A Trip Down Rollerskating Lane

As I watch my kids grow up, I travel down memory lane.

Now although I enjoy this kind of trip, it has been made known to me (sighs, groans, protest, dead silence) that not all members of my family love this kind of travel as much as I do.

Sucked into their world of head phones, music, videos, photos, movies and anything that involves technology, stories of walking, running, swimming, biking can take a backseat.

It takes some creative engineering to break through the world of Minecraft!

Enter: the world of rollerskating.

As the kids looked at their roller skates like they were some foreign object dropped down from Mars, they questioned my sanity. Surely inline skates (the known) would be much better than roller skates (the unknown).

Nope! This was going to be a trip down memory lane. Roller skates or nothing!

After a few trips around the dark disco light floor listening to Michael Jackson, they had to agree.

This trip (at least this time) wasn’t too bad, actually!

Do you have any rollerskating memories? I was so happy when we found this rink as I thought that rollerskating had completely died! 

30 comments

  1. aj vosse · April 1, 2016

    Yes… I have memories… of falling and pain!! 😉

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  2. Mon (is a Girl's Name) · July 11, 2015

    I nominated you for the brotherhood of the world award! 😀

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  3. blondieaka · July 11, 2015

    Wow this post has bought back memories I used to love skating and my kids did too maybe time to reintroduce my love of it to my grand kids…or not that’s the Q.

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    • lovetotrav · July 11, 2015

      You never know… they might just love it and then you never know… they might just fall a lot. OH well… it is all in the learning. Thanks for dropping by and commenting.

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  4. I can’t talk about it. 😀

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  5. doreeweller · July 10, 2015

    I love rollerskating! Though I find in-line skating to be easier. After using in-lines for years and then trying to go back to quads, I found it very difficult. These days I switch back and forth depending on whether I’m indoors or outdoors.

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    • lovetotrav · July 11, 2015

      Wow! You are experienced! I find in-line easier now but that is mostly due to practice.

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  6. joannesisco · July 10, 2015

    Alas … I had no skating ability – either ice or the roller variety. I would also look at any kind of skate as a foreign object 🙂
    I am mighty impressed that roller rinks still exist somewhere. Who knows? You and your clan might be frontrunners in a resurgence of its popularity 🙂

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    • lovetotrav · July 10, 2015

      I was pretty impressed too. Found one in Oshawa. Was shocked that it still ran. Adults were even skating by themselves for the exercise of it or the fun of it!

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  7. Anabel Marsh · July 9, 2015

    I have atrocious balance and never mastered any sort of skating. Is that Abby in the red top? She has great poise!

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    • lovetotrav · July 9, 2015

      Yes, it is. She is a figure skater so it came quite naturally to her. Also being on the tad shorter side, she is more successful with balance!

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  8. Kath Thompson · July 9, 2015

    I spent my whole childhood at a rink named Rollerrama. This brought back such good memories. Love the way the girls vamp! So cute! “foreign objects dropped down from Mars.” Heh.

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    • lovetotrav · July 9, 2015

      Ah that sounds like a fun childhood. I remember going all glammed up hoping to meet someone cute. Don’t think that ever happened though! But I always had fun anyways.

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  9. bestthingsinlife1964 · July 9, 2015

    Stardust Roller Rink in North Vancouver. Saturday afternoon skates. Glitter balls, the Bee Gees, couples skates and sneaking smokes in the back alley. Good times.

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  10. Daisy9979 · July 9, 2015

    Looks like so much fun! Makes me want to go find a roller rink! 🙂 I roller skated everywhere when I was a kid, never really got into the inline skates. I’ve considered checking out the roller derby leagues, maybe once I get settled someplace.

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    • lovetotrav · July 9, 2015

      You should try it. Would be great for exercise I would think and exercise that doesn’t feel like exercise is the best kind. 🙂

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  11. Ally Bean · July 9, 2015

    I loved rollerskating as a girl. I was awkward, but in my imagination I was Peggy Fleming– only on concrete. I had skates that you attached to your shoes with a special key that you put on an extra shoelace that you tied into a necklace that you wore around your neck all the time. [My best run-on sentence ever?] We only got to go to the rink for birthday parties, so I never got real skates of my own. *sigh*

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    • lovetotrav · July 9, 2015

      Yes, I just remembered I had those metal ones as well and now you reminded me of the infamous key!! Makes me smile to think of it. Yes, we did bday parties as well and weekends when we got older to meet other teens who were cool like us!

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  12. Quirky Little Planet · July 9, 2015

    I used to like rollerskating when I was a kid… Wonder if I could still do it now?!

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  13. Manja Mexi Movie · July 9, 2015

    I had a yellow and blue pair 🙂 and before them I had a very basic metal ones, to tie to the shoes 🙂 Lovely memories. (whereas my amore, who grew up in Roma, went from these to ice-skates! The most unlikely sport for a Romano! I didn’t believe it until I saw him do it.)

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    • lovetotrav · July 9, 2015

      Oh my goodness! I remember those metal ones that tied onto the shoes. I had a pair of those as well and had forgotten! And yes.. .a different type of sport for a Roman 🙂 That would be interesting to have watched. Must be indoor ice skating!

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  14. garym6059 · July 9, 2015

    The local skating rink in my part of the world nobody would go near if they had a gun to there head because of the area of town it is in. Twenty years ago it was a rather nice part of town, now I digress……

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  15. everywordyousay · July 9, 2015

    I used to do figure skating competitions and I love skating 🙂

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    • lovetotrav · July 9, 2015

      Abby is a figure skater so it came pretty naturally to her. It is a fun sport.

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