You come to Lanham Skate Center to relax and have fun. So does everyone else. Do you know how to share the rink? Follow these roller-skating etiquette tips.
DO Watch Out for Other Skaters
You may have mastered your skates, but there are plenty of other people in the rink. Don’t get so focused on trying out new tricks that you cause a pileup, clip a little kid, or cut off another skater. When in doubt, follow the rules of the rink: slower skaters stick right, and speedier skaters on the left.
It’s okay to skate in groups of two or three, but get too many skaters in a line, and you’re officially “that guy.” Skating in big groups is annoying to other skaters who won’t have room to move. More than that, it’s dangerous, especially if there are less experienced skaters on the floor. If your group is too big, break up into smaller groups for maximum fun.
DO Listen Up
The DJ may give instructions during your session. Some will be fun, like announcing a special skate or skating game. Others will deal with safety, so always listen up.
DON’T Ignore the Flow of Traffic
Skating against the flow of traffic is dangerous, not just for you, but for other skaters. Unless the DJ says it’s time to turn it around, move in the same direction as everyone else. Bored? Try skating backwards!
DO Have Fun
After all, that’s what you’re here for!
There’s plenty of room for everyone at our roller-skating center. Don’t miss weekly family fun in Lanham, MD.