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Don’t Miss This Dallas Halloween Event!

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Dallas Halloween skating eventLooking for a unique Halloween event near Dallas? Don’t miss our Halloween Skate coming up on Saturday, October 26th!

Get ready for a night of ghoulish fun with something for everyone. This Halloween skating party will feature a pie eating contest, a yucky drinking contest, tricks and treats, and of course lots of roller skating fun. But don’t worry, we know that no Halloween party is complete without costumes- that’s why we’re holding an epic costume contest with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners!

We know our skaters will dress to impress, and we can’t wait to see your creative costumes. Just remember to wear something that is safe to wear while skating. Need some help dreaming up the perfect costume? Check out these 10 last-minute costume ideas or these DIY Halloween costumes, and follow these costume safety tips for skating:

  • Avoid masks or other costume elements that impede your vision. You don’t want to end up crashing into other skaters.
  • Dress comfortably. Skating requires a good range of motion, so a restrictive costume will just slow you down and impede your fun.
  • Don’t wear anything too wide or long. It’s easy to accidentally clip passerby with giant wings, or trip on your train/tail/etc.

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Roller Skate Maintenance: How to Rotate Quad Skate Wheels

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rotate your quad skate wheelsRoller skates require regular maintenance to keep them working well and giving you the best performance. Here at InterSkate, we maintain our rental skates, but for those who like to bring their own, these tips should get you on the right track. Read on to learn how to rotate the wheels on your quad roller skates.

How to rotate quad skate wheels

  • First, gather your supplies. Don’t worry, all you need is a skate tool and an old rag- and your skates, of course!
  • Do a quick visual inspection of your wheels. It’s important to rotate them often so that they don’t get worn down too much in the same spots. Look at the wheels from the front and back, ensuring that they look even and symmetrical. Wheels start off looking square and will keep their shape relatively well if rotated often. However, if you see that one side is worn down substantially more, you will need to buy new wheels, or suffer lower performance while skating.
  • Using the round part of your skate tool, unscrew the axle nuts. After removing these nuts, you will be able to remove the wheels. Make sure not to lose the nuts, but don’t worry about which nut goes on which axle- they’re all the same size and should fit just fine.
  • Wipe the buildup and debris off the axles using your rag, creating a clean, smooth surface that will allow your wheels to turn freely. Oil, dust, dirt, and other debris can accumulate in your skates and impede the wheels from rolling smoothly. Especially if you skate often, you should make sure the axles are cleaned regularly.
  • Switch the wheels, keeping them on the same skate. The best method is to exchange the wheels in an X pattern- swapping the right front wheel with the left back wheel and the left front wheel with the right back wheel.
  • Replace the wheels on the axles. Make sure the front- usually the side with branding and a large indentation- is facing outward, while the flatter, plainer “back” side goes in.
  • After replacing the wheels, tighten the axle nuts. If you make them too tight, the wheels won’t roll; too loose, and you’re in for a wobbly ride. For the correct fit, tighten the nuts just to where the wheel can’t spin, then loosen by quarter-inch turns until the wheels can spin adequately.

Need help finding the right equipment or skate accessories? At our North Texas skating rink, we not only offer the area’s best roller skating experience; we’re also home to the largest retail roller skate shop in the world!

Photo via Low Price Skates

How to Throw a Great Dallas Birthday Party

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throw a 70s roller disco birthday party in DallasLooking for a great Dallas birthday party venue? InterSkate is the perfect place to host a private birthday party that’s just as unforgettable as you! Here at our North Texas skating rink, we are the party experts. Read on to learn how to throw a birthday party that your friends will never forget.

Break the mold

A night out at a fancy restaurant or a pub crawl is a perfectly fine way to celebrate your birthday, but let’s be honest- you and your friends have been there, done that. Why not share an experience that won’t soon be forgotten? Besides being tons of fun, roller skating is also the perfect choice if your crowd loves a theme party- just have everyone show up in their 70’s finest, from polyester shirts to tube socks to gold lamé.

Get them dancing

A party’s just not a party without some great tunes. At InterSkate, we’ve got you covered with great DJs spinning songs that are sure to get the whole party out on the dance floor. Or if you prefer, we will even play your music!

Express yourself

At our private skate parties, you can truly be yourself. Your birthday is all about you, so let your personality shine through by putting some personal touches on the event. We allow you to bring in your own food and table set up, unlike some venues which force you to use their catering. Of course, we do have a great snack bar and you can always let us handle the food, with CiCi’s Pizzas for just $9 each.

Our Adult Late Night party package includes 2 hours of fun with admission and skate rental for 50 skaters- all for just $500. Additional hours are $150/hr, and extra guests are $10 each.

To book your Dallas birthday party or other private event, contact InterSkate today!

Photo by Don Richards via Flickr CC 2.0