas, Carrollton, Flower Mound, Denton, Frisco, Farmers Branch, Lewisville, or elsewhere in North Texas, here are 3 reasons to come skate with us.

Roller skating is affordable.

Few activities give you as much value as roller skating, which definitely comes in handy for families who want to have fun while watching the budget! A trip to the movies can easily add up thanks to soaring ticket prices and expensive concessions. Contrast that with InterSkate, where regular admission is just $5 and we regularly feature discounts on admission and skate rental. Check out our Coupon page to find the latest deals.

It’s a party- and everyone is invited!

The ambiance of our Lewisville roller rink to virtually guaranteed to put you in a good mood. With a state-of-the-art sound system, awesome DJs, and a rink illuminated by 760 track lights and 9 mirror balls, there’s nothing like it. Come skate with us, get your groove on, and make some memories with family and friends!

Skating is great exercise.

More and more people these days live a sedentary lifestyle, and that’s causing a multitude of health problems for adults and kids alike. Instead of sitting in a movie theater or sitting around at home, get up and active! There are many health benefits of roller skating; it can help you build strength, burn calories, improve balance and coordination, and de-stress.

Next time your family is looking for something fun to do, we hope you’ll come skate with us at InterSkate!

 

Types of Roller Skates

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Vanilla speed skatesIf you’re used to just renting skates at the roller rink whenever you go skating, you may not have thought much about the different types of skates. However, once you’re ready to buy a pair of skates of your own, you’ll realize that there are many different options in both quad and inline skates. So which type of skate is right for you? Read on to learn the differences between different types of skates, and which ones will work best for you.

Recreational Skates

If you just want to do some leisurely skating at your local skating rink or outside in your neighborhood, choose a skate with a high-top boot. For indoor skating on a smooth roller rink floor, you’ll need harder, narrower wheels, while outdoor skating requires wider, softer (or grippier) wheels to accommodate rough surfaces. In order to ensure a great fit for your skates, visit a skate shop or shoe store to have your foot measured. Searching for closeout deals will help you get a great skate for a great price.

Speed Skates

Speed skates feature a low-cut boot with a strap across the instep, providing ankle support. Inline skates are a popular option, and the design lends itself to skating fast in a straight line. However, if you want a more general purpose skate that allows for speed but is still appropriate for session skating, quad roller skates are the way to go.

Artistic Skates

If you wish to do artistic skating, figure skating, freestyle skating, or dance skating, you’ll need to look for a skate that is extremely lightweight and has soft, grippy wheels. Artistic skating requires a rigid, tall boot in order to support the ankle when executing jumps. However, if you are dance skating, you will want a leather boot that is more flexible in the ankle.

If you are interested in buying your own roller skates, come visit us at InterSkate in Lewisville, TX! Our Skate Outlet is the largest retail skate shop in the world, and you can even shop online with us at Low Price Skates.

Photo: Vanilla Grape-Ade Quad Speed Skates

Basic Roller Skating Moves: Learn to T-Stop

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roller skating techniqueWhether you’re completely new to roller skating or just want to brush up on your skills, we can help you learn to skate with style at our Lewisville roller skating classes. Once you learn some basic techniques, you’ll be able to really enjoy skating and even begin to experiment with more adventurous moves! Take a look at some tips for mastering one of the most important roller skating skills- stopping!

How to stop on roller skates

There are a few basic ways to stop your momentum on roller skates. You can always drop a toe, allowing the toe stop on the end of your skate to stop you, but this method is not recommended. Someone might rip over your extended ankle, injuring the other skater or yourself. Instead, beginning skaters should learn to T-stop. So how does this roller skating move work?

Learning to T-stop

One of the easiest stops to learn, the T-stop is as simple as the name implies. Here’s how to execute this move:

  • Start skating slowly straight ahead.
  • When you are ready to stop, shift your weight to one foot.
  • Lift the other foot and angling your toes outward, away from your body, so that the foot is perpendicular to your skating foot.
  • Lower the perpendicular foot onto the floor about a foot behind the weight-bearing foot, so that all 4 wheels are making contact with the ground. The drag will cause you to come to a stop.

To see this method in action, take a look at the video below.

Are you ready to improve your skating skills? Come visit us at our Lewisville, Texas skating rink to enjoy this healthy activity in an air-conditioned setting with great music, food, and fun!

Image via YouTube

Hawaiian Beach Night!

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“Ho’olu komo la kaua” (You’re invited) to a Hawaiian Beach Night at InterSkate on Saturday, July 27th!
There will be costume contest for the most Hawaiian outfit, beach ball Volleyball, a hula hop contest,
a hula dancing contest, free leis (with paid admission) and free drink umbrellas (with tropical drinks)
From 7pm to 10:30pm for only $6!  *Wear your Hawaiian outfits… shorts, shirts, grass skirts, hats, etc
(no bathing suits, bikinis or halter tops allowed)  “Hele mei hoohiwahiwa!” (Come celebrate!)

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CLICK HERE TO RSVP AND SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS ON FACEBOOK!

* No coupons or free passes allowed for this special event.