Why Is Roller Skating Difficult? It Doesn’t Have To Be!

Are you new to roller skating? You might feel intimidated or overwhelmed by the learning curve, but it doesn’t have to be that way. With some patience and practice, you can learn how to relax and have fun on your roller skates. 

Our Top 3 Tips To Make Learning How To Roller Skate Less Difficult


  1. Don’t Be Afraid To Fall


As a beginner in roller skating, it’s natural to be afraid of falling. We’ve all been there – the fear of the unknown and uncertainty can be quite intimidating. It’s understandable to be afraid, especially when you’re just starting out on roller skates. To make it easier on yourself, it’s important to stay focused and confident. Don’t be afraid to take breaks if you start to get overwhelmed or scared. You should also wear proper safety gear when you’re learning so you can feel more secure while on your skates. Falling is a part of learning how to skate, so don’t let it discourage you from having fun.


      2. Control What You Can


Whether you’re on roller skates, rollerblades, or quad skates, it can feel like you’re out of control when you’re moving on wheels. But don’t worry, there are some things that you can do to gain more control and make yourself feel more secure while skating. Becoming familiar with where the brakes are located on your skates is the first step in regaining control over your skates. You should also practice slowing down your skates in a controlled environment such as a skating rink before venturing out into public areas. With time and practice, you’ll be able to control your skates better and will be able to skate with confidence.


      3. Take It Slow


When it comes to learning to roller skate, the key is to start small and take it slow. For beginners, start by walking in your roller skates with the wheels on the ground. This will help you get used to the feel of the wheels and also give you a chance to practice your balance. Once you’re comfortable walking in your skates, try pushing off with one foot and gliding on the other. Once you’ve mastered this, you can move on to practicing more complicated maneuvers like turns, stops, and even jumps.

Learning how to roller skate may be frustrating at times and you may feel like you need to make progress, but keep at it! Don’t forget to take breaks and reward yourself for small achievements. With practice and patience, you’ll soon find that roller skating becomes easier and more enjoyable. So don’t be afraid to look silly as you learn, you got this!


Need some roller skating lessons? We got you covered, learn more about our lessons here!

Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

Valentine’s Day is almost here! It sure snuck up this year! Have you made your date plans yet? If you don’t have plans set yet, there’s a short amount of time to plan the perfect Valentine’s Day date for your person. Don’t start sweating bullets under the pressure, we’re here to help you come up with a wonderful Valentine’s Day date for 2023!

There are 3 things you need to create the perfect Valentine’s day date. Here’s the 3 things you need to do in no particular order:


  1. Special dinner


Food is essential for a wonderful date night. No one has fun when they’re hangry. Take your special someone to their favorite place or a place they’ve been wanting to try!


      2. Memorable activity


Make the night last forever by making some new, fun memories. Any ideas come to mind? If not, we have one – roller skating! You and your special someone can hit the rink at Skate World Center and create some memories you’ll have forever.


      3. Something for your sweet tooth


The cherry on top of the perfect date night is dessert! From cookies to ice cream to a shared milkshake, treat you and your sweetie to a sweet treat this Valentine’s day!

Bring your date to Skate World Center for an out of the ordinary Valentine’s day date. This will be the best Valentine’s day you’ll ever have with the memories you create that last a lifetime. Skip the typical dinner and movie. That’s a total snooze fest! Plan a date night you’ll remember forever with us at Skate World Center!

Skating Can Keep Your Body In Tip-Top Shape

It’s a new year! We know you have some resolutions you want to stick to in order to stay healthy all throughout 2023. We have a great suggestion, roller skating! You may think that sounds a little crazy, but trust us. Roller skating is great for your mind and body, here are the 3 main reasons why:


  1. You can stay healthy and have fun!


Roller skating is so much fun and you can be healthy while doing it. It’s definitely a 2 for 1. Plus, the gym is way less fun. How many people do you see at the gym with smiles on their faces? Not too many. But everyone at the skating rink always has huge smiles!


      2. Skating works muscles that can sometimes be difficult to work.


Working certain muscle groups can be difficult to do even if you’re knowledgeable about exercising and weight lifting. Skating is a full body workout and can help tone the muscles that are otherwise difficult to at times.


      3. Roller skating helps keep your muscles strong!


When it comes to any workout regimen, consistency is key. Because we promise you’ll have so much fun skating and you’ll want to keep coming back to stay on schedule, that your muscles will stay toned and strong.


So, are you ready to get to skating to keep your body in tip-top shape? Come out and skate the day away with us at Skate World Center! You can check out our hours of operation for more information on our hours and pricing.

A Pair Of Skates For The Whole Family!

If you’re looking for a fun holiday gift that keeps giving throughout the year, we have a suggestion for you – roller skates! It may be a little bit out of the box, but at least you know they won’t receive multiples of them from different relatives like a popular toy for the holidays! Having a pair of roller skates for every member of the family gives you an excuse to have family fun anytime.

