Roller Skating is For The Entire Family!

Roller Skating Fresno and MaderaRoller Skating is a great form of entertainment and exercise for all ages, young or old it doesn’t matter. While Roller Skating does help kids to develop motor skills, coordination, and even provides a great environment for social interaction with their peers, it also provides great exercise for people of all ages.

Roller skating has been a popular past time for over 130 years but some people are not aware of the very real fitness benefits provided through roller skating. Roller Skating is the equivalent to jogging in terms of health benefits and burns 350 calories an hour (at 6 miles per hour). It is recognized by the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and recommended by the American Heart Association as an aerobic fitness sport. Studies have shown that Roller Skating provides a complete aerobic workout and involves all of the body’s muscles.

For adults the great benefits include –

  • Low-impact exercise for joints
  • High caloric burn
  • Aerobically as good as jogging or cycling
  • Involves all the major muscle groups
  • Mentally uplifting
  • Fun and not a boring form of exercise

Some people are concerned about the safety of Roller Skating, the Consumer Product Safety Commission has found Roller Skating twice as safe as playgrounds, and three times safer than basketball or football. In addition, roller skating centers like Miracle Skate in both Madera and Fresno offer safe, drug-free, alcohol-free and smoke-free fun in a clean, wholesome supervised environment for the entire family.

Roller Skating - Madera and FresnoIf you are concerned about your children falling while learning to skate we even have a solution for that. Both the Fresno and Madera locations of Miracle Skate have skate learning aids called Skate Mates.  Skate Mates are made of plastic and have wheels on the bottom to push in front of you while you skate. They are shaped like a V with a 90 degree angle. You stand in the middle with one hand on each side and skate forward. The Skate Mates help you keep your balance while you are trying to learn the coordination of pushing your skates around the rink. With a tool like the Skate Mate, Miracle Skate is the best place to Roller Skate. Since our centers provide a smooth floor free of debris and obstacles.

Now that you know more about the benefits of skating we look forward to seeing you and the entire family at Miracle Skate!


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