Episode 15 - Dave Nicholls

UK Artistic Roller Skating Performer, Coach & Organizer Dave Nicholls – 015

Roller Skating Saved My Life On this week’s episode, I speak with UK artistic roller skating performer, coach and community organizer, Dave Nicholls. As a teenager, Dave grew up in the slums of Sheffield, England. Expelled from high school and with nowhere to go, his uncle took him to start roller skating. Dave met his roller skating coach, joined a …

Ask Dad - Roller Skating Questions Answered - 013

Ask Dad – Roller Skating Question Answered – 013

The Roller Skate Dad Answers Your Roller Skating Questions On this week’s episode, we have our very first Ask Dad episode! Beginning in 2019, I started collecting roller skating questions from people visiting the Roller Skate Dad website. Anyone can submit a question simply by going to Ask Dad in the main menu of the website. Fill in a few …

TXRD All-Star Milla Juke-a-bitch

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A TXRD Player’s Journey from Beginner Skater to All-Star On this week’s episode, I sit down with Texas Roller Derby (TXRD) All-Star Milla Juke-a-bitch. Milla has been a roller derby player with TXRD for the last seven years. She is an all-star player, team captain for the Cherry Bombs and even trains new roller derby players on the sport. But, …

Episode 11: The Skate Critic Ginger Mathews

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On a Mission to Review Every Roller Skating Rink in the World On this week’s episode, I sit down with the Skate Critic, Ginger Mathews. Ginger runs a Facebook Group called Skate Critic where she has visited and reviewed over 300 roller skating rinks in the last 5 years. On today’s episode, Ginger and I talk about: Skate Critic’s founding …

United Skates: A New Roller Skating Documentary

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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

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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

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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

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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 …