3 Health Benefits of Roller Skating

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roller skate for fitnessRoller skating is a fun social activity for adults and kids alike, but that’s just the beginning. This timeless activity is also a great form of exercise that has many health benefits! Read on to find out how a trip to our Lewisville skating rink can help you get fit.

Aerobic workout without the joint stress

Rollerskating at speeds of 10 or more miles per hour provides an aerobic workout equal to running! However, while running can be hard on your joints, roller skating is low-impact, making it a better choice for people with joint injuries. Even a more leisurely skating pace can burn substantial calories in the course of an hour.

Strength-building benefits of roller skating

Did you know that your roller skating habit is actually building muscle? Holding yourself up and propelling yourself forward on skates engages the muscles of your core and lower body, as well as improving your balance.

Roller skating can help you lose weight

The endurance, aerobic, and muscle-toning effects of inline or quad roller skating can help you lose weight or maintain a healthy weight level. In fact, just 25 minutes of roller skating three times a week can burn up to 750 calories!

It’s obvious that roller skating is a great form of exercise, whether you are just starting to get active or are a dedicated athlete who wants to change up your routine. As an added bonus, skating with us at our Mid-Cities skating rink can even combine exercise with socializing if you bring your friends or book a party! And of course, being able to exercise without venturing out into the sweltering Texas heat is always a good thing.

If you are ready to start roller skating, visit Interskate Roller Rink today! Our Lewisville, Texas roller rink offers fun for the whole family, so check out our schedule to see times and special events. 

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Best Summer Activities for Kids in the DFW Mid-Cities

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summer roller skating in Lewisville  TXParents, your kids are out of school and you know what that means; “Mom, Dad, we’re BORED!” Your mission, whether or not you choose to accept it, is to keep your kids entertained and keep your sanity intact. And let’s face it, we’re talking summer in Texas, so not melting is high on the priority list.

Fortunately for those of us in the DFW Mid-Cities, there is a plethora of family-friendly activities to choose from that will get your kids active, creative, learning, and having fun. Take a look at our top picks for summer activities for kids in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Bonus: They’re all air-conditioned!

Roller skating– It’s easy to let the whole summer slip by with the kids camped out in front of the TV, but they (and you) will feel better if they get some physical activity. The sweltering summer temperatures make an afternoon at the playground too hot to handle, but you and your kids can get some great exercise and have fun by visiting your local skating rink!

At Interskate Roller Rink in Lewisville, Texas, we offer hours of air-conditioned entertainment for kids of all ages. With a beautiful wood skate floor and hundreds of festive lights, our Mid-Cities roller rink is definitely one of the most fun places to spend an afternoon. We also have a great skate shop where you can find all the best skates and accessories, as well as a snack bar you and your kids will love. Don’t forget to print our summer skate coupon and skate for just $3 through June 30th!

Summer reading programs- Many kids struggle with summer learning loss while they area out of school, and it can hold them back in the fall when classes resume. To help your kids keep their reading skills sharp and foster a love of books, sign them up for a summer reading program like the ones at the Lewisville Public Library or Dallas Public Libraries. Visit Libraries in Denton County to find other local programs.

Museums– Not only are museums usually blissfully cool in the summer, they’re also a great way to keep your kids entertained while sneaking in a little education. The Mid-Cities are replete with kid-friendly museums, including:

Creative activities– Do you ever feel like your child needs to unleash their inner Picasso, but you just can’t deal with the thought of cleaning up all that paint/glitter/glue/[insert messy art supply here]? Fortunately there are plenty of paint-your-own-pottery shops these days, like Color Me Mine in Flower Mound or Frisco. Painting, pottery, drawing, and other art classes are often available at your local Parks and Recreation department or through private arts organizations.

Want to take advantage of all that summer free time and throw a party for your family, friends, church group, or other organization? See our private party packages and contact us today! To stay up to date on our latest deals and events, head over to our event calendar and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.