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3 Reasons to Join Us for Moms and Tots Skating

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kids skating in north TexasWe recently kicked off a great event here at our North Texas skating rink– Moms and Tots skating! We welcome moms, dads, grandparents and anyone else with small kids to come on out for a fun, laid-back event each Wednesday from 9 am to 11 am. Check out our top 3 reasons why you should bring your little ones to this great weekly skating event.

It’s a great workout

Skating is great exercise, and we welcome you to lace up your skates and get rolling with your stroller. Kids 6 and under can even bring their tricycles to ride around our expansive skating rink. There’s plenty of room for everyone to have fun on wheels!

You’ll make new friends

No matter how much you love your children, sometimes it’s nice to have some other grownups to talk to. Our Moms and Tots events are a great place to meet other parents of young kids here in the Lewisville, TX area and expand your social circle. Your kids will also have the opportunity to make new friends and let off some pent-up energy.

It’s affordable

There aren’t many fun activities you can do these days for under $5, but this skate event costs just $3!

We hope to see you at our next Moms and Tots event! Before you come, please remember to print and fill out this liability form. To stay up to date on the latest events, announcements, and deals from InterSkate, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

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Roller Skating For Beginners

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roller skating in north TexasRoller skating can be a little intimidating at first. Not only are you trying to stay upright, but there are more skilled skaters zooming around you. Fortunately for north Texas residents who want to learn how to roller skate, InterSkate is the ideal skating rink!  Our north Texas skate center is great for beginners for three reasons:

2 Skating Rinks

Yes, you read that right. We actually have two skating rinks to cater to all skill levels. While we usually talk about our 80′ by 180′ maple rotunda skate floor that can accommodate over 1,000 skaters, we actually have another, smaller skating area as well. This small space is there to help new skaters get a little steadier on their feet before heading out to the main floor.

Dallas Roller Skating Classes

We also offer skate lessons for all ages and skill levels here at InterSkate! Every Saturday we have advanced skating classes at 8am and beginner classes at 9 am. No registration is necessary, and the skate classes cost just $3 including skate rental. Whether you want to learn the basics of roller skating, introduce your child to the sport, or hone your skate skills so you can bust a move with the best of them, our fun and laid-back classes are the perfect place to start.

World’s Largest Skate Shop

Having the right equipment can make all the difference when you’re learning to skate. In addition to our rental skates, we are also home to the world’s largest retail roller skate shop, where you can find a great pair of skates and everything you need to get started. Come let us fit your for skate boots to ensure a proper fit. We can also advise you on the best skate wheels and safety equipment to match your skill level, size, and other factors to ensure you get the very best roller skating experience at InterSkate and beyond.

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InterSkate Roller Skating Trivia

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The history of roller skating is full of fun facts, and here at InterSkate we’re no different! Take a look at some things you may not have known about roller skating or our north Texas skating rink.

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Switchboard supervisor on roller skates in Mad Men

Roller Skating Trivia

  • Roller skates have been used for recreation since the 1700’s, but they first appeared as part of a theatrical performance! According to The History of Roller Skating, the original inventor is unknown, but by 1819 M. Pettibled patented the first official pair in France.
  • For the most part, roller skates are recreational; however, they have made their mark on a number of industries. Roller skating waitresses and carhops were a particularly 1950’s phenomenon, but you can find roller skates being used in business even before that. According to AT&T, their switchboard supervisors used to wear roller skates in order to get around the huge rooms quickly and assist the operators.
  • A group of skating rink owners got together before World War II and formed an industry association to promote themselves. That association is still active today- The Roller Skating Rink Operators Association. It has been 50 years and much has changed, but roller skating is a classic activity that seems immune to time.
  • InterSkate attracts skaters from all over north Texas, including Carrollton, Flower Mound, Denton, Frisco, Farmers Branch, and Dallas.

Photo: Mad Men still via Old Hollywood

Skating and School: Exercise Helps Kids Excel Academically

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skating-for-exerciseWith kids all over north Texas heading back to school, many parents are wondering how they can help their kids succeed. Encouraging good study habits and teaching time management skills are both important to academic success, but you may be surprised at one of the other proven ways to help your kids excel academically- roller skating!

To be fair, it’s not just roller skating. Exercise in general seems to help kids do better in school.  According to the CDC,

“…physical activity can have an impact on cognitive skills and attitudes and academic behavior, all of which are important components of improved academic performance.”

When kids get enough exercise, they are more able to sit still and pay attention in class, leading to better grades.

How exercise improves cognition

Whether it’s roller skating, climbing the monkey bars, or playing dodge ball, exercise seems to have certain effects on brain function, including:

  • More oxygen reaching the brain
  • More neurotransmitters (the chemicals that transmit signals across synapses)
  • More neurotrophins (proteins that maintain the wellbeing of neurons, the cells that transmit information in your brain.)

How to make physical activity fun

Due to budget cuts, many schools have had to cut their physical education funding, resulting in less physical activity for the students. In the absence of adequate PE classes and recess time, parents are having to step up and ensure their children stay active . So how can you get your kids to put down the remote and get some exercise? Make it fun!

Roller skating at InterSkate roller rink in Lewisville is a great way to get the whole family active and having fun together. There are many health benefits to roller skating, but more importantly (from your kids’ perspective, at least), a trip to the skating rink is simply exciting. Circling a beautiful maple floor under colorful lights with great music? Workouts just don’t get any better than that!

To see what’s coming up at our north Texas skating rink, visit our schedule, take a look at our promotions, and follow us on Facebook.