When it comes to purchasing skates, it’s important to ensure you’re purchasing from somewhere reputable. If roller skates aren’t the best of quality, it can make skating pretty dangerous. So we highly suggest buying your family’s skates from somewhere reputable and a place you can trust – like us at Skate World Center!

We have the skates your family will want this holiday season in our skate shop. You can check it out online here! However, if you’re in the Tallahassee, Florida area, you can come to the rink and check them out in person instead of just the guess that is sometimes online ordering. Yet, if you’re not in the area, we highly suggest ordering from a skate shop (like ours!) to ensure your family is getting the highest quality of skate possible! Did we mention we also have some super fun skate accessories? You’ll want to check them out, they make great stocking stuffers!

Stop in to Skate World Center, take a spin on the rink, and check out our skates for your whole family! We promise everyone will love their holiday gift and use them year round!

Give Back This Holiday Season

Isn’t it crazy that the holiday season is almost upon us? It’ll truly be here before you know it. While most look forward to this time of the year, some people do not and it can be a challenging time for them. It’s important that while your children know the excitement and fun of the holidays, they also know it can be a difficult season for other people. This makes it a wonderful time to give back and make someone’s holiday season a little bit brighter. 

Giving back doesn’t have to be much, and it doesn’t need to necessarily be a lot of money. It’s all about giving back your time and energy to help those who may be having a harder season of life than your family. Here are some volunteer opportunities ideas that the entire family can participate in:

Create no-sew blankets to give to shelters

Tie blankets that are no-sew are super easy to make, all you need is some fabric and scissors. Your family can have these made in no time to drop off to shelters in your area.

Set up a toy or food drive

Ask your family and friends to pitch in for a drive, and then take all the items collected to a shelter or local nonprofit.

Craft homemade holiday cards

Have a family crafting day and create some homemade holiday cards to pass out to your neighbors, shelters, nursing homes, or send off to military personnel.

Sponsor a local family

You can typically find a family to sponsor through churches, schools, businesses, and other organizations to help them with what they need for the holidays.

Ask for gifts that give back

There are several different companies that give back a percentage amount or they donate a product with each purchase. Do a little research and buy gifts that give back!

We wish you a happy and healthy holiday season full of love and giving back! After you give back this holiday season, make sure to bring your family to skate with us at Skate World Center! We’d love to have you here.

Spooky Skating Costumes

Halloween will be here before you know it! Do you have your costume picked out and ready to go? Some of our favorite costumes involve roller skates! If you’re looking for some fun Halloween costumes that involve roller skates, we have some ideas for you!

Here are our 4 favorite Halloween roller skating costumes:

Reggie Rocket from Rocket Power

This is a television throwback for all of the late 80s and 90s kids! All you’d need is a pair of roller skates, camo pants, t-shirt, and sunglasses.

Retro Car Hop Employee

If Reggie was a throwback, this one really is! Get yourself an apron, pair of skates, and a tray to embody a retro car hop employee.

Roller Derby

Roller derby players are a perfect group costume! Make sure to include all the knee pads, elbow pads, and helmets to fully become a roller derby player, but also will keep you safe from any falls all night long.

Quidditch Player

Grab yourself a cape, broomstick, and pair of skates and you are now a quidditch player! Become a well known character from Harry Potter and add those 3 things for bonus points.

We can’t wait to see what Halloween costume you choose to be this year! Make sure to come by and skate with us at Skate World Center so you can tell us all about your roller skating costume. We’ll be closed on Halloween! Check out our website for our hours of operation.

Nothing Beats a S.T.E.M. Fieldtrip!

It’s back to school season, so you know what that means? Time to plan your field trips for the year! If you’re looking for fun, educational activities in Tallahassee, Skate World Center has you covered! Our S.T.E.M. field trips are the perfect combination of hands-on S.T.E.M. learning and fun, keeping your students engaged and excited while learning about physics, math, physical fitness, and more!

S.T.E.M. And Skating Are The Perfect Pair

Our Tallahassee field trip program offers education and fun, all rolled into one! Professional S.T.E.M. educators teach students how math and science can be applied to all aspects of life, including fun activities such as roller skating.

Our lessons are available for grades kindergarten to 12th. They are tailored to your group to relate directly back to their classroom learning. Each field trip includes a 1 hour S.T.E.M. lesson and then is followed by 2 hours of roller skating! This time allows the students to see the principles discussed during the lesson in motion and gives them some healthy exercise for an added physical education bonus.

What Can Students Learn During A Roller Skating Field Trip?

When planning a field trip to the skating rink, teachers can choose what to focus on during the visit based on the age and interest of the students and their curriculum needs. The lessons offered can be adjusted to relate directly back to classroom learning whether the students are in elementary, middle, or high school. 

Some potential lesson topics include:

  • The Science of Roller Skating
  • Motion & Rink Design
  • Music, Math & Roller Skating
  • Super Sound! Acoustics & Rink Design
  • Science of Lighting
  • Heart, Health & Fitness
  • Formulas, Fractions, and Fun!
  • Newton on Roller Skates
  • The Science Behind Roller & Ice Hockey
  • Arcade STEM
  • Physics of Artistic Roller Skating (Middle School only)

Don’t let another school year go by without sharing this exciting learning experience with your class! Contact us to discuss your potential field trip or make a reservation at our Tallahassee skating rink.

