Sports and Fitness

March 27, 2020

Roller Skating For Fun and Exercise

 

Roller skating is a fun exercise, a great form of recreation and a sport that the whole family can do together!  It’s a workout that also helps you improve your balance skills and burns calories at the same time!  It is ben-eficial to improving muscle strength. 

 

Roller skates were invented in the 1760’s in London, England by a man named John Merlin. Monsieur Petitbled was the first to patent a roller skate in 1819 while in Paris, France.  But James Plimpton invented a new type of roller skate.  It was a four-wheeled skate (also called the quad skate) that was capable of turning.  He founded the New York Roller Skat-ing Association to promote the sport.  The first public roller skating rink was opened in 1866...

 

Read more about the rules of Roller Skating and Exercise in today's Sports and Fitness!

 

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