When it comes to deciding what activity to do during the day with your kids, you may have quite a few options. It is especially hard to decide wat to do when you have more than one child and they can’t agree on an activity. One thing your kids are sure to love is roller skating. Even if your kids have never roller skated before, they should not be afraid and neither should you! Our staff is very friendly and we give roller skating lessons so even the less experienced children can have a great time! One fun roller skating activity is called roller derby which is one of the best things to do in Orlando with kids. At Let’s Skate Orlando, we offer a huge arena for roller skating activities and games.
How Does Roller Derby Work?
Roller derby is a roller skating game played in teams. Each game is called a “bout” and is played between two teams. Each team includes 5 players in a line up at one time on the track. The line ups are made of one pivot, three blockers, and a jammer. The pivot wears a striped helmet cover, the jammer wears a helmet cover with a star on each side and the blockers don’t have helmet covers at all (but their helmets often have a ton of stickers on them). Each game is 60 minutes and is divided into 2, 30 minute periods that are broken down into 2 minute jams. This game is a full body contact sport and is played on four wheel roller skates. The players skate on an elliptical track and at any given time there are 5 players on the track. They have one jammer which is the point scorer, three blockers (defensive/offensive) players, and a pivot who is also considered a blocker.
What Are The Safety Risks?
Since roller derby is a full body contact sport, there are safety risks involved. Just like with any other sport, you can find yourself playing one minute and laying on the ground injured the next. It is vital that you take all of the safety precautions before stepping out on the track. When you’re looking for things to do in Orlando with kids, roller derby, whether you take them to watch or to play, is a super fun activity. If your child decides to play, they should dress appropriately and be padded up accordingly. If your child falls or obtains an injury on the track, we will call for help immediately.
Seeking things to do in Orlando with kids? Check out Let’s Skate Orlando. Roller derby can be a very fun yet competitive game. Contact us today to find out more information about roller derby and talk to one of our staff members about safety precautions. Call us at 407-614-3812 or visit our website letsskateorlando.com. If you are looking for something different to do with your children, bring them to Let’s Skate Orlando for a great game of roller derby!