Children learning at desksWe all know that roller skating rinks are a ton of fun, but we bet you probably didn’t know all of these fun roller skating facts:

  • Skating rinks became popular in New York City in the mid 1800s. In 1863, James Plimpton invented a much improved roller skate. With his new invention, the sport of roller skating had a huge rise in popularity and countless skating rinks soon began popping up across New York City.
  • Skating can be educational. Skating is a great way to learn about science, technology, engineering, and math lessons (also known as STEM). Our Tallahassee STEM field trips are customized for each group of children so that each individual class trip relates directly back to the teacher’s lesson plan.
  • Roller skating is good for your health – Roller skating is a good, low impact exercise that workouts your legs, core, and arms. It also improved balance, coordination, and burns about 482 calories an hour!
  • Our skating rink hosts more than just birthday parties – Skating is fun for all ages, so Skate World Center makes for a wonderful Tallahassee party venue for corporate outings, school or club fundraisers, scouting events, church groups, class reunions, bachelor/bachelorette parties, and adult birthday parties.

Of course, as fun as it is to learn about roller skating rinks, it is a lot more fun to visit one! So check out our hours and upcoming Tallahassee events, and make plans to visit us today. For more information about our STEM field trips or parties, contact us at 1-850-386-4807.