Spooky Skate 2022
Free (with RSVP)
Thursday, Oct 27
4:00pm - 7:00pm
Dress up for a kid-friendly skate at Chez Vous! While the event is for ages 17 + under, there will be a costume contest for ages 8 + under. Below is the flyer. The event is free but you must sign up with Erika here.
When looking for skate-friendly costumes, you may want to avoid capes, dresses and any clothing that may drag or restrict movement. This is to keep your skater (especially beginners) safe and minimize falls. These costumes (pictured below) are cute, glow-in-the-dark and have sizes for the whole family.
Before you go, here's a brief intro to skate anatomy:
boot - high top boots provide more ankle support, low-cut boots allow faster skating and more flexibility for cool skate moves
tongue - make sure it doesn't bunch up when you put on your skate; if it does, just pull the tongue up to straighten it out
laces - tighten the boot to your foot
wheels - there are 4, which is why roller skates are also known as quad skates
plate - determines how your skate feels
toe stop - helps you safely slow down and brake
and here are some skate tips (for kids and beginners)...
hold your arms out (like a plane, bird or butterfly) to gain balance
walk/march in skates until you learn to roll on them
stay focused on where you are going, not your feet
We're also including a rollerskating tutorial that we hope you'll find helpful.
Miss Tiffany Tynes does an amazing job covering...
tips for a smooth ride
why squats are the best warm ups, and
how to easily get up after a fall