Roller Skating Lessons

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Kora’s been taking roller skating lessons for the past month or so and I have to say I’ve never seen her happier to learn something new. She loves it and is constantly counting down the days until class.

a6I didn’t even know that roller skating lessons were an option until one of her classmates had a birthday party at a roller rink. It was the first time Kora ever really roller skated and even though she fell down more than she stood up she was all smiles the entire time.

While at the party Dave happened to pick up a brochure that stated lessons were only $16 for the whole month. Since they were so affordable we asked her if she’d like to take lessons. Her eyes lit up and she immediately said yes.

She’s now taken four classes and it is just so cute. She learned how to scissor skate (moving your feet in and out without taking them off the ground) and to roll-push off with one foot-roll-push off with the other foot.

a7It took a bit but by the last class she got the hang of it and even passed her test to move on to the advanced beginners class where she’ll learn how to stop, skate backwards, and more.

a5It’s been a wonderful class and it’s such a joy to see her having so much fun. I remember skating with my sister when we were little. We would spend hours spinning and twirling around our basement or out in the driveway. It’s funny because I don’t remember learning how to skate but how much fun we had always sticks with me.

I was also impressed to hear that the rink has a sort of roller skating dance team that travels to various competitions. There’s one little girl that practices before Kora’s class and she’s so graceful, it’s like she floats along the floor. I can’t get over the moves she does on roller skates, it’s really amazing how young she is and how much it feels like I’m watching figure skating. I didn’t know you could do so many similar things on roller skates.

The roller skating lessons were a great discovery and I enjoy heading to the roller rink once a week with Kora to watch her smile, laugh, and skate. And it makes me happy that she looks forward to it even more than me!

What about you? Have you found any great event or activities that you were surprised about in your area? Have you ever roller skated?

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  1. Tabathia B says:

    I have never heard of roller skating lessons but I think it’s a neat idea for younger kids. I love the original skates also and hate the inline skates that they offer now and you have to pay so much for the original roller skates now

  2. What a great idea! I never learned to roller blade but I would love to try roller skating again. Now I just need to find a rink.

  3. I did roller skates when I was younger – I never did figure out how to ice skate though

  4. How fun! I’m glad to see that people, and young children, still like to roller skate! I loved roller skating with my sisters growing up!

  5. Ive never been to the roller skating ring. Sounds like fun

  6. Wow…roller skating was THE thing when I was growing up! Every girl had to have a skating slumber party for her birthday, myself included. My mom even made a roller skate cake for one of mine! :) I never did learn how to skate backwards, though. Was always jealous of those who could.

  7. ellen beck says:

    I remember roller skating years ago…. it was so fun and along came inline skates and evryone wanted to do that. I never did learn to inline skate. Kora looks like she is having a ball

  8. Jennifer Marie says:

    I bet she did have fun! My boys have never gone yet!

  9. I went roller skating frequently when I was young. So fun!

  10. I used to love to roller skate. What fun she looks like she is having. I don’t even know if we have a roller rink in our city any more. I would love to take my kids.

  11. Diana Stanhope says:

    I used to love roller skating when I was younger!

  12. I loved roller skating at the rink when I was a kid. I’m so happy to hear that your daughter is loving her lessons. She looks adorable in her skating outfit in the photos. :-)

  13. I love the fact that Kora can take roller skating lessons! I loved to roller skate as a kid as well, but I never had the chance to take lessons. It’s really cool that those are offered in your city. I’ll have to look into those in our city as well.

  14. That’s great ill have to see if they offer something like this at our local rink

  15. saminder gumer says:

    i remember taking these when i was younger. i did not know they still had that many roller rinks around. seems like a lost art.

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