United Skates: A New Roller Skating Documentary

United Skates Documentary with Tina Brown and Dyana Winkler – 010

Saving America’s Roller Skating Rinks The big day is finally here! Today, I have my special interview with Dyana Winkler and Tina Brown – the directors for the new HBO roller skating documentary called United Skates. On today’s episode, Dyana, Tina and I talk about: The United Skates Documentary. We dig into the film and talk about the 6 years …

Starting a Roller Skating Rink - 009

Starting a Roller Skating Rink – 009

Steps for Opening a Roller Rink On today’s episode, I give you a basic primer for starting a roller skating rink. More specifically, we discuss: A high-level overview of The Roller Skating Business Resource Manual that covers how to start a roller rink. A few of the steps in the manual in more detail – namely demographics, rink size & …

7 Tips for Buying Your Next Roller Skating Boots

The Roller Skate Boots Show – 008

7 Tips for Buying Your Next Roller Skating Boots On today’s episode, I get back to skating equipment and we talk about roller skating boots. More specifically, we discuss: What are the different types of skate boots out there? Which skate boots are typically used for which type of skating? And finally, a few tips for buying your next skate …

Episode 7 - Rollergirls: The Story of Flat Track Derby

Rollergirls: The Story of Flat Track Derby – 007

An Interview with Texas Rollergirls Photographer Felicia Graham On today’s episode, I have the Texas Rollergirls photographer Felicia Graham on the show to talk about her new book, Rollergirls: The Story of Flat Track Derby. Felicia and I discuss a whole lot of topics including: The second edition of her book. How long she’s been shooting the Texas Rollergirls A little …

Episode 6 - Alberto Quinones

Avid Roller Skater Alberto Quinones – 006

Growing up Roller Skating & Raising Artistic Roller Skaters In episode #6 of the Roller Skate Dad podcast, I talk with my good friend Alberto Quinones who has been skating for the past 25+ years. In our chat, we talk about: Alberto growing up in Mexico and skating to El Paso, Texas everyday from Juarez, Mexico for 10 years! How …

Episode 5 - My Roller Skating Injuries & Protective Gear

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 My Roller Skating Injuries & Protective Equipment In episode #5 of the Roller Skate Dad podcast, I talked all about the roller skating industries that I have sustained and also about some of the protective equipment that I use when I speed skate or skate outdoors. I go into detail about the following topics: My roller skating injuries as …

Teaching Roller Skating to Others – 004

 Teaching Children How to Roller Skate In episode #4 of the Roller Skate Dad podcast, I talked all about my New Year’s resolution for this year and about how to teach others how to roller skate. I go into detail about the following topics: My New Year’s resolution for this year – helping at least 1 person every time …

ABEC Bearing Opened

Do ABEC Ratings Matter for Roller Skate Bearings?

Roller skate bearings are an important part of the overall skate and certainly impacts how much fun we have skating.  Without bearings you are not going to get too far.  However, much of my writing in the coming months will show just how difficult and confusing it can be to find the perfect roller skate bearings.  There is a lot …

Roller Skate Bearings Opened

How Roller Skate Bearings Work

Rolling down your local rink floor, you feel the wind in your hair as you glide smoothly across the surface.  Your skates are barely making a sound as you effortlessly push again to pick up speed.  One of the key parts of a roller skate that make this silky smooth speed a possibility are roller skate bearings. Roller skate bearings …

Roller Skating Endurance

10 Amazing Health Benefits of Roller Skating

Is Roller Skating Good Exercise? When you think of fitness and getting in shape, your mind probably almost immediately wanders to the well-known methods of weight loss. Going to the gym, walking, swimming, running, cycling, and yoga are most likely to be the things to come to mind. However, one popular sport to lose weight and get fitness levels up …