Since 1983, when Reagan (not the little girl from The Exorcist) declared it so, many have celebrated the beloved activity of roller skating in its very own special month, October! Since 1760, when our four wheeled foot friends came to fruition, sorry for the must have V for Vendetta rant. Roller skates have kept the young and old entertained, inside and outside.
Now that the leaves are falling and it’s becoming a little more chilly, we are more likely to take our boots on over to the local rink to get our skate on. The RSA (Roller Skating Association International) knows this too. They kicked off their campaign this month encouraging kids and adults alike to get active and get healthy. This month, you can be sure to see a lot of rinks offering fun activities, in-rink promotions, discounts and a lot more.
Why is roller skating good exercise? Roller skating is great especially if you’re new to exercise or are coming back after a little break. You’re always at your own pace, which makes it nice to ease into a new exercise regiment. Even slow skating increases the heart rate and works multiple muscle groups. Indoors our outside, you can enjoy this fun way of staying fit all year long!
Here are a few promotions that help celebrate National Roller Skating Month. Pepsi has teamed up with the RSA to offer a Facebook Exclusive coupon just for you! Click below to get this offer!
Also, on We RollerSkate’s site, they are doing weekly giveaways from some of your favorite brands including Wicked Skate wear, and Capezio and even some iTunes gift cards.
What are you waiting for? Go out there and have fun! But, be warned…if you request a Xanadu song, you are likely to have your skating card revoked.