Types of Roller Skates
Artistic Skates- Used in many different skating situations, the most popular is figure skating on ice. Artistic Skates are made of a leather boot, strong sole plate, and a jump bar to add reinforcement. These Skates are used at roller rinks for single free skate, pairs skating, solo dance, partner dancing, synchronized skating and for shows. Artistic skates offer more support, ability to withstand force when jumping or landing and has an overall nice look to them.
Jam Skates– Are different than any other skates. With their unique low-cut design, and no break option. These are lightweight, fast, and have agile movement for jam skating.
Speed skates– Available in both inline and quad form skating. Inline skating is more of a common type of skating; however, quad speed skating is surprisingly popular. Speed skates show a boot-like design, sort of like a normal shoe. The design leaves a lot of room for freedom of movement. Speed skates are most commonly used for lap skating, time trials, sprints, relays and marathons.
Derby skates– Are designed for sport use in roller derby. They resemble the everyday rollerskate design. They feature a low-cut boot design with a lace up look and strap to properly keep foot in place. Derby skates have more padding for speed unlike other roller skate options.
Rhythm skates– Designed for dancing, shuffle skating, and slides. Rhythm skates do not have a regular toe blake, but instead feature a dance plug. These skates are similar to artistic skates due to the way they look and are similar to a jam skate based on having freedom of movement like a jam skate. If you’re looking for a skate that allows you to move to the beat, with added ankle support this is your ideal choice.
Picking The Right Roller Skates For You
After reviewing the options above, picking the right skate for you might seem overwhelming. Taking the time to research, try them on, and use skates you will find the perfect fit. You can always stop in to Let’s Skate Orlando if you have questions or need recommendations for buying skates for yourself or a family member. The types of roller skates are different and all give a good push to getting you to the kind of skating you are hoping to succeed in!
Hang Out At Let’s Skate Orlando
Let’s Skate Orlando is the perfect place to bring your family, friends and maybe even have a party. A skating rink near me in Orlando, FL offers a number of party rooms, depending on your child’s interests. To name a few, The Princess room, The Rock Star room, The All-Star Sports Room, The Ice-Princess Room, The Celebration Room and Magical Wizards Room! Our rooms are unique because they are offered at a competitive rate and make party planning easy.
Have a party to plan? Maybe a Friday night out with the family? Come to Let’s Skate Orlando to skate your heart out, enjoy some snacks and lots of laughs with friends and family! Check out our website www.letsskateorlando.com or give us a call at 407-614-3812.