With Christmas just around the corner, Santa’s little elves are hard at work. And what’s our top pick for kids’ Christmas presents this year? Roller-skates! Not only are roller-skates fun for kids, they encourage hard work, quality time with family, and staying active. If you’re planning to buy roller-skates this holiday season, here are a few things to keep in mind.

How to Choose Roller-Skates

There’s no such thing as a bad pair of skates, but your choice will depend on what kind of skating your child loves. Ask yourself these questions:

  • Quad skates or inline skates?
  • Speed skates or artistic skates?
  • Starter skates or intermediate skates?
  • Fun and colorful, or simple and straightforward?

If you’re not sure what type of skate your child needs, don’t worry. We have plenty of rental options, too. Take a page from the sneaky elf playbook and have your child try inline and quad skates at your next skating session. Watch to see if your child prefers speed or tricks on the skating floor. Ask our skate pros (or your child’s skating instructor) which type of skates they’d recommend. We’re here to help!

Great Deals on Roller-Skates

christmas presentIt should come as no surprise that we’re serious about roller-skating. That’s why we have an amazing opportunity for Tallahassee families: buy a pair of roller-skates, and we’ll give you a gift card for the amount you spend! That means that if you buy your daughter a $50 pair of skates, you’ll also get $50 to use at Skate World. That’s basically a free pair of roller-skates! Visit our Pro Shop to learn more about the skates available in our catalogue.

For more information about holiday skating and gifts for skaters, call Skate World Center.