Why Choose Roller Skates Over Blades
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Visit the website or call ahead for open skating times. They also offer private lessons if you have no idea what you’re doing or just are a little rusty.
Despite this, it is still possible to enjoy treasured family time this winter. If you can’t beat the weather, why not just go along with it instead? If you are looking for more ideas, why not ask the parents at school for a bit of friendly parenting advice? You never know, they might know of an activity centre locally that you are yet to discover.
Ice hockey skates that are a little too small are fixable. If you buy ice hockey skates that are a little too small, your hockey pro shop may be able to help. Hockey shops can stretch skates in a couple of different ways, depending on the fit that’s needed. If the overall size is a perfect fit, for example, but you need to accommodate a slightly thicker ankle, the shop pro can use punch fitting which is a technique that stretches out a small area of the boot. If you need an all-over fit fix, power stretching is an all-over technique that can stretch the boot by as much as a full size. The best option, of course, is to buy ice hockey skates that fit properly in the first place.
The year was 1873 and 15-year-old Chester Greenwood was testing out a pair of mens skates. He was getting frustrated because his ears were so cold. He tried wrapping his head in scarf but it was too bulky and too itchy. So, he took wire and bent it into two round loops, then asked his grandmother to sew fur on them. He connected them with a steel headband and got a patent on his invention — Greenwood’s Champion Ear Protectors.
Ice sports have a host of health and fitness benefits. Skating helps improve co-ordination and balance, burning 450-600 calories an hour – or 950 if you’re speed skating. Leg strength is helped by regular ice skating and, according to a study in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, taking up regular ice hockey can increase bone density.
S-Seize the Season! There is only one holiday season each and every year. It lasts approximately 35 days depending on how late Thanksgiving is placed on the calendar). Before you can blink, its over and we are knee deep packing everything away for the next year. As best as you can…LIVE in the MOMENT: Enjoy, Observe, Celebrate and remember that the greatest gift you can give yourself and those around you is to be truly PRESENT. Happy Holidays!