Skate Back To School

School will be back in session before you know it! Are you ready to send your kids back to school? If the answer is no, just know you are not the only Leon County parent that isn’t ready. Let’s get your family ready to send the kids back to school, so you can get back to enjoying the remainder of your summer!

Back To School Checklist

We have everything you need to get ready for the back to school season! Here’s what you need to do to get your kids ready to send back to school:

  • Get child’s school supplies list
  • Purchase school supplies
  • Get a new bookbag
  • Go shopping for clothes and shoes
  • Finish any summer reading and other assignments
  • Schedule doctor appointment
  • Schedule dentist appointment
  • Meet the teacher at the school open house
  • Get the school year calendar
  • Learn the bus route
  • Plan child’s school meals
  • Develop a schedule for the week days
  • Get anything needed for fall sports or activities

 Last Minute Summer Fun Checklist

So now that you’re ready for school, let’s get you ready to have some last minute summer fun before the kids go back to school. Here’s some super fun things you can do with your kids on your final days of summer 2022:

  • Make smores
  • Spend a Saturday together
  • Have a family movie night
  • Have a family game night
  • Sleep in
  • Have breakfast in bed
  • Spend a day at the pool
  • Visit Skate World Center

We hope this helps you feel more prepared to send the kids back to school! Once you’re ready for school, we’d love to see you enjoy your last few days of summer with us at Skate World Center!

Your Kids Can Skate For Free This Summer!

We may be biased, but roller skating is one of the best activities to do with your kids. Just with a few simple steps, your kids can skate for free this summer! Keep reading to learn how to sign up for the Kids Skate Free program. Then join us for one of our public skating sessions to let the good times roll!

Kids Skate Free

Kids Skate Free (KSF) is a program designed to help families get out of the house and enjoy physical activity while saving money. By registering, you will receive 2 free passes per child each week. Each pass is only active for one week then it expires. Expired passes are placed with valid passes each Monday. 

The program is only for children aged 12 and younger. KSF passes cannot be combined with other offers or used towards group events, birthday parties, etc.

How To Sign Up

Go directly to our Kids Skate Free sign up page. Simply fill out the quick online form and submit it. Once you’ve signed up, download the MyHownd app. Your Kids Skate Free passes will be available to use on Monday morning!

How To Use Your Passes

To use your passes, just look in the My Promos section or your My Hownd Wallet. Then show us the promo at the front desk when you check-in. Once the activated promo is marked as redeemed, you’ll see it in the Redeemed Promos section and you’re all set! Your kids can enjoy roller skating for hours. You can feel great knowing that they are having fun and getting some great exercise!

When To Use Your Passes

Our Kids Skate Free hours are:

  • Monday: 12:00-4:00 PM and 4:00 PM-8:00 PM
  • Thursday: 12:00-4:00 PM
  • Friday: 12:00 PM-10:00 PM
  • Saturday: 11:00 AM-10:00 PM
  • Sunday: 12:00 PM-4:00 PM

We can’t wait for your family to experience all the fun and fitness of roller skating! So don’t wait for the end of the summer, if you have kids 12 and under, sign them up for Kids Skate Free and join us on the rink.

While only kids get to skate for free, skating is great for adults too. Rent some skates, lace up, and have some fun with your kids. You may even feel like a kid again!

Tallahassee, FL Summer Bucket List

Summer is almost here, which means it’s time to create your 2022 summer bucket list. With so many fun things to do in and around Tallahassee, there’s no doubt that it will be challenging to fit everything in the few months of summer. So, we put together a list of 5 things that need to be on your bucket list for this summer!

Spend A Day At Tom Brown Park

Tom Brown Park has plenty of room for the kids to run around and play. Pack up all their favorite sports equipment and a picnic lunch, and you have yourself a fun summer day!

Learn Something New At The Challenger Learning Center

Explore the sky and the universe at the Challenger Learning Center. It’s the perfect place to pique your children’s curiosity and sneak in some learning without them even realizing because they’re having so much fun!

Cool Off In The Fountain At Cascades Park

The Imagination fountain is the best place to go on the hottest summer days! Throw on their bathing suits, bring some towels, and pack a lunch. You’ll be set for a fun day and the kids will stay cool playing in the fountain – and Cascades Park is full of tons of other attractions when you’re ready to dry off. 

Take Your Bike For A Spin At ​​The Tallahassee-St. Marks Historic Railroad State Trail

Take in the scenery while riding this state trail. This is a perfect family activity! Stop for lunch or to play on the playground. The whole family is destined to have a good night’s sleep after a fun bike riding day.

Roll With Us At Skate World Center

Of course we couldn’t not mention a trip to see us at Skate World Center! The entire family can skate along. Not to mention, you can stay cool and dry throughout the summer with us.

Be sure to let us know you’re taking our summer bucket list suggestions while you’re here!