Roller skating became very popular during the 1970’s. It’s still a great way to get in shape and have fun too.
There are benefits:
Skating works every major muscle group on the body
Great for your core stability and cardio
Skating moderately will burn 330 calories
Under the vigorous training of the Lilac City Roller Girls, your body will burn 600 calories in one hour (that’s more than 1 hour running or biking)
What will it take for you to join the roller girls?
Obviously, you need the proper equipment. The Lilac City Roller Girls list quad roller skates, knee and elbow pads, wrist guards, mouth guard and a helmet as your best bet for staying safe. Once your gear is secure, the “fresh meat” coach will take you under her wing to teach you the ropes. There are physical tests you will have to pass to join the ranks of skaters. ‘s roller girls are ready and willing to teach you the skills to pass the test necessary for team placement.
Endurance 20 min of skating to warm up
Posture and stride
Speed 5 laps in one minute 20 laps in five minutes, 3 second recovery from falls
Agility crossovers, stops, hopping from foot to foot, whips and pushed, pacing lines, weaving lines, and one foot gluides
Falls left and right knees, baseball slides, single knew and turn and four point fall
Blocking giving and receiving hits
Under the Lilac City brand, roller girls range in age from 18 to 47 in the adult league.There is a also a junior league for girls 10 – 18. You have to love the roller derby. This league is totally run by athletes and is non-profit. It takes physical dedication, a commitment to the league and your team, a competitive edge and a love for the community that supports them.
I am not ready to skate like the Roller Girls but think I might want to skate recreationally …