3 Tips for Beginner Skaters

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roller skates at skating rinkHere at InterSkate, we welcome skaters of all skill levels. We not only have a beginner skating area, but also offer weekly roller skating classes to help you improve your skills. If you’re just starting out and are a little unsteady on your skates, check out these 3 roller skating tips for beginners:

Get low- You know what they say, “The bigger they are, the harder they fall.” In roller skating, you do not want to be standing straight and tall. The proper stance is to bend your knees, keeping your center of gravity lower to the ground and helping you maintain your balance.

Stay wide- Once again, you want to keep your center of gravity low and stable. Keep your legs wide for added stability while you learn. You should also hold your arms out in front of you with your elbows fairly close in to your body. Whatever you do, do not stick your arms out at your sides and do the windmill. Not only will that move end up with you on the ground, but it can also injure the skaters around you.

Learn to fall- If you’re new to roller skating, know that you will almost certainly fall down. However, you can minimize your falls and their severity. Falling on your tailbone can be extremely painful for days afterward, and a broken tailbone will have you sitting on a pillow for months! To avoid this painful fate, learn how to fall properly. If you feel like you are going to tip over, bend your knees and get into a squatting position. Try to fall to one side or the other, and clench your glutes as you do so.

Interested in learning to skate at our weekly roller skating classes? Join us from 9-10 am on Saturdays, and be sure to follow us on Facebook!


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Affordable Birthday Parties for Kids

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birthday party cakeWhen it comes to celebrating your child’s birthday, you want to make sure it’s a day to remember. There are lots of options for children’s birthday parties in Dallas and North Texas, but some of them can be prohibitively expensive. Let’s be honest, kids are not that picky and over-spending on the party isn’t going to make it any more fun for the kids. Give them a fun activity, some pizza and cake, and their best friends, and they’re sure to have a ball. If you’re looking for an affordable birthday party for kids, you can’t go wrong with roller skating!

Here at InterSkate Roller Rink in Lewisville, Texas, we offer a variety of roller skating parties to fit any budget and ensure your child has the time of his or her life. If you’re looking for a great deal, check out our basic birthday party, which includes:

  • Admission and skate rental for 10 (the birthday child skates for free!)
  • 3 pitchers of soda
  • Paper goods- invitations, cups, napkins, plates
  • 1.5 hours at a reserved party table
  • T-shirt for the birthday child
  • Goodie bags for every child
  • Birthday recognition- name announced on PA, birthday song played, trip to Money/Coupon Machine
  • Hokey-Pokey and other fun skating games
  • Chance to win a free popcorn skating party.

If you are ready to make a birthday wish come true, get started today! Book your party online, print your invitations, and send in your guest list. You can also follow us on Facebook to see the latest events and promotions coming up at InterSkate!

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