Roller skating centers have always provided fun and entertaining activities for
people of all ages With skaters circling the floor, playing games, the latest
music playing and lights flashing, the activity offers a high energy experience
in a safe clean environment.
Plus, it's one of the most affordable activities around!
Facts and Statistics of Roller Skating
Skating as a form of exercise is as beneficial as running or cycling, according to Dr. Carl
Foster, associate professor of medicine at the University of Wisconsin Medical School
(information from International Skating Association website)
Roller skating is equivalent to jogging in terms of health benefits, caloric consumption,
reduction of body fat, and leg strength development.
Roller skating is safer than jogging. Inline skating causes less than 50 percent of the impact
shock to joins compared to running, according to University of Massachusetts study.
Studies have shown that roller skating provides a complete aerobic workout and involves all
640+ of the body's muscles, especially the heart.
The American Heart Association recognizes and recommends roller skating as an aerobic
Just one hour of moderate roller skating (6 mph) burns 330 calories for a 143-pound person. If
that same person skates vigorously (10 mph), they will burn up to 590 calories an hour!
If someone roller skates one day, bicycles another, and swims or runs on another, they will
take advantage of all the fitness benefits that aerobics can offer.
One of the safest sports and recreation activities for kids of all ages is roller skating indoors.
The consumer Product Safety Commission has found roller skating twice as safe as the local
playground and three times safer than a game of basketball or football.
Skating indoors provides a smooth, well-maintained skating surface, free of debris and