Skating is fun, and with a little skating rink etiquette, it can be fun for everyone! Check out these bits of skating etiquette to make sure you’re not “that guy” at the rink:
- Go with the Flow – Always skate with the traffic and never against it. Even if you missed your exit, you should never skate against traffic. One more lap to get back to your exit is always less dangerous (to yourself and others) than trying to fight the flow of the floor.
- Do Not Skate in Big Groups – Generally it’s fine to skate next to your friend, but large groups can be rude and dangerous on the floor. If you have a big group, break it up into smaller groups.
- Listen to the DJ – Sometimes the DJ is just announcing a song, but other times they may be sharing important safety advice so listen up.
- Watch Out for Other Skaters – We know you’re having fun, but it’s always important to be mindful of the other skaters around. This is especially important if you’re trying a new trick (like skating backwards) or if you notice there are children or beginner skaters around you.
- Wear Socks – This is for your comfort and for the comfort of the next person to wear your rental skates.
- Be Considerate – If you see someone struggling or someone who has fallen, give them a little extra space.
If you want to learn even more about becoming a good skater, consider our Lanham skating lessons. Or if you’re ready to hit the rink, check out our hours and upcoming Lanham events and make your plans to visit our Lanham skating center today!