Can we use inline skates during your classes?

Yes, you can use inline skates, but please be aware that there are some skills taught in classes that cannot be done on inline skates. For beginners especially, we recommend starting on traditional quad skates. The transition from quad to inline in the future is fairly easy and does not require any special instructions.

Is protective gear required?

All adults are required to wear wristguards. They are available for purchase at most sporting goods stores or you may purchase them with us at the skate rental counter for $20.
We encourage all parents to use their best judgement in deciding whether or not their child should wear protective gear/helmet. It is not required.

 

What should I/my child wear/bring?

It is required that all skaters have socks in order to use our skates! Socks are available for sale at the rental counter for $2 in case you do not have them. We recommend wearing comfortable athletic clothes to allow for the skater to move freely. No jeans, skirts or dresses please.

 

What time should I arrive for my/my child’s class?

Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled class time in order to allow time to check-in, use the restroom, get a drink and put on the skates!

Do I need to buy roller skates for my skater?

You do not need to buy skates, however if you wish to do so please talk to us about recommendations. We sell skates!

What size skate should I/my child ask for?

Generally your skates should be one size smaller than your shoe size. For women, we recommend going down two sizes from your shoe size because the skates are mens sizes. The skates should fit snug and there should be no room for the foot to move inside of the skate. If you are unsure, please come early for your class and ask us for help. If you are struggling with inserting the foot, loosen the laces to allow the foot to slide in easier. Make sure to tighten all of the laces from toe to ankle before tying.

What do I do when I arrive for class?

When you arrive for a class please line up in the check-in line so we can mark you present. Be ready to provide the name of the skater’s class, their name and what size skates they need.

Are roller skates provided?

Yes, traditional quad roller skates are provided for use at the rink during your skating lessons. The skates must be returned at the end of each class. If you have not worn skates before, please arrive at least 20 minutes early to your first class to make sure you have enough time to be fitted for skates. It is required that all skaters have socks in order to use our skates!